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ARSENAL goalkeeper David Raya has already considered his next transfer move despite only just signing for the Gunners.

Elsewhere, Arsenal star Bukayo Saka could be fit for the crunch Premier League clash against Chelsea.

Saka's muscle injury is "not serious" and he is targeting a return against the West Londoners according to reports.

And Ollie Watkins has popped up as a potential investment to solve Arsenal's striker 'issue' for January.

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  • By Etienne Fermie

    Midfielder routed for international side

    Thomas Partey started for Ghana as they faced the USA in a friendly last night.

    But it wasn't a happy outing for the midfielder, with his side battered 4-0 in Nashville.

    Partey was substituted after 64 minutes of the match.

    Former Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun was among the goals, while ex-Gunner Matt Turner kept a clean sheet between the sticks.

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  • By Etienne Fermie

    Havertz stays on the bench

    Kai Havertz was an unused sub as Germany took on Mexico in Philadelphia last night.

    The Gunners ace wasn't called upon by new boss Julian Nagelsmann as his side drew 2-2.

    Havertz, 24, did feature for 29 minutes in Germany's previous match against the USA.

    He helped his side to a 3-1 win on that occasion.

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  • By Etienne Fermie

    Arsenal stars in Brazil action

    Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Magalhaes both started for Brazil last night.

    The Selecao were in action in Montevideo as they took on Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier.

    Arsenal duo Jesus and Magalhaes both played the full 90 minutes of the match, but were unable to prevent their side from falling to a 2-0 defeat.

    Liverpool star Darwin Nunez grabbed Uruguay's first, with Nicolas de la Cruz scoring the second – and Neymay being forced off injured before half-time.

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  • By Etienne Fermie

    Gunners star in England action

    Declan Rice completed the full 90 minutes as England beat Italy 3-1 last night.

    The midfielder was selected alongside Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham for the Wembley clash.

    Italy took the lead through Gianluca Scamacca, before England hit back via Harry Kane's double and an effort by Marcus Rashford.

    Aaron Ramsdale was an unused substitute.

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  • By Etienne Fermie

    David Raya on Ramsdale relationship

    Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya has opened up on his relationship with Aaron Ramsdale, whose position as No1 he has claimed in recent weeks.

    Speaking to The Athletic, the Spaniard said: "The relationship? It’s very good.

    "At the end of the day, we are mates, which is the important thing. We have a very healthy relationship. There are no problems.

    "We push each other every day in training: when he’s a little bit down, I push him, and when I’m a little bit down (he does the same).

    "We train three goalkeepers, four at the most, for hours a week, and you need that kind of relationship because otherwise, the training is not going to go well."

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  • By Kostas Lianos

    Guirassy to Arsenal?

    Arsenal have been linked with Stuttgart star Serhou Guirassy ahead of the January transfer window.

    However, transfer insider Fabrizio Romano is "not aware" of any contact between Guirassy and the Gunners.

    Serhou Guirassy – For sure clubs are following the in-form Stuttgart striker, but at the moment I’m not aware of any contact with Chelsea or Arsenal, that would be pure guessing as I’m not aware of any negotiation or contact.

    I think we should also respect Stuttgart, he’s a key player for them and his focus is 100% on Stuttgart.

    Fabrizio RomanoCaught Offside

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Ben White new contract

    Arsenal are "more than confident" of Ben White signing a new contract.

    According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are looking to get new deal for White "done and sealed" as quickly as possible.

    Negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing since August.

    The versatile defender is happy at the Emirates and the North Londoners want him to be the next to extend after captain Martin Odegaard.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Raya on Neville

    Arsenal ace David Raya addressed criticism from pundits like Manchester United Gary Neville after the Gunners' recent win over Manchester City.

    It’s something I have internalised, but it’s also the coach’s orders.

    What he doesn’t want is for us to start hitting balls — we have to invite a player [opponent to press] to come out a little bit. I’m the free man, and once a striker or someone jumps me, that leaves a free man on the pitch, and we have to look for superiority.

    That’s the way the coach tells me to play. The fans aren’t used to us goalkeepers having the ball for a long time and if they [the opponents] don’t press, you have to wait for the moment to pass the ball.

    It’s a risk that we take, but I take the responsibility that if, one day, there’s a mistake I’ll raise my hand. There’s no way around it.

    David RayaThe Athletic

  • By Kostas Lianos

    The next Bellingham?

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes record signing Declan Rice could develop in a more advanced midfielder role like Real Madrid superstar Jude Bellingham, according to insider Ben Jacobs.

    I would be reticent to compare Rice and Bellingham directly. But the point of saying this is that if you look at Bellingham at [Borussia] Dortmund, he scored eight league goals over the course of 31 games in his final season.

    At Real Madrid, he has been given more license to push forwards and be more explosive. He sees more of the ball and has others working on the ball for him, which allows him to create more space than at Dortmund. He has already got eight goals in La Liga, which is the same total as he got in the Bundesliga at Dortmund last season, but in way fewer games.

    I think Arsenal feel like, to some extent, Rice has that potential to suddenly explode in an attacking sense if he is given that freedom.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he is given a bit more freedom and trialled in a more advanced position, especially because others in that central attacking midfield role – when utilised – haven’t always excelled.

    Ben JacobsGive Me Sport

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  • By Kostas Lianos

    England 3-1 Italy

    England defeated Italy at Wembley to confirm their place at the finals od Euro 2024.

    The Three Lions initially trailed after Gianluca Scamacca’s 15th-minute opener.

    But skipper Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute.

    Manchester United star Marcus Rashford turned the game on its head after 57 minutes and Kane sealed qualification 20 minutes later.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Raya on Ramsdale

    David Raya insists he has a “very good relationship” with Aaron Ramsdale – despite taking his No1 jersey at Arsenal, writes SunSport's Jordan Davies.

    The relationship [with Ramsdale] its very good. We are mates, which is the important thing. We have a very healthy relationship. There are no problems.

    We push each other every day in training: when he’s a little bit down, I push him, and when I’m a little bit down [he does the same].

    I’m going to fight for it. [Mikel]Arteta gives me the confidence to be there. He wanted to have two top players in each position. It was up to me to find the time and fight to get the minutes.

    I don’t want to think beyond that. If there are rotations, as there are in any position, I’m going to help on and off the pitch.

    David Raya

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Ad to be said

    Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Adebayor has called on Gooners to "forget" his famous celebration for Manchester City against them 14 years ago.

    I think the fans can forget what happened in 2009 when I ran the length of the pitch.

    Today I will make it clear, I don't think any human being would accept it if people were singing about and insulting your family, especially your mother and father. I would do anything for my mother and father. It's behind me now, I hope it is behind them.

    We all love football and every once in a while when they see that celebration on television and social media, hopefully now they can laugh it off and move on.

    That's what I wish for the Arsenal fans and I wish them the best of luck this year.

    Emmanuel AdebayorSky Sports

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Walk the talk

    Manchester City star Kyle Walker will apologise to Arsenal set-piece coach Nicolas Jover after their Premier League bust-up.

    I don’t like losing.A couple of matches before, Nico did not want to shake hands when we beat them.

    When we lost, he wanted to shake my hand and I did not take it lightly.I will probably reach out to him. It was probably a bit too much.

    It was a big match there and losing in the way we did and so late on hurt.

    Kyle Walker

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  • By Kostas Lianos

    Gunner for life

    Arsenal ace Mohamed Elneny has revealed that he cried when the club offered him a contract extension.

    After suffering a serious knee issue in January, Elneny feared that his career with the Gunners was over.

    However, the North Londoners opted to keep the midfielder around by giving him a one-year extension.

    It was one of the happiest days in my life. The way they spoke to me, the way the entire club was happy about this decision, they made me cry this day.

    Arsenal Football Club, they know I love them 100 per cent, so much. They know I don’t want to leave. I want to stay and finish my career there, 100 per cent.

    I was injured and my contract was finishing and I could not play anymore last season, and they came straight away after I got injured, the next day and said: ‘Mo, what sort of contract will it have to be? We love you here and we want you to stay’. Really, this club is great.

    Mohamed ElnenyThe Standard

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Bukayo Saka injury boost

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka could be fit for the crunch Premier League clash against Chelsea.

    The Gunners visit Stamford Bridge to take on the Blues on October 21.

    Accordign to The Standard, Saka's muscle injury is "not serious" and he is targeting a return against the West Londoners.

    The hope is a bit of time on the sidelines will ensure the England international will be fit for the coming weeks.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Kai Havertz new deal

    Arsenal star Kai Havertz has just signed a lucrative contract with PUMA.

    The famous brand has confirmed a long-term partnership with Havertz, despite his early struggles at the Emirates.

    The playmaker will be the face of the company following three successful years at Chelsea, whom he helped win the Champions League in 2021 thanks to his winner in the final against Manchester City.

    The Germany international will be wearing the brand's FUTURE boot every time he steps inside the pitch for the North Londoners and his national team.

  • By Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal eye Ollie Watkins

    Arsenal are targeting Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins ahead of the January transfer window.

    The move presents an attractive option for Watkins, who has previously confessed his “dream” is to play for the Gunners.

    The striker's impressive start to the season has made him an attractive target for the North Londoners, according to Fichajes.

    The England international has already registered seven goals and four assists in 13 appearances this season.

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Nketiah DROPPED from England squad

    Arsenal star Eddie Nketiah has been dropped from Gareth Southgate's England squad for tonight's game with Italy.

    He had been called up to the 25-man squad to take on Australia but will miss out tonight due to European qualifiers only permitting a 23-man squad.

    The Arsenal forward came on as a 73rd minute substitute against the Socceroos, replacing goalscorer Ollie Watkins.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Guehi also of interest to Arsenal

    Crystal Palace defender is also of interest to Arsenal, according to reports.

    A move for the defender is being considered alongside one for midfielder Eberechi Eze.

    Ekrem Konur reports that a January move for the England defender is a possinility.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Arsenal 'keeping tabs' on Eze

    Arsenal are one of a number of clubs keeping tabs on a move for Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze.

    They are joined in the hunt for the midfielder's signature by Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United.

    Ekrem Konur reports that a January move for the versatile midfielder is a possibility.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Raya speaks of his joy of playing for Arsenal

    David Raya has spoke of his joy of playing for Arsenal in a recent interview with The Athletic.

    The Spaniard has usurped previous no1 Aaron Ramsdale after initially arriving from Brentford as competition for the England man.

    He said that playing for Arsenal is the sort of move he has dreamed about in the past.

    He said: “I am at one of the most important clubs in the world and I play UCL, one of my dreams. For sure Arteta was key”

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  • By Cosmo Teare

    Arsenal interested in Andre

    Edu's tour of several Brazilian training grounds has increased speculation regarding Arsenal's interest in Fluminese midfielder Andre.

    The 17-year-old is on the radar of several top clubs and a tug of war for his signature is expected between Arsenal and Liverpool.

    Arsenal are also interested in Fluminese striker Kauã Elias according to Fluminese journalist Thiago Ferreira.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Edu's tour of Brazil

    Arsenal's sporting director Edu Gaspar visited several Brazilian training grounds during the international break.

    The former midfielder was pictured at the training grounds of Fluminense & Athletico Paranaense.

    He is also said to have visited Corinthians and Palmeiras as part of the whistle stop tour.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Ben White to be rewarded with new contract

    The Evening Standard report that Ben White is to be offered a new contract in recognition of his excellent performances in an Arsenal shirt.

    Despite having threee years left on his current deal, White is expected to receive a substantial pay increase.

  • By Cosmo Teare

    Nketiah omitted from squad

    Eddie Nketiah has been DROPPED from Gareth Southgate's England squad to face Italy.

    The striker was omitted from the squad alongside AC Milan's Fikayo Tomori.

    Southgate was permitted a 25-man squad for Friday's friendly against Australia but is limited to a 23-man squad for tonight's European qualifier against Italy.


    Southgate drops TWO England stars from squad to face Italy in Euro qualifier

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