Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip.
Arsenal had a loan bid for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin, 24, rejected during the summer transfer window, the London Evening Standard reports.
The Gunners were keen to add to their striking options ahead of the season, with Karim Benzema identified by Arsene Wenger as his top target as he looked for an upgrade on Olivier Giroud.
Theo Walcott has admitted that his call-up to the 2006 World Cup came too early in his career, the Daily Express reports.
The Arsenal striker was called up to the squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson at just 17-years-old without having played a single Premier League match.
Arsene Wenger has compared team spirt to a flower, the Daily Star reports.
The Arsenal boss insists you have to nurture and care for team spirit just like you would a flower.
The more time, care and attention you give to team spirit the more it will blossom and result in performances on the pitch.