Kroenke to fly in
Silent Stan Kroenke is due to fly into London to discuss manager Arsene Wenger’s future at the club.
Main shareholder Kroenke is due to arrive before the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
It is reported that Kroenke will sit down with Wenger and discuss if he intends to stay on as manager or not.
Wenger still has a two-year contract on the table but there continues to be confusion over whether he will sign or not.
Alexis Sanchez has admitted he has grown extremely frustrated over results this season, especially when the team have been all over their opponents but still manage to lose or draw. Sanchez has become a desolate figure at times but feels his frustration is due to the talent that the squad have but severely lack the motivation to win.
Sanchez did add that winning the FA Cup would not make it a great season if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Arsenal want Lemina
Arsenal are planning a bid for Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina. The 23-year-old has only started 15 matches this season but has huge potential.
The midfielder has been likened to Paul Pogba and would cost in the region of £20m.
Giroud may quit
Striker Olivier Giroud may quit the club to ensure he is playing regular first team football or fear missing out on France’s World Cup squad next summer.
Giroud has not been a regular in the side this season and Marseille are monitoring the situation and may be ready to prepare a £20m bid.
Even though Wenger has said the club do not need another goalkeeper, the team continue to be linked to every goalkeeper going, this time Stoke’s Jack Butland. This looks a non-starter, although the 24-year-old is an excellent keeper and would be a good choice to take over from Petr Cech at some point.
The Arsenal Foundation
Great news from The Arsenal Foundation after the club raised £464,841 following their annual fundraiser.
Some of the auction wins included a round of footgolf with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that sold for £2800, a chance for someone to appear in Arsenal’s first team squad picture went for £5500 and one winner paid £24,000 for a private dinner with manager Arsene Wenger. Let’s hope they are not ‘Wenger out’ supporters or that could be wholly uncomfortable.