Aaron Ramsey guided Arsenal to a mind-boggling 4-1 victory over Galatasaray at Turk Telekom Arena with a brace, including a thunderous goal. The Gunners, thus, finished their group stages on a high note finishing below Borussia Dortmund on goal difference.

Paul Merson, who currently plies his trade as television football pundit believes that Aaron Ramsey’s brace against a below par Galatasaray side is what the Welshman needed to recuperate following an obvious dip this season.

He emphasized on confidence, which the Welsh international needs in plethora to reflect his sublime performances last season. The 46-year-old also made reference to Arsenal players’ perpetual exodus to Barcelona hinting sneakily that the midfielder may end up at Camp Nou, if he picks up form.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that their young gun Chuba Akpom is 'close to the first team' and he was full of praise for the striker, reported the Telegraph.

The teenager has been able to draw thousands of people's attention and has been recognised as a great prospect by Wenger.

Chuba Akpom has not stagnated and has been developing always. He had contributed 15 goals last season for the club’s various academy teams and it is just a measure of how influencial he has been for the academy sides.

Liverpool and Arsenal's target Winston Reid of West Ham might seem to bid goodbye to his current club West Ham following his demand for pay rise, according to John Cross.

The defender who has been rock solid at the back for Sam Allardyce's men is out of contract in the summer. But he wants a huge pay-day to stay which might lead to his transfer to sides which are short on the defensive half like Arsenal and Liverpool.

This has indeed been a dream summer for the Big F***ing German, winning the FA Cup, his first ever silverware as a gunner and shortly after, winning the ultimate accolade, the FIFA World Cup winners medal.

However after winning 104 caps for his nation, the German feels it is time to make space for the younger generation.

“The decision was not at all an easy one but now I want to focus fully on my club and there are many tasks awaiting me” said Mertesacker.

Undoubtedly this is a big loss for the German national squad, but would delight the Arsenal Fans to the fullest.

Mertesacker’s dedication towards the club is remarkable and his passion on and off the pitch is often a point of discussion among the Arsenal fans.

Having qualified for the knockout stages of UEFA Champions League already, Arsene Wenger will be eyeing for a top berth finish as Arsenal drop by at Turk Telekom Arena to play their final group stage fixture. Meanwhile, Galatasaray have nothing to lose as they are already out of the tournament.

The Emirates Stadium club will be devoid of Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta whilst doubts hover over the fitness of David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Ignacio Monreal.

Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny haven’t boarded the plane that took the Arsenal roster to Turkey.