Trending Now: Bid for attacker, Assits leader under pressure, Race for forward is on going
Gunners should battle to keep their star striker Alexis Sanchez after this season with the South American is a target for Bayern Munich, as per AS Chile.
The 27-year-old forward has struggled to replicate his stunning debut season this campaign but is still one of the most feared attacking midfielders in the Premier League.
And it is now suggested that Sanchez is wanted by Carlo Ancelotti when he starts his job at Bayern Munich in the summer.
Meanwhile, The Citizens are ready a raid on Arsenal, hoping to make a deal with Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta to join their side in differing roles, per Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey.
Midfielders are in a different stage of their careers, and Man City wants to add Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain to their first-team squad.
Also, the 34-year-old Arteta is ready to start working as an assistant manager at the Etihad Stadium when former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola takes charge at Man City.
Meanwhile, Per Veysey a source from Manuel Pellegrini’s side announced that the Champions League semi-finalists want to land Welshman Ramsey and England international Oxlade-Chamberlain in order to develop their homegrown quota.
Per the official Premier League website, The Citizens began the current season with just four homegrown footballer over the age of 21—Joe Hart, Richard Wright, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph and are determined to add to that number in order to prevent them from effectively having their squad size decreased.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has replied to comparisons between Gunners Greman midfielder Mesut Özil and Dennis Bergkamp, claiming they are miles away from each other
Pundit who has won Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 is confused by World cup winner’s inclusion of the PFA awards shortlist, and says that Özil has failed to take Gunner to the next level. Writing in his column for The Daily Mail about the player of the year awards, Carragher said:
“The odd man out in all that, of course, is Mesut Ozil. On Boxing Day, I wrote a column about Ozil — the season’s leading assist-maker — and said he had to take Arsenal to the title to be recognised in the same league as Dennis Bergkamp, to whom he was being compared. That won’t happen now.”
Carragher’s criticism of the German World Cup winner seems a little harsh.
Midfielder has registered 18 assists and netted six goals in 30 league matches for the North London side this season. He is just two shy of Thierry Henry’s Premier league assists record. Few would argue others in the Gunners side are more guilty for their failings than Ozil.
German superstar is an out-and-out creative midfielder, while the Dutch football legend was more of a forward, and finally, Bergkamp was part of one of the best clubs in Premier league history and played just behind arguably the best forward the league has ever seen.
Midfielder could argue that if he played in Gunners invincible era, and Bergkamp played amongst the current crop of stars, contrast between the two would lean more in his favour.
Merseyside Reds and The Spurs have entered in the pursuit of Roma forward Umar Sadiq, as per reports in Italy.
African teenager has caught an eye following an impressive season in the Italian capital.
Young sensation has scored two goals in six Serie A matches for Roma while he has scored 19 goals in 18 games for their youth sides.
Gunners were strongly linked with Sadiq, who has been compared to ex Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu, last month.
However La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Liverpool, Tottenham and Ligue 1 club Lyon are also ready to fight for his signature.
Attacker is currently on loan at Roma from Serie B side Spezia however the report suggests Roma plan to make his transfer permanent before directly selling him on at a value.
The Sources also state that Italian giants will sign him for £2m but director of football Walter Sabatini already has a list of clubs who want the highly-rated striker
It is reported Roma will demand at least £9.6m for Sadiq though last month All Nigeria Soccer revealed a price could reportedly be higher.
They reported that Arsenal had had a £15.8m bid turned down and that it would take a bid in excess of £16m to complete a deal.
And The player’s agent Mohammes Laval had announced The North London side had started discussions over a potential deal. “Yes, there is interest from Arsenal but at this moment nothing is done,” Laval said.