The Arsenal Lunchtime Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

Ljungberg

Arsenal have agreed with Freddie Ljungberg that he is welcome back to the club if things should change at his new club Wolfsburg. Wenger has said he had been impressed by Ljungberg and his coaching with the Under 15s and would welcome him back at any stage.

Podolski

Lukas Podolski has now confirmed he is moving to Japan to play in the J-league. Podolski will leave Galatasary at the end of the season to join up with his new club Vissel Kobe. Podolski has won the Turkish Cup and Turkish Super Cup in his time playing in Turkey.

Wenger saga

Arsene Wenger dismissed any talk of managing Barcelona by stating he was not looking for a new job. From what we can gather his preference is still to stay at Arsenal.

Wonder kid

Arsenal agreed to take 17-year-old wonder kid Marcelo Allende on trial. Dubbed the next Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean midfielder currently plays for Deportes Santa Cruz. Allende was even given the opportunity to train with the first team. There is no news yet on whether he has signed a contract.

Transfer Rumours

The Mirror are reporting Arsenal are looking to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for £60million to replace Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal will face competition from a number of clubs all vying for the Frenchman’s signature.

Loan update

Gianfranco Zola has been raving about Krystian Bielek. According to Zola, Bielek has a great personality and very calm on the ball. The young Pole could be pushing for the Arsenal first team squad next season.

 

Youth signing?

Arsenal are reported to be watching Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon. The 16-year-old has been watched by a number of clubs so far this season, although Fulham are keen to keep hold of their full back. Fulham manager has been trying to convince Sessegnon that his future is with Fulham. Sessegnon, despite his young age has been a regular in the side so far this season.

 

Chambers injury

Calum Chambers has picked up a foot injury on loan at Middlesbrough and will miss their game this weekend. There is no news on how long he will be out for.

 

Bergkamp Goal

Around 15 years ago Arsenal were playing Newcastle in the Premier League, when Dennis Bergkamp scored one of the best goals ever seen, with his flick, swivel and finish. This has now been voted the best solo Arsenal goal in the Premier League era by the club supporters. If you have never seen it, first off, where have you been and second go find it now. It truly is a magical bit of skill from the Dutchman.