Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Arsenal:
Paris Saint-Germain’s deep-lying playmaker Marco Verratti has put Arsenal on alert after suggesting that he would be interested in making a move to the Premier League in the future, the Daily Express report.
The 22-year-old did concede however, that he was happy with the French side at the moment.
“I’ll begin to consider leaving on the day that I no longer feel good at PSG or when the club decides to sell me,” he said.
“England, Spain, and a return to Italy are possible options,” he said.
His current teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi could be on his way to the Emirates this summer, the Metro report.
The forward is free to leave Parc des Princes and has been offered to the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger’s hopes of landing Karim Benzema appear to have been dashed as Rafa Benitez confirmed that he has high expectations for the Real Madrid forward this season, the Independent report.
“Benzema is a great player. And one of my ideas this year is that he exceeds the barrier of 20-25 goals. In that, I have put a lot of confidence,” he said.
Reported Arsenal target Papy Djilobodji could be on his way to England this summer, with Sunderland preparing a bid for the Nantes defender, according to the Metro.
The 26-year-old has just one year left on his contract in France, so could be available for as little as £5m.
Finally, club legend Thierry Henry has managed to impart some of his magic on Arsenal’s under-18 side after planning a set-piece routine with the team that led to a goal during a game with Norwich City, the Metro report.
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