Wenger to stay put on a one year deal
Arsenal’s woes continued over the weekend after they a suffered 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns and following the clash, the under pressure Gunners’ manager Arsene Wenger hinted at his departure from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season by stating that his future has already been decided.
In surprise reports from the Daily Express though, it has been claimed that Wenger is set to continue in his role into next season but will only sign a one year deal rather than the proposed two year contract put on the table by the club hierarchy.
Arsenal join Ross Barkley chase
Ross Barkley has been in sensational form for Everton during the current campaign but the midfielder’s long term future with the Toffees is in real doubt at the moment due to the fact that he has not yet signed an extension to his deal at Goodison Park which expires in 2018.
Given Barkley’s contractual situation, a host of clubs have understandably been monitoring his situation and the Daily Mirror have claimed that Arsenal have joined the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the race to sign the 23-year-old England international.
Alexis Sanchez likely to miss Chile World Cup qualification matches
Arsenal endured a terrible 3-1 defeat against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and to make matters worse, star man Alexis Sanchez had to be forced off late into the game after being at the receiving end of a heavy challenge.
Arsene Wenger provided an update to Sanchez’s fitness and revealed that the 28-year-old has picked up a big blow on his ankle and could now well be ruled out of Chile’s international round of fixtures over the next fortnight.
Wenger said after the game, “If the ligament is damaged, he will not play. It was a bad tackle. His ankle is in an absolutely terrible state. He should not have played in the second half but he insisted that he wanted to come out.
“In the first half he was the one who created many chances, made dangerous situations, and in the second half you could see that he couldn't anymore. In the end we had to take him off. He should not even have played in the second half.”