Arsenal weekend round-up: Michu link, Wilshere faces one game ban and Koscielny 'out for a while'

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All the news and gossip from The Emirates over the past couple of days.

Arsenal lost this weekend 6-3 to Manchester City. In a swashbuckling event goals from Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, David Silva, Fernandinho (2) and Yaya Toure saw City run out winners despite an excellent double from the impressive Theo Walcott and a late consolation from Per Mertesacker.

The game was however marred by three incidents.

First of all, it looks as if Laurent Koscielny is out until 2014. Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will be ‘out for a while’ after suffering a nasty laceration to his knee in an attempt to stop Negredo scoring City’s second goal.

He has posted a picture of the injury online - and to look at it seems as though he will not be playing for a little while yet.

There was also the behaviour of Jack Wilshere. He flipped the City fans the bird and now faces at least a one game ban.

That is the punishment Luis Suarez received a year ago for the same thing - but whether or not it will be for the Chelsea game remains to be seen.

Meanwhile Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil ‘had words’ at the final whistle after Ozil refused to go clap the travelling support. He apologised after the game.

Arsenal are about to seal the transfer of Toni Sanabria according to several reports. The Paraguayan international has decided to leave Barcelona and Arsenal are the benefactors of his unhappiness in Spain.

Michu has opened the door to a potential Arsenal move in January. The Spanish forward has been in fine form for Swansea since arriving for a cut-price deal last summer.

And he has now admitted a desire to play in the Champions League:

"Every player dreams about playing in big teams, clubs who play in the Champions League and fight for titles. I am no different. I’m very happy at Swansea but it is obvious that every player wants to grow up and see how far you can go."

Liverpool and Arsenal are both being linked with a move for Hoffenheim attacker Kevin Volland.

The German under-21 international has been in exceptional form this season and is expected to be a transfer target for many clubs come the start of the winter and summer windows.

Bayern Munich are also keen.

image: © Benjamin Blackler

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