8.30am Arsenal news LIVE: Aubameyang ‘disrespected’ Mikel Arteta claims Keane, Partey likened to Vieira – The Sun

ARSENAL returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a massive 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest on Mesut Ozil's future plus Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended a five-goal league drought at Old Trafford.

Follow ALL of the latest Gunners transfer gossip and news below…

  • Richard Forrester

    LOAN RANGER

    Arsenal's on-loan midfielder Matteo Guendouzi impressed his boss after making his Hertha Berlin debut on Sunday.

    The Frenchman started on the bench but was introduced for the final 33 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg.

    Boss Bruno Labbadia was happy with his cameo and said: “You saw that he is a very good ball player who gives us an aspect that we need: ball security, simple clear passes over four or five metres.

    “That has worked well for us. Now of course he has to get into a rhythm, that's something he can't have, we know that, but that's how it is now.”

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Arsenal are continuing to garner praise after their 1-0 win at Manchester United.

    New signing Thomas Partey has been lavished with comparisons to the likes of Patrick Vieira and stats from the game, comparing him against other midfielders, prove how dominant his performance was.

    Manager Mikel Arteta has also singled out Mohamed Elneny, who he said he liked due to his work ethic and lack of an ego.

    But Roy Keane slammed matchwinner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for calling his manager by his first name, arguing that it's disrespectful.

    Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil has continued getting on with life outside of football and revealed he is entering the world of finance.

    The out-of-favour Arsenal star, who hasn't appeared for the club since March, has been appointed as strategic adviser for San Francisco-based venture capital fund Class 5 Global.

    But the playmaker insisted he is still 'actively playing football'.

  • Kiro Evans

    TEAM NEWS

    Arsenal are looking to build on their win against Manchester United as they look to make it three Europa League victories on the trot as they take on Molde – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's old team.

    David Luiz is expected to miss out with an niggling thigh problem keeping him sidelined in the last couple of matches.

    Elsewhere in Arsenal's defensive injury crisis, the match comes too soon for Pablo Mari or Calum Chambers while Rob Holding may get another start to help build up his fitness following a successful return against United.

  • Kiro Evans

    TOP OF THE CLASS

    Mesut Ozil is readying himself for life after football… by entering the world of finance.

    The German has had plenty of time to mull over his future, having been frozen out at Arsenal.

    And while he may not be featuring as the Gunners' playmaker-in-chief, Ozil, 32, has a new role in venture capital to enjoy.

    Arsenal's No10 has been appointed as strategic adviser for San Francisco-based venture capital fund Class 5 Global.

    Class 5 work to secure funding for emerging markets and online startups.

    Upon his appointment, however, Ozil was keen to point out that he remains an 'active' footballer.

    He said: “I am excited to shape and work on my post-football career while I am still actively playing football.”

  • Kiro Evans

    PART AND PARCEL

    Another reminder of the statistically supreme performance from Thomas Partey yesterday:

  • Kiro Evans

    THE ELECTION QUESTION

    Footballer turned social media star Mesut Ozil turned his sights across the Atlantic, and asked his followers who they wanted to triumph in tomorrow's US Election.

    It got us thinking on some football/American politics style-puns … apologies in advance:

    The Republican Partey

    House of Pep-resentatives (or, alternatively, the Kourtney Hause of Representatives)

    The Bill of (Ken W)Rights

    The Demo-Rakitic Party

    Philibuster Foden

    Cechs and Balances

    Ezri Konsa-tution

    Steven Defour-th Amendment

    The Ben White House

    Declan Rice-President

    Mario Ballot-elli

    Danny Drinkwater-gate

  • Kiro Evans

    EL OF A PLAYER

    Mohamed Elneny is lighting up Arsenal after winning over Mikel Arteta with his sunny disposition.

    The Egyptian international has been a bit-part player at the Emirates ever since he was signed from Basel for a bargain £5million fee almost five years ago.

    And it looked as though he had reached the end of the road when he was shipped out on loan to Besiktas by Unai Emery last season.

    But Arteta never forgot Elneny’s prodigious work ethic during his final few months as a player before he hung up his boots in 2016.

    Now Elneny is finally getting the recognition his efforts deserve after playing a key role in Sunday’s breakthrough win at Manchester United.

    Arteta said: “I like players who have zero ego, who want to contribute to the team whether it’s for one minute or 96 minutes and contribute all the time to our culture by giving positive feedback all the time.

    “That’s not just on the pitch, but also on the training ground when you are not selected. What can you bring to the group, how can you help and what are you contributing?

    “What Mo transmits to the team is special. Don’t forget that I played with him and I know his qualities as a person.”

  • Kiro Evans

    AWAY DAY GOALS

    A nice statistic for Gunners fans to goad over United supporters for at least another 19 days, when Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer's side host West Brom:

  • Joe Brophy

    ON GUARD

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has cast doubt over whether the Premier League will continue during England's second national lockdown.

    He said: “It's difficult. I know the prime minister is taking the decision because the situation is getting worse. It happened in Spain, Germany and France. Everywhere.

    “So the virus is still there. Maybe people say it is stronger. I think the world of football cannot be an exception in what is happening in society.

    “So if we have to play, we will play. But we don't want to be different from the rest of society when they have to close restaurants or close whatever.

    “It's a position in which I am not involved. I want to be safe. I want to keep well for myself, for my family, my friends, for all England, all of the UK. But honestly I don't know.”

  • Joe Brophy

    WIZARD OF OZ

    Paul Merson has claimed that Arsenal missed a trick combining Mesut Ozil with Thomas Partey.

    He told Sky Sports: “I think there was a stage for Ozil now Partey's in the team.

    “I watched Chelsea play against Burnley, they played a back four, they played N'Golo Kante in front of the back four, and let everyone else get on with it. They ripped Burnley to shreds, I haven't seen too many teams make Burnley look bang average.

    “Because Kante was playing in that holding role, it gave Kai Havertz and Mason Mount the freedom to do what they want, they didn't have to spend most of their time on the edge of their own box tracking back.

    “With Partey in there now who's so dominant in there and doesn't lose the ball, I think there was a place for Ozil now. I think there was.

    “Then if they do drop someone in to pick up Ozil, you've got someone like Partey who's very comfortable on the ball and can hurt you. Then that frees a midfield player up. I think there's a trick being missed here, but that's just me.

    “He's that good I think it would've opened up a space for Ozil. But he's not for one reason, and that's because he doesn't run around. Why did Manchester United get beaten on Sunday? Because they don't run around.”

  • Joe Brophy

    START THE PARTEY

    Paul Merson has hailed Thomas Partey as the “number one” signing of the summer.

    He told Sky Sports: “It was a good away performance, it wasn't great, I wouldn't get carried away and say oh my god it's a turning point.

    “They beat a terribly, terribly poor Manchester United team on the day. They've done a job, we've seen them lose those games over the last five or six years. But I think Partey's a massive, massive difference. I mean, what a signing.

    “When you talk about signings in the summer, he's got to be number one. I cannot believe, without being horrible here, that Arsenal got him.

    “I don't mean that in a horrible way, they're all crying out for it – I know Manchester United are top-heavy and they've got Fred, McTominay and Matic, but they haven't got a Partey.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PAT ON THE BACK

    It really is Partey time for Arsenal after the Gunners' No18 Thomas put in a sensational display in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

    The Ghanaian midfielder, 27, was the king of the stats at Old Trafford and was hailed as the 'successor to Patrick Vieira' by former United midfielder Roy Keane with Paul Scholes also emphatic in his praise.

  • Joe Brophy

    ICYMI

    Roy Keane slated Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for calling Mikel Arteta by his first name.

    The striker scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal beat Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday.

    But Keane, 49, was not impressed with how he addressed his manager in the post-match interview.

    The Sky Sports pundit said: “They didn't show him respect when they called him by his name, Mikel.

    “He's the manager, the boss, the gaffer. That's respect. Not Mikel, he's not his mate.”

    When asked if it was just the modern way to refer to your boss, Keane answered: “No, that's called respect.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PAY-PER REVIEW

    Premier League bosses are under increasing pressure to scrap pay-per-view football during the looming lockdown.

    The £14.95 fee will be reviewed by clubs at a meeting this week.

    Five matches – including Aston Villa’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday – are due to be screened on Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office this weekend.

    A four-week lockdown starting on Thursday means pubs and bars will be shut, so fans would have to pay the controversial fee to watch at home.

    The Premier League resumes on November 21 after the international window, clubs must now decide whether to keep the fee, reduce the amount— or scrap it altogether.

  • Joe Brophy

    DEFEND FROM THE FRONT

    Bernd Leno has praised Arsenal’s defensive improvement under Mikel Arteta.

    “First of all it was a very important win for us when you look at the table.

    “It's been a long time since we won away against a team from the big six, and as well at Old Trafford. It's been 14 years I think, so too long but finally we've done the job.

    “It was a very collective, strong performance from us.

    “Our players were brilliant and I think everybody had the right attitude and mentality to win. It was very hard for Man United to create chances.

    “At the end of the day, this is the key. The collective performance and defensive work were really important and I think we've worked on that.

    “You can already see that it's much more impressive than it was one or two years ago.

    “It's a long, long process and we still have a lot of work ahead of us. We need consistency.

    “This season we've had a lot of good games but also some games where we could have done better. We'll keep working on that though.

    “We're all doing a great job and the most important thing is that we stay grounded, we know where we come from and hopefully it goes in the same direction.”

  • Joe Brophy

    TESTING TIMES

    Prenetics, the company hired by the Premier League to conduct coronavirus tests on players, have claimed that fans are still “some way off” from receiving rapid tests at stadiums.

    Chief executiveAvi Lasarow told Sky Sports News: “It's very difficult to speculate.

    “I think, realistically, from where we are sitting, that's still some time away. There are multiple scenarios. We think it's probably realistic to build testing stations at core venues, which could be NCP car parks for example, that have land assets available.

    “We have started using LAMP technology, from Oxford, and the testing cycle takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

    “The capability exists. I can't comment on stadiums in particular but what I can say is that it's highly likely testing generally will be done outside of the environment of the venue, likely at pharmacies, independent pop-ups, around the country.”

  • Joe Brophy

    ELNENERGY

    Mohamed Elneny was hailed by Arsenal fans for his insane pressing game in the 1-0 win over Manchester United.

  • Joe Brophy

    LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

    Roy Keane believes Arsenal's win over his old club Manchester United has already KO'd the Red Devils chances of a top-four finish.

    He told Sky Sports: “They spoke about the game during the week [as an excuse for the defeat], Champions League games are chalk and cheese in terms of what a Premier League challenge brings you.

    “So the fact when players don’t turn up [against Arsenal] and don’t have a go until the end when the race is almost over, they’ll have that now with this league campaign.

    “I never thought for one minute they’ll be challenging Liverpool and Man City but the way they’ve started this, the top four even seems out of reach.

    “And at this early stage sometimes you say, ‘there’s no need to panic’, but the results and the performances suggest they should be panicking because it’s not been good enough.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PAUL TO PLAY FOR

    Paul Scholes has become the latest Manchester United legend to hail Thomas Partey following his man of the match performance in Arsenal's 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

    He told Premier League Productions: “He’s an all-round midfielder. You don’t see many players like that these days.

    “Midfielders are attacking midfielders or holding midfielders but a midfield players’ job is to do everything.

    “You have to contribute with everything and he did a brilliant job in all departments.”

  • Joe Brophy

    LONE RANGER

    Mesut Ozil posted a video of a lonely weight training session – as the Arsenal outcast wrote a defiant message about his “struggle”.

    The midfielder has been frozen out of the first team and was not included in the 25-man Premier League squad.

    View this post on Instagram

    The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose. 〽️ #M1Ö

    A post shared byMesut Özil (@m10_official) on

  • Joe Brophy

    ED'S NOT RIGHT

    Roy Keane has questioned whether Edinson Cavani even warmed up before coming on against Arsenal.

    The veteran striker was introduced from the bench in the 75th minute of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to the Gunners after cameras appeared to show him looking relaxed before coming on.

    The Red Devils legend told Sky Sports: “I'm intrigued when I look at warm-ups. Cavani never threw a leg, he actually didn't do a warm-up, did he?

    “Then he comes on as a sub and is being asked to get them back in the game.

    “Ole's talking about having to get him [Cavani] up to speed, well, sometimes it's up to the player to do something.

    “Ole will pay the ultimate price, obviously. Ole will lose his job, walk out of this group of players, that's what's going to happen.

    “I've been saying it for the last month or two, but you still think, 'you never know in this game, things might change', and you think it's up to Ole to motivate these players for Arsenal at home.

    “People keep saying there's no support, the stadiums are empty, this is still a great setting if you're a professional footballer, to play at Old Trafford.”

  • Joe Brophy

    POG APOLOGY

    Paul Pogba amazingly admitted he was “out of breath” as his “stupid mistake” turned up the heat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    Manchester United’s £89million midfielder brought down Hector Bellerin for a 69th-minute penalty scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Pogba, who apologised for his error, said: “I should not have given away a penalty like that but maybe I was a bit out of breath and it made me do this stupid mistake.

    “I cannot give a foul away like this. I thought I would touch the ball but I didn’t — and it cost us the game today with the penalty.

    “I put my hands up for this mistake, it shouldn’t happen.

    “We know it’s a poor performance and we weren’t good enough. We have to do better, it starts with me.

    “The team has my back but I’m just hating myself to give away a penalty and lose the game 1-0 for a stupid mistake.

    “I will learn from that. I’m not the best defensively in the box. I can work on that.”

  • Joe Brophy

    KEANE TO PARTEY

    Roy Keane compared Thomas Partey to his old Arsenal rival Patrick Vieira – and revealed he wished Manchester United had bought him.

    The pundit's comments came as Arsenal claimed their first win at Old Trafford since 2006, beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team 1-0.

    He told Sky Sports: “When you watch a player live, that's when you can judge.

    “The more I watch him, the more I wish he was in the Man United midfield.

    “I think this kid has got a chance of matching what Patrick [Vieira] used to do.

    “I wish we had him in United’s midfield. He could definitely be Arsenal’s successor to Vieira.”

  • sstreet

    “HE IS THE MANAGER”

    Roy Keane has claimed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang disrespected Mikel Arteta by calling him by his first name.

    The Gunners captain said after the 1-0 win at Man Utd: “As we said, Mikel is bringing something very, very nice. Everybody wants to follow this way.”

    But Keane commented: “They didn’t show him respect when they called him by his name Mikel.

    “He is the manager, the boss, the gaffer. That’s respect. Not Mikel.”

  • Gary Stonehouse

    GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey said he wants to attack like Yaya Toure and defend like Michael Essien before the Gunners' win over Manchester United.

    Well he certainly showcased his all-round talents against United on Sunday, as he finished the match with a pass accuracy of 93%, 100% of aerial duels won, 11 ball recoveries and three successful take-ons.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty was all that separated the two sides, but the Gunners were well worth the three points.

    Gary Neville singled out Gabriel for praise following his shift in Arsenal's defence, describing the Brazilian's performance as fantastic.

    Neville told Sky Sports: “Arsenal’s defensive performance has been brilliant, from front to back, but the back-three have been good.

    “Gabriel has been fantastic, so far I’d say he’s been the best player on the pitch, for me. Holding’s been good in the right centre-back position as well.”

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