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Arsenal close in on Sanchez

Chile's Alexis Sanchez
Chile's Alexis Sanchez Credit: Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport

Arsenal are edging closer to signing 25-year-old Chile striker, Alexis Sanchez.The North London team have put in a £32 million pound bid with Barcelona and are hoping to seal the deal within the next 48 hours.

However, this sale may well be dependent on the Spanish team acquiring Liverpool's top striker, Luis Suarez.

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England physio dislocates ankle celebrating goal

England physio Gary Lewin is carried off injured on a stretcher Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

England physio Gary Lewin, who used to work for Arsenal, is to return home from the World Cup after suffering a fracture and dislocation of his ankle. The Londoner sustained the injury while celebrating Daniel Sturridge's first-half equaliser in Saturday night's 2-1 defeat against Italy.

England physio Gary Lewin during the match Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

Lewin jumped off the bench while cheering and injured himself in the process. He left the field on a stretcher after a short break in play.

"That was a very sad moment for us," England boss Roy Hodgson said. "In celebrating the goal he jumped up, landed on a water bottle and dislocated his ankle.

"It was very painful. He was taken to hospital. The doctor set it, put it back in at the side of the field, but it's the end of the World Cup for Gary."

Bacary Sagna to leave Arsenal for Manchester City

It's been announced Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna will move to Manchester City after the World Cup. The 31-year-old has represented the Gunners more than 200 times since joining them from Auxerre in 2007. He faces Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras in Group E in the French World Cup squad.

Announcing the signing, City say the defender will wear the vacant number three shirt at the Etihad Stadium, the same number he wore for Arsenal.

Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

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Wenger: Hopefully we can make some more history

The club has always shown faith in me and I'm very grateful for that.

We have gone through fantastic periods and periods where we have to stick together and every time when that togetherness was tested I got the right response.

I think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this club and hopefully we can make some more history. I am sure we can.

– Arsene Wenger

Arsenal 'looking forward to more trophies' with Wenger

Sustained excellence is the hardest thing to achieve in sport and the fact Arsenal has competed at the top of the game in England and Europe throughout the time Arsène has been manager, is the ultimate testimony to his consistency of performance, talent and ambition.

We are delighted with the FA Cup success which has added to his already outstanding record. Under his guidance we look forward to adding more trophies in future seasons.

– Stan Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority shareholder

Arsenal 'delighted' that Wenger has renewed contract

We are delighted that Arsene has renewed his contract for a further three years.

He is a man of principle, who lives and breathes Arsenal. He has established Arsenal for its exciting playing style around the world, continues his commitment to young players and has the ability to bring top-class players to the club.

I have no doubt we have an exciting future ahead of us with him leading the team.

– Arsenal Chairman, Sir Chips Keswick
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