Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Ozil and Wilshere deals close

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Ozil & Wilshere deals close


Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are set to hand Arsenal a welcome boost by committing to new contracts, reports The Sun .

The Gunners duo are among those heading towards free agency at Emirates Stadium, with no fresh terms agreed as yet.

Both are, however, locked in talks and are ready to bring the uncertainty surrounding their respective futures to a close by putting pen to paper.


Arsenal's Auba comments irk Dortmund


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsene Wenger’s willingness to discuss Arsenal’s links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “disrespectful”, says Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

The Gunners boss was quizzed once again on Thursday about his reported interest in the prolific Gabon international.

Zorc has hit back by saying: "We consider it disrespectful to speak about players from other clubs. We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players.”

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Welbeck on Besiktas' shopping list


Danny Welbeck Arsenal

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is on Besiktas' shopping list, according to Bleacher Report .

The Turkish outfit recently sold leading forward Cenk Tosun to Everton, and they are also monitoring Islam Slimani, Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho.


No offers for Evans


Jonny Evans West Brom

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club have not yet received an offer for centre-back Jonny Evans.

The Northern Ireland international is reportedly a target for Manchester City and Arsenal in this transfer window, with rumours placing his value at around £23 million.

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Auba possible, but Arsenal out of Malcom race


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsene Wenger is keeping his plans to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal “secret”, but admits a move for Malcom will not happen.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with attacking talents at Borussia Dortmund and Bordeaux, but only one of those mooted deals is now a possibility.

Find out what Wenger has had to say right here.


Alexis & Mkhitaryan deals close


Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan could happen in the next 48 hours.

The Gunners boss has said on Alexis: "I've worked on transfers for 30 years. It's likely to happen but things can break down at any minute. As long as it's not over the line, these kinds of things are never guaranteed."

He added on Mkhitaryan: "This will be an exchange of players. Are we still on the transfer market after that? Yes."

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Wilshere talks ongoing


Jack Wilshere Arsenal

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal still want Jack Wilshere to stay at the club, as talks over a new contract are ongoing.

As well as Gunners stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the midfielder faces an uncertain future as his current deal expires at the end of the season.

Wenger has said: "We know what we want. We want him to stay."

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Dortmund in contact over Giroud


Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

Borussia Dortmund are in contact with Arsenal over a deal for Olivier Giroud, who the Bundesliga club want as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to RMC .

The report claims that BVB only want the French striker as a stop-gap for the rest of the season, with a long-term replacement to come in this summer. 


'Mkhi will be fantastic for Arsenal'


Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United Derby FA Cup

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be “a fantastic signing” for Arsenal, says Phil Neville, with a Manchester United exit making a lot of sense for the Armenian.

The midfielder appears to be heading towards the out door at Old Trafford, with a proposed switch to Emirates Stadium set to form part of an agreement to take Alexis Sanchez in the opposite direction.

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Juve plot Bellerin bid


Hector Bellerin Arsenal

Juventus are ready to make a move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, reports Tuttosport , with discussions having already been opened.

The Serie A giants are eager to refresh their defensive ranks over the summer and see the Spaniard as an ideal addition.


Malcom to snub Gunners?


Malcom Arsenal

Arsenal are in danger of missing out on Bordeaux forward Malcom, according to The Times .

The Gunners are eager to land the 20-year-old Brazilian amid uncertainty regarding the respective futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

They have, however, been unable to agree personal terms with the youngster, while a compromise on a fee is also yet to be reached.


Walcott sends message to Arsenal fans


HD Walcott League Cup

Theo Walcott sent an emotional message to Arsenal supporters after his 12-year spell at the club came to end following his move to Everton.

Walcott completed a £20 million switch to Goodison Park on Wednesday, putting pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Check out what he had to say to Gunners fans right here!


Juventus eye Ozil and Erikson


Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Juventus are hoping to add Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Tottenham's Christian Eriksen as options to be their new No.10, according to  Corriere dello Sport .

Erikson is keen on a new deal with Spurs, while Ozil will hit the open market this summer. 

The Sun reports that the Serie A champions would end up paying a combined total of £62 million for the pair.


Walcott: Rooney conviced me


Theo Walcott Arsenal

Everton signing Theo Walcott revealed Wayne Rooney played a big role in his decision to make the move to Goodison Park.

"I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton," Walcott told  evertontv .

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Arsenal players want Alexis gone


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Chelsea

Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the Evening Standard

Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction .

Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours .

However, with no resolution reached, the Arsenal are squad are determined to see the Chilean on his way before their next match at home to Palace at the weekend.


Walcott joins Everton in £20m deal


Theo Walcott Arsenal

Everton have completed the £20 million signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal.

The 28-year-old makes the switch from the Gunners and becomes Sam Allardyce's second signing of the January transfer window, following Cenk Tosun's arrival from Besiktas.

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Walcott deserves praise for Arsenal career


HD Walcott

Theo Walcott's impressive stats warrant praise instead of criticism after his 12-year stint with Arsenal ended with a move to Everton on Wednesday, writes Goal 's Chris Wheatley.

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Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the Daily Telegraph .  

United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho’s side are now waiting on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to accept a move to Arsenal before finalising the capture of Alexis on a four-and-a-half year contract.


Chelsea not in running to sign Alexis


Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal, 17/18

Chelsea are not in the running to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

The Blues have decided not to rival Manchester United for the Chile international, who interested Manchester City prior to them pulling the plug on interest of their own.

Alexis is understood to want between £350,000-£400,000-per-week to leave the Gunners, and Chelsea have baulked at the costs involved in pursuing the 29-year-old.

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Auba's father in London as Dortmund eye Batshuayi


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's father, who also acts as his agent, is travelling to London for talks with Arsenal, with Dortmund wanting Michy Batshuayi as his replacement, according to Bild

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Gabon international and it appears negotiations are progressing well, while the Bundesliga club see Batshuayi as a decent option to replace their star striker.

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