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Would it be wise for Arsenal to sell midfielder to Italian giants?

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There are a number of Arsenal players that divide the fans, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka just to name a few, some fans want them sold, some want them given another chance and that is now the case with Xhaka who is reportedly wanted by Inter Milan.

According to Corriere dello Sport Inter are looking at a number of Premier League players and so there is no guarantee that Xhaka will be leaving for Serie A but it does bring up the question, do we really want to sell him?

For starters, I am not sure that Unai Emery wants to sell the Swiss international, he has selected him on no less than 38 occasions this season and clearly trusts him and he is highly likely to be a starter in the Europa League final in 13 days time.


If we were to sell the 26-year-old he would need replacing and that will be no easy task with the limited budget the club has to work within and it should be remembered that we will be fighting on four fronts next season and so a big squad is necessary.

New signings will be coming in and I can think of a few players we should be selling ahead of Xhaka and while I am not convinced he is top class I do believe he can do a job for us in terms of the squad.

I suppose a lot would depend on how much was offered for him but I am doubtful it would be close to the £35 Million we paid for him, he is not one of the high earners like Mkhitaryan and I just feel that all things considered, his age, value, wage and usefulness that we would be better off keeping him.

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Manchester United midfielder Fred is sunning himself in Miami. The 26-year-old has missed out on a place in Brazil’s Copa America squad after…

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Eden Hazard and Co continue preparations for the Europa League final against Arsenal

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Eden Hazard and Co continue to count down the days until Baku as Maurizio Sarri prepares his Chelsea stars for the Europa League final against Arsenal

  • Chelsea continued their preparations for the Europa League final next week
  • Eden Hazard and his Blues team-mates were put through their paces at Cobham
  • Maurizio Sarri is aiming to win his first bit of silverware as Chelsea manager

With the Europa League final under a week away, Maurizio Sarri is making sure that his players are fully prepared for his biggest game as Chelsea boss.

The Blues will face London rivals Arsenal in the Baku showpiece next Wednesday and the Italian will be aiming to secure his piece of silverware as a manager.

Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante and the rest of their Blues team-mates were all put through their paces at Cobham on Thursday with the squad set to fly out to Azerbaijan in the coming days.

Eden Hazard (R) takes part in Chelsea's training session on Thursday ahead of next week's final

Eden Hazard (R) takes part in Chelsea’s training session on Thursday ahead of next week’s final

N'Golo Kante (right) chases down the ball as Conor Gallagher (L

N'Golo Kante (right) chases down the ball as Conor Gallagher (L

N’Golo Kante (right) chases down the ball as Conor Gallagher (L) and Ethan Ampadu watch on

Some of the Chelsea players celebrate a victory during a mini tournament during training

Some of the Chelsea players celebrate a victory during a mini tournament during training

Some of the Chelsea players celebrate a victory during a mini tournament during training

Reports suggested that Sarri’s position as manager has been put on the line depending on the result of next Wednesday’s final but the 60-year-old insists he will leave Chelsea immediately if that is the case.

The Italian’s future is uncertain after fans turned against him following a mid-season slump and he has emerged as a possible replacement for Max Allegri at Juventus.

Sarri parried questions on the Juventus connection on Wednesday, before claiming his mind is focused on next week’s final.

Gonzalo Higuain (right) has a shot closed down by England defender Gary Cahill (left)

Gonzalo Higuain (right) has a shot closed down by England defender Gary Cahill (left)

Gonzalo Higuain (right) has a shot closed down by England defender Gary Cahill (left)

Reserve goalkeeper Rob Green jumps to reach the ball as Olivier Giroud (left) asks for it

Reserve goalkeeper Rob Green jumps to reach the ball as Olivier Giroud (left) asks for it

Reserve goalkeeper Rob Green jumps to reach the ball as Olivier Giroud (left) asks for it

Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian looks to take on Jorginho during their training session

Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian looks to take on Jorginho during their training session

Chelsea’s Brazilian winger Willian looks to take on Jorginho during their training session

He made it clear his first season at Stamford Bridge should not hinge on the result of one game. ‘If the situation is like this I want to go immediately,’ said Sarri. ‘You cannot do 10 months of work and then I have to play for everything in 90 minutes.

‘It’s not the right way. You’re either happy about my work or you’re not happy.’

Chelsea finished third during Sarri’s first season as boss following poor runs of form from Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United. 



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Six days to go – Latest Arsenal Europa League final news and updates

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There are now just six days to go before Arsenal and Chelsea face off in the Europa League final and a stream of reports are coming in thick and fast covering everything from team selection, fan issues, UEFA incompetence and so forth and we will now be doing a daily update of what is being reported.

Arsenal has sold just 3500 tickets out of their measly 6000 allocation with the rest being returned to UEFA. The ridiculous cost of getting to Baku has resulted in many fans being excluded from a major European trophy thanks to the utter incompetence of European footballs governing body.

Azerbaijan are playing the victim following Henrikh Mkhitaryan correct decision to not risk his safety. Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the UK has accused Mkhitaryan of “trying to make a political statement” by declining to visit a country that is effectively at war with his own nation.

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has made it clear the whole team wants to win the Europa League for Mkhitaryan following his decision to miss the final due to security concerns.

“It’s a shame for him not to be there, especially as he has often played on the way to the final, but our team has that in mind: We also want to win for Micki,” Mustafi told Kicker.

Arsenal fans have launched an online petition to have the Europa League final moved from Baku to Wembley Stadium. The reasoning behind the petition is the exclusion of Mkhitaryan making Baku an unfit location to hold a major European final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also come out in support of Mkhitaryan saying “We know it is a big shame but we respect his decision. It is not easy for him to go there because of political problems. It is a big shame but now we have one more motivation to win”

Former Arsenal legend David Seaman has urged Unai Emery not to pick Petr Cech over Bernd Leno for the final because he feels that the German is simply the better player.

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