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ARSENAL PLOT HULK SWOOP
Arsenal will look to bring Hulk back to Europe from Shanghai SIPG if Alexis Sanchez leaves the club this summer, reports Don Balon.
The Brazilian has been in China since June 2016, but the Gunners see him as an ideal replacement for a man who could move on as he prepares to enter the final 12 months of his contract.
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Manchester United will entertain summer transfer bid for centre-back Chris Smalling, ESPN reports.
The article claims Smalling has fallen behind Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly in the centre-back pecking order, and with Michael Keane looking likely to join in the summer Smalling looks to be first for the chopping block.
Arsenal have shown interest in Smalling in the past, with Arsene Wenger said to be an admirer.
Arsene Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez will be passed fit to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final, although he has more defensive worries with Koscielny is suspended, Gabriel is definitely out and Shkodran Mustafi remains a doubt. Ox also in contention as he returns to training.
PSG prioritize Sanchez as their prime target
PSG faces a significant challenge as many of Europe’s biggest sides are vying for the Chile international Alexis Sanchez, and even though reports in Germany suggest Bayern Munich may have cooled their interest due to the attacker’s wage demands, Manchester City are among those poised to swoop.
Yup, he's ineligible to play...
but we need more of players rotation to tackle week in week out of PL and Europa League...
Mustafi should be back.. so we have Mustafi, Holding, Mertesacker and Monreal to play as CB..
Key Opta stats:
Everton are now winless in their last 21 away league games against Arsenal, last beating them in London in January 1996 (2-1).
The Gunners have scored 95 Premier League goals against Everton – more than any club has against another in the competition’s history.
Danny Welbeck provided two assists in a single Premier League game for only the second time – the other was in April 2012 for Manchester United, also against Everton.
Laurent Koscielny has been sent off five times since his Premier League debut in August 2010 – no player has been red-carded more in that time (Tom Huddlestone and Younes Kaboul also 5).
Koscielny’s red card was the second time he’s been sent off in the opening 15 minutes of a Premier League game – the only player to have done so more than once (also sent off after 9 minutes vs Manchester City in 2013).
The Gunners have conceded 10 penalty goals this season, one of just two sides in Premier League history to ship double figures of goals from the spot (Hull, 11 also this season).
Welcome Thursday night football to the Emirates stadium...
this formation given a new hope to the team.. hope it continues and get the best against Chelsea next week..