Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up
Wenger expects Alexis resolution within 48 hours
Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez’s future to be resolved within the next 48 hours.
The Chile international is wanted by both Manchester City and Manchester United, but a bid has yet to be officially accepted by the Gunners.
Speaking after Arsenal lost 2-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday, Wenger said: “It will be decided in the next 48 hours. It was difficult for him because he was on standby a little bit.”
No Alexis in Arsenal squad as January exit looms
Alexis Sanchez didn’t travel with the Arsenal squad to Bournemouth and won’t feature in Sunday’s Premier League match, Goal has learned.
The 29-year-old is subject of a transfer tussle between Manchester United and Manchester City this month, with Pep Guardiola’s side refusing to budge on their £25 million offer for the Chilean.
Arsenal & Chelsea make Richarlison approach
Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Richarlison’s agent ahead of a potential summer deal for the Watford striker, claims Yahoo Brazil.
Richarlison has scored five Premier League goals for Watford since moving to Vicarage Road in an £11.2 million deal from Fluminense last summer.
The 20-year-old has impressed with his performances, and that has prompted London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to express early interest in a deal for next season.
Spurs leading Amiri chase
Tottenham are leading the chase to sign highly-rated Hoffenheim playmaker Nadiem Amiri, reports Sport Bild.
The 21-year-old is under contract at Hoffenheim until 2020, but has a €17 million release clause and is wanted in the Premier League following an impressive first half of the season.
Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in Amiri amid suggestions he will leave Hoffenheim in the summer at the latest.
Wilshere not expecting January deal
Jack Wilshere is not expecting to sign a new contract at Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the midfielder prepared to be patient.
The England international is among those at Emirates Stadium set to hit free agency at the end of the season if fresh terms are not put in place.
Mourinho hints at Mkhi exit
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be sold as doubts remain over the out-of-favour playmaker.
The Armenia star, who was one of Mourinho’s first signings from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, could return to Signal Iduna Park, while reports have claimed the 28-year-old might be used in a swap deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
Alexis to earn far more at Man United than City
Alexis Sanchez will earn up to £60,000-a-week more if he opts for Manchester United over rivals City, claims the Sun .
Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of his former Barcelona charge, but is willing to go as high as a £20 million fee and £290,000-a-week for his services.
Not only will United gazump their neighbours by some £10m, but they are also prepared to offer as much as £350,000-a-week to land the Arsenal star in January.
Allardyce awaiting Walcott updates
Everton manager Sam Allardyce is awaiting further updates over the signing of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.
“I don’t know at the moment,” Allardyce said. “I will have to see tonight or tomorrow [Sunday] what the situation is.”
Liverpool enter chase for Alexis
Liverpool are ready to battle Manchester United and City for the signature of Alexis Sanchez, reports the Mirror .
The Chilean’s future has become increasingly unclear in January, with United muscling in on a player who seemed destined for the Etihad Stadium.
And now the Reds are prepared to spend a portion of the massive fee earned on Philippe Coutinho’s sale to clinch the Arsenal forward.
Mou drops Alexis hint
Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible swoop for Alexis Sanchez, saying that Manchester United had no plans on signing players this winter but that sometimes chances pop up that can’t be ignored.
“If there is a fantastic opportunity on the table, you fight for that fantastic opportunity. If it happens, it happens.”