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Arsenal v Leicester team news

Every Arsenal player who went on international duty returned without any injury problems, apart from centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulous according to Unai Emery in his full pre-match Press conference on Thursday. He has some bruising on his ankle and is being assessed ahead of Monday night’s fixture but it will be difficult for him to play. Mesut Özil has recovered from a back spasm while Danny Welbeck is now back in training following a hamstring injury. That means Emery would be free to use the same starting XI from the 5-1 win over Fulham, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is almost certain to return to the […]


50 books to build your Arsenal library

It’s the Interlull, it’s quiet, perhaps you fancy picking up a book? We’ve compiled a list of 50+ Arsenal-related tomes that might be worth a peruse if you’re looking to brush up on the club’s history, players, managers and more. It’s not an exhaustive list, they just happen to be ones that have caught our […]


Mertesacker: Bundesliga loans good for Arsenal U23s

Arsenal currently have two young players on loan with Bundesliga clubs, Reiss Nelson at Hoffenheim and Emile Smith Rowe with Disgusting Energy Drink Leipzig. It’s a trend that looks set to continue as Academy Manager Per Mertesacker believes that spells away like these can help bridge the substantial gap between youth/reserve level football and the […]


Aubameyang to get the summer off

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon have failed to qualify for this summer’s African Cup of Nations finals after drawing 1-1 with Burundi in their final qualifier. The Panthers, captained by the Arsenal man, needed to win in Bujumbura to leapfrog Burundi into second place in Group C but fell behind to Cedric Amissi’s volley with 14 minutes […]


Amaechi eager to impress in Dubai

Xavier Amaechi surely would have made his first-team debut already had it not been for injury, so the winger will be especially determined to make an impact in the warm-weather training camp in Dubai. A skilful winger who is usually deployed on the left wing, Amaechi has frequently impressed for Arsenal at U23 level since […]