Ainsley Maitland-Niles set for shock Norwich chance after Arsenal transfer and injury developments

Welcome to our football.london Arsenal media watch piece. Maybe not the first, we’ve definitely done transfer round-ups before, and European round-ups, so I guess in some ways it’s not that new at all. Anyway, we thought we would enter the world of football in a broad and roundabout manner for you and have some fun with some of the stories and captions doing the daily rounds

Kolasinac injured on international duty

Chelsea interest Jules Kounde tackled Sead Kolasinac to the ground, in a World Cup qualifying match between France and Bosnia. Kounde who was sent off for the challenge meant Kolasinac was forced off the pitch, injured.

The extent of his injury is yet unknown but he may be a doubt for Arsenal’s game, against Norwich in the Premier League – next Saturday.

Turkish interest in Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder, Mohamed Elneny has been linked with a move away from North London to Turkey and the Super Lig.

Besiktas have made a move for the Eygpt international and have even submitted an offer. NTV Spor are reporting the bid but do not provide further details around the deal.

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Elneny has fallen further down the midfield pecking order at the Emirates following the summer signing of Sambi Lokonga.

The report claims Besiktas are planning to add Elneny to their UEFA player submission list, which suggests they will be moving quickly.

Granit Xhaka tests positive for Covid

The Swiss FA have confirmed that Granit Xhaka has tested positive for Coronavirus whilst on international duty. The 28-year-old was left out of the squad when Switzerland player their friendly against Greece on Wednesday.

The statement by the Swiss FA, which was posted on Twitter said: “Xhaka was diagnosed with symptoms on the morning of the game and was immediately isolated in his room.

“A rapid test turned out negative, the subsequent PCR test, carried out to be on the safe side, produced a positive result in the evening.”

With Elneny potentially leaving during the international break and Granit Xhaka still suspended, Arteta will be relying on the fitness of Thomas Partey to feature in their next game against Norwich.

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The Arsenal boss could even turn to Ainsley Maitland-Niles to fill in the midfield void, despite the player’s public criticism of the club and it’s handling of his future.

He played in central midfield during Arsenal’s 4-0 behind-closed-doors friendly win over Brentford on Thursday.

Jamie Redknapp calls for Ben White patience



Ben White has played just once for Arsenal since making his summer switch.
Ben White has played just once for Arsenal since making his summer switch.

Following the English player’s £50million move to the club this summer, Jamie Redknapp speaking on Sky Sports news believed there’s too much ‘pressure’ on the player, “He can’t save Arsenal on his own, and Arsenal fans need to have patience with this guy he’s not necessarily a leading centre-back, he plays alongside someone who will go and head the ball and he’ll sweep up alongside him.

“Be patient with him, he’s going to be fantastic. The pressure at Arsenal is huge right now, and he’s one for the long-term because the pressure at Arsenal is huge right now,” Redknapp said.

Moving from Brighton, Ben White tested positive for Covid missing games against Chelsea and Manchester City

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