Good Morning Arsenal fans
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits it is unfortunate they will have a reduced crowd at Stamford Bridge tomorrow for the visit of Arsenal.
Sanctions placed on the club mean the number of fans will be limited to about 25,000 season ticket holders in the 40,000-capactiy ground.
Tuchel told a pre-match press conference: “It’s not an advantage. We want to play home matches in front of a full stadium.
“The game is for the spectators and supporters so that’s bad news actually.”
Meanwhile, David James has urged Arsenal to make a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
Haaland’s being chased by Man City, Barcelona, and Man United.
But James reckons Arsenal should throw their hat in the ring.
James told Sky Sports: “With Haaland coming up at £65m that is something maybe Arsenal should have a word with.”
Elsewhere, William Saliba has proven his heart does lie at Arsenal, after all.
Earlier this week, the France star, 21, hinted he could quit the Gunners to join loan side Marseille on a permanent deal.
But Dimitri Payet – Saliba‘s team-mate at the Ligue 1 giants – has revealed the defender still keeps tabs on how his parent club are faring.
The former West Ham midfielder revealed: “Saliba loves Arsenal.
“I have seen him watch his club many times.”
In other news, Arsenal star Lucas Torreira has reportedly agreed terms with Fiorentina.
The midfielder is on loan with the Italian side but has decided to make his move permanent, according to Football Insider.
Finally, Gunners transfer target Lautoro Martinez has been on fire for Inter in the Milan derby tonight.
Martinez snagged a double in Inter’s 3-0 win over fierce rivals AC Milan at the San Siro.
The Argentine’s brace helped catapult Inter into the Coppa Italia final, and his contribution will have most likely caught the attention of Mikel Arteta who is in dire need of a new striker.