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Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal forward likely to join Man Utd - Arsene Wenger


Alexis Sanchez is nearing a move to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.


LONDON -- Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a swap with Manchester United of Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan is "likely to happen" in the next 48 hours -- but didn't rule out the deal falling through and having the Chilean play for Arsenal on Saturday.

The Arsenal boss told a news conference on Thursday that he views Mkhitaryan as a good replacement for Sanchez but was coy about the possibility of also signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund -- saying those talks are best kept secret.

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Arsene Wenger 'disrespectful' over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang joined Borussia Dortmund from Saint-Etienne in 2013




Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was "disrespectful" by talking publicly about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, say Borussia Dortmund.

The Gunners are interested in signing the £60m-rated Gabon forward, who has been left out of his side's trip to Hertha Berlin on Friday night.

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Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan sentenced for assault

Jon Flanagan has been handed a 12-month community order

 

Liverpool footballer Jon Flanagan has been sentenced to 40 hours of unpaid work and a community order for assaulting his girlfriend.

The 25-year-old defender pleaded guilty to common assault by beating of Rachael Wall at an earlier hearing.

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Messi misses penalty as Barcelona lose cup derby

Oscar Melendo scored the only goal of the game with two minutes remaining of a temperamental derby cup tie



Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Barcelona suffered a first defeat since August in their Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg against Espanyol.

Messi was denied by goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 62nd minute after a foul on Sergi Roberto.

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Theo Walcott: Everton sign forward from Arsenal

Theo Walcott averages a goal roughly every four games during his time at Arsenal



Everton have completed the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth more than £20m on a three-and-a-half year contract.

Walcott, 28, becomes Sam Allardyce's second signing of the January transfer window following the £27m paid for striker Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

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