It’s been an eventful week for the Gunners in terms of player future, with Emi Martinez leaving leaving he club for Aston Villa, and most importantly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signing a new 3-yead deal. Here are the latest Arsenal headlines
Arsenal turn down Sheffield United bid
Arsenal have reportedly rejected a £3million bid from Sheffield United for youngster Folarin Balogun.
The 19-year-old striker is highly-rated but is entering the final 12 months of his contract with the club.
The Mail report that the Blades’ offer is well below the £15million valuation put on Balogun.
The striker put a cryptic message on Twitter, identical to the one Aubameyang posted, suggesting something could soon be happening.
Arsenal interested in French midfielder
Arsenal have been linked with Toulouse midfielder Ibrahim Sangaré but face competition for his signature.
North London rivals Tottenham are also said to be interested in the 22-year-old as well as AC Milan, according to Italian publication Tuttosport.
Sangare is entering the final year of his contract with the French club and is reportedly available for just €10million.
Chelsea made a mistake letting Willian go, says merson
The Brazilian winger left the Blues after his contract expired and made the switch to north London where he joined the Gunners.
Merson told Sky Sports: “I can’t believe Chelsea let Willian go. I know they’ve gone out and get special players, but there’s nothing to say they’re going to hit the ground running.
“In Willian, you’ve got someone there who is ready-made. I like who they’ve signed, but they cost a lot of money, and their wages are probably the same as Willian.
“Frank Lampard has now. He hasn’t got four years. That’s management, I’m not being horrible. Even if Frank wins the league this year, it doesn’t mean he’s going to be there in four years’ time! We know that, and how it changes.
“Who is to say this isn’t going to take time for Chelsea? And I don’t think they’ve got time at the moment.”