Arsenal round-up: Welbeck injury update; Sanchez wants Real Madrid move; Wilshere latest
Arsenal have issued an injury update on Danny Welbeck, who was forced off against Chelsea. Sky Sports report that the forward will be out until after next month’s international break with a groin injury. This will mean he misses matches against Doncaster Rovers, West Brom, Brighton and BATE Borisov. The first match after the internationals is against Watford and there will be hope that he can make it back in time to play a part in that game.
The forward has been impressive during the recent weeks and managed to get into the first-team at Arsenal. It will be a disappointment that he has suffered another injury and this has become a trend in his career. Every time he goes on a good run of form, his body lets him down and this latest setback is an example of that. The return of Alexis Sanchez means that he could struggle to get back into the starting eleven when he is back.
Alexis Sanchez has remained at Arsenal for the time being, but it is likely that he pushes for a move again in January. Manchester City had been his preferred destination, but Diario Gol claim that the Chilean has turned his attention to Real Madrid. His agent has been in touch with the Spanish club and will look into the possibility of a transfer back to La Liga.
The source needs to be treated with caution as they aren’t the most reliable when it comes to transfer news. However, it would make sense that Real Madrid would be interested in bringing Sanchez to the Bernabeu. He would be a great addition to their squad and be available for a reasonable price due to his contractual situation. Zinedine Zidane will want to sign another attacker and this would be a good solution for all parties.
Jack Wilshere is also in the final year of his contract and facing an uncertain future with Arsenal. The Star report that he is now resigned to leaving the club at the end of the season as the Gunners have made no attempt to talk over a new deal. West Ham are his preferred destination and he hopes to persuade the Hammers to make a move by impressing when he is given an opportunity during the first-half of the campaign.
Again, the source isn’t the best at reporting accurate transfer news, but it is clear that Wilshere is heading for the exit door at the Emirates Stadium. He will want to stay in London and West Ham would be one of the best options available to him. The Hammers have shown that they are willing to sign big-name players and Wilshere might appeal to them, if he manages to do well in the cup competitions for Arsenal.
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