Arsenal’s summer transfer plans revealed

Following weeks of uncertainty, there might just be a bit of clarity regarding Arsenal’s plans for the upcoming summer transfer window – if reports from the Daily Mirror are to be believed.

Mirror writer John Cross has revealed under pressure manager Arsene Wenger is expected to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium by signing a new two year deal and that the veteran has already laid out his plans for next summer.

Claims have been made that Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac is close to signing a four year deal with Arsenal, while Kieran Gibbs has also been offered a new deal. Nacho Monreal is expected to leave but if Gibbs decides to do the same, Arsenal will look to sign either Celtic’s Kieran Tierney or Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

In a separate report, the Daily Mail have stated that Kolasinac has already been told Wenger will stay put at Arsenal next season and the Gunners are confident of beating AC Milan to the signing of the 23-year-old full-back.

Arsenal are also said to have begun talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere, both of whom are entering the final years of their respective contracts. There looks set to be an overhaul of the backroom staff as well, with goalkeeper coach Gerry Peyton and fitness coach Tony Colbert to be departing.

The futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil remain in doubt though and if the duo do not sign, Wenger is said to have earmarked Lyon superstar Alexandre Lacazette as a potential replacement.

Duo doubts for Manchester City clash

Arsenal square off against Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday and the Gunners have been handed a double injury scare ahead of the clash.

According to reports, the duo of Danny Welbeck (toe) and Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) are struggling with injury problems and having missed the 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough, the two players might once again be ruled out for the blockbuster encounter against City.

Wilshere ruled out for the rest of the season

Jack Wilshere had managed to stay relatively injury free since joining Bournemouth on loan from Arsenal during the summer but the terrible injury curse seems to have struck the midfielder once again.

Wilshere hobbled off during Bournemouth’s 4-0 defeat against Tottenham during the weekend and the Daily Telegraph have claimed that the 25-year-old could now be ruled out for another lengthy spell after he suffered a suspect fracture on his lower left leg.

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#6 RomanianGunner 2017-04-20 11:36
I am not sure that another manager could do better, maybe he will do worst, no matter who he is. Maybe a second, like Henry, Bergkamp or even Wright could have an influence. But first they should hire a psychologist to fix their minds because thats the main problem and change the f.king transfer policy and spend big moneys! Don't get me wrong, i also want a change, another manager but as i said, there is no guaranty that he will make things better, no matter who he is...And i am sure that Allegri won't leave Juventus, Tuchel said himself that he will stay at Dortmund and excuse me, i don't want Simeone, i don't like his defensive style. So, who else should be?
#5 Macgooner56 2017-04-19 21:47
Wenger, Kroenke,Gazidis, and every single member of the board are just a group of horrible parasites, leeching cash from this once great proud club, nothing to be proud of now, just a franchise of some greedy yank carpetbagger, I despise every single one of them, I hope true Arsenal fans can group together and drive these scumbags out of our club,
+1 #4 gooner4life 2017-04-19 20:04
hi Petersen
I've been a goner since 1956 so I've seen too many barren years. I admit Arsene made us a formidable team when he came but you have to be honest we have been on a downward spiral and it's time for a change and I'm not the only one who thinks so.
+2 #3 El-Hasoofy 2017-04-19 17:06
Please Wenger go! enough is enough. we're tired of your continuous failure and frustration. you & the so called management a times cause hypertension for some us (the fans) through this your inability to move the club forward. please just be brave, take heart and walk away diligently before we.......otherwise.. ...
+2 #2 Petersen 2017-04-19 12:29
HI. Gooner4Life. It is easy for you to say that Wenger must go, but who do you want to take over his job, maybe you dont know, but you are the smart guy that knows everything?????

Best Regards
Gooner fan since 1974`
+2 #1 gooner4life 2017-04-19 11:36
If he stays then it seems we are in for another two seasons of frustration and failure .Please Arsene just leave if you have any dignity and respect for the club and the faithful fans. We are sick and tired of constantly being also-rans in all completions We want to be winners again and you can't do that anymore..