ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS: Arsene Wenger will stay – but Alexis Sanchez could go
Wednesday May 31
11:25: Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be sidelined for another five months after undergoing an eighth operation on Monday.
Cazorla, 32, suffered his Achilles injury during a 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets in October, and will likely have missed an entire year of football by the time he returns.
His absence could accelerate Arsene Wenger’s transfer business with a central midfielder on his shopping list.
10:30: We're still awaiting news on Arsene Wenger's new contract, which WILL be announced today.
But, for now, Gunners fans have to sit tight.
Rest assured, as soon as we hear anything we'll have the news straight to your fingertips.
In Arsene they trust…
10:15: I must confess, I like this one. It's a list of a HOST of world stars who could sign for Arsenal – and the chances of doing so.
It's come from Paddy Power and makes for very interesting reading.
Arsenal transfers: Most likely summer deals Wed, May 31, 2017
Express Sport takes a look at the most likely summer signings Arsenal might secure according to the bookmakers (odds provided by Paddy Power)
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Who is Arsene Wenger tipped to sign this summer?
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10:00: Arturo Vidal has urged Alexis Sanchez to ditch Arsenal and join him at Bayern Munich.
Sanchez, 28, is entering the final 12 months of his current contract and still hasn’t agreed new terms with the club.
Manchester City have already spent heavily this summer, and are known to be interested in the Chilean international.
But Vidal thinks he should ignore Pep Guardiola's advances and play alongside him at Bayern Munich instead.
He said: “I told him it was the opportunity for him to be in a big team. If he wants to compare with the best, he has to go to the best team.”
09.08: Arsenal are reportedly planning a bid to sign Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe this summer.
The Gunners are wary that they could lose Hector Bellerin to Barcelona if the Nou Camp giants come in for their academy product.
And French newspaper L’Equipe claim Arsenal have set their sights on Sidibe.
Monaco will not likely sell for cheap, meaning manager Arsene Wenger may have to cut deep into his transfer budget to land the Frenchman.
Sidibe only joined Monaco last summer but helped the club win Ligue 1 this season.