ARSENAL are braced to lose Aaron Ramsey… and may turn to Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek as his replacement.
With that in mind, check out all the latest Gunners transfer talk and all the biggest news stories from the Emirates with our daily round-up.
JACK: DON’T LET RAM GO
JACK WILSHERE has urged Arsenal to KEEP Aaron Ramsey – and make him captain.
Everton have joined Chelsea in monitoring the Wales midfielder – who could leave in January – but ex-Gunner Wilshere said: “He’s a great player – if it was me I know I would want to keep him around.”
ANKLE KEEPS SOK OUT
BOSS Unai Emery has revealed centre-back Sokratis is a major doubt for Arsenal’s clash at home to Leicester on Monday.
The Greece star hurt his ankle in a 2-1 defeat to Finland – but goalkeeper Petr Cech is nearing a return.
ARSENE WENGER is more than a touch confident he will find a new managerial job – and he looks confident with his touch ON the field too.
Click HERE to see the Frenchman, who exited Arsenal in the summer after 22 years as boss, show a classy shimmy and pass in a charity match as he builds up to his return to the game
WIL STILL OUT OF LUCK
The ex-England midfielder’s ankle has flared up after surgery that was expected to keep him out for only six weeks – having already not played since the Hammers’ 1-0 home defeat to Wolves on September 1.
LAUR AND ORDER
LAURENT KOSCIELNY has returned to training for Arsenal ahead of schedule.
The Frenchman had been out of action since picking up an achilles injury earlier this year.
EVERTON have joined the race for Aaron Ramsey, who is set to leave the Emirates for free in the summer.
Arsenal had offered the Welsh midfielder a new deal, but recently took that offer of the table — and Toffees boss Marco Silva is now looking to snap him up.
CHEEK OF IT
ARSENAL are looking to snap up Chelsea outcast Ruben Loftus-Cheek in a shock January move, according to reports.
The 22-year-old wants to quit the Blues in the transfer window after failing to get near Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven.
ARSENAL could be without Sokratis after the Greek star picked up an injury over the international break.
The defender may now miss Monday night’s clash with Leicester with a twisted ankle.
MORE ARSENAL STORIES
‘GERMANY NEEDS OZIL’
ARSENE WENGER insists Germany need Mesut Ozil and manager Joachim Low needs to convince the Arsenal playmaker to end his international retirement.
The Gunners playmaker quit the national side with a lengthy statement that suggested the German FA treats him unfavourably because of his Turkish heritage.
‘OFFERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD’
ARSENE WENGER says he will return to management on January 1 after receiving “enquiries from all over the world” – and hinted that he may be returning to Japan.
The 68-year-old’s 22-year Arsenal reign came to a close at the end of last season.
BARELL OF LAUGHS
ARSENAL have been linked with a January move for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.
The Italian has impressed Gunners scouts and the club are now set to join Manchester United and Liverpool in the £31m battle for his signature.