Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is refusing to axe defender Calum Chambers, 20, despite his shaky display against Liverpool on Monday, The Sun reports.
The Arsenal manager admits £16million buy Chambers was nowhere near his best as he was run ragged in the first half.
Olivier Giroud is keeping the reasons behind his fine Newcastle scoring run a tightly kept secret, the Daily Star reports.
Arsenal travel to the North East on Saturday hoping to continue their recent dominance over the Magpies.
Arsene Wenger has spoken to Andriy Yarmolenko’s agent to try and persuade his client to move to Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror.
Spanish website Fichajes claim the Gunners boss is desperate to land the Dynamo Kiev star, who is also a target of Barcelona.
Arsenal made a monster contract offer to try and tempt Karim Benzema away from Real Madrid, according to the Metro.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium throughout the course of the transfer window, but Arsenal’s interest was checked after he tweeted to say that Madrid is his home.