Eden Hazard has struggled for minutes this season, but Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has not held talks with the forward.
Arsenal previously attempted to sign Axel Witsel, according to a recent interview with the player’s father. The experienced Belgian international has gone on to enjoy an accomplished career, turning out for the likes of Benfica, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Borussia Dortmund and now Atletico Madrid while also trailing only Jan Vertonghen on the list of all-time most senior appearances for his country. Witsel has never plied his club trade in the Premier League, despite a raft of transfer rumours down the years amid links to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and more.
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard believes Under-18s coach Jack Wilshere is the perfect person to nurture teenage star Ethan Nwaneri. Nwaneri shot to fame last month when he became the youngest player in Premier League history, coming on against Brentford to make his professional debut at the age of just 15. Odegaard was the same age when he made his own senior debut, turning out for Norwegian side Strømsgodset before joining Real Madrid a year later.
Carlo Ancelotti has responded to claims Real Madrid enjoy good fortune by declaring: "the best team wins the Champions League".