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Arsene Wenger says that PSG’s pursuit of Neymar is down to the fact that they’ve hit a brick wall when it comes to signing Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal appear to have stood firm in the face of serious interest from the Qatari backed big spenders, and the Arsenal manager has, once again, reiterated his stance which […]

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According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint Germain are ready to give up their attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez this summer. Despite being optimistic about sealing a deal for the Chile international earlier in the week, it’s now claimed that the ‘greedy’ demands of the player’s representatives coupled with Arsenal’s unwillingness to do business have dampened […]

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Laurent Koscielny says Arsene Wenger has been a big inspiration during his seven years at Arsenal and made clear he has no reason to leave the Emirates. The France international arrived from Lorient in 2010 as a relative unknown but has grown at Arsenal to become one of Europe’s best centre-backs. Having signed a new […]

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Tony Pulis says West Bromwich Albion will not be signing Kieran Gibbs this summer. While Arsene Wenger is happy for the England international to leave the Emirates, Arsenal are understood to have turned down a £10 million bid for the England international. Rather than return with an improved offer, Pulis appears to have called time […]

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In the wake of today’s 3-0 friendly defeat to Chelsea, Arsene Wenger has dismissed stories linking Alexis Sanchez with a move to PSG. Reports from France suggested the Chilean and his agent met with representatives of the French club in Paris yesterday, and that they were ready to test Arsenal’s mettle with a bid in […]

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Arsenal completed their overseas pre-season tour with a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing today. The Arsenal starting XI was: Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Mertesacker, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Xhaka, Bramall, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette. That meant youngster Maitland-Niles in the back three and Bramall on the left hand side, and the game was […]

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According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have turned down West Bromwich Albion’s £10 million offer for England international Kieran Gibbs. The 27-year-old looks certain to leave the Emirates this summer, however, the Gunners are holding out for a fee in the region of £15 million. Gibbs is in his 11th season at Arsenal and has made […]

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Wenger confident on Oxlade-Chamberlain's futureAhead of today’s pre-season friendly with Chelsea in China, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is being linked with a move to the West London club after telling Arsenal he has no intention of signing the contract currently on offer to him. It’s not the first time that such information has been leaked to the media. Back in March, […]

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Michy Batshuayi's brace led the way for Chelsea's rout of Arsenal in their friendly in China.
Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea hammered Arsenal 3-0 at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Saturday in a Chinese edition of the London derby.
Willian broke the deadlock before Batshuayi doubled Chelsea's lead in the 42nd minute. He then curled in a long-range effort shortly after the break to show new signing Alvaro Morata that he intends to fight for the main striker's role next season.
The only negative for Chelsea was Pedro having to come off in the first half, looking dazed and groggy...

Michy Batshuayi's brace led the way for Chelsea's rout of Arsenal in their friendly in China.

Stewart Robson says Arsenal's thrashing by Chelsea in their friendly is indicative of the issues Arsene Wenger must fix.

- Mattias Karen, Arsenal correspondent

With Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal future still in doubt, the FC panel wonder if Paris is the only suitor he has left.
BEIJING -- Arsene Wenger has dismissed talk about Alexis Sanchez joining Paris Saint-Germain and says his decision not to sell the forward also applies to foreign clubs.
A source told ESPN FC that Sanchez and his representatives were in Paris on Friday to meet with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique about a possible transfer, while Sky Sports has said the French side will make a £35 million bid next week.
However, Wenger dismissed the chances of Sanchez moving to France after Arsenal's 3-0...

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Michy Batshuayi's brace led the way for Chelsea's rout of Arsenal in their friendly in China.

Stewart Robson says Arsenal's thrashing by Chelsea in their friendly is indicative of the issues Arsene Wenger must fix.
BEIJING -- Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea hammered Arsenal 3-0 at the Bird's Nest stadium on Saturday in a Chinese edition of the London derby.
Batshuayi doubled Chelsea's lead in the 42nd minute and then curled in a long-range effort shortly after the break to show new signing Alvaro Morata that he intends to fight for the main striker's role next season.
Chelsea outclassed a tired-looking Arsenal side throughout this preseason friendly and had taken the lead through Willian in the 40th...

- ESPN staff

Olivier Giroud was very nearly prevented from coming on as a substitute during Arsenal's preseason friendly against Chelsea after an administrative error saw the French striker left off the official team sheet.
Despite travelling with the team, Giroud's name was not included in the official matchday squad for the match at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, China.
Here is the official team sheet for Arsenal v Chelsea. No Giroud on the bench once again for Arsenal #cfc #AFC pic.twitter.com/cVljsfVvFI— Oliver Harbord (@ojharbord) July 22, 2017

Alas, that little oversight promptly became an issue when Arsene Wenger attempted to bring on Giroud as a second-half replacement for...

- Jonathan Johnson, PSG Correspondent

With Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal future still in doubt, the FC panel wonder if Paris is the only suitor he has left.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and his representatives were in Paris on Friday to meet with Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Antero Henrique, a source close to the French club has told ESPN FC.
Henrique and his assistant travelled to the United States with PSG last weekend but returned to Europe before the club's International Champions Cup opener against Roma in Detroit because of urgent transfer business. 
According to the source, that transfer business concerns Sanchez and Neymar, and...

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Stewart Robson breaks down some of Alexandre Lacazette's Ligue 1 goals to show exactly what he'll bring to Arsenal.
Robert Pires has warned Arsenal fans they may not see the best of club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette for some time.
The France striker completed his move from Lyon earlier in the month for a fee believed to be worth as much as £52 million.
That eclipses the money spent on Mesut Ozil in 2013 and will be seen as a statement of intent from manager Arsene Wenger that he is gunning for major silverware in the upcoming campaign.
Lacazette, who scored off the bench on his debut against Sydney...

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The France defender has been linked with a move away from north London this summer but has moved to rule out a transfer

Chelsea winger Pedro

The Spain international is set to return to England from Chelsea's pre-season tour following a worrying injury against Arsenal

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez

The Chile international has held talks over a €50 million move to Unai Emery's side, but the Gunners boss insists nothing is going on

Chelsea winger Pedro

Pedro required hospital treatment after a heavy challenge from David Ospina, but Antonio Conte is not unduly concerned.

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea made light work of Arsenal in a pre-season clash in Beijing as Michy Batshuayi inspired a 3-0 victory.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

A pre-season game against Chelsea in Beijing should not be considered a friendly for Arsenal, says manager Arsene Wenger

The Gunners icon believes the winger, who helped lead his side to the Ligue 1 title last term, would be ideal for the north Londoners

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette

The Gunners icon believes the striker could find it difficult to adapt to the Premier League in his first few months at his new club

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