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ARSENAL finished off a terrific transfer window, with the arrivals of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney on deadline day.
And Aubameyang got them off to the perfect start with a scrappy victory against Newcastle United – yet Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac could feature against Burnley following a series of off-field problems.
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MESUT OZIL and Sead Kolasinac could return to face Burnley on Saturday, after they returned to training this week.
The Gunners duo have been allowed time off over concerns for their safety amid gang war threats.
They were the subject of an attempted carjacking in July, and have been in hiding in recent weeks following the fallout from being held at knife point.
Unai Emery said in his pre-match press conference: “Am I pleased that they’re back? Of course. For us, for me, first they’re a person and second they’re a player.
“We can choose them to help us in matches – and the first match is Saturday.
“We are 100 per cent with them. The mentality is now on focusing on us, for training and matches.
“The club is working with them to help them. At the moment they are calm with us every day.
“They are helping them in training, in their preparation and being in the squad consistently.
“That will help with their minds.”
KIERAN TIERNEY and Hector Bellerin were pictured taking part in Arsenal training together as Unai Emery's first-choice full-backs get back towards fitness.
The Gunners defenders are both expected to be on the sidelines until October as they battle groin and knee injuries, respectively.
They joined crocked team-mates Granit Xhaka and Dinos Mavropanos in working away from the first-team ahead of the first home game against Burnley this weekend.
Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic on deadline day in a £25million deal but the club already knew the Scottish star was recovering from a groin injury.
The 22-year-old passed his medical but is not expected to be able to take part in full training for another seven weeks following his double hernia operation.
Bellerin was also working outside as he continues with his on-field rehabilitation eight months after being stretchered off against Chelsea.
Club-record signing Nicolas Pepe was pictured with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as he fights to make his full debut.
NIGEL WINTERBURN has hailed the signing of Dani Ceballos and believes he is the perfect man to replace Aaron Ramsey.
The former Gunners left-back told Sportingbet: “Dani Ceballos is a great signing for Arsenal and will help fill the void left by Ramsey.
“The fact that a club like Real Madrid didn’t want to lose him on a permanent transfer is evidence of the player that Arsenal have on their hands.
“Arsenal need to keep the ball better in midfield and Ceballos is just the player to do that.
“He is so comfortable with the ball, he will spring passes forward just a little bit quicker instead of pushing the ball from side to side, and he’ll add another dimension to Arsenal’s game.”
MOHAMED ELNENY is nearing a loan move away from Arsenal, according to reports.
The midfielder has fallen to fifth at best in the pecking order for his position, thanks in part to the development of Joe Willock.
Manager Unai Emery has been open to parting ways with the Egyptian since January.
After a failed offer from side Fenerbahce on the Premier League deadline day, there are now more proposals on the table.
El-Ahly claim that Elneny's agent has visited the player in London to discuss offers from Turkey, France, Germany and Spain.
Turkish champions Galatasaray are strongly linked with the 27-year old.
ARSENAL ace Granit Xhaka was once a target of Stoke, and was warned if you signed for the Potters, you'll never sign for a big club.
Three seasons later he ended up at the Emirates.
Whilst at Borussia Monchengladbach, Xhaka was almost loaned out to Stoke during the 2013/14 winter transfer window.
Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl said: “Granit's career in Gladbach did not run like sliced bread for the first year and a half.
“He was almost ready to be loaned to Stoke. I told him, 'If you go to Stoke now, you'll never end up at a big club – but you could.'”
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