Jack Wilshere has revealed his ambitions to become Arsenal captain, Sky Sports understands.
The 21 year old, who has appeared in all but one of the Gunners’ league games this season, is one of the longest serving players in Arsene Wenger’s side after breaking through to the first team at just 16.
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has said that he would have never joined Manchester United this summer, according to the Metro.
The Barcelona midfielder was linked with a move to the Premier League champions for a large portion of the summer, with David Moyes making three bids in an attempt to secure his services.
Cesc Fabregas believes that Arsenal have signed Real Madrid’s “second best player” in Mezut Ozil, Sky Sports understands.
The former Gunners captain,, who was himself linked with a return to the Premier League from Barcelona this summer, believes that Ozil will flourish at the Emirates following his £42.4m deadline day switch.
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Arsenal are preparing to exercise their advantage of having the first option to bring former captain Cesc Fabregas back to North London, the Mail Online understands.
The 26 year old is currently on holiday following his participation in the Confederations Cup, and will consider his future once he returns.
The chances of Cesc Fabregas returning to England have seemingly reduced with the former Arsenal captain describing rumours of his leaving Barcelona as ‘absurd’.
The 26 year old has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, as well as a possible return to the Emirates having been in and out of the first team during his time at the Nou Camp.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Arsenal it would be a waste of time bidding £25.5million for Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Metro.
The Argentina striker is also being tracked by Serie A Champions Juventus, though both clubs have reportedly been told they will need to pay more than originally expected.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has claimed that Barcelona have “no intention whatsoever” of selling Cesc Fabregas, amid reported interest from Manchester United.
Should the Premier League champions make a move for the former Gunners captain, they would need a pay around £70 million for Barcelona to make back the money they paid in August 2011, as Arsenal are set to receive half of any transfer fee.
Arsenal will be looking to move back into fourth place by taking three points against a Wigan Athletic side equally desperate for a victory at the Emirates this evening.
Lukasz Fabianski could return in goal after recovering from a rib injury, while Kieran Gibbs is also available for selection though Olivier Giroud misses out as he completes a three match ban.
Cesc Fabregas has admitted that only he knows where he will be next season, amid speculation that he could be on the verge of a return to Arsenal.
Whilst the 25 year old has impressed since arriving at in Spain, he remains behind a clutch of players in the pecking order at the Nou Camp, and could be moved on as Barcelona look to rebuild for next season.
Robin Van Persie denied former club Arsenal all three points on his return to the Emirates Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Theo Walcott had given the Gunners a lead after just two minutes, following a mistake from Van Persie, who lost possession seconds before the England internationals composed finish.