Arsenal are waiting to assess the fitness of Jack Wilshere, who is closing in on a comeback after missing the Gunners last two matches with an ankle injury.
Mikel Arteta may feature despite limping off during the last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace though Theo Walcott, Kim Kallstrom, Aaron Ramsey, Thomas Vermaelen and Yaya Sanogo all remain injured and Mathieu Flamini serves the second game of a four-match suspension.
Tags: Aaron Ramsey, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Diego Costa, Jack Wilshere, Jackson Martinez, Kim Kallstrom, Liverpool, Luis Suarez, Mario Mandzukic, Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Porto, Theo Walcott, Thomas Vermaelen, Yaya Sanogo
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has said that the club would welcome the signing of his international teammate Julian Draxler, the Mirror understands.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, who manager Arsene Wenger is keen to mould into a centre-forward very much in the same mould as former Arsenal man Robin van Persie.
Tags: Aaron Ramsey, Bayern Munich, Coventry City, Fulham, Julian Draxler, Mario Mandzukic, Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker, Robert Lewandowski, Schalke, Thomas Vermaelen
Arsenal are set to offer Real Madrid a £2m loan fee as they try to secure the services of Alvaro Morata for the rest of the season, the Metro understands.
The Gunners are desperately short of attacking options, with Theo Walcott joining an already extensive injury list at the club after being ruled out for six months with the knee injury he sustained in the 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
Tags: Alvaro Morata, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Diego Costa, Jackson Martinez, Liverpool, Mario Mandzukic, Porto, Real Madrid, Theo Walcott