Arsene Wenger is willing to take a £200 million (about $258 million) gamble on keeping out-of-contract players, and insists he has the backing of the Arsenal board, according to reports. The north London club has begun this Premier League season with some of its best players heading into the final year of their contracts. Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all leave for free next summer if new deals are not made, seeing Arsenal write off at least £200 million worth of business.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the charismatic Swedish striker who left Manchester United earlier this summer, has launched a new mobile game called "Zlatan Legends". The arcade-style game — which went live on the Apple App Store on Thursday and is due to launch on the Google Play Store at an unknown future date — has been created in collaboration with Swedish studio Isbit Games, which Ibrahimovic co-owns. Targeted at people of all ages, the free gaming app allows users to take control of a virtual Zlatan as he plays a new "sport" in space called "Driftball" in an Iron Man style suit. In the pinball-like game, players get a customisable Zlatan to kick a ball-shaped object through a series of levels.
Everton’s $57.8 million club-record move for Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson is almost complete. Toffees boss Ronald Koeman was speaking to the media ahead of the first leg of their UEFA Europa League playoff against Hajduk Split on Thursday, and he confirmed Sigurdsson has undergone a medical at their Finch Farm training ground without any hiccups.