According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could well feature in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, citing that the England international has returned to full training. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been suffering with a hamstring injury picked up in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Southampton less than two weeks ago, missing the Gunners’ final three games as a result.
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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has reaffirmed his desire to stay at the Emirates Stadium next season, citing that he wants to help the club win the Premier League title. The French international has fallen down the pecking order under manager Arsene Wenger, making the majority of his top-flight appearances from the substitutes’ bench, but signed a new deal earlier in the campaign and wants to see it out.
North London giants Arsenal have stepped up the chase for the 19-year-old forward Henry Onyekuru, according to reports coming from Sky Sports.
KAS Eupen striker has been earning rave reviews for his scintillating performances in Belgium and has turned plenty of heads on the British Isles with West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace, Everton and Southampton all believed to be keeping close tabs on the Nigerian.
The teenage striker has scored 24 goals this season and managed 9 assists in the process to become one of the most influential players in the Belgian First Division A. Six goals in last four games for his side KAS Eupen have been the latest confirmation of his fine form and his emerging talent.
Arsenal reserve goalkeeper David Ospina has officially entered talks with Turkish giants Fenerbahce over the summer move, according to reports to the Mirror.
The 28-year-old shot stopper has grown frustrated over the lack of playing time at Arsenal and is ready to quit Emirates in pursuit of regular minutes elsewhere.
The Colombian international has seen his role for the north London club severely limited and is aware things could even get worse if and when Wojciech Szczesny returns from his loan spell at Serie A giants AS Roma.
Arsenal close out the Premier League season with a visit of Everton on Sunday afternoon, and the Gunners are big favourites to come out on top given their resurgence at the same time the Toffees have been struggling on the road. Arsenal are in fine form of late while Everton can’t buy a win away from home, and victory could see Arsenal seal Champions League football depending on other results.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 72 points from 37 games this season, coming back from the dead to resurrect their challenge for a top-four finish. The Gunners looked down and out in previous months, but have picked up four consecutive wins to give themselves a chance of leapfrogging the Merseysiders.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an injury update in the build up to Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton. The London club have three players who are doubtful for the meeting with the Toffees, and the manager’s quotes suggest only one of the players may feature.
Centre-back Laurent Koscielny has been struggling with injury problems for a number of weeks, being in and out of the team, and Wenger could make a late call on the Frenchman depending on the outcome of scans this weekend. “We have an uncertainty over whether Koscielny will be available or not. He will have tests and then I will make the decision,” said Wenger.
According to reports, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, who has been suffering from a calf injury, could return in time to face Everton in Sunday’s final Premier League clash. The French international missed Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Sunderland on Tuesday night but is believed to be on the recovery trail and could be back in training this week in preparation.
Koscielny has been key at the heart of the Arsenal defence this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions. The former Lorient centre-back played in every game in the Champions League and didn’t lose a game in which he stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes. Koscielny has missed four of Arsenal’s last nine league outings but is believed to be making progress behind the scenes.
According to Football.London, Spanish La Liga side Valencia are interested in Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin. The French midfielder has been out of favour in the second half of the season and manager Arsene Wenger might be keen to let him leave as a result. Valencia aren’t breaking the bank this summer, however, and will seek cheap players to strengthen their squad.
Coquelin has made 28 Premier League appearances for the Gunners in 2016/17 but has started only three league games since February, sitting behind Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka in the pecking order. Valencia are reportedly keen on a season-long loan deal for the midfielder and are also targeting Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho.
According to the Daily Mirror, Catalan giants Barcelona could reignite their interest in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin this summer. The youngster joined the Gunners from the La Masia academy and has gone on to gain a big reputation in north London.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that the reigning Spanish champions could press ahead with a £45million bid this summer if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, which at the moment is a major possibility.
Bellerin has been out of form in recent months
Even though they are struggling to claim the top-four finish in the Premier League this season and regularly keep on failing to get into a title race in English top tier, Arsenal remain a favourable destination for many top-class footballers and it would be wrong to assume otherwise.
The latest star player to publicly declare his interest in playing for the Gunners is Brazilian forward Hulk.
The 30-year-old Brazil international is currently plying his trade in the Chinese Super League after becoming one of the first prominent football stars to jump on the gold-laden Chinese bandwagon.