10am Arsenal news LIVE: Gilberto calls for Grealish transfer, Aubameyang stranded in Gabon, Tierney in Scotland loss – The Sun

ARSENAL are still reeling from a shock defeat to Aston Villa before the international break.

Off the field, Gilberto Silva has talked of his admiration for Jack Grealish while Jerome Boateng is being eyed on a free transfer.

Follow ALL of the latest Gunners updates below…

  • Etienne Fermie


    Gareth Southgate has praised Arsenal prodigy Bukayo Saka after his performance against Belgium on Sunday.

    The Three Lions boss said: “There were several players who it’s the very early stages of their international careers, who were excellent.

    “Jack [Grealish] is the obvious one, his performance was outstanding, but I also thought Bukayo as well.

    “Coming into a game like that as a very young player, against an experienced player like [Thomas] Meunier. He had an excellent game on the left when he came into it.”

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    Kieran Tierney was in action for Scotland yesterday, as Steve Clarke's side fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat in Slovakia.

    Buoyant having secured Euro 2020 qualification on Thursday night, the Scots started brightly, with Tierney deployed in the left wing-back position.

    But despite numerous chances, the Tartan Army were left disappointed.

    The Arsenal ace will have another opportunity to secure promotion to Nations League Group A, however, when Scotland take on Israel on Wednesday night.

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    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed he was held 'hostage' without his passport at Gambia airport throughout the night.

    The Arsenal star, 31, called for changes to be made after the Gabon squad were left with less than 10 hours to prepare for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier after the hold up.

    The Gabon squad had to sit around at the airport all night as they waited for permission to enter Gambia. Aubameyang documented the nightmare ordeal with his 10 million followers on Instagram.

    Some of Gabon's players tried to sleep on the floor on makeshift beds, but the Gunners forward appeared to be up all night.

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    'NO WORDS'

    Ex-Arsenal star John Hartson has revealed the tragic death of his older sister Hayley.

    The former Wales striker took to social media to announce the sad news.

    He wrote in an emotional post: “It is with great sadness today we put our Beloved Hayley to rest.

    “Hayley passed away on the 21/10/2020.

    “We are totally devastated.. she will be sorely missed.

    “There are no words. RIP Big sister.”

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    Arsenal have become the first Premier League club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.

    Gunners' operations director Hywel Sloman said: “Arsenal is committed to leading the way on sustainability among Premier League clubs and we are proud to be the first club to sign up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.

    “Together with our partners, we’ve already implemented a number of environmentally-friendly practices across the club. This includes becoming the first Premier League club to switch to 100 per cent green electricity since the beginning of our partnership with Octopus Energy in 2016, and a new partnership with aluminium packaging company Ball Corporation, which is designed to help us and our millions of fans around the world reduce our impact on the environment.

    “We will continue to use the power and reach of Arsenal to inspire our global communities and push each other towards a more sustainable future.”

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    Cesc Fabregas has urged patience from Arsenal fans growing anxious at the inconsistent early season results. 

    The ex-Gunner midfielder defended his former team-mate and now Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and insisted the hire-and-fire culture should be ignored while the Spaniard builds. 

    Arsenal legend Lee Dixon has also been having his say on the team's problems and argued the London side needed a player in the mould of Mason Mount. 

    Like the Chelsea midfielder, Dixon wants a player who can score goals, unlock defences and break late into the box.

    Elsewhere, Arsenal's hopes of a January transfer move for Dominik Szoboszlai was dealt a blow after his international boss said a move to the Bundesliga was likely. 

    Hungary manager Marco Rossi said he believed the young star would move to Germany as the style of football was similar to Austria, where he currently plays for RB Salzburg. 

  • Kiro Evans


    Toni Kroos has dismissed Mesut Ozil's defence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's mask celebration as the social media spat dragged on for another day.

    The Real Madrid midfielder labelled Aubameyang's occasional use of a superhero mask when celebrating a goal as 'nonsense' last week.

    Kroos' former Germany team-mate Ozil weighed in on the row by backing his Arsenal pal, but Kroos is not interested in rising to the pair's social media jibes.

    The 30-year-old told Bild: “I'm not surprised by anyone anymore.

    “I found it amusing, but I've already ticked it off.”

    “I find [elaborate celebrations] very silly.

    “Even worse is if there are any objects hidden in their socks.

    “Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask.

    “That’s where it ends with me. I don’t think that’s a good role model, either. What nonsense.”

  • Kiro Evans


    It's finished Belgium 2-0 England in the Nations League game, and it sends the Three Lions out the competition.

    In truth England were far too limp for too long, while the hosts were clinical and robust in defence.

    Questions are being asked about the line-up and the tactics, but for Gareth Southgate and his troops the goal will be bouncing back against Iceland in a few days time.

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    Ben Chilwell has pulled up with an injury just before half-time in the England vs Belgium game – opening the door for Bukayo Saka to make an appearance.

    The young Arsenal star has been subbed on for the Chelsea man and will need to make a big impact to help England drag themselves back from their two goal deficit.

    He received the Man of the Match award for his contribution to the Three Lions' 3-0 win against Ireland three days ago.

    Something similar would be much appreciated from the away dugout.

    No pressure, Bukayo…

  • Kiro Evans


    Bukayo Saka has been left on the bench for England's game against Belgium – despite his man of the match performance against Ireland only three days ago.

    Manager Gareth Southgate has turned back to the more established first-teamers, but Saka could see the pitch if the Three Lions need to inject some energy into the game.

    Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles is also among the substitutes.

  • Kiro Evans


    Arsenal return to club action once the internationals are over, and they need to put results together fast after losing 4 of their opening 8 league games.

    First up is the incredibly difficult trip to Leeds United, who regularly swing from looking world-class one week to amateurish the next. Mikel Arteta will be hoping to catch the Yorkshire side on an off day.

    The London club then have a trip to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's former side Molde in the Europa League, before returning to domestic action as they host Wolves.

    Given the team's difficulties in breaking defences down and susceptibility to the counter attack, Nuno Espirito Santo will be licking his lips.

    After that, they host Rapid Wien and then face Tottenham in a huge derby.

  • Kiro Evans


    Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has called for patience from Arsenal fans who have become with Mikel Arteta.

    The Gunners have lost half of their opening eight games and have repeatedly looked unconvincing going forward, and a world away from some of the attacking teams Fabregas used to play in.

    But the Spaniard has urged people to give the manager time.

    He told 90min.com: “Listen, it's a transition period. Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time.

    “The problem for a coach nowadays is that you have no time. You lose three games, everyone is asking for your head.

    “I know it's very, very difficult because you want to implement your ideas, and it's a process.

    “Sometimes, it's difficult because football is moving very quickly, everyone wants to win, there's pressure from the board, from the fans, from the players. You're on the spot every single day.”

  • Kiro Evans


    Arsenal have been handed a transfer boost with news that Brazilian target Brenner won't need a work permit, according to reports.

    The Sao Paulo forward, 20, is said to own an Italian passport, which would allow him to sign for the Premier League giants.

    The Gunners secured the services of Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano last year in the same fashion, with the wonderkid also having an Italian passport alongside a Brazilian one.

    And Arsenal technical director Edu is said to be ready to move for the talented attacker.

    Brenner has scored 17 goals in his last 27 games for Sao Paulo, and is highly-rated in his homeland.

  • Kiro Evans


    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took to Instagram to congratulate Lewis Hamilton after he became a seven-times World Champion in Formula 1 this afternoon.

    The Brit battled the wet surface and his competitors to pull of an amazing win at a spellbinding Turkish Grand Prix earlier this afternoon.

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  • Kiro Evans


    Breaking: Liverpool and England legend Ray Clemence has died, aged 72.

    His family have released a statement after he 'passed away peacefully'.

    Clemence leaves behind his wife Veronica, daughters Julie and Sarah and son Stephen, who is a former Tottenham player and current coach at Newcastle.

    The Skegness-born star played for Scunthorpe, Liverpool and Tottenham during an illustrious 23-year career.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Former Chelsea and Spurs midfielder Gus Poyet has recalled him emotions when he part of the Real Zaragoza side that beat Arsenal in the 1995 European Cup Winners' Cup final courtesy of Nayim's long-distance strike.

    He said: “I was 10 yards away when he hit it. I thought, 'What is that?' because there was nobody ahead of him.

    “Everyone went silent, just watching the ball and David Seaman.

    “It was probably the worst-celebrated goal in football to be honest, everyone went everywhere, and it wasn't much better at full-time because it meant so much.

    “I cried like a baby because of the emotion but I also had cramp in my calf. When I tried to run, it seized up and someone had to pull my foot up.”

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    Man City have reportedly joined rivals United in the race for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

    The Daily Star claim Pep Guardiola has identified the 25-year-old playmaker as the 'ideal addition' to his squad.

    The report adds that it remains to be seen whether City will make a bid for the £70million-rated star when the transfer window opens in January.

    Grealish's stunning form for Villa may mean he will opt to see out the season at his boyhood club to cement his place in England's squad for the rescheduled Euro 2020 next summer.

    That would mean that any move from City is likely to be at the end of the current campaign.

    And Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has urged the Gunners to bring Grealish to the Emirates.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Sporting Lisbon have reportedly increased the release clause fee for teen whiz-kind Nuno Mendes in a bid to fend off outsider interest.

    Sporting and the player's representatives have agreed to raise his initial release fee from £40million to £62m, according to Record.

    This would be the second-highest clause in the club's history, only topped by former Sporting star Bruno Fernandes whose fee was £89.7m

    Arsenal are said to have made an enquiry about Mendes but are set to face competition from rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal legend Lee Dixon believes the club have to sign a player in the similar mould as Chelsea ace Mason Mount.

    Addressing the Gunners' lack of creativity, Dixon told the Handbrake Off Podcast that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can't carry the burden of scoring alone

    He said: “That is a huge, almost total reliance on one player to get you a goal.

    “No goals from anywhere else, although Lacazette has three in six he seems to have gone off the boil.

    “No goals from midfield at all. No breaking midfield player that forces teams back like a Mason Mount or somebody running through the middle like that and breaking into the box.

    “So, already the way that you can play with that, and I haven’t even mentioned the back four or five, then you’re limited in what you can achieve.”

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    Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he considers Granit Xhaka to be among Arsenal’s best players.

    He told 90min: “Listen, it’s a transition period. Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time. The problem for a coach nowadays is that you have no time. You lose three games, everyone is asking for your head.

    “I know it’s very, very difficult because you want to implement your ideas, and it’s a process. Sometimes, it’s difficult because football is moving very quickly, everyone wants to win, there’s pressure from the board, from the fans, from the players. You’re on the spot every single day.

    “He’s trying to find his team. They have [Dani] Ceballos, they have [Granit] Xhaka, now they’ve added Thomas Partey from Atletico, who’s a very good player as well. They have Willian, they have [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang – top, top players, that’s 100 per cent sure.

    “Maybe they still need a little bit more time.”

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    Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their quest to sign Dominik Szoboszlai after Hungary boss Marco Rossi stated a switch to the Bundesliga is likely.

    He told CalcioNapoli24 TV via CalcioMercato: “I’ve never talked to him about Napoli’s interest. I wouldn’t mind if he moved to Napoli in Italy, living in Pozzuoli I could see him more often.

    “My feeling is that he is more likely to end up in Germany: he is ready to make the leap, going to the Bundesliga the pace is less long.

    “The Austrian football of Salzburg is similar to that of the Bundesliga.

    “Arriving in Italy would involve changes and periods of adaptation from a tactical point of view.”

  • Jim Sheridan


    Aston Villa have “basically stolen” Emi Martinez from Arsenal as he is now one of the Premier League's top goalkeepers, according to ex-Villans' striker Alan McInally.

    Former Scotland striker McInally claims “Arsenal will now be thinking, who in God's name sanctioned that?'” – as the Gunners languish in mid-table while sixth-placed Villa thrive defensively.

    Dean Smith's men have let in the equal-lowest total of Premier League goals since Martinez's £20million summer arrival – nine in seven games, peaking with last Sunday's 3-0 win at the Emirates.

    And pundit McInally told Footy Accumulators' One to Watch: “I cannot believe we have horse-shoed him out of London.

    “He's a really good goalkeeper. I think you've already seen, even defensively Villa looking much better.

    “What Aston Villa haven't had for a long time is a top goalkeeper… I think Martinez is.

    “With a bit of luck, I think he's going to prove we have basically stolen him for £20million from Arsenal.

    “It's a wonderful move for Aston Villa and even better for Martinez, and hopefully the marriage will be absolutely fantastic.”

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