Arseblog | Krystian Bielik could be on his way back to his former club, Legia Warsaw, on loan as the Polish defender slips further down the pecking order and further away from a first team chance at Arsenal.
Reliability of source | 5/10
Likelihood of transfer | 8/10
Daily Mail | Borussia Dortmund are in contact with Arsenal over Olivier Giroud. The France international has been a target for the Bundesliga side since the summer and they remain keen on signing him. The differing valuations of the 31-year-old and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang mean there will be no direct swap but the deals are entwined as Dortmund want a replacement for the Gabon international.
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There has been many reports suggesting Arsenal will make a swap deal with Manchester United which involves Alexis Sanchez for Mkhitaryan.
Today during a press conference Arsene Wenger was questioned about this and here’s what he had to say...
On wether Alexis will be joining Manchester United:
“That is a story where you are well-documented in the media. I have not a lot to add to that. It can happen, it can as well not happen.”
On if Mkhitaryan would come the other way in any deal:
“That is my understanding, yes.”
Wenger has made it quite obvious here that there is a high chance Alexis will not be an Arsenal player in the next 48 hours.
Would you like to see Mkhitaryan at Arsenal and sell Alexis?
There are reports saying that there has been a transfer fee agreed!
Update on the Aubameyang situation:
• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal is imminent [BILD]
• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is desperate to leave Borussia Dortmund & wants to move to Arsenal, having already agreed personal terms with the club. Although, Dortmund are reluctant to let him go, Arsenal could include Olivier Giroud in negotiations. [@DiMarzio]
• Aubameyang has agreed a contract of €10m per year till 2021 with Arsenal. Dortmund want €60m for the player, but don’t want to lose him in January. Arsenal willing to offer Giroud to secure it. [@DiMarzio]
• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not travelled with the Dortmund squad to face Hertha Berlin tomorrow night.
Arsene Wenger says Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal will be fit to face Crystal Palace on Saturday. Mesut Özil should return as well. Olivier Giroud is one week away.
Tuttosport | Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin.
Reliability of source | 4/10
Likelihood of transfer | 3/10
Former Arsenal player Alan Smith on Mesut Özil:
“My sources tell me that Ozil is quite close to signing a new contract, talks are going on behind the scenes and I think he will stay."
🔊Arsene Wenger in his pre-match press conference this morning when asked about a January deal for Bordeaux's Malcom (20)...👀
'I don't think so, no.' 😬
Doesn't look like that one's going to happen this window. ❌