Fenerbahce offer Ozil escape route

Mesut Ozil’s future at Arsenal remains a mystery as he has not yet signed an extension to his current deal which expires in 2018 and if the German international does not put pen to paper on a new contract, the Gunners will surely be forced into selling their star next summer.

A number of clubs are closely monitoring the situation surrounding Ozil at the moment and the Irish Independent have carried a report claiming that Turkish side Fenerbahce are ready to offer a lucrative deal to the 28-year-old.

The offer could potentially tempt Ozil as he travelled to Istanbul last month and was pictured out with former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse. Since, reports have suggested that the pair plan to marry and that the Arsenal star of Turkish heritage is ready to spend £5m on a mansion in Istanbul.

Chris Sutton brands Wenger a ‘dictator’

Arsene Wenger is arguably one of the greatest ever managers in Arsenal’s history, but it has to be noted that the Frenchman has not enjoyed much success over the last 13 seasons, with the Gunners having won only 2 FA Cup titles during the period.

Ex-Chelsea man Chris Sutton believes that Wenger has been allowed to continue his role without question as he is running a ‘dictatorship’ at the Emirates Stadium and has slammed the 67-year-old for not having the fans’ interest at heart.

Sutton was quoted saying by the Independent, “I just think he is being selfish at the moment. The biggest problem for me is it is a dictatorship. He surrounds himself with yes men.

“The last 13 years have been a disaster. The two FA Cups have paper over the cracks. He has brought these players in and they are not showing fight or heart. They are not playing for him. The environment is unhealthy at Arsenal. Is he doing the right thing? Does he have the supporters’ best interest at heart?”

Arsenal make moves to sign Tuchel

Despite all the protest and another disappointing result, Arsenal fans are no closer to knowing whether or not Arsene Wenger will depart from his post as manager at the end of the season and the uncertainty is certainly proving to be very damaging.

The English press have not been too useful as well, coming up with various unconfirmed reports of contrasting nature and now even a popular German publication has jumped into the act.

According to the BILD, claims have been made that Arsenal are planning for life without Wenger next season and have identified Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel as the ideal replacement, already establishing contacts with the German manager over a potential move.

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.”

Arsenal monitor Monaco stars closely

Arsenal have endured another disappointing campaign in the Premier League this season and whether or not Arsene Wenger remains in charge of the club in the coming years, the Gunners will surely have to strengthen their squad during the summer in order to mount a more genuine title bid next season.

Now the North London side already seem to have begun their recruitment plans for the summer as the Daily Mail have revealed that club scout Gilles Grimandi was present at the Stade Louis II during Monaco’s Champions League Round of 16 second leg clash against Manchester City on Wednesday.

The report does not clarify as to which specific player Grimandi had been scouting but it is believed that the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fabinho were all under consideration.