Arsene Wenger has (shock) remained tight-lipped about his own Arsenal future but has been talking about Alexis Sanchez remaining with the Gunners. Sanchez, 28, has just over 12 months left on his current Arsenal deal and the Chilean attacker is attracting interest from across the Premier League and Europe. With 24 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League this season, Sanchez would obviously be a huge loss to the Gunners if he did move on.
Following much fanfare as he rose through the ranks of Arsenal’s youth academy system, and even more after officially pledging his international allegiance to the U.S., Gedion Zelalem‘s progress stalled a fair bit this season. [ FOLLOW: All of PST’s USMNT coverage | U-20 World Cup ] After failing to force his way onto the fringes of Arsenal’s first team, the 20-year-old was sent out on loan to VVV Venlo, where he made just nine league appearances (one start) in the Dutch second division. Now, with the U.S. U-20 national team at the U-20 World Cup in South Korea, his tournament is over after just 34 minutes. Zelalen suffered ligament damage to his left knee during the first half of the Americans’
Premier League champions Chelsea will not hesitate in replacing Diego Costa should he move to the Chinese Super League this summer, according to former striker Chris Sutton. The Spain international is expected to take his leave from Stamford Bridge after the FA Cup final against Arsenal having been heavily linked with a move to China in the last six months. Spanish radio station Cadena Ser understands that Costa, has an agreement in place to join Tianjin Quanjian this summer in a deal worth €30m-a-year (£25.9m, $33.6m).