Arsenal Transfer News: Alexis Sanchez, Thomas Lemar, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has said there is “no update” in
the situation involving striker Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile international has been linked with a move away from
the club this summer with less than a year remaining on his
current deal at the Emirates Stadium and could walk away for
free at the end of the upcoming season.

Wenger has insisted several times that Sanchez will not be
sold, although Paul Merson told The Debate on Sky
Sports
he feels the Gunners would be open to offers if they
were to come from Paris Saint-Germain.

Sanchez missed Arsenal’s scintillating start to the new Premier
League season, an abdominal injury forcing him to sit out the
4-3 victory over Leicester.

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The 28-year-old watched from the stands as Olivier Giroud’s
late header earned the Gunners three points.

Rumours persist that Sanchez will leave before the window
closes, with Wenger suggesting he will also miss the trip to
Stoke next weekend.

Asked if there was any update on Sanchez’s situation, Wenger
replied: “No.

“He practised well today, this morning, had a good session for
the first time because he had a little muscular strain. He is
focused and happy in the dressing room because we won the
game.”

Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel, (L), Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez (C) and Arsenal's German defender Shkodran MustafiArsenal’s Brazilian defender Gabriel, (L), Arsenal’s
Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez (C) and Arsenal’s German defender
Shkodran Mustafi
Source:
AFP

Meanwhile, The Daily Mail reports that Wenger has “all
but given up” hope of luring Thomas Lemar from Monaco,
with the Ligue 1 club holding onto him until next summer, at
least.

That means Arsenal’s business is all but done, but there will
still be a raft of exits with

Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez
and Joel Campbell
all told to go.

The paper adds that Sanchez has resigned himself to
staying before pursuing a glamorous move on a free transfer
next season, while the club is reportedly calm on Mesut
Ozil,
who is expecting to sign a new £300,000-a-week deal

While Newcastle United cannot afford Lucas Perez, Rafa
Benitez is set to make a solid play for Jack Wilshere,
The Sun reports, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
situation remains precarious, given he has one year left and
will be available for free at season’s end. Chelsea are very
keen on the speedster.

Metz' French midfielder Renaud Cohade (L) vies for the ball with Monaco's French midfielder Thomas LemarMetz’ French midfielder Renaud Cohade (L) vies for the
ball with Monaco’s French midfielder Thomas
Lemar
Source:
AFP

Some rare good transfer news for Arsenal came via Olivier
Giroud’s
decision to ignore West Ham, Everton and
Marseille.

“To be honest, there was something in my soul and in my heart
which told me to stay,” he said.

“That is why.

“To be honest, I have been hesitating because I am the most
happy man when I play and I am on the pitch. I keep the faith
and I still believe I can have an important part to play this
season in the club.

“I feel good in my head and also physically. So I am 100 per
cent focused on the club project.”

Olivier Giroud.Olivier Giroud.Source:
Getty Images

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