Arsene Wenger line up Mario Mandzukic transfer raid: Arsenal news round-up

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Arsenal have suffered a setback with Danny Welbeck in danger of missing of missing their showdown against Manchester United this weekend. The striker was seen limping and holding his hamstring during England’s win over Scotland last night.

He was subbed off just after the hour mark at Celtic Park and could be missing from action this weekend.

Arsenal fans will likely be angered by the fact that Welbeck was seen signalling to the England bench that he was struggling, but wasn't taken off until later. Manchester United defender Luke Shaw failed to come through the game unscathed either, and is also a doubt for the clash at the Emirates Stadium.


If Welbeck does miss the game then boss Arsene Wenger could opt to replace him with Yaya Sanogo, or deploy the in-form Alexis Sanchez in a more advanced role.

Wenger plots move for Mandzukic

Arsene Wenger could be lining up a move for Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic, according to reports in Spain.

Atletico are believed to be targeting Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, which means Mandzukic could become available. The Croatian only joined the reigning champions in the summer and has settled in well, scoring five goals in nine league games so far.

Mandzukic was a target for Arsenal over the summer before he opted to head to La Liga. Elsewhere in the transfer market, the Daily Star claims that the Gunners are set to miss out on Mats Hummels, but could land youngster Rolando Adams from Newcastle.

Giroud set to make return

A date has been set for Olivier Giroud’s comeback according to the Telegraph. The striker has been out since August but the has been pencilled in to make his comeback against West Brom on November 29. The former Montpellier ace suffered a broken foot during the draw with Everton earlier this season.

The game against Manchester United will come too soon for him but captain Mikel Arteta should return to action, however the Gunners will still be without Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs.

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