Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has heaped praise on Arsene Wenger ahead of his 1000th game in charge of the club, the Daily Star understands.
The Gunners’ boss, whose first match was a 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on October 12th, 1996 will reach the landmark at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, when his side take on league leaders Chelsea, and Flamini has hailed the achievement as ‘unbelievable’, before congratulating the man who re-signed him from AC Milan last summer.
Meanwhile, the Mirror understand that the club are considering a move for Toulouse full-back Serge Aurier as they continue to search for a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Ivory Coast international has made twenty-five Ligue 1 appearances so far this season, scoring five goals, and is valued at around £6m.
However, an alternative option could be Southampton prospect Callum Chambers, according to the Independent.
The 19 year old is the latest in a long line of graduates from the Saints famed academy to have broken into the first team, appearing in seventeen league games so far this season.
Gunners duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both cut their teeth in the South Coast side’s youth set up before securing big money moves to the Emirates.