Arsenal News And Transfer Gossip Gunners Join The Chase For New Neuer
Here are today”s Gunners stories from the Sunday Mirror…
Walcott keen to make up for lost time
It is an anniversary that Theo Walcott would rather forget.
Exactly a year ago, Walcott’s season came to a painful and untimely end when he badly damaged his knee in an FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham at the Emirates.
“Things happen for a reason,” the Gunners forward said. “That last year, it has gone very quickly. There have been loads of things in my life that have changed completely.
"I have had the opportunity to work on different parts of my game, which I missed out on when I was younger.
“Now, I am really looking forward to playing, if I am given the opportunity. It is the chance to go out there and get a few more minutes.
Podolski: Thank you
Lukas Podolski has thanked Arsenal”s supporters ahead of leaving the Emirates to join Inter Milan on loan.
Getty ImagesGratitude: Podolski has thanked Arsenal fans ahead of his Inter switch
The German World Cup winner took to Instagram to leave a message of gratitude alongside a picture of him in a Gunners shirt.
His message read: "I can”t express in words my gratitude towards Arsenal fans for all they have done for me in my years in London!
"Please know my heart always holds a place for you.
"I”ve loved every minute playing for Arsenal & I hope I have left my mark on the club & fans alike.
"Hopefully we shall meet again! COYG."
Gunners face battle for Schneiderlin
Manchester United are set to make it a three-way battle for Morgan Schneiderlin.
PinnacleTriple threat: Arsenal will have to battle with United and Spurs for Schneiderlin
The Southampton midfield player is wanted by both Arsenal and Tottenham
Arsene Wenger at the Gunners and Mauricio Pochettino, his counterpart at the White Hart Lane club, are both willing to pay £27million for the 25-year-old France international.
Wenger made his admiration for the player clear when he watched him play in the World Cup while Pochettino knows all about his qualities after working with him last season at Southampton.
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Arsenal join race for “new Neuer”
Arsenal have joined the race to sign Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, write the Express.
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The Germany Under-21 international has been tipped to make a high-profile move in recent weeks, with Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke showing an interest.
And now Karius – dubbed the “new Neuer” – has caught the attention of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who is set to make a move for his services next summer.
The Express also report the Emirates outfit – along with Premier League pair Manchester United and Liverpool – have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.
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The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with £62m move away from PSG, with prominent Uruguayan journalist Valentin Fletcher now confirming he will leave next summer.
He said: "For the time being, Cavani will not leave PSG until the end of the season, as his agent confirmed.
"At the end of the season there is a strong chance he will go somewhere else, in particular to England or Spain."
The Star say Arsene Wenger is ready to step up his pursuit of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech after another horror show from Wojciech Szczesny.
Clive RoseCzech mate: Wenger wants the Chelsea keeper
The Arsenal boss has finally lost faith in the Poland No.1, 24, after his two blunders in the 2-0 defeat at top-four rivals Southampton on New Year’s Day – and will bid £7million for Stamford Bridge stopper Cech.
Cech, 32, lost his place at the start of this season to Thibaut Courtois, 22 – but is still keen to play first-team football.
Wenger has axed Szczesny for today’s FA Cup game against Hull at The Emirates, with Colombia keeper David Ospina, 26, preferred.
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