Arsenal star pledges to donate to Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund; while Arsenal considering approach for Atletico Madrid forward. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arsenal future in doubt; while the Gunners striker Lucas Perez attracting interest from Turkey.
5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Arsenal future in doubt
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly deeply frustrated with Arsenal over their delay in offering the Englishman a new contract; and the club’s lack of movement could see the midfielder leave the Emirates Stadium in this summer’s transfer window.
The 23-year-old is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners.
According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all want the 23-year-old’s signature.
The England international midfielder played 194 times scoring 20 goals in all competitions for the Gunners; since he joined the club in August 2011 from Southampton.
4. Arsenal striker Lucas Perez attracting interest from Turkey
Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has reportedly garnered interest from both Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.
Perez moved to Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna for £17.1m last summer; but he made just two starts in the Premier League during the most recent campaign.
That has led to the 28-year-old looking to leave the Emirates Stadium; and his agent has acknowledged that both Deportivo and Sevilla want to sign Perez this summer.
However, according to AS, the Spanish sides face competition from Turkey; with both Fenerbahce and Galatasaray ready to launch an approach ahead of next season.
Fenerbahce may be looking to replace former Gunners forward Robin van Persie; who has been linked with a return to the Netherlands with Feyenoord.
3. Arsenal considering approach for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco
Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal.
The Gunners are currently trying to keep Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium; but manager Arsene Wenger is having to identify possible replacements.
According to AS, that has led to him contemplating a move for Carrasco; who contributed 10 goals and four assists in La Liga this season.
Carrasco has scored 19 times from 96 outings in all competitions since signing from AS Monaco in 2015.
2. Hector Bellerin pledges to donate to Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund
Hector Bellerin has promised to donate £50 to the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund for every minute he plays for Spain Under-21s at U21 Euro 2017.
The Arsenal full-back is the latest to pledge towards the fund; which was set up in the wake of Wednesday morning’s blaze at the block of flats in West London.
Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling has offered to hand over money for an area close to his heart; while Brentford have also announced that profits from their upcoming friendly with Southampton will also go directly to those affected.
Bellerin will play a maximum of five games should tournament favourites Spain make it all the way in Poland; beginning with Saturday evening’s Group B showdown with Macedonia Under-21s.
Should he feature throughout, not including extra time, the 22-year-old will have racked up 4,500 minutes – £22,500 towards the donation funds.
The fire has so far claimed the lives of 30 people; but that toll is expected to rise in the coming days.
1. Arsenal open talks over Mario Lemina transfer
Arsenal have reportedly increased their attempts to sign Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina during the summer transfer window.
Soon after the end of the campaign, Lemina revealed that he was flattered by alleged interest shown in his signature by Arsenal and Watford.
Meanwhile, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri claims that Arsenal are pressing on with their bid to take the 23-year-old to the Emirates Stadium.
According to claims, negotiations between the two clubs are already underway; with the Gunners likely to be able to offer Lemina more first-team football over the coming years.