August 18, 2022

All the latest Arsenal news and transfer gossip as the Gunners jet off for their mid-season break before returning to face Newcastle in the Premier League.

Arsenal are in Dubai for four days for their mid-season break.

Upon their return, Mikel Arteta’s side will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they host Newcastle United at the Emirates.

Having drawn their last four league games in succession – a sequence of results which means Arsenal remain 10 points off the final Champions League spot – the hope is that the break rejuvenate the squad.

Lucas Torreira, David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Nicolas Pepe are among those already in the Middle East, and those left in the UK will be joining up with their teammates shortly.

Arsenal confirm Premier League squad

Arsenal have named their squad for the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

All clubs from the top flight were required to submit their updated squad lists after the closure of the January transfer window, with many sides making several changes after buying and selling players.

The Gunners were busy last month, completing the signings of Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Cedric Soares from Southampton to bolster their defensive options.

Both are named within Arsenal’s 25-man squad, with the club’s registered under-21 players also submitted.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends Instagram message to Ousmane Dembele

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken to social media to send his well-wishes to Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, after the winger suffered a serious hamstring tear.

The France international, who has not played since November due to a thigh injury, had returned to training and was hoping to play a key role in the final few months of Barca’s season.

But the La Liga club confirmed that the 22-year-old suffered “a complete proximal hamstring tear in his right thigh”, with reports in Spain claiming he will miss the rest of the season.

Dembele has suffered from several serious injuries since joining Barcelona for £100million from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, completing only 10 games since his arrival at the Nou Camp.

Aubameyang, who played with Dembele at Dortmund during the 2016/17 season, posted a message to the winger on social media in light of his serious injury.

Bernd Leno sets ambitious Arsenal target

Arsenal’s hopes of a top four finish may have all but faded away but Bernd Leno has not given up hope of silverware this season as the Gunners prepare to fly out to Dubai for a warm weather training camp.

The Gunners came within 90 minutes of Europa League glory last season, losing 4-1 to Chelsea in the final in Baku, and Leno says they are determined to go one step further this time.

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Arsenal interest in striker confirmed

Arsenal were among a host of clubs pushing to sign Peterborough United striker Ricky Jade-Jones in the January transfer window, according to the club’s director of football.

The 17-year-old has burst onto the scene for the League One side this season, making ten appearances for the club, and has reportedly been tracked by Premier League clubs for some time.

Now, it’s been claimed that  Arsenal were among four clubs pushing to sign the teenager in the January transfer window – although it was promotion-chasing Leeds trying the hardest for a deal.

However, the League One title-chasers stood firm with their stance that he would not be sold as they push for promotion to the Championship.

“We had more clubs interested in Ricky in January than we did in Ivan Toney,”

“They were all after him. United, Liverpool, Arsenal, but we told them all the same thing and that it was a waste of time bidding as we were determined to hold on to him.

“For one he is going to be a very good player for us and secondly he will be worth a lot more money a few years down the line.

“Leeds were actually the most determined to sign Ricky. They were on several times as they think Ricky is going to be the next Tammy Abraham. I told them if that’s the case he must be worth £15 million already!

“In our opinion Ricky is better off developing with us and helping us be successful. He’s a lovely lad with his feet on the ground.”



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