Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Juventus join the race for Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny?

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Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Juventus join the race for Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny?

Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to be the first Gunners flop to leave this summer – but their is a tug-of-war over his signature.

Juventus have joined Roma and a host of Serie A sides in the race to sign the shot stopper.

Szczesny enjoyed a stunning season with Roma on a season loan this campaign but they didn’t put a buy-out clause in the deal, according to the Daily Mail .

The Gunners want £17.5m for th Poland international but so far Juve have only offered £14m and Napoli £12m.

Szczesny makes a save for Arsenal
(Photo: Daily Mirror)

Szczesny apparently is hopeful of a Juve switch as he positions himself as Gianluigi Buffon’s successor – with the Italy legend set for just one more season.

Arsene Wenger is set for an Emirates clear out after he was handed an £150m transfer kitty when he signed a new two-year contract at the club.

Wenger urges fans who wanted him out to give peace a chance

Arsene Wenger has called for unity among the supporters after continuing his “love affair” with Arsenal for two more years , writes Mirror Football’s John Cross.

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Manager Wenger has finally signed his £8million-a-contract until 2019, on the back of the most turbulent season of his 21-year reign.

It finished in triumph with the FA Cup , but supporters are still divided after the Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League and out of the Champions League places.

But Wenger, 67, has called for the fans to get behind the team again as he promised to strengthen the squad as his first priority.

Arsene Wenger wants fans to get behind him
(Photo: Stuart MacFarlane)

Gunners boss Wenger faced more outrage from supporters after formally announcing his decision and he said: “The message to the fans is what is the basic DNA of the club: Let’s be together to support our players, to support the club and all give our absolute best to be at the level that we want to be.

“We can move up to the next level, I’m convinced of that, by having faith in the way we want to play football and by supporting the players we have already.

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“Of course we’ll try to strengthen our squad to be stronger next season, but we want to be faithful to the way we want to play the game. We want to support this way [of playing] all together.”

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil team up in bid to land themselves £350,000-a-week new contracts

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have joined forces to try to squeeze mega-deals out of Arsenal.

The Gunners ‘ two biggest stars are entering the final year of their contracts, and both want in excess of £350,000 per week to make a further commitment.

It will be one of the first big challenges for Arsene Wenger to address, following confirmation he has signed on for another two years in charge at the Emirates.

Sanchez and Ozil are in cahoots over a new deal
(Photo: Rex Features)

Both players currently earn £140,000-a-week, and are believed to have kept a close eye on the other’s negotiations.

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Striker Sanchez, 28, has indicated to the club he will stay for the final 12 months, although Bayern Munich and Manchester City are keen on him.

Midfielder Ozil, meanwhile, has been offered £280,000-a-week, but the Germany midfielder is refusing to sign and holding out for £350,000.

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