8am Arsenal news LIVE: Ozil pay cut ‘may not be legally binding’, Champions League spot for Gunners if season cancelled – The Sun

ARSENAL continue to wait for news on when the Premier League will return.

But the Gunners may have an ulterior motive for hoping it does not come back, with Uefa reportedly considering allowing them into the Champions League if the season is cancelled.

Follow all the latest updates from North London below…

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS 

    Chelsea could be eyeing a SHOCK move for highly sought-after striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

    The Metro claim Frank Lampard is keen on signing the Gabon international who is due to be out of contract in 2021.

    Aubameyang, 30, could be at the centre of a three-way transfer battle with Man City and Barcelona also rumoured to be interested in the Emirates star. 

    Elsewhere the Gunners pay cut row continues to dominate headlines with Mesut Ozil and two other Arsenal players reported to have rejected taking a pay cut. 

    The Daily Star claims the club are hopeful the two unnamed players will join the rest of their teammates in agreeing to a 12.5 per cent pay reduction. 

    Arsenal claim players taking a pay cut will help the club financially during the coronavirus crisis. 

    Inter Milan are being urged to make a bid for Alexandre Lacazette according to reports in Italy. 

    Former Azzurri international Antonio Cassano reckons Inter should sell their star striker Lautaro Martinez to help fund the move. 

    Robin Van Persie has claimed he was NOT offered a new contract by Arsenal before he joined Manchester United.

    The Dutchman told The High Performance Podcast he regrets the way he parted with the Gunners in 2012. 

    And Roma have reached an agreement with Arsenal to keep Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan beyond June 30, according to reports. 

  • AUBA INTO CITY?

    Charlie Nicholas reckons Man City could swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

    And while the Sky Sports pundit believes the Arsenal striker doesn't want to leave, he expects City could make a move him.

    Nicholas told Sporting Life: “I do not think Aubameyang is seeking to leave.

    “He is a superstar at Arsenal. He was only a star at Dortmund.

    “If he is thinking about leaving, are Manchester United going to give you more opportunities as it stands? I do not think so.

    “Would he get into Liverpool’s side? No. Manchester City could be an option so that he could replace Sergio Aguero, but the only alternatives are two giants of Spain, but I do not think he is that type.”

  • GUNNERS WAGE WAR

    Arsenal are hoping to reach an agreement with two of the three players reported to have rebelled over pay cuts.

    Yesterday club officials confirmed a voluntary agreement that would see first-team players, take a 12.5 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus lockdown.

    However the Mirror claim Ozil, who's the Gunners' highest earning player, is refusing to accept the terms.

    The club's talks with its two other pay cut rebels are still ongoing, according to
    The Daily Star.

    Officials are believed to be hopeful they'll join the rest of their teammates in accepting the agreement.

  • INTER LACA?

    Inter Milan are being urged to buy Alexandre Lacazette according to reports in Italy.

    Retired Azzurri frontman Antonio Cassano reckons the club should make a swoop for the Gunners star and PSG frontman Edison Cavani.

    And Cassano, who played 39 times for Italy, believes Inter should sell their Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez.

    The former AC Milan forward reckons Lacazette would be better placed to help Antonio Conte's side win a Serie A title.

    Cassano told FCInterNews: “I would go to Cavani who is about to expire on a contract, and I would buy Lacazette.

    “Conte is one who wants to win everything immediately, Lautaro will become even stronger in three years but I would say 'go, it was a pleasure.”

  • DUTCH COURAGE

    Robin Van Persie has claimed he was NOT offered a new deal by Arsenal before he joined Manchester United.

    The Dutchman revealed his regrets over the way he parted with the Gunners in 2012.

    Speaking on The High Performance Podcast, he said: “If I look back at that whole situation, I have to look at myself as well, where I could have done better or could have done something differently.

    “That open letter – I shouldn't have done that.”

    Before he added: “Partly it was the fact that Arsenal did not offer me a new deal. So if I look back at that, I should have done that better.”

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