Thursday’s gossip column

Thursday’s gossip column
Arsenal eye Barcelona winger Victor Vazquez, plus other rumours

Arsenal must select themselves up following Carling Cup reduction, says Wenger
Arsene Wenger challenged his crestfallen Arsenal squad not to allow the disappointment of defeat in the Carling Cup ultimate against Birmingham at Wembley ruin their period.

Robin Van Persie ruled out of Barcelona showdown
Arsenal have been dealt another damage blow with news that Robin van Persie will be out of action for three weeks, ruling him out of the showdown with Barcelona.