Manager Arsene Wenger has been left frustrated and unimpressed with the Arsenal board according to reports. The Times claims that Wenger feels the lack of a decision on his future by the board has had a major effect on the team and their results. With tension high between Wenger and Ivan Gazidis over restructuring and the potential Sporting director being brought in, things are definitely fraught within the Arsenal boardroom as well as in the changing room, as the team struggles to find confidence and results.
According to reports, Alexis Sanchez has now held talks with Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery about a possible move in the summer to the French club. With Sanchez still seemingly frustrated at Arsenal and stalling on a new contract, despite Arsenal offering £300,000 per week, a move away in the summer seems most likely. With Wenger keen on Sanchez moving to a club outside the Premier League.
Tella a Saint
Southampton have signed Arsenal youngster Nathan Tella until the end of the season. Tella will continue his scholarship at the Saints with a view to signing a professional contract at the end of the season.
Turan advanced talks
Reports from Turkey are claiming Arsenal are now in advanced talks to sign Arda Turan. The 30-year-old would cost the Gunners around £20m from Barcelona. Arsenal view Turan as a perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil who’s is yet to sign a new contract.
Campbell to leave
Fenerbahce are now the likely suitors for Arsenal winger Joel Campbell. The 24-year-old who is currently on loan in Portugal with Sporting could sign for the Turkish side in the summer. Campbell could be available for as little as £3m. Campbell has scored three goals this season for Sporting.
Early team news
Arsenal face a massive match on Sunday against Manchester City in the FA Cup Semi-Final with some injuries problems. Arsenal are without Shkodran Mustafi, Danny Welbeck, Lucas Perez, David Ospina and Santi Cazorla for the match at Wembley. It remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger will stick with three at the back against Manchester City like the game against Middlesbrough, although he has so far given little away.
Monchi to Roma
Arsenal target Monchi looks to be heading for Roma and becoming their director of football. Arsenal were keen on the 48-year-old to join the club but looks like they have missed out.