Transfers Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Ozil and Wilshere deals close Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:42 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Arsenal Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up Ozil & Wilshere deals closeMesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are set to hand Arsenal a welcome boost by committing to new contracts, reports The Sun .The Gunners duo are among those heading towards free agency at Emirates Stadium, with no fresh terms agreed as yet.Both are, however, locked in talks and are ready to bring the uncertainty surrounding their respective futures to a close by putting pen to paper. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal’s Auba comments irk DortmundArsene Wenger’s willingness to discuss Arsenal’s links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “disrespectful”, says Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.The Gunners boss was quizzed once again on Thursday about his reported interest in the prolific Gabon international.Zorc has hit back by saying: “We consider it disrespectful to speak about players from other clubs. We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players.”Read the full story on Goal.Welbeck on Besiktas’ shopping listArsenal striker Danny Welbeck is on Besiktas’ shopping list, according to Bleacher Report .The Turkish outfit recently sold leading forward Cenk Tosun to Everton, and they are also monitoring Islam Slimani, Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho.No offers for EvansWest Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club have not yet received an offer for centre-back Jonny Evans.The Northern Ireland international is reportedly a target for Manchester City and Arsenal in this transfer window, with rumours placing his value at around £23 million.Read the full story on Goal.Auba possible, but Arsenal out of Malcom race Arsene Wenger is keeping his plans to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal “secret”, but admits a move for Malcom will not happen.The Gunners have been heavily linked with attacking talents at Borussia Dortmund and Bordeaux, but only one of those mooted deals is now a possibility.Find out what Wenger has had to say right here. Alexis & Mkhitaryan deals closeArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan could happen in the next 48 hours.The Gunners boss has said on Alexis: “I’ve worked on transfers for 30 years. It’s likely to happen but things can break down at any minute. As long as it’s not over the line, these kinds of things are never guaranteed.”He added on Mkhitaryan: “This will be an exchange of players. Are we still on the transfer market after that? Yes.”Read the full story on Goal. Wilshere talks ongoingArsene Wenger insists Arsenal still want Jack Wilshere to stay at the club, as talks over a new contract are ongoing.As well as Gunners stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the midfielder faces an uncertain future as his current deal expires at the end of the season.Wenger has said: “We know what we want. We want him to stay.”Read the full story on Goal. Dortmund in contact over GiroudBorussia Dortmund are in contact with Arsenal over a deal for Olivier Giroud, who the Bundesliga club want as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to RMC . The report claims that BVB only want the French striker as a stop-gap for the rest of the season, with a long-term replacement to come in this summer. ‘Mkhi will be fantastic for Arsenal’Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be “a fantastic signing” for Arsenal, says Phil Neville, with a Manchester United exit making a lot of sense for the Armenian.The midfielder appears to be heading towards the out door at Old Trafford, with a proposed switch to Emirates Stadium set to form part of an agreement to take Alexis Sanchez in the opposite direction.Read the full story on Goal. Juve plot Bellerin bidJuventus are ready to make a move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, reports Tuttosport , with discussions having already been opened.The Serie A giants are eager to refresh their defensive ranks over the summer and see the Spaniard as an ideal addition.Malcom to snub Gunners?Arsenal are in danger of missing out on Bordeaux forward Malcom, according to The Times .The Gunners are eager to land the 20-year-old Brazilian amid uncertainty regarding the respective futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.They have, however, been unable to agree personal terms with the youngster, while a compromise on a fee is also yet to be reached.Walcott sends message to Arsenal fansTheo Walcott sent an emotional message to Arsenal supporters after his 12-year spell at the club came to end following his move to Everton.Walcott completed a £20 million switch to Goodison Park on Wednesday, putting pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal.Check out what he had to say to Gunners fans right here! Juventus eye Ozil and EriksonJuventus are hoping to add Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen as options to be their new No.10, according to Corriere dello Sport .Erikson is keen on a new deal with Spurs, while Ozil will hit the open market this summer. The Sun reports that the Serie A champions would end up paying a combined total of £62 million for the pair.Walcott: Rooney conviced meEverton signing Theo Walcott revealed Wayne Rooney played a big role in his decision to make the move to Goodison Park.”I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton,” Walcott told evertontv .Read the full story on Goal! Arsenal players want Alexis goneArsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the Evening Standard . Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction .Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours .However, with no resolution reached, the Arsenal are squad are determined to see the Chilean on his way before their next match at home to Palace at the weekend.Walcott joins Everton in £20m dealEverton have completed the £20 million signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal.The 28-year-old makes the switch from the Gunners and becomes Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window, following Cenk Tosun’s arrival from Besiktas.Read the full story on Goal! Walcott deserves praise for Arsenal careerTheo Walcott’s impressive stats warrant praise instead of criticism after his 12-year stint with Arsenal ended with a move to Everton on Wednesday, writes Goal ‘s Chris Wheatley.Read the full story on Goal! Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contractAlexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the Daily Telegraph . United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season.Jose Mourinho’s side are now waiting on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to accept a move to Arsenal before finalising the capture of Alexis on a four-and-a-half year contract.Chelsea not in running to sign AlexisChelsea are not in the running to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.The Blues have decided not to rival Manchester United for the Chile international, who interested Manchester City prior to them pulling the plug on interest of their own.Alexis is understood to want between £350,000-£400,000-per-week to leave the Gunners, and Chelsea have baulked at the costs involved in pursuing the 29-year-old.Read the full story on Goal! Auba’s father in London as Dortmund eye BatshuayiPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father, who also acts as his agent, is travelling to London for talks with Arsenal, with Dortmund wanting Michy Batshuayi as his replacement, according to Bild . The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Gabon international and it appears negotiations are progressing well, while the Bundesliga club see Batshuayi as a decent option to replace their star striker.
US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert The United States has acknowledged that thousands of Rohingya refugees created a “difficult situation” for Bangladesh.“I know it is a difficult situation for Bangladesh, as it is for any country, to absorb refugees,” US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said at a regular press briefing in Washington on Thursday.The US State Department published the entire proceedings of the press briefing of its spokesperson on its website.“What we’ve seen there has been very concerning to the US government as we care about what is happening to the population there. We care about what is happening to the population there [in Rakhine],” said Nauert.Asked if the US might slap a sanction on Myanmar for human rights violations, Nauert declined to comment saying the US was currently having “diplomatic conversations at this point”.“Any potential sanctions are just not something that I could comment on this time. Either – assuming that they might happen, or might not happen,” she said.“We are deeply concerned by the troubling situation in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state,” she said, adding there has been a significant displacement of local populations, following serious allegations of human rights abuses, including mass burnings of Rohingya villages and violence conducted by security forces and also armed civilians.“We, again, condemn deadly attacks on Myanmarese security forces, but join the international community in calling on those forces to prevent further violence and protect local populations in ways that are consistent with the rule of law and with full respect for human rights,” she said at the briefing.She said the United States is working through the United Nations and other international organisations to assist tens of thousands of civilians who have fled to southeastern Bangladesh since 25 August.“We call on the authorities to facilitate immediate access to affected communities that are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” the spokesperson said.“We are also communicating with Myanmar’s neighbours and other concerned international partners on efforts to end the violence and assist affected communities there,” she added.About access of aid workers and journalists to the Rakhaine state, the spokesperson said, “We’d like to certainly call on the government of Myanmar to allow better, greater access for reporters and journalists to be able to enter that country and be able to provide accurate information about what’s going on the ground.”“There also remains a humanitarian situation, where it is very difficult for humanitarian aid groups to be able to get in and provide the supplies and the support that is necessary. We are continuing to have conversations with the government, not only about the violence there, but also about those issues of journalists and also, perhaps more importantly, the humanitarian aid situation,” she added.