Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Arsenal are willing to offer the holding midfielder £140,000 a week to complete a switch to the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger has decided that should he miss out on signing Real Madrid man Karim Benzema, he will go after Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, the Daily Star report.
Los Blancos want to keep the Frenchman, so a late push to sign the Pole may be on the cards.
Midfielder Mathieu Flamini has explained that Jose Mourinho has done the Gunners a favour by allowing Petr Cech to move to the Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror.
“He’s a competitor and usually doesn’t like to sell any players to his rivals. But it’s a good favour for us and now we have to take advantage. It’s a top signing. That’s why we have been lucky on this one,” he claimed.
Wojciech Szczesny has completed his move to Serie A side Roma, the Daily Express report.
The Polish stopper will join the Italian club on a season-long loan.
Finally, Bayern Munich star and World Cup winner Mario Gotze has named Jack Wilshere in his fantasy five-a-side team, the Daily Mail report.