Arsenal gossip: Cech debut SET and £43m Higuain bid made

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Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup.

Petr Cech

New Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, is set to make first appearance for the Gunners in Singapore after Arsene Wenger named an almost full-strength squad for the Barclays Asia Trophy next week, The Guardian reports.

Youngsters Daniel Crowley and Chris Willock have also been included in the travelling party.


Arsenal’s signing of Cech could help the Gunners contend for the title, believes his former Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard.

Speaking to The Sun, Lampard has backed his former teammate to shine at the Emirates this season.

higuain napoli

Arsenal have reportedly made a £43.3million transfer offer for Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain, the Metro reports.

However, Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis rejected the speculative bid from the Gunners, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport.


Danny Welbeck has suffered yet another blow in his recovery from a nasty knee injury, the Daily Star reports.

The England striker will miss Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Asia after being dealt another setback.


Arsenal target Pedro is a target for Paris-Saint Germain, according to reports in the Daily Express.

The 27-year-old has been on the radars of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United but Marca claim the French champions have now entered the race.

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