Arsenal handed boost in Niang chase

With Alexis Sanchez’s long term future at Arsenal in doubt at the moment, the Gunners are said to be currently eyeing up potential replacements for their Chilean superstar in the event that he actually does leave the Emirates Stadium and reports have claimed that the North London side have viewed AC Milan attacker M’Baye Niang as an option.

Now in a huge boost to Arsenal’s alleged interest in signing Niang, AC Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that the 22-year-old is available for a transfer and is currently discussing his move away from the San Siro with the club management.

Montella told Milan TV, “Niang might leave the club. He’s discussing it with the management. He won’t be called up for the game against Juve as I thought he would definitely have been distracted. He’s always been involved in normal situations. Sometimes he’s been on the fringes but he’s never been out. As long as he’s a Milan player he’ll get the consideration he deserves.

Wenger set for lengthy ban following ‘cheat’ claims about referee

Arsenal claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday but manager Arsene Wenger was left incensed during the 93rd minute of the clash after referee Jon Moss has awarded the Clarets a penalty, with the Gunners leading 1-0.

Wenger was sent to the stands for his reaction and the French boss is now set to face further sanction from the FA for his shove on fourth official Anthony Taylor as he made his way down the tunnel.

Now according to reports from the Metro, revelations can be made that Wenger was sent off due to the fact that he called Moss a ‘cheat’ and now the Arsenal is set to be handed a lengthy ban for his comments as well as actions during the game.

Quiet month

Despite a promising start to the season, Arsenal have stuttered a bit in the Premier League in recent times and it was widely expected that the Gunners would be looking to bring in a couple of players to the Emirate Stadium during the current January transfer window, especially in attack.

Much to the surprise of many though, Wenger has now gone on to drop a big hint that he will not be signing anyone this month and added that the return of Danny Welbeck to full fitness has fulfilled the need for a new attacking player.

Wenger said, “I expect it to be a very quiet period because we have Welbeck coming back. Offensively we are very strong, we have many players who can come in and overall I don’t expect to do anything special.”

Arsenal trio in danger of leaving

While the contractual deadlock between Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil has been dominating all the headlines, a number of other Gunners’ first team members are also soon entering the final year of their respective deals at the Emirates Stadium and the trio of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are among them.

Now according to reports from the London Evening Standard, revelations can be made that Arsenal have not yet begun talks with Wilshere, Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain over new contracts and there is a strong possibility that the trio might leave, especially as the North London side have already secured the future of other first team players such as Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

Max Allegri to replace Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger is out of contract this summer and now according to reports from the Sun, claims have been made that Juventus boss Max Allegri is the favourite to replace the veteran Frenchman in the hot seat at the Emirates Stadium.

The report states that Allegri has fallen out with a number of his senior players at Juventus and despite leading the Old Lady to numerous trophies over the years, the 49-year-old is now on the verge of departing from the Turin based giants.

In addition, Allegri’s representatives are allegedly already in talks with officials at Arsenal over a potential move and there is now a strong possibility that the ex-AC Milan boss will be taking over the reins at the Premier League side.