8am Arsenal news: Lionel Messi scuppers Ousmane Dembele move, interest in Nicolas Pepe hots up

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WITH the January transfer window fast approaching, Arsenal continue to be linked with moves for a number of players.


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Danny Welbeck is ruled out of action for the foreseeable future so Unai Emery could be tempted to dip into the market.


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Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele is rumoured to be a target for Arsenal
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Read this and more with the latest news, gossip and updates from the Emirates Stadium.

NO MESSI BREAK UP

ARSENAL’S hopes of signing Ousmane Dembele looked to have been scuppered – by Lionel Messi.

The North London side were hoping to make a move for the French star, but Dembele’s team-mates seem to be trying to put Arsenal off him.


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PEP’S WATCHING

MANCHESTER CITY have joined Arsenal in pursuit of Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.

‘FELT I WASN’T RATED’

ALEX IWOBI revealed he almost left Arsenal for Crystal Palace after feeling unloved at the Emirates

Nigerian forward Iwobi has been one of the key figures this season under new boss Unai Emery.

JUST FOR THE CRACK

ARSENAL’S shamed hippy crack stars were mocked by fans who threw balloons onto the pitch during their game against Huddersfield this afternoon.

DIVE ANOTHER DAY

GRANIT XHAKA, Shkodran Mustafi and Matteo Guendouzi were all booked for diving on a feisty afternoon in North London which saw 33 fouls and nine yellow cards.

Referee Paul Tierney certainly had his work cut out at the Emirates as Arsenal and Huddersfield’s players, coaching staff and fans all climbed on his back.

LLOY WONDER

BRISTOL CITY face a fight to keep hold of talented defender Lloyd Kelly… with four Premier League giants circling.