1pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Rabiot loan wanted, Xhaka agrees Hertha deal, Bournemouth draw in Arteta’s first game – The Sun

MIKEL ARTETA had to settle for a point in his first game as Arsenal boss.

The Gunners fell behind at the Vitality Stadium to Dan Gosling's strike, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was on hand to poke in the equaliser in a 1-1 stalemate.

Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka appears on the verge of leaving Arsenal, with a return to the Bundesliga on the cards.

And Arteta wants Adrien Rabiot to become his first signing as Gunners boss.

Follow all the latest transfer gossip and updates from the Emirates below…

  • ARSENAL outcast Mohamed Elneny is close to sealing a permanent move to AC Milan, his father confirmed.

    Speaking to Israeli TV station Sada Al Balad – as quoted by Goal – Nasser Elneny said: “Negotiations between Mohamed and Milan are in an advanced phase, but the contract isn’t signed yet.

    “They renewed their interest in my son, and the next hours could see him sign with Milan. Mohamed is doing well in Besiktas, but he wants to move to Milan because the Italian league is strong.”

  • MARTIN KEOWN has claimed that Arsenal should be worried about north London rivals Spurs under Jose Mourinho.

    He told BBC's Final Score: It's a different Mourinho, isn't it? He's really attuned to the group.

    “'I believe in you keep playing as we are'. And with that marksman in Harry Kane in front of goal and Dele Alli coming into form, it just shows you that he has got the right feeling for the team and he has stood by them.

    “And when you do that as a manager, you get the results and when the different Mourinho came out at Manchester United, we got something different.

    “So, all credit to Mourinho for bouncing back with his team and taking every step with them. He's an intelligent man and he's now a different manager.

    “And maybe it's worrying the other side of North London that we should be worried now because Mourinho could put together a healthy run for his club.”

  • PIERRE-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point for Arsenal in Mikel Arteta's first game in charge.

  • ARSENAL target Dayot Upamecano could finally be allowed to leave RB Leipzig next summer, according to reports.

    The Gunners were priced out of a move for theFrance Under-21 international back in August after failing to meet his staggering £92million release clause.

    But according to Le Parisien, Leipzig are confident of agreeing a deal for his replacement,Paris Saint-Germain defender Tanguy Kouassi.

    They claim that if a deal comes to fruition then it should be the catalyst for Upamecano to leave the club.

    Arsenal reportedly had a £65m bid for the ex-Red Bull Salzburg starlet rejected this summer, and it could be that a smaller fee could finally get the deal with Upamecano entering the final 12 months of his contract at the end of this season.

  • THIERRY HENRY has given a frank assessment of Mikel Arteta's first Arsenal match as the Gunners drew 1-1 with Bournemouth.

    He revealed on Amazon Prime: “In all fairness it’s very difficult to judge someone after one game and only a few days of training.

    “What I’ve seen today is what I’ve seen for a long time with Arsenal. I don’t think they played well but Aubameyang scored. I’ve seen that so many times.

    “We go back to the [Bournemouth] goal. I don’t want to name names but we’re talking about the same guys again and again.

    “[Alexandre] Lacazette should have won it with a good chance but it’s difficult to judge that team right now. They are trying to learn under a new manager so we will see.

    “But what I’ve seen today is what I’ve seen for a long time… not that great and Aubameyang scored.”

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