Manchester City hold the 'aces' for Alexis Sanchez deal — Arsenal transfer news

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The more likely scenario is that Man City will swoop for Alexis this month.

Of course, Alexis Sanchez only has six months remaining on his Arsenal deal.

The Frenchman maintained there had been no formal bid for the Chile star, who almost joined City in the summer.

Coquelin is no longer a regular starter at Arsenal and has fallen further behind in the pecking order following Jack Wilshere's revival. "Now on Wednesday we have to play a semi-final against Arsenal". The principality club won the Ligue 1 title ahead of firm favourites PSG, and the youngster played a key role in their triumphant campaign.

Arsenal to use Debuchy in Evans deal? We signed a Greek boy (Mavropanos) who looks quite good in training but apart from that, we have not done anything. They appreciate a player of his quality. I can see Ramsey moving out wide when he returns from injury rather than taking Wilshere's place.

Wenger was fully aware of the danger Forest possess before kick-off but perhaps Arsenal's most alarming shortcoming in the match was the way Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding were brutally exposed in the centre of defence by balls over the top to Kieran Dowell and Zach Clough.

City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign Sanchez this month - and the Blues have already sounded out Arsenal about a potential deal. This season, so far, the African playmaker has directly contributed in 15 goals in 21 league starts.

However, City are optimistic that they can agree a deal worth around £25m to complete the signing of their long-term transfer target in the January window.

It should be a formality that he signs a new contract. While it's out of the question for Arsenal to expect anything remotely close to that return for Sanchez given the club's position of weakness, the Gunners reportedly believe City's initial valuation of the player is still well below their asking price.

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