The Arsenal Lunchtime Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

GATECRASHER

According to the Daily Star, unknown French winger Achille Degan is so desperate to sign for Arsenal he has gate crashed Arsenal’s Colney Training Ground. Armed with his boots and kit, Degan is so determined that he will keep coming back until he can impress the Arsenal management. Degan currently plays in the fifth tier of French football for Saint-Lo.

SWAP DEAL

Some crazy news doing the rounds is that Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Manchester United and is willing to offer Chris Smalling as bait. Mourinho is apparently a fan of the England international.

WENGER NEWS

Wenger has mentioned he would like to go on for another 4 years and preferably with Arsenal. However when pushed for more information, Wenger added that he did not want to talk anymore about his personal situation. You feel February and March will be a very big couple of months for Wenger and the future of the club.

REPLACEMENT?

The Mirror is going with the story of a board room battle at the club with Stan Kroenke and his son wanting Arsenal legend Thierry Henry to return to the club in a new management set up, whilst Alisher Usmanov wants Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone. The paper also adds Juventus coach Max Allegri, Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel, and Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim. They even go as far as mentioning that Henry could bring with him Roberto Martinez. Strange!

TRANSFER

Reports in the Daily Star claim, Liverpool are hoping to hijack Arsenal’s move for young Leicester full back Ben Chilwell. With the uncertainty at the club, Liverpool may have stolen ahead to sign the left back. Chilwell has made four appearances for Leicester so far this season.

FA CUP UPSET

After Saturday’s surprising results, and especially Lincoln knocking out Premier League Burnley, all eyes are suddenly on Monday night’s game. Sutton will be looking to take advantage of all the negativity surrounding the Gunners currently. Having seen the pictures of the changing rooms that the team will be in, it’s a million miles away from the multi-millionaire life style the players are used too. Monday could be a nail-biting experience for us all.

ARSENAL FAN TV

As promised Gary Neville appeared on the YouTube channel and continued to defend Arsene Wenger and explain what he has achieved over the last 20 years, and the consistency, has been unbelievable. Neville pointed out that Arsenal’s spending has been lower than other clubs in that period.