Arsenal want Everton midfielder

Arsenal spent around £35 million to acquire the services of Granit Xhaka over the summer but it has to be said that the Swiss international has not been able to justify such a huge price tag since his arrival to the Emirates Stadium.

While Xhaka is a talented player, his rash tackling has been a real cause for concern and it is believed that Arsenal will look to sign another defensive midfielder as an alternative to the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach star for next season.

In surprise reports from the Sun, revelations have now been made that Arsenal are currently considering a move for Everton man Idrissa Gueye.

Gueye has impressed for Everton this season after joining from Championship side Aston Villa and the report states that Arsenal have identified the 27-year-old as the ideal player to add power to the Gunners’ midfield, which has struggled this season.

Milan keen on signing ‘unhappy’ Perez

 

Arsenal splashed around £18 million to secure the services of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna during the summer and it has to be said that the Spaniard has made a good impression whenever he has had the chance to feature for the Gunners.

However, Perez has been limited to only two starts in the Premier League since his arrival and the lack of regular minutes on the pitch is said to have left the 28-year-old frustrated.

There is now a strong possibility that Perez might end up leaving Arsenal at the end of the season after only a solitary year at the club and the Daily Mirror have reported that Italian giants AC Milan are interested in a swoop for the attacker.

It is clear to see that Alexis Sanchez is currently not happy at Arsenal and there have been widespread rumors that the Chilean has fallen out with manager Arsene Wenger.

Now in an update to the Sanchez situation, the Daily Mirror have claimed that the attacker’s attitude has not impressed his Arsenal teammates and that he is currently becoming an outcast in the dressing room due to the sulking on the pitch as well as during training.

A dressing-room source told the Daily Mirror, “Alexis is being moody and disruptive and it’s getting to the rest of the squad. The players are getting fed-up with it. If it came to a straight choice between which side to choose, there is no doubt they would back the manager.”

It goes without saying that Arsene Wenger is under immense pressure at the moment from the fans and his current position at the Emirates Stadium has drawn comparisons to the one of Barcelona boss Luis Enrique, who revealed that he will resign at the end of the season due to exhaustion after calls for him to step down following Barcleona’s 4-0 defeat against PSG in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash a few weeks ago.

As it turned out, Enrique masterminded a brilliant 6-1 victory over PSG in the second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night to ensure that Barcelona earn a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League and all of a sudden, the Spaniard is being hailed by many who called for his head.

Wenger has now gone on to cite the example of Enrique to explain how perceptions in football changes instantly but insisted that he will not step down as the Barcelona boss has decided to do because he still remains motivated to do a job for Arsenal.

When asked how he felt compared to Enrique, Wenger replied, "I feel all right, I feel very strong, very motivated, ready to give my best.

“It just sums it up that two weeks ago he (Enrique) was an idiot and everyone said 'You have to leave', so he said, 'Okay, I go'. Today he is a hero. That sums up the job. In fact I made an equation because I am a mathematical fan that I will give you one day.

"It's not the right moment (to share it). I am sure you will enjoy it. It is an equation about a manager's job. I made a formula."

Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave Arsenal

Arsenal fans have been left worried at the prospect of losing star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil as the two players have not yet signed an extension to their current deals at the club and the Gunners now allegedly have been handed another bombshell.

According to reports from Sky Sports, even Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has decided that he will look to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current campaign.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s is in a similar situation as Sanchez and Ozil as his contract is set to expire within the next 15 months and the England international is believed to have made his decision to leave Arsenal as he feels taken for granted by the club.