Arsenal latest: Including Vela and Walcott injury

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News and gossip from The Emirates.

News breaking out of the England camp today is that Theo Walcott has picked up an ankle injury in training on Thursday. The Arsenal forward has been ruled out for seven to ten days with the problem which means he will miss out on the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

He is the second Arsenal player to pull out of the England squad with an ankle injury with Jack Wilshere expected to miss the rest of the season with his problem.

Arsenal are continuing to be linked with a move for their former player Carlos Vela. The Real Sociedad forward has been having a superb season in La Liga with the San Sebastian club since his move from The Emirates in the summer.

The Mexican international has a £4 million buy-back clause in his contract which Arsenal want to exercise this summer but the striker himself is not keen on a move; insisting he is happy in Spain.

Arsenal transfer target Alexis Sanchez has reportedly been persuaded to join Juventus. The Barcelona forward is struggling for first team football at the Nou Camp but it is believed that he prefers a move to Turin over London.

The Chilean international has played in Italy before with Udinese and previously came near to joining the Bianconeri before his move to Spain.

Tomas Rosicky is expected to leave The Emirates this summer; with a potential move back to former club Borussia Dortmund being touted as a likely destination.

The Czech Republic international has struggled with severe injury problems since arriving in North London from Germany and with the club looking to reshape things this summer Rosicky is expected to make an exit; with his former team keen on a deal.

Some news that may come as a shock to Arsenal fans is the story that they may be lining up a swoop for former player Mathieu Flamini. The French utility player was recently berated by Arsenal fans for his performance against Barcelona in the Champions League for AC Milan.

He is out of contract at the San Siro this summer and is expected to move on; with reports suggesting Wenger could be keen on his re-recruitment.

Arsenal will be facing competition from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala for Valencia defender Adil Rami. The French international is seen by Arsene Wenger as a means to shoreing up the defence but the Russian side see him as a perfect replacement for Chris Samba.

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