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Arsenal vs Wolves: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for important Premier League clash

ARSENAL manager Mikel Areta has a tough job on his hands as his side come up against Wolves next in the Premier League.

The Gunners have been winless in four of their last five games in the league and are suffering from a real dip in form.

Things don't get easier, however, as Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves side can give any team in the Premier League a hard game.

A win for Arsenal would show their Champions League rivals that they're not going away as easy as the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United would like.

What time does Arsenal vs Wolves kick-off?

  • Arsenal's crunch clash with Wolves kicks off at 7.15pm UK time on Sunday, November 29.
  • The game will take place at the Gunners' Emirates Stadium.
  • There will be no fans in attendance for the game.

What channel is Arsenal vs Wolves and can it be live streamed?

  • Arsenal vs Wolves will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League.
  • The game is available for streaming on NOW TV and Sky GO.
  • You can download either of the two apps onto your mobile or tablet device.

What is the team news?

Nicolas Pepe will miss the game through suspension after being sent off during Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Leeds last weekend.

Willian could be available after suffering with a calf problem during the week.

Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac should be back in contention after returning positive coronavirus tests during the international break.

Conor Coady can also return after having to self-isolate because of Covid-19. Team-mate Roman Saiss, however, is out after testing positive.

Odds

Arsenal – 23/20

Draw – 21/10

Wolves – 13/5

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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Molde vs Arsenal FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for Europa League clash

ARSENAL return to Europa League action as they take on Molde in Norway.

The Gunners have won all three of their matches in Group B so far, including a 4-1 victory over Molde before the international break.

It's been an excellent start for the hosts despite that defeat, with two wins from three games.

When is Molde vs Arsenal?

  • This Europa League group game is set for Thursday, November 26.
  • Kick-off is at 5.55pm GMT.
  • Molde have lost just two of their last ten matches in all competition at home.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

You can catch this game live on BT Sport 2.

Coverage will begin at 5.30pm.

If you're a BT Sport subscriber, you can stream by downloading the official app on your mobile, tablet, PC or games console.

EE phone customers can also watch for FREE – simply text SPORT to 150 for a three-month trial to BT Sport.

What is the team news?

For the hosts, in-form striker Ohi Omoijuanfo is a major doubt throgh illness.

Molde have no new major injury worries as they look to get back to winning ways.

Thomas Partey hasn't travelled with the squad due to a thigh injury, wile Mo Elneny and Sead Kolasinac are both in Covid-19 quarantine.

Willian is suffering with a knock picked up in the draw with Leeds as Arteta looks set to turn to his youth stars.

Emile Smith-Rowe, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are all in contention to start.

Match odds

  • Molde to win – 7/2
  • Draw – 14/5
  • Arsenal victory – 8/11
  • Both teams to score – 3/5

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta drafts in youngsters Smith Rowe, Balogun, Azeez and Cottrell for Europa League trip to Molde

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has drafted in FOUR youngsters for his side's Europa League trip to Molde.

After struggling in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta is set to give youth a chance in Europe.



Most-recently, the Gunners slipped to a 0-0 draw at Leeds after Nicolas Pepe was sent-off for a headbutt.

In their previous match, they were thumped 3-0 by Aston Villa.

Arsenal now sit 12th in the Premier League table after their horror start to 2020-21, scoring just nine goals in nine games.

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

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

The Arsenal chief has called-up Emile Smith Rowe, Folarin Balogun, Miguel Azeez and Ben Cottrell to his travelling party.

The group were seen arriving at Luton airport for their trip to Scandinavia.

Smith Rowe, 20, will be hoping to become the solution to Arsenal's creative problems, having shown glimpses of his promise in 2018 – after scoring a worldie in a pre-season clash with Atletico Madrid.




Since then, he's been loaned out to RB Leipzig and Huddersfield – making just 19 appearances in total.

Striker Balogun looked set to leave the Emirates after contract talks stalled.

But latest reports claim discussions have been reopened and the 19-year-old forward – who Arteta publicly revealed he 'really likes' – is now in the squad to take on Molde.

Midfielders Azeez, 18, and Cottrell, 19, were also seen boarding the flight to Norway.

A host of first-team stars are set to be rested ahead of Sunday's key Premier League clash with Wolves.

Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney and Shkodran Mustafi are just three first-teamers spotted at the airport on Tuesday.

Runar Alex Runarsson is expected to start in goal, with Bernd Leno set to be rested.

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Leeds 0 Arsenal 0 LIVE REACTION: Marcelo Bielsa's side play out pulsating stalemate with 10-men Gunners – latest updates

ARSENAL and Leeds played out an entertaining draw at Elland Road as Nicolas Pepe was sent off for the away side for a head butt on Ezgjan Alioski.

Leeds dominated the possession and hit the woodwork on three occasions but failed to capitalise on the personnel advantage as both sides struggled to end their winless streaks.

  • Score: Leeds 0-0 Arsenal
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Football/Premier League
  • Leeds XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Alioski, Raphinha, Klich, Harrison, Bamford.
  • Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Willian, Willock, Pepe, Aubameyang

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Sam Dymond

    BIELSA REACTION

    Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has been speaking to the press after this afternoon's game, and has declared himself pleased with his side despite failing to break down Arsenal's ten men.

  • Sam Dymond

    KALVIN FINE

    The return of Kalvin Phillips was most welcome for Leeds United this afternoon, and the midfielder certainly covered a lot of ground after a month out with injury as his heat map shows.

  • Sam Dymond

    ARTETA’S REACTION

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been chatting to Sky Sports after their goalless draw and labelled the actions of Pepe as “unacceptable.”

    “Considering how early Pepe was sent off, we have to take it. I never like a draw but considering the circumstances, it’s a point.

    “The first half was two different periods. The first 25 minutes we were dominant and created a lot of issues, and then the game broke.

    “We started to give balls away in difficult areas which leads to them having the space to break and they’re good at it.

    “With ten men, it was a matter of defending well, staying patient and using the pace of our players in the spaces they were leaving.

    “[Saka’s] was the best chance of the game. The keeper did really well but, on another day, we could have won the game.

    “I really liked the personality of our team. When Pepe let the team down, we suffered together, we stuck to what we had to do and still believed that we could win the game.”

  • Sam Dymond

    GUNNERS MISFIRING

    It's almost eight hours since Arsenal scored a goal in the Premier League from open play.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS IN NEED

    Has anyone got the number of a goalscorer?

  • Sam Dymond

    FT: LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    It ends goalless, but your guess as to how is as good as mine. Leeds battered Arsenal, but couldn't find the breakthrough as they hit the woodwork three times and were kept out by a string of fine saves by Bernd Leno. The visitors, unadventurous throughout, were not helped by the sending off of Pepe early in the second half for a petulant headbutt.

    Kieran Tierney is clearly frustrated by his side's performance and clashes with Ezgjan Alioski as the players make their way off the field.

  • Sam Dymond

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    IT'S ALL OVER AT ELLAND ROAD!

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    90+7. Leeds win a corner. Is there time?

    The home side take it short and the whistle blows.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    90+5. Post! Leeds hit the woodwork for the third time in this half!

    A cross from the right travels all the way through to Raphinha, who is off balance.

    Falling back, the Brazilian manages to dig a sliced shot out that clatters the near post as Leno watches on.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    90+3. He's back! Kalvin Phillips is booked for a poor challenge on Ceballos.

    The Leeds midfielder catches the Real Madrid loanee on the ankle with his studs.

    “Any higher and he would have been in real trouble,” suggests Gary Neville on commentary.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    90+2. Saka has been a lively contributor since his introduction, but he's not going to make it until the end.

    The young substitute has taken an unintentional whack on the knee from Alioski, and won't be able to continue.

    He's replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    90. The clock strikes 90 minutes as Arsenal smuggle away a Leeds corner, but there is going to be a minimum of five added minutes.

    Can the home side find a deserved winner?

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    87. Bamford heads against the post!

    The forward gets up highest to meet Poveda's cross from the right, and can only watch in anguish as his downward header clips the base of the post and comes back into play.

    Rodrigo is sniffing around for the rebound but he is unable to connect with the loose ball.

    Perhaps it just isn't going to be Leeds' day.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    86. Liam Cooper is yellow carded for a foul on Ceballos.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    84. Was that the chance for Arsenal?!

    The Gunners nearly claim a classic smash and grab after Bellerin's brilliant run and through ball for Saka.

    The substitute outstrips the Leeds defence to go one-on-one with Meslier, but takes the ball too wide as he attempts to go around the goalkeeper.

    Recovering, the French stopper manages to get up and block the eventual shot. Leeds breathe a huge sigh of relief.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    81. Arsenal ask for a penalty after Aubameyang's shot is blocked by the elbow of Cooper at close quarters.

    VAR take a look at it but aren't interested.

    If that had been given, we may as well have all packed up and gone home.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    79. Rodrigo crashes a shot against the crossbar!

    The substitute had fired a warning to the Gunners moments earlier with a long range effort that bent wide and now he's gone even closer.

    Receiving a slick pass from Koch, the Spaniard took a touch on the edge of the box before unleashing a brilliant curler that beat Leno but cracked the woodwork.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    78. Yet again Kieran Tierney has been one of Arsenal's most admirable contributors.

    After a long period of defending, the Scot somehow finds the energy to burst forward from the back and win his side a corner.

    He needn't have bothered though, the delivery from Nelson is awful, failing to beat the first man.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    75. A rare opportunity for Arsenal as Xhaka is unnecessarily bundled over by Cooper 25 yards from goal.

    The Swiss international opts to take it himself and blasts the free-kick over the crossbar.

    A let off for the Leeds skipper.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    73. Another chance, this time for Bamford.

    The striker is well challenged by Tierney as they compete for a lofted cross, and the Leeds man heads over.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    72. Raphinha goes for goal himself, but his blast on the turn is blocked by one of Arsenal's many defenders.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    70. Right place. Right time. Wrong man.

    Leeds patiently work the opportunity after a lengthy spell of possession when Raphinha slips a ball back from the touchline to an unmarked teammate ten yards from goal.

    Unfortunately for Leeds that teammate is Ayling, who miscontrols and allows the chance to run away.

    It's the defender's last contribution as he is replaced by record signing Rodrigo.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    68. Hector Bellerin foul throws.

    Again.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    67. Leeds have had close to 80% of the possession since Pepe's sending off, but Arsenal are holding firm.

    The visitors have dropped deep in numbers and you feel as though the remainder of this game will be played in much the same fashion as a 11 v 10 training game.

  • Sam Dymond

    LEEDS 0-0 ARSENAL

    64. Excellent stop by Leno!

    Raphinha slips a pass across to Dallas and the midfielder lets fly from 20 yards.

    Diving high to his right, the Arsenal goalkeeper soars to tip one-handed over the bar.

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8.45am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Leeds previews, Arteta’s inside man, Isco update, Eriksen for Xhaka swap LATEST – The Sun

ARSENAL resume their Premier League campaign with a clash against Leeds this evening.

Off the field, the Gunners are reportedly in talks with Isco while there are shock reports that Christian Eriksen could be headed to the Gunners.

Follow all the latest Arsenal transfer gossip below…

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    PLAYERS GUTTED

    Arteta claims the impact of Covid restrictions have had a wider impact on players, including how they wind down after a game.

    Speaking to BBC Sport added: “It’s definitely affecting the players.

    “For example, to win at Old Trafford is really exciting, the adrenaline in really high, you want celebrate, you want to do something.

    “But you go home by yourself, you sit on the sofa and that’s it.

    “So to find our purpose and say ‘ok, I work so hard for this moment I want to enjoy it, I want to have people around me’, you have nothing. It’s a completely different life.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    CONNECTION LOST

    Mikel Arteta has admitted his disappointment fans have not been let back into Premier League stadia yet.

    Ahead of the Leeds clash this evening he said: “When you try to build a new project, you need to engage the fans with the team.

    “So you have to see live what is being transmitted on the pitch.

    “And the players have to feel ‘wow these guys are really behind us, they are pushing, they are liking what we are trying to do.

    “I feel more more motivated, I feel more engaged, I want to participate’.

    “And we are lacking that.”

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Arsenal face a tough task today as they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United.

    Mikel Arteta is set to be without new £40million midfielder Thomas Partey.

    And both Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny are missing after contracting coronavirus.

    But Arteta has the inside track on spymaster Marcelo Bielsa from a secret source.

    He said: “One of my best friends spent many, many years with him.

    “Who is it? I prefer not to say, but they worked as a player and then next to him.

    “So I know a lot about his methods, who he is as a person, who he is as a manager as well and I’ve admired him for many, many years.

    “I’ve been very impressed with what he has done in England since he joined Leeds.

    “He has transformed the club. He has transformed the belief of everyone around the club, the fans, that they could come back and be the club they were a few years back.”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal target Isco is ready to leave Real Madrid in January.

    Marca reports Isco has already informed Real of his desire to leave, and the Spanish giants are willing to sell for around £45m.

    Mundo Deportivo claims Arsenal and Manchester City are both showing interest in the 28-year-old.

    Finally, Arsenal reportedly attempted to sign Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho over the summer.

    The Athletic claims talks were held as Arteta tried to land the Italian midfielder.

    It's reckoned Jorginho was wanted to play alongside Partey but the ace ended up staying at Stamford Bridge.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SPY MATE

    Mikel Arteta has the inside track on spymaster Marcelo Bielsa from a secret source ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Leeds.

    He said: “One of my best friends spent many, many years with him.

    “Who is it? I prefer not to say, but they worked as a player and then next to him.

    “So I know a lot about his methods, who he is as a person, who he is as a manager as well and I’ve admired him for many, many years.”

    “I have followed his work, his ways of playing, the way he is able to change a football club immediately with his mentality and the messages he sends, with his personality and charisma.

    “I’ve been very impressed with what he has done in England since he joined Leeds.

    “He has transformed the club. He has transformed the belief of everyone around the club, the fans, that they could come back and be the club they were a few years back.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    BY JORG

    Arsenal reportedly attempted to sign Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho over the summer.

    The Athletic claims talks were held as Mikel Arteta tried to land the Italian midfielder.

    It's reckoned Jorginho was wanted to play alongside Thomas Partey.

    But the ace ended up staying at Stamford Bridge.

  • Anthony Chapman

    POTENTIAL XI

    Arsenal travel to Leeds for a tough Premier League fixture tomorrow.

    Mikel Arteta is set to be without new midfielder Thomas Partey.

    Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac will also miss out after contracting coronavirus.

    Here is how SunSport predicts the Gunners will line up at Elland Road…

  • Anthony Chapman

    SWING LO

    Pablo Mari looks to be back to his best in training after a long injury lay-off.

    But will the Brazilian defender be available for tomorrow's game at Leeds?

    If not, Mari could have some involvement against Molde in the Europa League on Thursday.

  • Anthony Chapman

    IN FOR THE KYL

    Premier League sides are on red alert after Monaco’s former president claims Kylian Mbappe is seriously considering leaving PSG.

    Vadim Vasilyev told Telefoot: “He is going to have to make very important decisions, and right now he seems more headed towards a way out.

    “Nothing is impossible. Kylian is young and what he wants to win are titles. He is ambitious. He wants to win everything and break all the records.

    “If tomorrow PSG propose an ambitious project, where he feels comfortable and with options to go further and guarantees that he can win everything in his career, he could renew.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    ISCO INFERNO

    Real Madrid midfielder and Arsenal target Isco is ready to leave the club in January, according to reports.

    Marca reports Isco has already informed Real of his desire to leave.

    And the Spanish giants are willing to sell for around £45million.

    Mundo Deportivo claims Arsenal and Manchester City are both showing interest in the 28-year-old.

    Juventus and Inter Milan are also keen on the playmaker.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PIE IN THE SKY

    Paul Merson believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should revert to an out-and-out striker role, having only netted twice in the league this term.

    He told Sky Sports: “When Aubameyang is out on the wing, he can go 15 minutes without touching the ball.

    'You can't have your star player going that long without touching the ball. 

    “How many goals would Jamie Vardy get for Leicester if you played him out on the left wing? Not as many as he gets now, that's for sure.

    “Defences are starting to work him out. They are starting to nullify the threat from him from out wide and making life hard for him.

    “They are stopping the cut-inside and shot into the far corner.

    “Something has got to change. At the moment, he's not seeing enough of the ball where it matters.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    GET WILL SOON

    Willian 'looks lost' at Arsenal and Mikel Arteta needs to figure out why, Gunners legend Paul Merson claims.

    He told Sky Sports: “Willian was unbelievable at Chelsea last year.

    “For me, he was probably one of the best players. He was phenomenal – an outstanding talent.

    'He has gone to Arsenal and he looks lost. They have got to get him performing.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    SZOB STORY

    Dominik Szoboszlai is reportedly a key target for Arsenal as owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment prepare to make further investments.

    The Gunners are known to be interested in the Red Bull Salzburg playmaker, who could be brought in to the Emirates in January.

    It has even been claimed that the North London outfit have already held talks with the player's agent Matyas Esterhazy.

    And now The Athletic have stated that the 20-year-old could be the latest addition to the squad.

  • Anthony Chapman

    WILD SIDE

    Chris Wilder has slammed big club bosses for their “selfish” attempts to bring in five subs.

    He said: “They're selfish. They might say it's everyone's concern but I'm not sure.

    “I'm still not going along with it that it's a physical thing, the data does not convince me. 

    “If they are turn to Page 67 3-0 up against teams they should be beating, it gives them an opportunity to change five players.

    “There was a shout that we have to look after the mentality of the players. 

    “I’m not sure in this period of our social lives outside football that that will go down too well, that players on £250,000-a-week are not in the 18. 

    “That's b******s as far as I'm concerned.”

  • William Pugh

    SUB-STANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS

    Mikel Arteta has once again thrown his weight behind a return to five substitutions.

    Speaking ahead of his side's visit to Leeds tomorrow, he said: “I am all for it and not only that but to extend the numbers in the squad.

    “At the moment, we have a big squad for different reasons and we have to leave seven or eight players at home. And at home means at home because from the training ground you go home and then from home you go to the training ground.

    “So even mentally, to feel involved you are travelling away and you are two days without the squad and without your teammates. It will be really helpful for them.

    “So let's try to help them and make them involved in what we are trying to do here and I think that there are easy decisions.

    “But I don't know. It's my opinion and let's hope we can change it.”

  • William Pugh

    HE'LL BE A SAK-CESS

    Mikel Arteta is happy to manage Bukayo Saka's game time as the youngster is also playing regularly for England.

    Asked whether the teenager will play at Leeds tomorrow, Arteta said: “Well, I'll have to see today when he comes back how he's looking and how he's feeling.

    “Obviously, he's a 19-year-old kid and he's played a lot of football in the last few months and we have to protect him.

    “I understand from Gareth's point of view as well, he had the injury of Chilwell and he probably didn't plan to give him that many minutes but the circumstances forced him to do it.

    “From my side, it's not ideal, but if I was in Gareth's shoes, I would have done exactly the same.

    “It is what it is, let's see how he comes back and try to get him fit and recovered and see how he is for Sunday.”

  • William Pugh

    FREDDY OR NOT

    Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the transfer chase for Christian Eriksen, according to reports.

    The former Tottenham playmaker, 28, has struggled since his January switch to Inter Milan.

    And as Antonio Conte looks to improve his squad when the transfer window reopens, the Danish international could be let go to free up cash for new recruits.

    According to Corriere Dello Sport via Football Italia, Inter may even propose a swap deal with United involving Fred. The Brazilian midfielder, 27, arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 for a staggering £52million.

    After a tough opening 24 months at Old Trafford, he has finally started to make an impression, forming a strong partnership with Scott McTominay.

    However, Inter may tempt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer into letting Fred go with the offer of Eriksen.

  • William Pugh

    ABSENCE MAKES THE ART GROW FONDER

    Mikel Arteta is looking forward to welcoming several injured stars back into his squad.

    He said: “We've been hit really hard with some big injuries, not only Pablo but Cedric as well, since he joined here he's had two or three different incidents.

    “Gabi Martinelli has been out for such a long time, Calum Chambers got injured three weeks after I was here and he still hasn't played a single game.

    “He's still recovering. It is what it is. What I can say is that the approach of those players and the way they've been trying to work to get back to their best has been phenomenal in all cases.

    “Let's hope that we can have them, we can use them and they can feel part of what we're doing.”

  • William Pugh

    BUK THE TREND

    Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka is not worried about burning out despite racking up the minutes for the Gunners and England.

    The versatile 19-year-old played in all three Three Lions games during the international break, playing 232 minutes and he has started all but one of Arsenal's eight Premier League games.

    He said: “It's a lot of minutes but as a kid this is what you dream of. So I can't now turn around and say I don't want to play it because I am living my dream, playing for England.

    “I played all three games – who'd have thought I would do that? So I'm not going to complain.

    “I just have to trust the people in charge will manage me in the correct way and continue to help me thrive and progress as a player.”

  • William Pugh

    MIKEY TAKERS

    Mikel Arteta says it's hard for his players to stay disciplined as there's so many rules.

    The Spaniard was speaking after David Luiz and Dani Ceballos had a fight in training and Willian travelled to Dubai despite the coronavirus travel ban.

    He said: “It's impossible because we have so many rules, so many guidelines that we have to follow.

    “Sometimes, without even thinking, you break them. Even in training when you give a bib to someone else you think, 'Oh no, I cannot do that, the bib has to be here and someone has to come with gloves.'

    “Sometimes you don't even know [you're breaking the rules] so I just try to think that we are all very aware of what we are dealing with and we take it very very seriously.

    “Everyone can make a mistake, it's just where that mistake is coming from, I think that's the relevant thing.”

  • William Pugh

    MAR-VELLOUS PLAYER

    Mikel Arteta says Pablo Mari is still in his plans as he battles back from a long term ankle injury.

    He said: “He's looking really good in training. Obviously, he had a difficult surgery,

    “He had a screw and sometimes when you have an external body inside it can react in an unexpected way and it was causing some inflammation and irritation in the joint all the time and his ankle was swelling.

    “So we had to take that out again which was a little bit of a setback, but he's been working really hard and looks really good in training.”

  • William Pugh

    HOPE WITH ALL MY ART

    Mikel Arteta hopes fans can be back in stadiums before Christmas.

    Speaking ahead of his team's trip to Leeds tomorrow, the Spaniard said: “I am very hopeful and optimistic, because I've seen the plans, all the protocols and all the work that the club has done to try to create a safe environment.

    “I think we are able to provide that and if they decide to move ahead with the project that we've done, it's very impressive so whenever they give the green light to do that, we are prepared to host the fans.”

  • William Pugh

    KEEP YOUR ED UP

    Mikel Arteta hinted Eddie Nketiah could start for Arsenal at Leeds tomorrow afternoon.

    Speaking ahead of the 4:30pm clash at Elland Road on Sunday, the Spaniard said: “He's another one that is fighting and knocking on the door every day.

    “I really like his mentality. He's cultured, he comes into the training ground and he says 'I should've scored four' so that's the type of ambition and hunger that you want from players.

    “So again, I am really happy.”

  • William Pugh

    CAPTAIN'S ORDERS

    Arsenal posted a retro throwback video of the Gunners' players singing an Alan Smith song on the plane back to London after they won the 1994 Uefa Cup.

    Smith turns 58 today.

  • William Pugh

    FIX THE LEAK

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said he wants to find out who leaked details of the training ground scrap between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos.

    He said: “I don't like the fact that that incident comes out at all.

    “And I will find out where it is coming from and if that is the case, that goes completely against what I expect from each other, the privacy and the confidentiality that we need, and there will be consequences.”

    When asked if he will address his staff regarding the matter, the Spaniard replied: “Yes.”

  • William Pugh

    CED HOT FORM

    Mikel Arteta heaped praise on right-back Cedric after his impressive recovery from a knee injury early in his Arsenal career.

    The Spanish boss said: “I've seen a big change in Cedric in the last month or so. I think his performances in the Europa League have been much better.

    “He needed some time to adapt to our way of playing and most importantly, he needed his fitness levels to be at the standard we need.

    “That was impossible because he had some injuries when he came here.

    “He had a really bad injury in his knee, after that he broke his nose and he had some difficulties but again he's a lad who's trying really hard every day in training.

    “He's accepting the situation and he's fighting against it to prove us wrong and we'll try to provide him more opportunities.”

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Arsenal could face further injury crisis after Vivianne Miedema pulls out of international duty

ARSENAL WOMEN could be hit with a further injury crisis after Vivianne Miedema was forced to pull out of international duty with a hip complaint.

The Gunners currently have FIVE first-team players on the treatment table.

 The Dutch national team confirmed the news on Friday that the striker would miss the upcoming fixtures with the USA and Kosovo.

They said: "Vivianne Miedema has to miss the upcoming international match due to a hip injury.

"Victoria Pelova has been called up as her replacement. Get well soon Vivianne Miedema."

Jordan Nobbs, Steph Catley, Lisa Evans, Jen Beattie and Noelle Maritz all missed the Gunners' dramatic 1-1 draw with Chelsea last time out.

And losing Miedema, 24, would be a major blow to Joe Montemurro's side.

She recently broke the record to become the WSL's all-time top scorer, after taking her tally to 52 goals in just 50 appearances midway through October.

The strike sensation stormed past the former record-holder, Nikita Parris, who found the net 49 times in 110 matches for Manchester City and Everton.

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Miedema is already the league's top scorer this season after finding the net 10 times in seven outings.

Jordan Nobbs is out with a hamstring injury but she is expected to start pitch based work in the weeks following the international break.

Lisa Evans and Steph Catley are dogged with calf injuries and are also expected back in the weeks after the international break.

Captain Kim Little and Jill Roord, who has scored two hat-tricks this term, have only recently returned to action, after they were both sidelined with knocks.

Gunners boss Joe Montemurro revealed back in October that the club was undertaking a "massive internal review" of their injury crisis.

He said: "I’m looking at every exercise we do in training, I am looking at my session planning, we are looking at our rehab processes.

"We’re trying to work out where and how and why this has happened. We need to be better at understanding all of this.

"There is no finger pointing here, this is about us coming together as a group, as a wider Arsenal and also how we work with individuals on a specific basis and looking at how we can get better results.”

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Arsenal fans joke Alex Morgan's penalty miss for Tottenham is 'most Spursy thing ever'

WORLD CUP-winning striker Alex Morgan missed the decisive penalty in a dramatic shootout between Arsenal and Tottenham in the League Cup following a 2-2 draw.

Tottenham had come from a goal down twice thanks to Ria Percival and Shelina Zadorsky to send the tie to a shootout.



Both sides netted their first four penalties, with Lia Walti slotting into the bottom corner for Arsenal's fifth.

Morgan stepped up to take Tottenham's fifth kick but the USA superstar fired well over the bar to hand Arsenal a bonus point.

The final Group B standings are yet to be confirmed after Chelsea's match with London City Lionesses was postponed.

But the draw has effectively ended both of the North Londoners hopes at the group stage.

One Arsenal fan wrote on Twitter: "As if Alex Morgan has missed the deciding penalty in the NLD ….. spursy.

Another joked: "Arsenal winning in a penalty shootout against Tottenham because of an Alex Morgan missed penalty right at the end. North London is Red, and you absolutely love to see it!!

One Gunners supporter said: "Alex Morgan missing a penalty. Spursy."

The strike sensation penned a short-term deal until the end of December in a bid for regular game time to win a place in the USA squad ahead of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

The 31-year-old has only just returned to competitive football in over a year due to pregnancy, and she only gave birth to her daughter, Charlie, six months ago.

Orlando boss Marc Skinner reportedly hopes Morgan will return from her contract in England in time to join the Pride next spring for preseason ahead of the 2021 NWSL season.

 

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Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac tests positive for coronavirus and will miss Bosnia's Nations League clash vs Italy

ARSENAL defender Sead Kolasinac has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The 27-year-old returned a positive result for Covid-19 on Wednesday morning and will now miss tonight's Nations League clash against Italy.


His team-mate Ibrahim Sehic has also been ruled out of the League A Group 1 fixture after testing positive for the virus as well.

Kolasinac played the full 90 minutes as his country fell to a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Sunday.

He then trained with his Bosnia team-mates on Tuesday night before returning a positive result the following morning.

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And Kolasinac, who must now enter a period of self-isolation, has become the latest Arsenal player to miss Sunday's trip to Leeds.

The former Schalke star is also a major doubt for the Gunners' Europa League clash against Molde a week on Thursday.

Arsenal are already without Mohamed Elneny for the away game at Elland Road after the Egyptian tested positive days after international team-mate Mo Salah also contracted the virus.

The 28-year-old midfielder is showing no symptoms and is now back in Cairo isolating.

Meanwhile, Willian will reportedly have to prove he has not got Covid-19 before being admitted back to training after jetting to Dubai.

Current UK travel advice states international travel from England is restricted 'except in limited circumstances such as work or education'.

But the Gunners star posed for a photo with popular Turkish chef and butcher Nusret Gokce – aka Salt Bae – at one of his steak houses in the United Arab Emirates.

As reported by The Telegraph, Willian is now back in England but was not forced to self-isolate.

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Arsenal handed huge transfer boost with Brazilian target Brenner not needing work permit as he 'owns Italian passport'

ARSENAL have been handed a transfer boost with news that Brazilian target Brenner won't need a work permit, according to reports.

The Sao Paulo forward, 20, is said to own an Italian passport, which would allow him to sign for the Premier League giants.

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The Gunners secured the services of Gabriel Martinelli from Ituanolast year in the same fashion, with the wonderkid also having an Italian passport alongside a Brazilian one.

And Arsenal technical director Edu is said to be ready to move for the talented attacker.

Brenner has scored 17 goals in his last 27 games for Sao Paulo, and is highly-rated in his homeland.

His contract expires in 2022, however there is a £45million release clause in hit.

But it is believed that Sao Paulo will be willing to accept half of that amount with the coronavirus pandemic impacting their finances.

Mikel Arteta's side have struggled for goals this term – scoring just nine times in eight Premier League matches.

It has left Arsenal languishing in 11th, tasting defeat four times already this season.

And with question marks still lingering over Alexandre Lacazette's future, Arsenal may be looking to add another forward to their ranks.

Juventus, PSG and AC Milan are also said to be monitoring Brenner's situation.

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Arsenal handed Dominic Szoboszlai transfer blow with his Hungary manager predicting midfielder will move to Bundesliga

ARSENAL have been dealt a huge blow in their quest to sign Dominik Szoboszlai after Hungary boss Marco Rossi stated a switch to the Bundesliga is likely.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Red Bull Salzburg midfielder in the winter transfer window.

It has been claimed that the North Londoners have already held talks with the 20-year-old about bringing him to the Emirates.

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Szoboszlai could be seen as a cheaper alternative to Lyon's Houssem Aouar as he boasts just a £22.5million release clause in his contract.

And Arsenal fans have urged the club to secure his services following his dramatic European Championship final qualifier winner against Iceland.

Speaking after Hungary's 2-1 win, boss Rossi was asked about Napoli's interest in the player, but he insisted that a switch to Germany could be on the cards.

He told CalcioNapoli24 TV via CalcioMercato: "I’ve never talked to him about Napoli’s interest.

"I wouldn’t mind if he moved to Napoli in Italy, living in Pozzuoli I could see him more often.

"My feeling is that he is more likely to end up in Germany: he is ready to make the leap, going to the Bundesliga the pace is less long.

"The Austrian football of Salzburg is similar to that of the Bundesliga.

"Arriving in Italy would involve changes and periods of adaptation from a tactical point of view."

As well as Arsenal, Real Madrid have also been touted as one possible destination for the talented youngster.

Szoboszlai has featured in 13 games for Salzburg in all competitions this campaign – chipping in with five goals and nine assists.

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