Thierry Henry sends a clear warning to Arsenal about Chelsea; Arsenal fans are convinced PSG star Julian Draxler is joining; Arsenal target Bordeaux’s Malcom as they prepare to sell Chilean.
4. Thierry Henry sends clear warning to Arsenal about Chelsea
Both teams had chances to win the game in west London but the result leaves the tie finely poised ahead of the return leg at The Emirates in a fortnight’s time. And former Arsenal captain Henry feels that Chelsea will be much more difficult to break down.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: “If I was playing against that Chelsea side, I’d be more worried about playing them at my place than playing at their place, especially with the way that Arsenal play.”
3. Arsenal fans are convinced PSG star Julian Draxler is joining
Arsenal fans are convinced Julian Draxler is joining the club after he attended the NBA in London alongside Gunners stars Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal. The German flew over as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 at the O2 Arena on Thursday night.
Draxler has long been linked with a move to north London and rumours don’t seem to be going away. The 24-year-old has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot at PSG this season following the summer arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, having only started 10 Ligue 1 games, scoring just twice.
2. Arsenal target Bordeaux’s Malcom as they prepare to sell Chilean
Forward Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal in January if a suitable offer arrives and a replacement is secured. It is understood the Gunners hierarchy have privately accepted for some weeks that Sanchez is likely to depart after three and a half years at the club.
However, Arsenal are reluctant to sell without replacing the Chilean and their first choice is Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian forward Malcom.
Manchester City is 29-year-old Sanchez’s preferred destination.
1. Arsenal fans turn on Iwobi with brutal chant during Chelsea draw
The 22-year-old squandered a chance in the second half of the Carabao Cup semi-final when he chose to shoot in a three-on-two counter attack, instead of passing his team-mates. Just days earlier, he got critics from manager Arsene Wenger after a video of him circulated partying before a shock FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.
And now, it appears a section of the loyal Gunners contingent have had enough. “Stayed at the party, you should have stayed at the party,” they sung. Viewers were quick to comment their thoughts. “Don’t know why Wenger still plays him,” one wrote.
Another added: “What a chant… Iwobi offers absolutely nothing.”