Arsenal gossip: Walcott crocked until Christmas but defender wants new deal

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Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip.

Joel Campbell - Arsenal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says it is “now or never” for Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell – and thinks the 23-year-old can be “very important” for the Gunners over the next few months, the Daily Mirror reports.

Campbell signed for the north Londoners back in August 2011 yet has been sent out on loan to France, Spain and Greece despite starring in Brazil last year.

Samuel Umtiti

Arsenal are reportedly one of the sides on alert after Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti expressed an interest in a future transfer to the Premier League, according to the Metro.

The France Under-21 international is regarded as one of the best young players in Ligue 1 at the moment, and is also on Chelsea’s radar.

Nacho Monreal

Nacho Monreal claims he is in talks with Arsenal over extending his stay at the club, the Daily Express reports.

The Spaniard was been heavily linked with a move back to Spain to join Athletic Bilbao.

Theo Walcott Arsenal

Theo Walcott is facing a longer spell on the sidelines than first thought with a calf injury, the Daily Star reports.

The England international came off in the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

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