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Arsenal have recently confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette won’t feature until the beginning of October due to an ankle problem and that is undoubtedly a blow for the team, given the striker has formed an impressive partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang upfront over the past year.
The north London side don’t have an immediate replacement in hand for the striker’s role but manager Unai Emery has the option of playing Aubameyang in a central position such that one of the bench players can be entrusted with the wide attacking duties.
Here are three players …

A selection of the Arsenal supporters have expressed their pleasure on Twitter after being offered a positive update on the fitness of defender Rob Holding. The 23-year-old has not played a single minute for the Gunners since sustaining a serious knee injury in the 2-2 draw against Manchester United in December 2018, but he has featured for the development side this season with the view to building up his match sharpness.
A recent report from Football.London has revealed that the centre-back could make his first-team comeback under manager Unai Emery following the …

Arsenal are set to tackle cross-town rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this weekend. The north London derby has been a fairly even contest over the past five years and both clubs will surely strive to secure three points on Sunday on the back of losing their respective matches in Gameweek 3.
Two key battles to watch out for in the derby
Nicolas Pepe vs Danny Rose

Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe was handed with his maiden league start against Liverpool last weekend and he produced an impressive showing where he managed seven …

Arsenal will be aiming to return to winning ways when they entertain Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners started the season with back-to-back wins over Newcastle United and Burnley but they could not sustain the run against Liverpool, where they succumbed to a 3-1 loss.
Despite the defeat, there were plenty of positives from the fact that the Gunners had created genuine chances to score during the opening half and the outcome of the game could have been different, had they found the net early in the …

Arsenal suffered a fourth successive Premier League defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. The Gunners had come into the game with a perfect start to the season alongside the Reds, but they were outsmarted by the hosts, who were just more clinical with the chances on offer.
While the Gunners did show more resilience when compared to their previous visits to the stadium, there still remain concerns with the defensive outlook of the team. Here are two things we learned from the Gunners’ first loss of the campaign to Jurgen …

Liverpool entertain Arsenal in this weekend’s Premier League showdown at Anfield. The Reds and Gunners are currently the only clubs preserving a 100 percent start to the new league campaign and this is certainly a rare feat which has not happened since the 2009/10 season.
This will, however, not matter for the teams when they take to the playing field on Saturday evening and the pressure should mostly be on the Gunners, who have not picked up a single point against the Reds on the road since January 2016.
Moreover, the last …

Arsenal ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Juan Gamper trophy. The Gunners started the game on the backfoot with the Blaugrana dominating the play in their half, but they managed to break the deadlock against the run of play with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring with a thumping strike in the 36th minute.
Following the half-time interval, the Spanish champions stepped up their performance with a number of goalscoring attempts, but the deficit was eventually erased through an own goal in the 69th minute from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, …

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reiterated that Laurent Koscielny has not changed his stance and the Frenchman is determined to leave the club during this summer’s transfer window.
The 33-year-old has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over the past nine seasons, but he appears to have decided over a fresh challenge despite the personal plea from Emery.
Speaking in a press conference following the Angers friendly, Emery said that he is doing his part to convince Koscielny to remain with the club, though the defender wants to part ways.
“I …

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has indicated that Alexandre Lacazette has not suffered a serious injury during the Emirates Cup encounter against former club Lyon on Sunday.
The Frenchman was substituted within 12 minutes of the friendly clash against Les Gones with an ankle problem and there were concerns thereafter after he returned to the bench with a protective boot on his left leg.
However, speaking after the game, Emery highlighted that the striker was only benched as a precaution for a sprained ankle and he will be assessed over the same in …

A selection of Arsenal supporters have revealed their excitement over the arrival of Dani Ceballos. The Spain international recently became the club’s second signing of the summer transfer window after joining them from Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
The Gunners have remained largely quiet in terms of the transfer business for the summer but the recruitment of Ceballos has provided manager Unai Emery with a quality player, who has the ability to feature in multiple midfield positions.
Generally a central midfielder by trade, the Spaniard has shown that he is also …