Arsenal news live updates: All the latest from the Emirates
Sunday January 14
Lemar to Liverpool
09.50: Thomas Lemar agreed to sign for Liverpool in the summer but Arsenal’s interest forced the Monaco star to reject a move to Anfield, according to journalist Duncan Castles.
Liverpool are keen to sign Lemar from Monaco with the France international being earmarked as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho left Anfield for Barcelona last weekend, leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side with a hole in their attack going into the second half of the season.
As well as Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in Lemar and all three teams would love to bring him to the Premier League.
And journalist Castles, speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, has claimed Liverpool had an agreement with the wing wizard but Arsenal’s financial offer made him reconsider.
When discussing Arsenal, he said: “A guy they are looking at to replace Sanchez is Thomas Lemar – he’s the one they agreed a fee with Monaco for in the summer window.
”Lemar, also wanted by Manchester United and on Jose Mourinho’s recruitment list for a winger – probably too expensive for them – and Liverpool (who) tried to get him in the summer and had an agreement with him to come but Arsenal gazumped them with more money so the player didn’t move.
”The boot is probably now on the other foot, in that deal.
”Lemar has still told Liverpool he will go, if they can get a deal.”
Sanchez transfer curveball
07:00: Liverpool are reportedly plotting a stunning January swoop for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
Manchester United are the frontrunners to sign him, and Sunday Express Sport understands the club have given the Chilean a deadline to let them know whether or not he wants to join.
Manchester City are also keen on a move, however they are refusing to meet the Gunners’ £35million valuation of the player.
But now according to the Sunday Mirror, Liverpool have set their sights on a deal.
The report suggests Klopp is in ongoing discussions with the club’s owners FSG to see if there is a way they can bid for Sanchez.
Arsenal to bid for Sanchez replacement this week
06:30: Arsenal will move swiftly to secure the services of Malcom from Bordeaux this week should Alexis Sanchez leave the club, according to reports.
Sanchez looks increasingly likely to leave the Emirates sooner rather than later.
The question though remains at where he will end up with both Manchester United and Manchester City keen to sign him.
For Arsenal though they have already switched their focus on bringing in a replacement for their star forward.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are preparing a £35million bid to sign Malcom this upcoming week.
06:00: Everton boss Sam Allardyce is the perfect manager to get the best out of Arsenal star Theo Walcott, claims BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand.
Ferdinand says Walcott needs a manager like Allardyce to give him the confidence and has backed a move to Goodison Park.
“I think he needs a new lease of life, to go somewhere else and really put a marker down,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“I think a manager like Allardyce, who you can see has got the confidence and belief in him, he needs someone like that in his career right at this moment.”