Wenger confirms ankle sprain for Arsenal midfielder Wilshere

Chelsea boss gives Ross Barkley his first task

Chelsea boss gives Ross Barkley his first task

They are both key members of the squad so it was hoped that they would help Arsenal qualify for the Champions League.

"Sanchez is an exceptional football player, a world-class player and, if that happens [he is sold], we have to find a different balance in the team".

"You see, you're well treated, you have nothing to complain about", he told the gathered journalists, expertly seizing the opportunity to chastise, once again, the people he most enjoys chastising.

Arsenal are without a win in four games, and their last league win came on December 28 when they scraped past Crystal Palace.

Andreas Christensen fared no better after the interval when the Chelsea defender dived to head over from inside the six-yard box.

Wenger will serve the final match of his three-match touchline ban on Sunday. We live with facts, not with psychological theories.

"You have to improve and understand that when you start to use VAR you then need to add more extra time", Conte said.

Wenger has been linked with Bordeaux's Brazilian forward Malcom and Thomas Lemar of Monaco as replacements for Sanchez.

No spot kick was awarded, but Conte is optimistic that the system can improve the standard of officiating. "We want to be in there".

"We knew we couldn't (afford to) lose".

Chelsea boss gives Ross Barkley his first task

"Mourinho wouldn't have that and I don't think a United player would do it".

According to Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal and Ancelotti have already reached an agreement and he is now set to succeed Wenger in the Emirates dugout.

Eddie Howe expects Jack Wilshere to be given a good reception when he returns to Bournemouth with Arsenal on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Nigerian midfielder played 90 minutes of Wednesday night's 0-0 draw at Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. Quizzed on whether selecting Iwobi sent a mixed message on team discipline, Wenger said: "There's one thing to punish someone individually and a second thing to punish everybody".

Man United want to offer about £5 million more and take the offer of Man City to £25 million.

The midfielder has had a history of ankle problems and must have feared the worst after suffering a suspected sprain when blocking the ball. "That's why he was not involved on Wednesday night".

"If that is true, he will be fined", Wenger said.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was left frustrated by his side's failure to turn a dominant display into a victory.

Gunneers fans were understandably worried to see their skipper depart, with Wilshere arguably Arsenal's best player on the pitch up until then.

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