Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal gossip.
The Gunners were reportedly tracking the Dynamo Moscow striker during pre-season, though in the end a move never materialised.
Per Mertesacker has hailed Arsenal’s defensive display in Sunday’s victory over Manchester United, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Gunners kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win, restricting the Red Devils to only a handful of opportunities at the Emirates.
Petr Cech has heaped praise on Alexis Sanchez after his stunning performance in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United at the weekend, the Daily Star reports.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be ready to swoop for two of Turkey’s top talents in January, according to reports.
According to Spanish source Fichajes.com, Arsenal are hoping to re-sign their ex-youth player Oguzhan Ozyakup, from Besiktas, with the 23-year-old impressing since leaving the Emirates Stadium in 2012.
In addition, Wenger may also try a move for Ozyakup’s Besiktas team-mate and former Chelsea winger Gokhan Tore, 23, to improve their attacking options.
Mesut Ozil has admitted Arsenal do not fear Bayern Munich as the Gunners prepare for a Champions League double header against the Bundesliga champions, according to the Daily Express.
Arsene Wenger’s side currently sit bottom of their Champions league group after suffering a humiliating 3-2 home Champions League defeat by Olympiakos last week, and need two good results to turn their Champions League campaign around.