The news that Santi Cazorla is set to miss the rest of the season because of his ongoing Achilles injury is a blow, but hardly a surprise. The 32-year-old has been struggling for some time now, has undergone two separate operations, and even his setbacks have had setbacks. He last played for the club in October.
Whenever Arsenal lose a game or go through a bad period, his absence is cited as a key factor. And while there might well be some element of truth to it, the wider issue is that the Gunners'...
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for the latest gossip.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Everton
Arsenal's versatile midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain is a summer target for Everton, according to the Daily Mirror.
Stuffing a pie into your face on live TV, bringing two high-level investigations down upon yourself and ultimately being sacked as a result isn't the only way to get yourself noticed in an FA Cup tie.
It might have been a whirlwind 24 hours for Sutton's now former reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, but from an Arsenal perspective the central protagonist on Monday night was another man, Lucas Perez, and his career may be rather better off as a result.
The clamour for Arsene Wenger to give Perez a more...
The FA Cup has saved Arsene Wenger before. Back in 2014, his reign as Arsenal manager appeared to be on the verge of ending. Arsenal had endured difficult campaigns in the Premier League and Champions League and fan discontent was mounting just as the boss' contract was approaching expiry. However, Arsenal managed to find some salvation in the form of Wembley triumph and their first trophy win in nine years.
The subsequent outpouring of relief and revelry granted Wenger the opportunity to extend...