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.
Bacary Sagna has revealed that he could leave Arsenal this summer, amid rumours that Paris Saint Germain and Monaco are interested in signing the right-back.
The 30 year old told French newspaper Le 10 Sport that he was “proud” to be linked with PSG, who recently clinched their first league title in nineteen years.
Arsenal are reportedly set to raid Barcelona with their £70 million transfer kitty in the summer, with as many as three players on Arsene Wenger’s radar.
However, the Express fail to mention David Villa in the piece, which links forward Alexis Sanchez, defender Martin Montoya and former Gunners midfielder Alex Song with moves to North London.
Arsenal are monitoring the form of Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons after recommendations from France-based scout Giles Grimandi.
The 23 year old was under the watchful eye of Gunners representatives in both legs of his sides Europa League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, and was also watched in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Lorient.
A variety of newspapers have today reported that Arsene Wenger will be handed a huge transfer budget in order to strengthen his squad in the summer.
The Guardian, The Mirror and The Daily Telegraph tout a figure of £70 million, with a host of names being linked with moves to North London.
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has assured fans that they aren’t underestimating the relevance of tomorrow afternoon’s clash with Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The game comes four days before their Champions League tie with Bayern Munich, though Mertesacker says all thoughts are on Saturday’s tie for the time being.
Arsenal duo Laurent Koscielny and Jack Wilshere are both set to be fit in time to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 tie next Tuesday.
Koscielny suffered a calf injury in the warm up for Saturday’s match with Sunderland, while Wilshire limped off after a challenge from Alfred N’Diaye in the same game.