Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Roy Hodgson has claimed that Gunners forward Danny Welbeck is set to miss the next six months after having surgery on his left knee, the Independent report.
The England manager admitted that he was worried about whether he would be able to select him for his squad for Euro 2016.
“Now I hear it’s another six months, so I can only hope that Danny recovers a bit quicker and hits the ground running,” he said.
Barcelona have included Leicester City winger and reported Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez on a shortlist of potential replacements for Pedro, the Daily Star report.
The 24-year-old has made a blistering start to the new season, scoring four times already.
The north London side have received a boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to the Metro.
The 30-year-old is planning to leave Parc des Princes in the summer when his contract expires.
Arsenal starlet Isaac Hayden has revealed that he turned down the chance to move to Manchester United when he was a youngster at Southend, in favour of an Emirates switch, the Daily Star report.
“As soon as I got the nod, and the choice between Manchester United and Arsenal, it was an easy decision,” he said.
Finally, Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been full of praise for on loan Arsenal star Gedion Zelalem after the youngster shone during the side’s 5-0 victory over Raith Rovers at the weekend, the Metro report.
“Gedion was first-class again, kept the ball so well, keeps it moving,” he said.
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