Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours.
The Manchester club had seen a £20m bid for the Frenchman rejected, and are now set to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he is going to hell and back in preparation for the new campaign, the Daily Star reports.
The Gunners star is back training again, working hard to achieve peck fitness in time for their season opener at home to West ham in under a month’s time.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to get his squad fully fit before he considers “quality” additions, the London Evening Standard reports.
So far this summer, Wenger has only sought to bring in goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea in an £11m.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is open to a move to Everton. The Colombian 26-year-old has described the Toffees as “a very competitive team” and “a great possibility”, the Daily Express reports.
Ospina’s future at the club now looks to be in doubt following the £11m arrival of Petr Cech.
Arsene Wenger has revealed why he let Lukas Podolski leave the club, the Daily Star reports.
Wenger told Arsenal’s official website: “Lukas Podolski played in a position that is congested because we have so many wide players or players who can play wide.