Arsenal News LIVE updates: Sanchez to Man Utd claim, Wilshere latest, Carabao Cup preview

Sanchez to Man Utd

05:00: Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to snatch Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez away from rivals Manchester City.

Sanchez, 28, was on the verge of securing a move to Manchester City on transfer deadline day after Arsenal accepted a bid totalling £60million. 

However, Arsene Wenger blocked his move to the Etihad after failing to land Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as his replacement, with the France international opting against a switch despite the Ligue 1 champions accepting the offer. 

Pep Guardiola is keen on securing a reunion with him and could reignite his interest in the former Barcelona man in January. 

But The Sun claim Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on hijacking his move to rivals City. 

It is said that the Portuguese boss has been quoted a £25million signing-on fee for Alexis Sanchez. 

Wilshere latest

04:00: Jack Wilshere looks set to be handed a chance to start rebuilding his Arsenal career in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

The 25-year-old made his first Arsenal appearance since returning from his loan spell at Bournemouth in last week’s Europa League win over Cologne.

But he wasn’t in the match day squad to face Chelsea three days later with reports suggesting he wants out of the Emirates to save his career.

However, Wenger has hinted Wilshere is likely to be involved in tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Doncaster.

“Jack has been consistent in training,” Wenger said. 

“If you ask me is he back to his full, 100 per cent potential, I would say no, but he’s not far away.”

Ozil and Sanchez not needed

03:00: Ian Wright believes Arsene Wenger should stick with the players that performed brilliantly for Arsenal in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea. 

Mesut Ozil was absent for the match against Antonio Conte’s side while Alexis Sanchez came on as a second half substitute.

Often regarded as Arsenal’s two main superstars, Ozil and Sanchez were not needed as the Gunners went on to claim an invaluable draw.

And Arsenal legend Wright believes Wenger should keep both players away from the starting line-up for tonight’s cup tie against Doncaster.

“I would like Arsene Wenger to be more pragmatic in his approach, like he was in that particular game, and it’s up to the players to then execute it,” Wright told Sky Sports’ The Debate show.

“I think if they can do that then it shows that they can do it successfully without them two.”