Good morning Arsenal fans, welcome to today’s roundup of all things Emirates and north London.
As you’re probably well aware there’s plenty of information to be found on the web and in the national papers what with the summer transfer window coming up, so don’t worry, we’ve got it all.
We’ve also included a little something extra because let’s face it, the transfer window can get exceptionally tedious and it’s not even opened yet. Ready? Here we go.
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Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard are never going to see eye to eye whilst they remain playing for Arsenal and Chelsea respectively. Neither are Olivier Giroud and Thibaut Courtois, or indeed Olivier Giroud and Marouane Fellaini - yes we’re well aware he plays for Manchester United.
The point is Giroud doesn’t have to do much to fall out with Premier League rivals, which was why fireworks could have been expected when the Frenchman lined up against the aforesaid trio on the international scene.
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A particular highlight, and one that has since gone viral, depicted Hazard, Courtois, Fellaini and Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen laughing at Giroud as he tried to have a moan about something.
The footage, captured as the teams returned to the pitch for the second-half, doesn’t reveal just what Giroud was having a grumble about, so we’re going to assume it’s got something to do with his hair.
On top of that Belgium won 4-3. It really wasn’t Olivier’s day.
Elsewhere Jackson Martinez could be the subject of a £25 million bid from Arsenal, but not before Arsene Wenger attempts to sell the trio of Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell. Martinez bagged 32 goals in all competitions for Porto last season whereas Podolski, Sanogo and Campbell managed just seven between them.
As a result the under-performing triumvirate look set to be flogged by Wenger as he bids to create a team capable of challenging for the Premier League. In all fairness Martinez looks quite the out and out goalscorer. Will he be enough?
Last but not least it’s over to Alexis Sanchez, who reportedly had to be separated from teammates after a bust-up in the Chile national team camp.
Incredible reports claim the Arsenal star was involved in a run-in with Marcelo Diaz that had to be sorted out by Gary Medel. Those South Americans, what are they like?
Arsenal fans, let us know what you think to today’s stories in the comments box below.