10.30am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Dominik Szoboszlai latest, Saliba 'would take pay cut' to quit, Musah update

ARSENAL are preparing for Molde away in the Europa League.

Meanwhile their January transfer plans are taking shape with Valencia's English wonderkid Yunus Musah believed to be a target.

Follow all of the latest Gunners news, gossip and updates below…

  • Ian Tuckey


    Nicolas Pepe has been ordered to prove against Molde on Thursday night  he has learned his lesson following Sunday’s red mist at Elland Road.

    Manager Mikel Arteta insists he has forgiven the hot-headed winger after Pepe apologised for being sent off for headbutting Leeds’ Ezgjan Alioski.

    The Spaniard said: “There is no way  there is a threat to his time here.

    “We all have disappointments and reactions in our playing careers and obviously it was frustrating to be playing with ten men for a long time.

    “But Nico had a really good reaction with the way he apologized and understood his responsibilities. Hopefully we all see the player we want against Molde.

    “This club has made  a huge investment in him and people obviously expect a lot from him because of his quality."

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    Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal will give weekend headbutt villain Nicolas Pepe more time to adjust to the Premier League.

    Record buy Pepe, a £72million arrival from Lille in August 2019, is yet to command a regular place after inconsistent wing displays.

    Ivory Coast attacker Nicolas Pepe saw red in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Leeds

    And boss Wenger said: "We're giving him time and he needed some time to adapt to the Premier League, a new city, a new language and a new environment. 

    "He has reacted the right way and hopefully I can see a player that shows that every week."

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    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is working hard to persuade 19-year-old striker Folarin Balogun to sign a new contract.

    Gunners boss Arteta said of the New York-born academy product: "Yes, he is a player that I want. 

     "I love working with young players. You can see the talent is there, the ambition is there and he can fit with our stricture and progress in the future.

    "He's part of the DNA and myself and the club are working to try to extend his contract. 

    "We're trying to change the situation that we are in at the moment with him, and trying to convince him that this is the right place for him. "

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    Gabriel Martinelli could return to full training within a fortnight – and the return that could solve Arsenal's strike problems.

    Skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted just two of the Gunners' meagre nine goals in nine Premier League games this season.

    But Arsenal say fellow striker  Martinelli, 19, is progressing “very well” from a knee injury picked up in June and hopes to be training within two weeks.

    Aubameyang's slow start, at least in terms of goals, has been the biggest let-down up front – since signing a club-record pay deal in the summer.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Mikel Arteta has played down any chance of Jack Wilshere making what the ex-England midfielder calls a "dream" return to Arsenal.

    Wilshere, 28, himself rates his hopes of an Emirates move a huge long shot after leaving West Ham over the summer.

    And Gunners' boss Arteta said: "We haven't analysed that situation

     "As a player, a teammate, a person, I rate him really highly but at the moment we haven't looked at that."

  • Ian Tuckey


    European football will stop to remember the genius of Diego Maradona for the next two nights after the death of the Argentine superstar at just 60.

    Uefa chiefs ordered a minute’s silence from all players, officials and fans at tonight’s Champions League ties after the news from Buenos Aires broke.

    And the gesture will be repeated ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League ties.

    Uefa recognises the South American’s huge impact on European football during his spells with Barcelona and Napoli.

    Maradona won the old Uefa Cup with Napoli in 1989, scoring a penalty in the first leg of the final against Stuttgart, helping the Italian side to a 5-4 aggregate victory.

    He spent seven years in Serie A after two seasons in Catalonia, taking the Stadio San Paolo side to their only two domestic crowns in 1987 and 1990 after his then-world record £6.9m move.

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    Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Spurs fan favourite Christian Eriksen for just £12m.

    The ex-Tottenham playmaker only left north London in January but has fallen out of favour at Inter Milan under Antonio Conte.

    And sensational reports claim the Emirates could be a new home for the 28-year-old Dane.

    ESPN say Eriksen's availability has been made aware to Premier League clubs, including Arsenal.

    The Gunners have been told Eriksen will consider moving to the red side of north London despite seven years in Spurs white.

    Inter have already admitted they would not stand in Eriksen's way if the £17m signing wants to leave in January.

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    Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho and Lyon star Houssem Aouar were reportedly summer targets for Arsenal.

    That's despite the Gunners signing Ghana anchorman Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

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    Arsenal and Chelsea will reportedly go head to head to sign 17-year-old star Quaine Bartley from AFC Wimbledon.

    The forward was previously with Tottenham's academy and has also attracted interest from Leeds.

    Bartley only turned 17 on October 28 and seems destined for big things with the Dons have describing him as a 'gem'.

    And his performances are set to spark a three-way transfer battle between the Premier League giants, according to Teamtalk.

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    Gordon Taylor will step down as PFA chief executive at the end of the season – ending his 40-year reign as arguably the most powerful union baron in the country.

    Taylor, 75, has come under increasing pressure in recent years over his handling of the organisation.

    His departure, though, was signalled last year, to coincide with the promised Independent Review of the organisation.

    The PFA has already set up a panel, including Gary Neville, to identify his successor.

    Taylor and the union insisted his exit from the £2million per year job was not linked at all to the current criticism of the PFA’s role in dementia research.

    The former Birmingham winger will make his formal announcement at today’s Annual General Meeting of the PFA.

    Taylor said: “A new chief executive will be elected following the recruitment procedure recommended by the Independent Review, and we have already made substantial progress in that direction.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Jack Wilshere “dreams” of rejoining Arsenal but admits: “There's probably no chance”.

    The formr England midfielder, 28, was released by West Ham this summer just two years after signing from the Gunners.

    After an injury-hit time that restricted Wilshere to just 16 league games for the Hammers, both parties decided to terminate his deal despite him playing against Hull in the Carabao Cup in September.

    He spent five years playing alongside current Emirates boss Mikel Arteta in his Arsenal days.

    And Wilshere told the ITV Football Football Show: “Listen, you never know. I'm an Arsenal man.

    “I've not spoken to anyone or anything but that would be the dream.

    “I'm not stupid to know that there's probably no chance of it happening but I'm an Arsenal man, I love the club and want to see the club do well.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Premier League clubs will be playing in front of fans in just a WEEK'S time, the government has announced.

    Once lockdown comes to an end on December 2, supporters will be allowed to return to stadiums at capacities of up to 4,000.

    However, this will depend on which tier of Covid restrictions their local area is allocated.

    London is expected to remain in Tier 2 when lockdown ends.

    That would mean Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Fulham, Crystal Palace and West Ham all being allowed to host supporters but at a capacity of just two thousand.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Jack Wilshere has revealed it would be a ‘dream’ to return to Arsenal – but he is not holding out much hope.

    The 28-year-old was released by West Ham this summer just two years after joining them from the Gunners.

    He ITV Football Football Show: “Listen, you never know. I'm an Arsenal man.

    “I've not spoken to anyone or anything but that would be the dream.

    “I'm not stupid to know that there's probably no chance of it happening but I'm an Arsenal man, I love the club and want to see the club do well.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal are hopeful Bukayo Saka only suffered knee bruising after he limped off injured at Leeds on Sunday.

    The star winger will miss the Gunners' Europa League trip to Molde tomorrow but should be back in action soon after.

    Medical staff are hopeful it is just bruising and nothing more sinister, according to the Mail.

    Saka, 19, came on as a second-half substitute in the 0-0 draw at Elland Road before he was forced off soon after.

    He hurt himself in a challenge with Ezgjan Alioski.

    And after trying and failing to play through the pain, Saka was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

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    The stats make grim reading for Arsenal fans with the club scoring just nine goals in as many Premier League games.

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    Arsenal Fan TV regular Heavy D has sadly passed away at the age of 43.

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    Arsenal have reportedly rejected the chance to sign former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan.

    The Danish playmaker is out of favour at the San Siro, and could be on the move in January.

    It had been claimed that the Gunners were eyeing up a possible move as Mikel Arteta looks to add creativity to his side.

    But according to the Daily Star, Arsenal are not interested in bringing the player back to North London.


  • Jake Lambourne


    The future at the Emirates Stadium looks bright.

    A new wave of young talent is trickling into the first team, with the likes of Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson all getting game time in North London.

    The Europa League has been kind to Arsenal's youngsters, with many being blooded into the side in the competition.

    And the next wonderkid expected to waltz into the Gunners side is Miguel Azeez, 18, who is expected to make is debut against Molde on Thursday.

    Azeez is a swaggering midfield player, equally adept at playing in the anchor role as he is as a No10.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal face Molde in the Europa League tomorrow looking to secure their place in the next round.

    And with several youngsters on the plane, Mikel Arteta looks set to give youth a chance with up to four potentially starting the game.

    The Gunners have won all three of their opening Group B fixtures in the Europa League – while averaging three goals per game.

    And having beaten Molde 4-1 at the Emirates in their last Europa League game earlier this month, Arteta is seemingly confident he can win in Norway with a youthful XI.

    Here's how the North Londoners could line-up…

  • Jake Lambourne


    Darren Bent has urged Mikel Arteta to re-sign Jack Wilshere for Arsenal.

    The midfielder would be available on a free transfer after leaving West Ham in the summer.

    Ex-Spurs striker Bent told talkSPORT: “I hope he does return. Pay-as-you-play, Jack Wilshere, why not?

    “He’s got that creativity and I know he’d be hungry to go back to Arsenal, I know how much he loves the club.

    “I’m not saying give him a normal contract, but on a pay-as-you-play, I’d take him back tomorrow.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal are reportedly monitoring their former academy ace Yunus Musah, 17, with a view to bringing him back to the Emirates.

    90min.com reports the Gunners are keeping a close eye on the Valencia youngster.

    The report states fellow Premier League sides Leeds, Wolves and Everton are also interested.

    The talented winger quit North London for Spain in 2019 and has become a regular in the Valencia first team, scoring one goal in nine LaLiga apperances this season.

    Musah broke the club's record for youngest ever goalscorer earlier this month.

    Arsenal are believed to have continued to watch his progress since he left last year.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tony Adams has admitted Arsenal star Bernd Leno has proved him totally wrong.

    Following the goalkeeper's impressive display against Leeds, the Gunners legend said: "I questioned recruitment. Willian, Pepe – did we need them.

    "I questioned the Martinez goalkeeper we let go, instead of Leno.

    "But Leno, he pulled off a fantastic save, so he kind of is making me eat my words a little bit."

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    Brendan Rodgers could end up managing Chelsea or Arsenal, according to Jamie Carragher.

    Carragher believes one of the London big guns could move for the Northern Irishman when they next decide to make a change.

    He told the Daily Mail: “Brendan Rodgers is the best British coach out there, no doubt.

    “Maybe you could argue that the Liverpool job came too early but I think he did a good job, coming closer than any manager to winning the league in 30 years.

    “Maybe it would be difficult to go back to Liverpool or to coach Manchester United, given the Liverpool connection, but I think he’ll be up for the top jobs in this country, maybe England too."

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