ARSENAL return to Premier League action this weekend against Liverpool as they look to continue their winning streak.

A number of Gunners youngsters starred over the international break and impressed, with Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka netting for England.

We've got the very latest on William Saliba as Marseille reportedly look to open permanent transfer talks over the centre-back.

And Arsenal are eyeing a move for Ajax wonderkid Noussair Mazraoui, who could be available at a bargain price in January.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe could be on his way out of the exit door in January with Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace linked with £72m winger.

Follow ALL of the latest updates below…

  • Justin Lawrence

    PORT OF CALL 

    Arsenal want to sign Renato Sanches in a cut-price transfer in January, according to reports.

    The Lille star, 24, is out of contract in France at the end of the season.

    And with Mikel Arteta set to lose Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny to the Africa Cup of Nations, Sanches could be brought in early in the New Year.

    According to Le10 Sport, the Ligue 1 champions are open to selling the asset when the transfer market reopens to avoid letting him go for free in the summer.

    And it is understood the Gunners have already made their intentions clear to Sanches' representatives and the club.

    Despite being 'very interested' in the Portugal international, Arsenal are yet to make a formal offer.

  • Justin Lawrence

    WILL BE BACK 

    William Saliba could be in line for a new Arsenal deal even though he's NEVER played a senior game for the club.

    The 20-year-old is currently out on his third successive loan spell, which expires in the summer.

    By the time he returns from French side Marsille Saliba will have been at the Emirates for THREE years without making his debut.

    But Emirates chiefs see tying him down to an an extension in the New Year as 'critical,' according to The Athletic.

    Amazingly the club are having to start thinking about a renewal because his current deal is beginning to RUN OUT.

  • Joshua Jones

    MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    Nicolas Pepe and Mo Elneny could head out in January – with Ajax superstar Noussair Mazraoui possibly incoming.

    Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace are being linked with £72million Arsenal winger Pepe.

    And Elneny is poised for a free transfer, amid claims Galatasaray have already held talks over signing the Egypt midfielder.

    The Gunners and Leeds are tipped to bid for Morocco right-back Mazraoui in the next transfer window.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly only willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette a short-term deal when his contract runs out in the summer.

    The France striker, 30, has regained his Arsenal starting spot for the past three Premier League games.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now expected to be fit for Saturday evening's clash at Liverpool after an injury scare on international duty with Gabon.

    In contrast, defender Sead Kolasinac’s chances of a move away from the Emirates could have been scuppered by an ankle injury picked up in Bosnia's 3-1 home loss against Finland.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ASHLEY PLAN

    Former Arsenal left-back Ashley Cole says he’s ready to go into management.

    Now an Under 18s coach at Chelsea, Cole said: “I’ve lived and breathed football from the age of seven and I don’t think going into coaching or management should scare anyone.

    “As long as you get the opportunities, and believe and have faith in the qualities you bring, you have to go for it.

    “I am raring to go and waiting for my opportunity — but just making sure I’m ready to go into it.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    THEO'S FRONT ROWE SEAT

    Arsenal legend Theo Walcott has revealed he’s a huge fan of new Gunner Emile Smith Rowe.

    Smith Rowe’s been in superb form for the Gunners and even scored a goal on his England debut.

    And his work rate hasn’t gone unnoticed by Southampton star Walcott.

    The 32-year-old told talkSPORT: “Smith Rowe obviously went on loan, he had a bit of a tough time on loan, a couple of injuries as well but he’s come back and shown… I’m a big fan of his.

    “I’ve said this in the past, I really do like what he does on the football field and I’m really delighted he obviously got his debut and scored a goal.

    “And of course, it doesn’t matter who it was against but as soon as you look down and see that England shirt on, that’s what it’s about.

    “It doesn’t matter who the opposition is against. So I’m really pleased for him.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    LEEDS AND ARSENAL EYE MAZRAOUI

    Arsenal and Leeds are rated potential bidders for Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui in January.

    ESPN claim the two Premier League clubs are among the Morocco superstar's biggest admirers.

    And the 22-year-old's contract with the Dutch giants runs out at the end of the season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    SAGNA HITS BACK AT POGBA CRITICISM

    Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has hit out at fans for expecting too much of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

    And Sagna is equally irked at suggestions his fellow Frenchman doesn't care – insisting Pogba's persona is deceptive.

    He Metro.co.uk via freebets.com: "I love Paul and the way he plays.

    "It seems like things have been a little difficult between him and the fans at times because they expect so much from him

    "They want him to be perfect because he’s so charismatic on the pitch and can create so much space they want him to do everything. A bit like now with Ronaldo.

    "Pogba got a lot of stick for his recent sending off [in United’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool]. Yes it was a bad tackle, but he’s trying to fight and get the ball back for the team. 

    "What do you want him to do, just stand and watch? People think he doesn’t care, that he’s smiling but knowing him he was disappointed.

    "I don’t know if he belongs at Manchester United. I’d love to see him shining in the team – he loves Manchester.

    "What do you want him to do, just stand and watch? People think he doesn’t care, that he’s smiling but knowing him he was disappointed.

    "I don’t know if he belongs at Manchester United. I’d love to see him shining in the team – he loves Manchester."

  • Ian Tuckey

    KOUNDE IN EXIT HINT

    Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, once linked to Arsenal, has posted a cryptic tweet hinting he's ready to leave – as Manchester United and Chelsea circle.

    The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer, but the LaLiga outfit blocked his move after rejecting the £42.8million offer.

    The Spanish side were only prepared to part ways with the French centre-back should a potential suitor cough up his £69million release clause.

    Manchester United are the latest club to enter the race to secure his services, with it claimed they are keen to pair him up with Raphael Varance.

    And Kounde has left fans begging for him to join their club after he tweeted out a song lyric from Warren G's 2015 track Keep On Hustlin'.

    He said: "Can’t stop gotta claim what’s mine."

    Commenting on his post, one user messaged: "He’s still a target for Chelsea. Still very possible it happens in January."

    Another remarked: "You're talking about the Chelsea shirt huh?"

  • Ian Tuckey

    POOR CHOICE

    Micah Richards has admitted he was proven wrong about Alexis Sanchez’s transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United.

    Richards thought Sanchez was bound to be a hit at United because he done so well for the Gunners.

    But to Richard’s surprise, the Chile ace’s move to Old Trafford didn’t go to plan and he was shipped to Inter Milan shortly after.

    Reflecting on Sanchez’s time at United, Richards told the BBC’s Top 10 podcast: “He became a laughing stock at Manchester United.

    “At Arsenal he was quality and he worked hard. He had skill and creativity. He was a go-to man.

    “It was sad when he went to United because I thought it was going to be a great move for him.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    ODEGAARD: FAB PLAYING WITH GAB

    Arsenal star Martin Odegaard has singled out Gabriel Martinelli as the Gunner he enjoys playing with the most.

    Despite Martinelli only starting four times for Arsenal this season, Odegaard revealed it’s like a dream come true when they do link up on the pitch.

    When asked who his favourite Gunner is on a YouTube Q&A, Odegaard said: “That is a very difficult one, but if I had to say one I would say Gabriel Martinelli.

    “It is always nice to play with him, he’s moving a lot so it’s a dream to play with these sorts of players, they always run and it is easy to give them the ball.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    TOON, EVERTON & PALACE IN FOR PEPE

    Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is being linked with Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace.

    The £72million Ivory Coast star has failed to consistently impress since arriving at the Emirates from Lille in July 2019.

    And Jeunes Footeux suggest at least three Premier League rivals are keen on the 26-year-old.

    Pepe is currently out of the Gunners' side after 25 goals in 98 games.

    Credit: Getty
  • Ian Tuckey

    GUNNERS WILL ONLY OFFER LACAZETTE SHORT DEAL

    Arsenal are reportedly only willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette a short-term deal as he approaches the end of his contract.

    The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent next summer and is free to speak to foreign clubs in the New Year.

    Having started the season playing second fiddle to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Frenchman has started the last three Premier League games.

    And according to The Athletic, Mikel Arteta's side haven't ruled out the possibility of extending his stay.

    Though they are refusing to offer him a long-term deal, and are only prepared to offer him a short-term contract.

    Arsenal do not want to be burdened with paying an experienced player a heavy salary and lengthy deal, as what happened with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi.

    The news outlet also states the North Londoners are fearful that Lacazette penning a new contract could have a 'domino effect' on the younger squad members.

    Should he remain at Arsenal, the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Folarin Balogun could be hindered in their development.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ELNENY SET FOR GALATASARAY

    Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is poised for a January free transfer – with Galatasaray leading the race.

    The Turkish giants have reportedly already held talks with the Egypt star after having a September bid rejected.

    And Fanatik even claim negotiations are at the 'signing stage' – ahead of a possible deal in the next transfer window,

    Elneny has played just twice in the Premier League this season.

    And the 29-year-old's contract runs out in June.

    His agent William D'Avila revealed this month the former Basel anchorman was keen to join Galatasaray.

    One small complication could be Elneny departing in January for the African Cup of Nations.

    But a reunion with Gunners legend Mesut Ozil in Istanbul still seems likely.

    Galatasaray boss Faith Terim is said to have demanded that his board pursue Elneny.

    Meanwhile, Spain ace Isco is tipped to follow fellow midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid to the Emirates.

    But Newcastle are also being linked with the playmaker, 29.

  • Ian Tuckey

    PETIT: ZZ WOULD SNUB UTD

    Ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit reckons Zinedine Zidane will reject a move to Manchester United to hold out for the French national position.

    Zidane has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    But Petit thinks Zidane.s next role will as France boss when Didier Deschamps possibly steps down after the next World Cup.

    Petit said: “I’m pretty sure after the 2022 World Cup Deschamps will leave the national team and join a club.

    “Zinedine has been mentioned as the next France manager for years, ever since he left Madrid the first time, so it would not be a surprise for anyone if that was his next job.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    ON THE MO-VE

    Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is poised for a January free transfer – with Galatasaray leading the race.

    The Turkish giants have reportedly already held talks with the Egypt star after having a September bid rejected.

    And Fanatik even claim negotiations are at the 'signing stage' – ahead of a possible deal in the next transfer window,

    Elneny has played just twice in the Premier League this season.

    And the 29-year-old's contract runs out in June.

    His agent William D'Avila revealed this month the former Basel anchorman was keen to join Galatasaray.

  • Justin Lawrence

    IN A JAM

    Jamie Carragher reckons Arsenal fans aren't too fond of him because of his previous criticisms of the club.

    The ex-Liverpool man turned pundit admits he's been harsh on the Gunners who have been poor in recent times in his eyes.

    But Carragher's heart is warming to the Gunners who have been in impressive form this season.

    He told Wrighty’s House podcast. “Since I've come into punditry, I’m probably not the most popular guy with Arsenal supporters because it’s been a time where Arsenal have been really poor.

    "This is the first time I feel almost excited by [them].

    “There is something about Arsenal right now. It feels like there’s a coming together.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    GIFT OF GAB

    Arsenal star Martin Odegaard has singled out Gabriel Martinelli as the Gunner he enjoys playing with the most.

    Despite Martinelli only starting four times for Arsenal this season, Odegaard revealed it's like a dream come true when they do link up on the pitch.

    When asked who his favourite Gunner is on a YouTube Q&A, Odegaard said: “That is a very difficult one, but if I had to say one I would say Gabriel Martinelli.

    "It is always nice to play with him, he’s moving a lot so it’s a dream to play with these sorts of players, they always run and it is easy to give them the ball."

  • Justin Lawrence

    SO KOLD

    Sead Kolasinac's chances of a move away from Arsenal could have been scuppered after the injury he picked up on international duty.

    The Bosnian picked up an ankle injury whilst his country took on Finland and he was later pictured in a cast.

    And according to footy reporter Charles Watt, it now seems unlikely that any club will want to take the crocked Kolasinac off Arsenal's hands.

    Watt said on his YouTube channel: “It was just such a horrible challenge. I just hope for Sead that it’s not too bad a challenge – and it might have scuppered a move away for him in January, in fact.

    “Because I wouldn’t have thought Arsenal would have stood in his way if they could have got a decent deal lined up for him – even if it’s only on loan until the end of the season when his contract runs out.

    “And he would have gone out and played somewhere, and perhaps this injury, this tackle, is going to rob him of the chance of that, which would be a shame as well.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    POOR CHOICE

    Micah Richards has admitted he was proven wrong about Alexis Sanchez's transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United.

    Richards thought Sanchez was bound to be a hit at United because he done so well for the Gunners.

    But to Richard's surprise, the Chile ace's move to Old Trafford didn't go to plan and he was shipped to Inter Milan shortly after.

    Reflecting on Sanchez's time at United, Richards told the BBC's Top 10 podcast: "He became a laughing stock at Manchester United.

    "At Arsenal he was quality and he worked hard. He had skill and creativity. He was a go-to man.

    "It was sad when he went to United because I thought it was going to be a great move for him."

  • Justin Lawrence

    KEEP ROWE-ING

    Arsenal star Kevin Campbell has praised Emile Smith Rowe for his England performances.

    Smith Rowe only made his Three Lions debut last week and has already scored a goal and provided an assist.

    And Campbell thinks the midfielder's input for the national team has been amazing so far.

    He told Football Insider: "I think he did really well.

    “To start for your country is always a privilege. I am over the moon for him.

    “And then to cap your first start with a goal and an assist, no matter who it is against, is amazing. I know the opposition was weak but nobody can take that away from him."

  • Justin Lawrence

    PET STOP

    Ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit reckons Zinedine Zidane will reject a move to Manchester United to hold out for the French national position.

    Zidane has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    But Petit thinks Zidane.s next role will as France boss when Didier Deschamps possibly steps down after the next World Cup.

    Petit said: “I’m pretty sure after the 2022 World Cup Deschamps will leave the national team and join a club.

    “Zinedine has been mentioned as the next France manager for years, ever since he left Madrid the first time, so it would not be a surprise for anyone if that was his next job.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    L-EID THE WAY

    Arsenal Women star Katie McCabe has revealed how Jonas Eidevall has turned the club into title contenders this season.

    Eidevall took over from ex-Gunners boss Joe Montemurro at the end of last season and has took the club from strength to strength.

    McCabe credits Montemurro for laying the foundation for the club, but explained Eidevall has added a new dimension to their game.

    She said: As a whole, Joe Montemurro set the foundations of getting the Arsenal identity back in terms of possession and free-flowing football.

    "And ever since Jonas has come in, he’s implemented his style and philosophy where we counter-attack, we press high up the pitch and we’ve added different dimensions to our game."

  • Justin Lawrence

    KOP WIN

    Jamie Carragher reckons Liverpool will put an end to Arsenal's 10-match unbeaten run this weekend.

    The Gunners have been in phenomenal form compared to Carragher's former Reds team recently, and that's why the ex-defender thinks the Kop giants will be pumped up to win the game.

    He told Wrighty’s House podcast: "It’s a big game for Liverpool because on the back of the United game we have got one point out of six and that’s not good enough.

    “We need a big result and a big performance and I think Liverpool will get it because of that reason."

  • Justin Lawrence

    AUB-SOME NEWS

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given Arsenal a major boost ahead of their weekend Prem clash against Liverpool.

    It seemed Aubameyang would miss the game after picking up an injury on international duty with Gabon.

    According to Metro, Aubameyang’s Gabon team-mate Bruno Manga said before the Egypt game: “Aubameyang will miss the game due to injury, and the Egyptian national team is strong.

    However, it's now been reported that the striker has been in training with the Gunners today.

  • Justin Lawrence

    LAC'S BACK

    Alexandre Lacazette's Arsenal career may not be over just yet as the club are reportedly considering offering the striker a contract extension.

    Lacazette's future with the Gunners hasn't looked promising as he's current deal ends next summer and both parties are closer to structuring a new contract.

    However, according to The Athletic, Mikel Arteta is open to giving Lacazette a lifeline at the club with a short-term contract.

    Arteta's focus is on the young Gunners at the club but a short-term deal for Lacazette will reportedly help the club slowly transition from the old to new guard.

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