After wrapping up the Granit Xhaka transfer early into the transfer window, Arsenal’s transfer activity implied they were only looking to add a world-class striker to their roster. Whilst the club officials began a game of poker in their attempts to land one, their first-choice right centre-back and skipper, Per Mertesacker, sustained a knee injury 

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Having sustained a knee injury in a friendly against Lens, Per Mertesacker will be on the sidelines until the first half of the nascent Premier League season. Subsequently, Arsene Wenger, who has lately become outspoken about transfer dealings, admitted that Arsenal would look “to bring somebody in” with considerable “experience” in the coming weeks. After 

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Arsenal’s current form is as erratic as it can get as they have won two, lost two and, drawn two in their last six competitive outings. Although they have lately been ineffective going forward, their defenders have been criticized more than the attacking players. As the other three have achieved the hero status, Gabriel Paulista 

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Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker has attracted a fair bit of criticism during his time in England but after a strong start to the present campaign, hopes were high that this would be his finest season in a Gunners shirt. However it hasn’t quite turned out that way and it could be a disappointing finale for the 

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Formation: 4-3-1-2   GK: Petr Čech He may no longer be the Chelsea’s first choice, but let’s face it, there aren’t many teams in the world whose starting XI wouldn’t include Čech if they had the choice. With his height and agility, Čech has made hardly any mistakes whatsoever in his ten years in the 

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Bayern Munich are primed to hammer the latest nail in the coffin of Arsenal’s torrid season that looks like it could fizzle out with a failure, for the first time in 16 years, to achieve a place in the Champions League. The ease with which the Germans dispatched the Gunners in their 1-3 first leg 

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