Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Arsenal will offer to double Jack Wilshere’s wages as they try to convince him to stay at the Emirates, and reject the interest from Manchester City, the Daily Mirror report.
The new five-year deal would see the midfielder earn £100,000 a week.
Petr Cech’s departure from Chelsea appears to be confirmed, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Roman Abramovich has given the 33-year-old a £4m pay-off as a thank you for his service.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that the money is not an incentive to not join the Blues’ Premier League rivals.
And he could be joined at the Emirates by Southampton stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin, after a respected journalist suggested that the Frenchman will choose a move to Arsenal.
According to the Metro, The Sun’s Charlie Wyett believes that the holding midfielder will choose the London club over Manchester United.
While Schneiderlin may be on his way, the Gunners look set to miss out on Monaco star Geoffrey Kondogbia, after the 22-year-old reportedly decided to move to AC Milan, the Daily Mirror report.
Finally, former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has revealed that he does not believe that Arsenal can win the Premier League while Per Mertesacker remains a first-team player, the Daily Star report.
“With or without the ball, he is a liability,” he said.