Surprisingly, Arsenal have been taken unexpectedly this season by injuries to key players, chattering the fate of manager Arsene Wenger and his side chances of qualifying for the Champions League as it appears their hopes for Premier League title is done.
The Frenchman this weekend when asked about his future with Arsenal said: “I am not looking for jobs at other clubs, or from other people. The club is free to make the decision it wants and I will respect that.” Wenger has been Arsenal manager for over two decades and turnaround will be determined if he does signs a new contract.
It still remains to be seen on what position his side will end this season with 12 games remaining and sitting in fifth place in the Premier League. Arsenal’s future event that worry fans and make them unhappy undeniably includes fans chants of new acquisitions that has been fallen on deaf ears while a fan favorite may be on his way to face the exit door.
Chilean, Alexis Sanchez who didn’t start in his side 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, could be set for exit from Arsenal this summer. Per British tabloids, the former Barcelona star have been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, A.C. Milan, Juventus, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.
On Saturday, The Sun via IBTimes claimed that Sanchez will reject all offers from the north London club and consider joining Juventus in the summer.
While his future with the Gunners is still under doubts, the club may opt in adding more reinforcement. Once again, Alexandre Lacazette has been been tipped over a move to the Emirates. The French star, who has enjoyed another brilliant season, has reportedly been under the Gunners radar as far back as 2013 but his interest has been to remain with the French club. However, there have been reports that he may consider leaving the club this summer, but his manager Bruno Génésio denied it.
Another goal poacher if reports making the rounds are anything to go by linked with Arsenal is Lorenzo Insigne. Like the French forward, Insigne has been the subject of intense transfer talk over the years with Arsenal yet stay put with his present club for several seasons. He has not been linked to other club this year aside from Arsenal, while the Lyon forward has reportedly been subject of interest to Liverpool, West Ham United and Atletico Madrid.
Another report also claimed that Arsenal are considering replacing Alexis Sanchez with 21-year-old Portuguese forward Andre Silva. The Portuguese had bagged four goals in five appearances for Portugal and has been the scoring beast for Porto. Back in August, he signs a five-year deal with Porto, which same included a €60 million ($63.7 million; £51.8 million) release clause with the top Primeira Liga club.
Perhaps, the strangest rumours surrounding Arsene Wenger’s side is the potential acquisition of on loan Manchester City’s goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Gunners surprisingly signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech prior to the opening of 2015 summer transfer window but mainly because the retired Czech goalkeeper wanted to stay in London and was basically deemed surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge. With so many alternatives available, it seems odd for the Gunners signing Hart this summer.