Ozil handed a special break by Wenger
Mesut Ozil has endured a dramatic loss of form over the past few matches and following the 5-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the German star was completely omitted from the FA Cup 5th Round clash against Sutton United on Monday night.
The Times have now revealed that Ozil has been handed a special rest by manager Arsene Wenger to deal with his back spasms and the 28-year-old is currently recuperating back in Germany, spending time with his family members.
Iwobi dismisses claims that he is injured
Iwobi was forced off during the 74th minute of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Sutton United in the FA Cup on Monday night and the attacker raised a cause for concern after immediately posting an image of his foot heavily bandaged.
As a result, there has been speculation that Iwobi would face a period on the sidelines due to injury but the 20-year-old has now gone on to quash such claims through social media. “Alex Iwobi Is injured?” LOOL No He’s Not,'” the Nigerian winger told his followers on Snapchat.
Everton and Manchester City register interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been one of Arsenal’s impressive performers during the current campaign and despite the Gunners suffering from a slump recently; the 23-year-old has maintained his fine run of form.
While Oxlade-Chamberlain is clearly a key figure in the Arsenal first team at the moment, his future at the Emirates Stadium is in doubt due to his contractual situation and now reports from the Daily Mirror have stated that the duo of Everton and Manchester City could be making their move if the England international does not pen a new deal with the Gunners.
Arsenal and Tottenham monitoring French wonderkid
Kevin Mbappe has burst into the scene for Monaco this season and the 18-year-old is touted to be the next big thing in France, even drawing comparisons to the legendary Thierry Henry.
Given Mbappe’s wonderful rise to prominence, a number of clubs have expressed their interest in the attacker and French publication L’Equipe claim that the North London duo of Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen on signing the wonderkid.