Arsenal latest: La Liga club deny offers for £24m Gunners target

Theo Walcott

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In Pole position? Not so fast...

Recent speculation has linked Arsenal with a big January bid to sign Sevilla's Polish international midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak. The former Reims star joined Sevilla for just €4.5m this summer, but the Gunners have already been tipped to make a £24m bid in the New Year after a superb start to life in Spain.

However, Sevilla sporting director Monchi says that they have received no bids for the 24-year-old ahead of the January transfer window, with Inter Milan also believed to be interested in the Arsenal target.

"We’ve not received any offer for him," he said. "Things are going very well with Krychowiak. We’re going to let him enjoy being at Sevilla because he’s delighted to be here. There’s nothing [to announce]."

Walcott reflects on being a fan

Theo Walcott recently made his return to the first team after a ten month injury battle, and says that his time supporting the club as a fan rather than being on the pitch as a player has helped him.

"I’m the sort of person that likes to get involved in everything," Walcott told Arsenal Player. "I’m quite chilled at times but if it’s getting tense [watching a match] I get quite nervous because I know how hard the guys work throughout the week."

"It’s good because you get to see a different side of it. Not just that, you see the people around you and the buzz they get from anything that a player does and you think, ‘OK, I’ll remember that for next time’," he added.

Szczesny signs for Manchester United, Arsenal land Zlatan?!

One of the more bizarre stories to emerge this week is that Wojciech Szczesny was filmed around his house during his time with the Poland national team - and fans saw something strange as he played as Arsenal on FIFA 15.

Szczesny had in fact sold himself on the game, buying Galatasaray stopper Fernando Muslera and Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and even said that he wanted to buy a defensive midfielder too.

It's a light-hearted story, but it may even be an indication that Szczesny does want manager Arsene Wenger to bring in a holding midfielder - just like most of the fans do.

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