Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours.
Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for new midfield reinforcements, and believes the young Belgian has a bright future in the game.
But the Gunners fear they will lose out to Manchester United in the race to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to The Guardian.
The Gunners came close to signing the Frenchman last summer, and Wenger may now be kicking himself that he didn’t push the deal through.
Turkish side Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal’s out-of-favour forward German Lukas Podolski, 30, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan, the Daily Mirror reports.
Rivals Fenerbahce had also been credited with an interest, but Galatasaray now appear to be favourites.
Former England star Paul Parker believes Arsenal will not win the Premier League until they ditch German World Cup winner Per Mertesacker from their defence, the Daily Star reports.
Parker believes the BFG is a liability with and without the ball and panics when under pressure.
Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere says Arsene Wenger taught him to appreciate playing for the club, the Daily Express reports.