Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Inter Milan have rejected a bid from the Gunners for their star striker Mauro Icardi, according to the Daily Star.
The Argentina international signed a new four-year deal at San Siro earlier in the summer, making a deal seem unlikely.
Despite the interest in Icardi, the north London outfit are also keeping an eye on the situation regarding Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Daily Star.
The Uruguayan is reportedly less than happy at Parc des Princes, meaning that time may the biggest stumbling block preventing a deal.
Arsenal are hoping to complete a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to the Daily Star.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a sensational start to the new season, having scored four goals in his first four games.
Former Gunners defender Martin Keown has criticised Arsene Wenger’s men for being too nice, following a mixed start to the new campaign, the Daily Mail report.
The tough-tackling centre-half was unhappy after their victory over Newcastle, and felt that when the challenges were flying in, the rest of the side should back their teammates up.
“Now, Arsene Wenger might call me a little bit crazy here, but I feel that, if you’re gonna kick me, then I’m gonna kick you and I’m gonna go and protect my team-mate. I see no Arsenal player reacting here,” he said.
However, Keown’s former teammate Thierry Henry has stuck up for Wenger, as the Frenchman continues to come in for criticism for failing to replace Patrick Vieira, the Daily Mail report.
The legendary striker believes that replacing the former captain is an impossible task.
Not a lot of players in the history of the game compare to Patrick, so you are never going to sign another one like him
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