Merson admits he was wrong about Arsenal’s £30m deal as Arteta receives double injury boost

Welcome to our football .london The Arsenal Way daily news round-up. 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.

Paul Merson heaps the praise for Aaron Ramsdale

Arsenal claimed a first Premier League away win of the season after an impressive 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Gunners have won at away to the Clarets’ for the first time in two seasons and a big reason for this was due to the performance of new signing Aaron Ramsdale.

Former Arsenal player Paul Merson was on part of the punditry on Sky Sports and said: “He has been absolutely outstanding. I have been one of his biggest critics. He has definitely been outstanding today.”

Ramsdale has now played three matches for the Gunners and has kept three clean sheets.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper did not concede against West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City and Burnley.

Arsenal avoid injury scare for two stars

Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey were both left limping after being substituted in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Arteta eased the nerves of Arsenal fans in his post-match press conference and said “He [Partey] struggled at the end, he could not finish at the end, he was cramping, but that will come up. He’s missed a long time that will come again, and he needs some fitness back.

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Again he [Tierney] had a problem. I think he was cramping. The pitch was pretty difficult today it was quite long.”

Thomas Partey started his first game of the season for the Gunners and showed how important he will be for the North London side for the rest of the season.

Tierney has had persistent injuries at Arsenal so it was a worry for fans after he came off injured as he is an integral part of the team.

Arteta shows faith in Elneny

Arsenal chose to retain the services of Mohamed Elneny despite the Egyptian becoming subject to transfer interest in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, football.london’s Chris Wheatley understands.

Galatasaray were the most interested in signing the Egypt international, according to Takvim (via Sports Witness), following the 29-year-old’s impressive displays on loan to fellow Turkish side Besiktas in 2019/20.

Elneny, whose current deal at the Emirates expires at the end of the season, is set to leave Arsenal once his contract is up, according to reports, despite Mikel Arteta opting to hold onto to the midfielder this season.

Gunners yet to table Lacazette contract



Alexandre Lacazette's future at Arsenal has been a hot topic recently.
Alexandre Lacazette’s future at Arsenal has been a hot topic recently.

Arsenal are yet to table Alexandre Lacazette a contract extension despite the Frenchman’s current deal expiring at the end of the season, according to ESPN.

However, whether the Gunners look to pursue an extension for the 30-year-old or not, Lacazette has reportedly decided to see out the remainder of his contract and has no intention of renewing, football.london understands.

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Arteta’s number nine, who arrived at London Colney in 2017 from Lyon for £47.7 million, was subject to interest from a host of sides over the summer, according to reports.

But, after failing to find a move away the Gunners will likely concede Lacazette’s departure empty-handed and not recuperate any of the fee they once paid for his services.

Arteta fends off Barcelona interest

Arteta is planning to promote Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino into the first-team following reports linking Barcelona with the 17-year-old midfielder, according to the Mirror.

The England youth international has impressed at Hale End, beginning to stake his claim for a senior debut with stellar displays against the likes of Manchester United under-23s.

Patino sent Arsenal fans into pandemonium on social media after he scored an incredible solo goal versus England international duo Dean Henderson and Phil Jones.

European royalty eye Arsenal talisman

Lacazette has attracted new-found interest from a host of European royalty including the likes of Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus and Sevilla, reports ESPN.

With no agreement in place to extend his current deal, foreign sides are eligible to engage in pre-contractual talks with Lacazette and sign the Frenchman on a free come January.

According to reports, Diego Simeone’s side have always been interested in the striker meanwhile the Old Lady, the Rossoneri and Sevilla have emerged as potential suitors.

Lacazette’s potential departure on a free earmarks a growing issue at Arsenal as the club struggle to operate their outgoings in a sustainable manner.

Source by Football London

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