Arsenal and Chelsea have entered the race to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti, with both the London clubs looking to invest heavily in the summer to increase their potency up front. Manchester United are also interested in signing the forward, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract with the Red Devils yet to be renewed as he will miss the beginning of next season with a knee injury. The Sun reports that Arsenal and Chelsea are front-runners for Belotti's signature with the Gunners having already had a £56m ($72m) bid rejected for the striker in January, as confirmed by Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi.
It was a difficult season for Kingsley Coman. In an new interview with kicker, Coman revealed that he seriously debated whether to leave Bayern Munich, ultimately choosing to stay, as the club exercised its option to buy. After a promising series of games in the Hinrunde, Coman injured his knee and ankle in November during the international break. After his return from injury, he struggled to claim precious playing time from immense competition in a healthy Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, and Douglas Costa. Coman explained the situation after his injury, suggesting that he did not have Carlo Ancelotti’s trust: That [the injury] really set me back. . . . Afterward, the coach also might not have had
Francis Coquelin dedicated Arsenal's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea to long-serving manager Arsene Wenger and then declared "we hope he will stay". The Gunners salvaged silverware from a season that failed to yield Champions League qualification, with Wenger coming in for sustained criticism amid a fifth-placed Premier League finish and a humiliating exit from Europe at the hands of Bayern Munich.