The Gunners beat Watford 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to extend their unbeaten run to ten games in all competitions. Hale End’s Emile Smith Rowe scored the game’s only goal.
The 21-year-old scored in the second half to help the Gunners rise to fifth place in the Premier League standings.
Now comes a two-week break from domestic football, followed by the international break, and the aforementioned Smith Rowe has been named in his first-ever England senior squad, after Marcus Rashford and James Ward-Prowse withdrew due to injury.
Due to the hiatus in club action, there will be plenty of transfer news to offer you in the coming days, with technical director Edu apparently interested in bringing Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic to north London.
With that said, scroll down for the most up-to-date information on the Gunners.
Aaron Ramsdale opens up
Aaron Ramsdale has spoken up about his interactions with opposing fans.
He told the Tubes and Ange YouTube channel, “I’ve done League Two and League One, so much worse (than Premier League fans).”
“When you go there, they’re out to get you, and there have been instances when I’ve shown up and done the same thing, like you said, not being violent or telling them (explicit) or anything like that; I’m just joining in.
“There are times when (they shout) ‘Ramsdale, you are a (explicit), see you next Tuesday,’ and I turn around and clap, joining in with them, and we’ve won or whatever, and I’ll (tap) the badge. They’ll be waiting for me to board the bus again.
“There are no obstacles, security, or anything like that in League 1, so I’m off, I’m on the bus as quickly as I can.”
Denis Zakaria links
Denis Zakaria of Borussia Monchengladbach has been linked with Arsenal ahead of a possible move.
The Gunners are said to have kept an eye on the Swiss international in the past, and he now appears to be closer than ever to leaving his present club.
Zakaria’s contract with Gladbach expires at the conclusion of this season, and he will be free to speak with any overseas clubs during the January transfer window.
“That is an obvious true,” SportBILD journalist Christian Falk said when asked if the Gunners were interested in Zakaria.
“In the past, there has been interest. Zakaria is wanted by practically every top Italian club, but he wants to play in the Premier League.
The Swiss is currently making £55,000 per week with Monchengladbach, according to Salary Sport.
He’ll surely want to maximize his future earnings, but with the Gunners’ summer spending of more than £130 million, they should be able to negotiate a respectable contract.
It’s unclear whether his wage expectations for a new contract somewhere are higher, but it’s perplexing that Arsenal would not seek a deal for Zakaria given their current financial situation.
Arsenal have both been handed a major boost in their rumoured pursuit of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. The Serbia international, who was also linked with Tottenham in the summer, is said to be a target for the Gunners.
Arsenal are reportedly edging ahead of the chasing pack for the signing of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
According to La Nazione, the Gunners are in the ‘front row’ for the Serbian centre-forward ahead of a potential €70m move.