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ARSENAL now switch their focus to Everton in the Premier League.

And the Gunners will be buoyed by their 1-0 Europa League win in Olympiacos this week.

Follow all the latest news, gossip and updates from the Emirates below...

  • Joe Ball 's avatarJoe Ball6 hours ago21st February 2020


    Arsenal are considering a move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler from Valencia, according to the Daily Mirror.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his side in the summer after an underwhelming season so far and Soler could be tempted with a move to the Emirates.

    Soler signed a new contract with the Spanish club in December but Arsenal are set to test Valencia's resolve.

    Arteta may have to move a player or two on to raise funds, with Matteo Guendouzi at risk after falling out with with Arteta and his staff in Dubai during their winter break.

  • John Hutchinson 's avatarJohn Hutchinson8 hours ago21st February 2020


    Arsenal have sent scouts to the Serie A in order to find out more about Roma player Bryan Cristante.

    Mikel Arteta's first summer in charge of the club is set to be an expensive one, with a multitude of players being linked with moves in and out of The Emirates.

    According to Calciomercato, Cristante is a player that Arsenal scouts are going to look at when Roma face Lecce on Sunday.

    The Italian-Canadian midfielder joined Roma from Atalanta for £18.9million after a year on loan at at the club.

    He has been targeted by Arsenal as a potential replacement for Dani Ceballos, who will return to Real Madrid when his loan spell ends at the end of this season.

    Although Cristante only has one goal and two assists in the Serie A this season, the 24-year-old has been praised for his work-rate.

    Arsenal believe that his physicality would make him a good fit for the Premier League.

  • John Hutchinson 's avatarJohn Hutchinson10 hours ago21st February 2020


    Arsenal boss is eyeing up a potential summer signing of Carlos Soler from LaLiga club Valencia.

    The Spanish midfielder who has his release clause set at a bank-breaking £140million, is rumoured to be a target of Arteta's in the next transfer window.

    The 23-year-old would be a possible target should the Gunners sell multiple players this summer.

    Arsenal could raise the funds by selling players such as: Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang, who only has a year left on his current contract, as well as Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.

    Young talent Matteo Guendouzi could also be sold as he has fallen out of favour with Mikel Arteta, he could still fetch a good price if Arsenal decided to sell the Frenchman.

  • John Hutchinson 's avatarJohn Hutchinson13 hours ago21st February 2020


    David Luiz has recently played well for Arsenal, helping the Gunners to three consecutive clean sheets, the latest coming in their Europa League win against Olympiacos.

    Arsenal have also kept two clean sheets in a row in the Premier League, the first coming against Burnley, the latter coming against Newcastle in their 4-0 thrashing of the Magpies.

    Luiz has found form recently, a blessing for the Brazilian international as Arsenal have just received another defensive player, in the form of Pablo Mari.

    It is thought that the loan-deal for Pablo Mari from Brazilian side Flamengo has forced David Luiz into a run of good form.

    Although Mari is yet to play for the Gunners, Luiz now knows that his place is certainly not solidified and will have to continue performing well in order to keep his place in Arteta's starting squad.

  • John Hutchinson 's avatarJohn Hutchinson13 hours ago21st February 2020


    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed the reason there has been an improvement in the Gunners' defending recently.

    Arteta stated to The Metro: ''they have to enjoy defending as well, it is a big part of the game''.

    The ex-Arsenal midfielder has said that defending is a team effort, it isn't just the four at the back defending the goal.

    Arsenal's wingers have been told they need to drop and defend more often: ''wide players before used to have different behaviours, now they are tracking back''.

    If someone loses the ball, they should ''get that ball back as quickly as possible''.