8am Arsenal news: Lionel Messi scuppers Ousmane Dembele move, interest in Nicolas Pepe hots up
WITH the January transfer window fast approaching, Arsenal continue to be linked with moves for a number of players.
Danny Welbeck is ruled out of action for the foreseeable future so Unai Emery could be tempted to dip into the market.
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.
MANCHESTER CITY have joined Arsenal in pursuit of Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.
The Premier League champions sent scouts to watch the winger in action against Reims on Sunday.
UNITED AND GUNNERS WATCHING ‘NEW TONI KROOS’
The 19-year-old has been labelled the ‘new Toni Kroos’ in the Bundesliga.
GUNNER BE BETTER
It is little over six months since the Spaniard took over the reins from Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium, but the numbers show how swift his impact has been.
MARSEILLE are keen to bolster their defence in January and could turn to Nacho Monreal or Alberto Moreno, according to reports.
The French side are currently fifth in Ligue 1 but are just four points clear of 11th-placed Reims.
KOSC BE BETTER
Arsenal skipper Koscielny, 33, has not played first-team football since May 3 when he ruptured his Achilles tendon against Atletico Madrid – but is still inspiring the team to victory.
TOUCH OF OZ
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He joins fellow central defender Rob Holding on the treatment table.
‘FELT I WASN’T RATED’
JUST FOR THE CRACK
DIVE ANOTHER DAY
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.
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