Arsenal open talks to sign Lucas Moura

Arsenal have fallen behind in the race for the Premier League title and in order to get their pursuit of the English crown back in order, the Gunners are expected to strengthen their squad during the current January transfer window with a couple of signings.

A host of names have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent times and now according to reports from Italian outlet TuttoMercato, claims have been made that Arsenal have opened talks over a surprise swoop for Paris-Saint Germain star Lucas Moura.

Moura is undoubtedly one of the most exciting attacking players in Europe at the moment and it is believed that Arsenal are hopeful of luring the 24-year-old Brazilian international to North London, with his contract at Paris ending in 2019.

Ozil wants Wilshere’s shirt

Ozil has been wearing the number 11 jersey at Arsenal since his £42.5 million move from Real Madrid back in 2013 but the German international has now gone on to state that he wants the squad number 10.

The number 10 jersey at Arsenal is currently vacant following Jack Wilshere’s departure to Bournemouth this summer and speaking to the German media, Ozil has insisted that he would like to take over the number as it is available at the moment.

The playmaker was quoted saying by the Kicker (via the Daily Mirror), "Since Wilshere’s departure last summer, the number is free, but I have yet to get it."

Arsenal have not placed any offer for Andrea Belotti

Arsenal have widely been linked with a move for a Andrea Belotti over the past few days and recently, Torino director Gianluca Petrachi went on to claim that the Gunners had placed a whopping £56 million offer to sign the striker – which was rejected.

Petrachi had told Sky Italia, "We received and refused a €65m offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player.

Wenger happy with Welbeck

After almost eight months out with injury, Danny Welbeck made his long awaited return to the pitch during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Preston North London in the FA Cup third round clash at Deepdale on Saturday night and the striker nearly marked the occasion with a wonderful long range goal.

Welbeck was thwarted by a fine save from Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell but nonetheless, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was happy with what he saw from his fit-again striker on the night.

The Frenchman told Arsenal’s official website, “He has been out for such a long time, that just for him to get 15 minutes was great. I think I had a hesitation.

“Had we not come back early I would perhaps have brought him on earlier. He thought he had 20 minutes in his legs and in the end he nearly scored, so that’s good.”

PSG eyeing a cut-price move for Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez’s contractual standoff with Arsenal has been well documented in the media and the disagreement between the two parties has led to a host of clubs monitoring the situation of the frustrated Chilean international.

Now according to reports from the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have been handed a huge cause for concern as Paris Saint-Germain have recently made Alexis’ representatives aware of their interest in the player and the French giants will be plotting a £60 million move to lure the 28-year-old to the Parc des Princes at the end of the current season.