News and gossip from the past 48 hours at The Emirates.
Arsenal won a tense encounter with already relegated QPR at Loftus Road this weekend to keep themselves on course for Champions League football next season. They did all the work within the first 20 seconds when Theo Walcott raced through to score what would ultimately prove to be the winning goal.
And the goal also gave Walcott some opportunity to gloat over his former team-mate Robin Van Persie. While RVP may have won the Premier League title Walcott has now taken away his record of the fastest Premier League goal of the season; taking away the Manchester United strikers record set against West Ham earlier in the campaign.
Staying with QPR related Arsenal news and Loic Remy has reportedly told his friends that Arsenal is his dream destination. The French international signed for QPR in January and has impressed in the Premier League but with Harry Redknapp unable to save them from the drop the wages of the striker are expected to be scrapped from the bill at Loftus Road. He could move to The Emirates for £8 million.
Goal.com believe that Bayern Munich have now lodged an official enquiry with the London club for the services of Laurent Koscielny. Pep Guardiola sees the French international as the perfect addition to his side this summer in order to take over from the ageing Daniel Van Buyten. Arsenal have previously maintained that the 27-year-old is not for sale at any price but Bayern are willing to test their resolve in the summer with a £20 million bid.
Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna has announced he is refusing to close the door on a transfer this summer. While admitting he could still be at Arsenal next season he also claimed that moves to Monaco or Paris Saint-Germain were also not impossible.
Arsenal may face a fight to get hold of Cesc Fabregas again next season. The Barcelona man is reportedly open to a return to his firmer club but now both AC Milan and Inter Milan are also said to be keen on a deal for the Spanish international this summer.
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