Arsenal gossip: Wenger hits out at fans over transfer deals but Gunners pledge aid to help refugee crisis

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup.

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Arsenal will donate £1 for every ticket sold during their match with Stoke City this weekend – to help the refugee crisis, the Metro reports.

The football world has been quick to offer support to people seeking refuge from war-torn areas in the Middle East and Africa, and Uefa are hopeful of raising around £2m after the first round of Champions League fixtures next week.

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Arsene Wenger has defended his decision not to sign another striker and insists he didn’t lie about Danny Welbeck’s injury problems, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema, but Petr Cech was the only senior player through the door at the Emirates this summer.

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Stoke City are waiting on the fitness of three players ahead of their clash with Arsenal tomorrow, the Daily Express reports.

The Potters could head to London for their 3pm kick off without first-team players Mame Diouf, Glen Johnson and Marko Arnautovic.

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Jack Wilshere is set for at least another month on the sidelines after making a slow recovery from a hairline fracture to his leg, the Daily Mail reports.

The Arsenal midfielder is not expected to be fit for England’s next round of Euro 2016 qualifiers in October and surgery has not yet been ruled out.

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Arsene Wenger has hit back at claims he has cheated Gunners fans by failing to land a striker in the summer, the Daily Mirror reports.

And Wenger insisted he had not lied about the extent of Danny Welbeck’s injury, despite learning his striker was out until Christmas before the transfer window shut.

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