Arsenal have rejected a £50m bid from Premier League rivals Manchester City for forward Alexis Sanchez. Alexis Sanchez who scored 24 Premier League goals last season, is out of contract next summer and wants to play for City manager Pep Guardiola. Arsenal have rebuffed all approaches for Sanchez, and would like City's Raheem Sterling as part of any deal before Thursday's transfer deadline. But Guardiola is understood to want the Chilean as a straight purchase. England forward Sterling, 22, has featured in all three of City's games so far this season. However he is not guaranteed a starting role at Etihad Stadium following the summer arrival of Bernardo Silva from Monaco. BBC Sport understands Sterling would be interested in moving back to London should he become part of t
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will rest players for Sunday's Premier League trip to Arsenal. United's 1-0 Europa League semi-final first-leg win at Celta Vigo on Thursday was their 10th game since 1 April. With Mourinho's side lying fifth in the Premier League, the Europa League could represent their best chance of reaching next season's Champions League. "The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend," said Jose Mourinho. Marcus Rashford's free-kick gave United victory in Spain, along with an away goal to take back to Old Trafford for next Thursday's second leg. If United reach the final in Stockholm on 24 May, it will be their 64th game of the season. Their stretched squad received a boost in Spain, with defender ...
Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League table as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose for the second successive game. Theo Walcott's cool fifth-minute finish from Alexis Sanchez's pass put the Gunners in control at the interval - but the second half brought a familiar painful fate for manager Arsene Wenger and his players. As at Everton on Tuesday, they were overpowered and the credits were rolling once Leroy Sane ran on to David Silva's pass to beat Petr Cech with Arsenal appealing in vain for offside. Mesut Ozil shrank from the occasion and wandered around aimlessly and ineffectively City were on a roll and Arsenal were on the rack, the winner coming 19 minutes from time when Raheem Sterling was the beneficiary of Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant pass to arrow a low
Ashley Williams proved to be the unlikely hero for 10-man Everton as they handed Arsenal their second Premier League defeat of the season by securing a dramatic 2-1 victory at Goodison Park on Tuesday. Defender Williams headed home Ross Barkley's corner in the 86th minute to clinch just a second league victory in the last 11 outings for Ronald Koeman's side Alexis Sanchez's 12th league goal of the season had given the visitors a 20th-minute lead, though his free- kick needed a deflection off the unfortunate Williams to find the net. Yet any ideas Arsene Wenger's men had of taking over from Chelsea at the top of the league disappeared when they conceded late on in each half to lose on their travels for the first time since March. Everton levelled just prior to the interval when
Spain defender Hector Bellerin has signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal. The 21-year-old right-back joined Arsenal in 2011 and is established in the starting line-up. He signed a new long-term deal in July 2015 but had been linked with a move away, whether to his former club Barcelona or to Manchester City. "I have been here a long time, I feel like this is my home and this is the right thing to do," Bellerin said. "I am very happy to still be a Gunner for many more years." Bellerin has made 67 top-flight appearances, including 11 this season before he was ruled out for four weeks with injury. Sourc: BBCSports