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Okay, we don’t have a cow and there’s certainly no milk, but what we can compromise on the news part having spent the best part of this morning sourcing the latest Arsenal-related information from around the web.
If team news is what you’re after, we’ve got it. If transfer news is what you’re after, we’ve got that as well. Interested? We’ll let you leave now if not. If you are then read on below, and don’t forget to leave your relevant thoughts and theories in the comments box below.
Rosicky on Cech
The rumours surrounding Petr Cech’s potential move to Arsenal continue to rumble on but it would appear that Tomas Rosicky is doing everything in his power to convince his international teammate to push for a deal.
The Gunners midfielder has confirmed that he has talked to Cech about moving clubs, which could be good news for Arsenal given their need for a world-class goalkeeper.
There’s no doubting the fact that Cech would drastically improve Arsene Wenger’s squad, so as far as we’re concerned Rosicky can crack on.
"I would be lying if I said I didn't speak about it with Petr because it's no secret he wants to change clubs," Rosicky said.
"He will have a lot of options to go to a good club."
Of course there is a certain pain in the groin to be felt by the presence of French champions Paris Saint-Germain, who will try and sign Cech themselves if given but half a chance, but with the latest information hinting that the 32-year-old is keen to stay in England perhaps worries about Laurent Blanc’s interests can be put to one side.
Elsewhere Arsenal are preparing high-level contract talks with Theo Walcott as they attempt to convince the England international to stay in north London.
Walcott’s future is uncertain at this point although negotiations are underway for an extension on his current Emirates deal. Previous reports have indicated that he could be used as some sort of bargaining chip for Wenger to further his own transfer interests, though they now appear to be off the mark so long as Arsenal can offer the winger game-time.
Last but not least Lukas Podolski has offered up a statement that should be of interest to Gunners fans, confirming that he will only stay in north London if he’s given a guarantee that he’ll get first-team opportunities.
The German forward only scored once in a drab loan spell with Inter Milan last year and has been linked with an exit from Arsenal this summer.