Updates for Arsenal fans regarding attackers and defenders

first_img 7 7 7 7 Wenger to look at Robert Lewandowski – Back onto the subject of strikers and The Sun report that Wenger is looking for a super star striker to lead his line. If that’s not Lacazette, then it could be Lewandowski if he can’t agree to a new contract at Bayern Munich. Currently it ends in 2019. 7 Hope in chase for Riyad Mahrez? – Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says last season’s Player of the Year will remain, but there is a glimmer of hope in the form of Mahrez’s Twitter profile @Mahrez22. This comes from The Sun, who note the player only follows 88 people and the most recent one is Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo… Fabian Schar is back on the shortlist – There is also a report Arsenal will turn their attention to Schar, a previous Gunners target according to German news outlet Bild. The 24-year-old currently plays for Bundesliga club Hoffenheim. Don’t worry about Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’s contracts – Even though the pair have yet to agree a new contract, Arsenal manager Wenger says there is no cause for concern. “At the moment we have priorities, and most of the time contract extensions are done outside the window because it gives you a bit more time and focus on that,” he said. 7 Jeremy Mathieu is an option – Arsenal are keeping their options open in their search for defenders and have reportedly enquired about the availability of Barcelona’s 32-year-old stopper Jeremy Mathieu. The Frenchman played for Valencia prior to joining the Spanish champions in 2014 and has played in both the centre and left back positions. The new Premier League season kicks off on 13 August on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 and Arsenal are short on defenders.PREMIER LEAGUE SQUADS RANKED ON SQUAD DEPTHSSo here, talkSPORT looks at the latest rumours surrounding the Gunners ahead of a season in which Gooners are largely pessimistic about their title chances.Granit Xhaka, a £30m signing, is the only arrival of note and fans would love nothing more than to have another great striker to partner Olivier Giroud and some experience at the back to cope with the injuries.Keep up to date with all Arsenal news here. Shkrodan Mustafi – deal for Valencia defender agreed? – It is being widely reported a deal for Mustafi to join Arsenal from Valencia has been agreed, though Arsene Wenger wouldn’t give any update on the deal’s progress when asked. The manager has said the club’s defensive crisis is frustrating and is working on bringing people in, but that his sole focus right now is the Liverpool game. Read what he said here. 7 Alexandre Lacazette is worth £60m! – Scroll through the gallery to see more Arsenal transfer news – If the Gunners want the Lyon striker, then they will have to cough up. The French club have rejected a bid of around £30m for Lacazette and it is being reported any club interested in the 25-year-old will be asked to hand over £60m. It is believed manager Arsene Wenger is willing to spend big bucks but only on the right man – he’s not going to spend millions for the sake of it. For now, though, there are other areas of the pitch in need of strengthening. last_img read more

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