Arsenal keeper Petr Cech has lept to the defence of team mate Alexis Sanchez. Cech said “It was sad and he was as sad as I have seen him” speaking about the humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Cech added that you can take a picture and it can be interpreted in anyway. Unfortunately, it still does not explain the laughing on the bench.
Fans being brainwashed
According to Arsene Wenger, football fans are being brainwashed by the media with their judgements. Wenger apparently watched the Arsenal against Bayern Munich game three times and feels the match was not as bad as some were making out.
Jack’s in the dark
Jack Wilshere has admitted he has no clue where he will be next season. Wilshere, who has been limited on game time with Bournemouth of late, is trying to stay focused on this season and trying to keep Bournemouth in the Premier League. Wilshere has a year left on his Arsenal contract.
Mesut Ozil has spoken to Bild, explaining his future does not depend on manager Arsene Wenger being at the club. Ozil did point out he wants to win the Champions League, however talks with the club are still on going. Ozil has apparently been offered a £280,000 a week contract at the club.
According to reports, Hector Bellerin is apparently still in Barcelona’s sights. With the full back contracted to the club until 2023, it will take a record bid to pride the Spaniard away from the club.
According to the Sun, both Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa. The 23-year-old has scored 10 goals out wide this season and would cost around £20m.
The People claim Arsenal are monitoring Wylan Cyprien of French club Nice. The 22-year-old has been in excellent form this season and is regarded a hot prospect. However, Cyprien has now been ruled out of the rest of the season having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. Any bid may be put on hold until his recovery.
After ex Arsenal player Ian Wright claimed Wenger would be leaving the club, he now is saying that Wenger will be staying put and signing a contract. Confusing stuff for anyone who listens. Sometimes it goes to show that a pundit will say anything when put on the spot.
He may be under pressure but Arsene Wenger is still a class manager. Having seen his team beat non-league Lincoln City in the FA Cup at the weekend, the Frenchman invited Lincoln’s management team, Danny and Nicky Cowley into his office. Wenger spent an hour and a half with the brothers talking everything football. A fantastic touch by Wenger which both brothers said was invaluable to them and will cherish forever.