Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Pep wants to sign Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez Getty Alexis Sanchez continues to be linked with a move to Manchester City
Kristopher Love | 12 January, 2018, 20:58

The Belgian's injury, Guardiola said, was not as bad as first feared. It remains to be seen for how long the favorite for English soccer's Player of the Year award is sidelined. Here are now more strong teams, a lot of competitions, a lot of games. Finishing the season unbeaten, emulating Arsenal's "Invincibles" of 2003-04, is also still a possibility.

Wenger, whose transfer dealings have been a sore point with sections of the Arsenal support, said the club will bounce back if it loses key players.

Ozil who has recently had sublime performances missed this match through a knock on his knee, as Wenger replaced him with Alex Iwobi.

This draw extends Albion's run to 19 league games without a win, but there were positives for Pardew to take from this match. Pep Guardiola's side were held 0-0 at Selhurst Park by Crystal Palace, with Ederson saving Luka Milivojevic's stoppage time penalty to preserve their unbeaten stretch.

That was part of a odd end to the match. While both players received treatment, before being simultaneously carried off the field on stretchers, Guardiola took a seat next to Hodgson in Palace's dug-out and the managers chatted.

Sanchez is inside the a year ago of his contract at the Emirates Stadium with speculation suggesting the Gunners could cash in on the star in January if Manchester City come calling again.

Gabriel Jesus
Getty Gabriel Jesus injury has means Alexis Sanchez may move to the Etihad

West Brom's pressure began to increase after half-time, but Foster had to be alert to block Lacazette's low strike after the France global made a rare drive into the penalty area.

Sanchez's contract with Arsenal ends next summer and he will be able to join any team he wants as a free agent.

Arsenal started the weekend in sixth place in the Premier League table but one point adrift of Liverpool FC in fourth spot with 18 games to go.

Baggies earn point but lack bounce West Brom were fortunate to come away with anything from a display that appeared focused on defending.

Arsenal can be backed at 4/6, and West Brom at 31/10, while a draw can be backed at 9/2.

Sadly, on Wednesday morning, they were greeted with a truly familiar sight; the Arsenal boss spending a minimal amount to bring in a virtually unheard of player.