Arsenal latest: Alexis Sanchez deal seems close; Jenkinson could depart

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All the latest news and gossip from the past 24 hours at The Emirates.

Alexis Sanchez looks like being on his way to Arsenal. After days of speculation linking him with moves to Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus it looks like he has chosen Arsenal as his preferred destination.

Alexis has been in great form recently but wants a move away from Barcelona in order for more regular first-team football.

Now it is being reported in Spain that Alexis' agent is already in London to try and finalise details of a move. Now it is also being reported that the Chilean World Cup star is flying into London with a deal seemingly on the brink of completion.

Alexis Sanchez certainly looks like being an Arsenal player by the end of the week - but Gunners beware, remember Gonzalo Higuain?

Arsenal's deal to sign Mathieu Debuchy looks like being completed soon - however The Gunners may have to part ways with another right-back to get hold of him.

Newcastle United reportedly want Carl Jenkinson to come the other way as part of the deal, which would provide them cover for their departed starter and would knock some cash off the price for the player.

Arsenal have Egyptian right-back Ahmed Fathi on trial and youngster Hector Bellerin coming through the ranks - so may be open to the deal.

Former Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner is said to be on the brink of finding himself a new team this week. The Danish international striker was released by the club at the end of the season and has been linked with plenty of clubs linked with his signature from England, Germany and Spain.

Eintracht Frankfurt have been mentioned in the past while Hull City and Newcastle United are also believed to be keen.

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