Arsenal gossip: Sanchez to miss season opener and Arteta pens new deal

Tuesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours.

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 26, will miss the start of the new season after helping Chile to win Copa America, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The end of the Copa America caps off a year of non-stop football for the former Barcelona man.

during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Arsenal FC and RSC Anderlecht at Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, 33, has finally signed a one-year contract – months after the Spanish midfielder verbally agreed a deal with the Gunners, the Daily Mirror reports.

The veteran midfield star saw his campaign last season curtailed by a series of injury problems, but has still shown enough to warrant Arsene Wenger keeping him around for another season.

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Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin believes Arsenal have an outstanding chance to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet this season, the Daily Star reports.

The dynamic defender earned 30 appearances for the Gunners last term, but will not rest on his laurels.

Ilkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he wants a new challenge in his career – despite recently signing a one-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Germany star, who is also on the radar of Manchester United, claimed he wouldn’t be signing a new deal with the Bundesliga club in April, but made a U-turn on that decision by signing a one-year extension on July 1.

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