Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has gone on to hail teammate Alexis Sanchez just days after Alan Shearer’s claims that the Chilean international is not ‘world-class’.

Sanchez has been in electric form ever since joining Arsenal from Barcelona during the summer of 2014 and the Chilean superstar has been sensational during the current campaign as well, already scoring an impressive 11 goals in just 14 Premier League appearances.

Recently, Sanchez put a hapless West Ham United side to the sword by scoring a stunning hat-trick in a 5-1 victory for Arsenal but despite his wonderful performance during the encounter, ex-Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer refused to acknowledge the 27-year-old as a ‘world class’ player.

 

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has remained coy regarding his alleged interest in securing the services of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

Alexis Sanchez is arguably the most important player for Arsenal at the moment and it is clear that the fans want to see the Chilean being tied down to a brand new contract as soon as possible.

However, Arsenal have not yet come to an agreement over a new deal for Sanchez and recently, rumors are starting to emerge claiming that the former Barcelona star could well consider leaving the Emirates Stadium if his demands are not met.

 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has defended calling rivals Stoke City ‘old fashioned’.

It is no secret that Arsenal are not particularly of fond of playing against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium and the Gunners’ record of having claimed only one victory in their last ten visits to the venue serves as a testament to this fact.

In addition to their poor record at the Britannia, a rivalry has brewed between the two sets of fans following the horror challenge from Ryan Shawcross which broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg back in 2010 and there is certainly a lot of hostility between Arsenal and Stoke at the moment.

 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that Hector Bellerin could well be in contention to feature in the clash against Stoke City this weekend.

Arsenal prepare to square off against Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and one can be sure that the Gunners will be desperate to claim all three points from the encounter in order to continue their title pursuit.

Arsenal are in fine form at the moment and with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil firing on all cylinders, it is widely expected that the Premier League giants will be able to see off Stoke on the weekend, although the Potters themselves are in fine form.

 

As quoted by the Daily Mail, Ajax manager Peter Bosz has gone on to hint that star attacker Riechedly Bazoer is set to leave the Amsterdam Arena during the January transfer window.

It is no secret that Arsenal are constantly on the lookout to sign talented young players around the world and recently, there have been claims that the Gunners are currently eyeing up a swoop for Ajax youngster Riechedly Bazoer.

Bazoer is an extremely talented young player who has established himself as a key figure in the Ajax side since breaking into the first team back in 2013 and the young man has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years.