The Arsenal Lunchtime Bulletin

Afternoon Bulletin

Transfer news

According to reports, Arsenal are interested in signing Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal. Lyon are still hopeful that Ghezzal will sign a new contract in the next few weeks. The player will be able to leave for free at the end of the season.

City youth

Arsenal are attempting to lure Manchester City attacker Jadon Sancho to the club. Sancho is one of the most exciting prospects in his age group. City had signed the 16 year old from Watford for £500,000 but Arsenal feel Sancho may find a return to the capital hard to resist.

Santi replacement

According to Spanish outlet Marca, Arsenal are interested in signing midfielder Pablo Fornals from Malaga. He could be signed for as little as £8.5m due to a termination clause in his contract. The 21-year-old is seen as an ideal long term replacement for Santi Cazorla.

Bielek impressive

Arsenal fans were left impressed with Krystian Bielek performance for Birmingham against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday. Bielek came on as a substitute after the Blues went down to ten men. Bielek helped the team to hold on to a 2-1 win.

Sanchez saga

The Alexis Sanchez saga rumbles on and this time as reported in The Times, a group of Arsenal fans on the Emirates Stadium tour were told by tour staff, that Sanchez will not be signing a new contract with the club. I wasn’t aware that contract negotiations are now being conducted by the stadium staff but it’s good to know who to blame in the future.

Under 18’s

Arsenal’s Under 18’s beat Swansea City 1-0, the goal coming from substitute Tobi Omole.

Bayern Munich

Worryingly for Arsenal, Bayern Munich put eight past Hamburg in the Bundesliga at the weekend. Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as Munich ran out comfortable winners.

Remember Eduardo?

Remember Eduardo da Silva? Well the ex-Arsenal striker has signed for Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense. The 34 year old, who suffered a career threatening broken ankle while playing for Arsenal, had left to join Shaktar Donetsk to restart his career. He left Shaktar after 4 seasons and joined Brazilian side Flamengo for a year, until he then re-joined Shaktar, signing a year and a half contract.

Injury update

The big question is, is Mohamed Elneny injury worse than first feared after he tweeted his left leg in a plastic cast? Here’s hoping the injury will only keep him out for the three weeks that’s been estimated so far.