Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip.
Roma are in talks with Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 25, over a one-year loan move, with a view to a permanent deal, according to talkSPORT.
David Ospina had been tipped to make way following the arrival of Petr Cech, but it now seems that the Polish international will move on instead.
The Gunners look like missing out on forward Julian Draxler, 21, after Juventus made a bid of around £17.5m to Schalke for the German, according to Goal.com.
Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici flew to Germany to open talks with the Bundesliga club on Tuesday and the Serie A side are offering €25 million for the World Cup winner.
Arsenal plan to sign Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergi Samper for €12m, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Arsenal initially tried to sign the player back in 2011 and then again last summer, while they also bill Samper as the “natural successor to Mikel Arteta”.
OIivier Giroud has signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal, the Metro reports.
The 28-year-old joined the Gunners from Montpellier in 2012 in a deal worth around £9.6m, and has since scored 41 Premier League goals in 97 games for the north London club.
Petr Cech has hailed the team spirit at Arsenal as “extraordinary”, according to the Daily Mirror.
The goalkeeper, who lifted the Barclays Asia Trophy following the Gunners’ 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday, has been pleasantly surprised with the dressing room environment he has walked into following his move from Chelsea.