Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip.
Joel Campbell is reportedly close to sealing a transfer to Serie A side Palermo after the club’s president jetted into London for talks with the Arsenal striker, the Metro reports.
The Costa Rica forward has failed to establish himself in Arsene Wenger’s side after joining the club in 2011 and spent the second half of last season on loan at Villarreal.
Danny Welbeck is still at least three weeks away from a return for Arsenal after a frustrating battle with a knee injury that has now kept him out of action for more than four months, the Daily Express reports.
Initially, Arsenal thought the knock, picked up in April, would only rule him out for a couple of weeks but the striker still has not managed to start full training and will certainly miss the next round of international matches next month.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted Jack Wilshere was ‘overplayed’ as a youngster, as he battles back from yet another injury, the Daily Mirror reports.
An ankle problem has delayed the midfielder’s start to the season, the latest in a string of injuries over the last few years.
Midfielder Tomas Rosicky faces a couple of months out after knee surgery, but Jack Wilshere’s recovery from a hairline fracture to his left fibula is on track. Forward Danny Welbeck (knee) is not yet fit, the Daily Star reports.
It’s a year to the day since they lost at Arsenal in the opening match of last season, Crystal Palace appear to have their best chance on Sunday of beating the Gunners for the first time in 21 years.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez is ready to start this weekend’s clash at Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Chilean had taken an extended break from pre-season after inspiring Chile to their first ever Copa America victory in Santiago last month.