Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip.
Arsene Wenger has backed Petr Cech to emulate Edwin van der Sar and turn Arsenal into Premier League champions, the Daily Mirror reports.
Dutch keeper van der Sar was 34 when he joined Manchester United ten years ago and helped them win four titles and the Champions League.
Arsene Wenger stayed away from the beach this summer – and spent his break at the Arsenal training ground plotting the overthrow of champions Chelsea, the Daily Star reports.
The Gunners boss is convinced this is his side’s best chance in years to regain the Premier League title they last won in 2004.
Nacho Monreal has committed his future to Arsenal by agreeing a new deal worth £75,000-a-week, according to reports in the Metro.
The 29-year-old had been tipped for a return to Spain this summer, despite revealing last month that he wanted to stay in north London.
Arsene Wenger has claimed Jack Wilshere can fulfil his potential if he steers clear of injuries, the Daily Star reports.
The England ace has already gone under the knife twice to correct ankle problems.
Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is set to follow team-mate Isaac Hayden to Championship side Hull City on a season-long loan deal, the BBC reports.
Akpom, 19, scored a hat-trick for the Gunners in pre-season and manager Arsene Wenger said he would not be sent out on loan.
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