The Arsenal Lunchtime Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

Arsenal leave a tip

The Sun goes with the Sutton United changing room being left a tip after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory in the FA Cup. With toilet roll and half empty drink bottles left everywhere. Arsenal did also however leave a tip of £50,000 to help the non-league club build a classroom and improve the facilities. The Sun chose the last paragraph to report that part. Obviously a dirty changing room is more newsworthy than a donation.

Injury news

Mohamed Elneny picked up an injury in the first half of the match against Sutton and didn’t appear for the second half, replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who actually changed the game for Arsenal. Currently there is no news on the Egyptian’s injury but with 11 days before the team’s next game they have time to recharge their batteries and recover from any minor knocks.

Scouting

Arsenal scouts were apparently turned away from watching Lincoln City in their match against North Ferriby United, according to the Mirror. Of course when I mean turned away it was actually the ground was full when they rang up to get tickets so they couldn’t fit them in. Not quite turned away though was it?

Decision time

Wenger must decide on whether to cash in on Wojciech Szczesny or bring him back to the club as a possible replacement for Petr Cech. With many suitors in for the Polish keeper, who is playing well for Roma, it’s a big decision for both Szczesny and Wenger.

Sanchez and Ozil saga

The saga rumbles on, but this time the Mirror report that they think Alexis Sanchez’s mind is made up and he will leave the club in the summer, whereas Mesut Ozil will eventually sign a new deal and stay. Odds on that will change by next week.

More Ozil

Whilst talking about Mesut Ozil, according to the Times, he is struggling with back spasms which has been plaguing him for some time. Wenger has given the German international some time off but he should be back to play Liverpool in Arsenal’s next match.

Fun news

After Pie-Gate and the unfortunate resignation of Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, he has issued a come and get me plea to Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team. Having been interviewed on Good Morning Britain by everyone’s favourite host Piers Morgan, it turns out Shaw would sign for just 6 Cornish Pasties! Knowing Wenger and his transfer negotiations, he would probably only offer 4 and a half pasties. Another transfer we will miss out on!