Wenger to continue with three-man defence next season


So far, so good.

While Arsenal will have to contend with the Europa League next year, if Wenger so chooses, he could sacrifice the lesser European competition and solely focus on success in the league.

Lacazette - who is hoping his move to Arsenal can help boost his hopes of cementing a place in the France squad ahead of next year's World Cup - will make his debut against Sydney FC tomorrow. "That's in the continuity of what I said at the end of the season; that's what we will do", he added. Or maybe the manager has Rob Holding earmarked as Bellerins back up. This summer brings the chance to address that.

"He adds great value to the squad and I think as well he is a great lover of the club". We'll see. The players have contracts and we expect them to respect their contracts, and that's what we want.

Jurgen Klopp favours a system without an out-and-out striker, with Sadio Mane cutting inside off the right flank and Roberto Firmino dropping in as a false nine. But the back up?

That leaves us with Elneny and Coquelin. Aside from his four-goal performance at Liverpool in the League Cup, he never looked comfortable in Wenger's attack and finished with just three league goals for the campaign. All the clubs are open and interested in him.

'Nobody can say they are not interested in a player of that calibre, because he has such immense quality at 18 years of age.

Arsene Wenger has denied claims suggesting that Alexis Sanchez has asked to leave Arsenal and is adamant that the Chilean will not the sold to Manchester City. If Arsenal want to show ambition, there is only one way of showing it: by keeping the forward at Ashburton Grove no matter who comes calling. The German club announced the move on Tuesday morning. Definitely one to try and offload, along with Kieran Gibbs. If Sanchez is given the freedom to roam around the final third, can Wenger also afford to grand Ozil the luxury to drift?

Might we assume that Serge Gnabry was another outspoken character?

Per Mertesacker gave an even more concrete response than his gaffer when asked about the Sanchez situation. He returned to Germany and is currently a Bayern Munich player.

But according to the club's Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, the tour to Australia isn't about the money.

Widely considered one of the best goalkeepers of all time, Buffon could have made a name for himself in North London.