Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay
After months of speculation, it seems Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to snub Liverpool and sign a new contract with Arsenal.
The club has been in negotiations with the England midfielder and hope to tie up the contract by the end of the month. Oxlade-Chamberlain has been offered a new contract worth over £100,000 per week.
The player had been playing well over recent weeks in a new position of wing back although Oxlade-Chamberlain would prefer to play centre midfield.
Holding set to sign
Rob Holding looks set to be offered a bumper contract after some excellent displays in the latter part of the season. The 21-year-old only cost the club £2.1m from Bolton last summer but has proved to be a real bargain.
Holding’s current deal will be extended which currently expires in 2020.
Giroud wants Arsenal stay
French striker Olivier Giroud has stated his desire to stay in the Premier League with Arsenal and win the title.
Giroud dismissed recent speculation with a move back to France and in particular Marseille claiming his goal is to win the Premier League with Arsenal after winning the FA Cup.
Wenger given £165m war chest
Manager Arsene Wenger has been given a transfer war chest of £165m and ordered to spend it all to be able to mount a serious title challenge.
According to reports, Arsenal have had an £87m bid turned down for wonder kid Kylian Mbappé but Wenger is preparing an increased bid to land the striker.
Wenger is also keen on Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez although he has been slightly taken aback by their £40m valuation.
Sanchez and Özil stay
Arsene Wenger has claimed that the club will not sell Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Özil this summer and is still confident of extending their contracts. Wenger has expressed his opinion that the club will not weaken the team unless a like for like replacement can be found, and the player really wants to leave.
Szczesny set to leave
According to reports goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to leave for Italian side Juventus as a long-term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon. The Polish keeper will speak with Arsene Wenger first, but Juventus are keen for the deal to take place with a potential bid of £14m on the table. Szczesny has been in excellent form on loan at Roma this season and has clearly impressed the Juventus management.