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ARSENAL are reportedly lining up a shock loan deal for Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga in the winter window.

The French midfielder is struggling for minutes after currently being behind Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Federico Valverde in the pecking order.

And Mikel Arteta could swoop in for Camavinga as the Arsenal manager looks to bolster his midfield.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have officially announced the signing of Leandro Trossard and it remains to be seen whether the Belgian will figure against Manchester United on Sunday.

But they don't seem to be stopping their as Arsenal are hoping to unveil another signing this weekend in Jakub Kiwior from Spezia.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    Morning, Arsenal fans

    Mikel Arteta is pondering an instant debut for new Arsenal winger Leandro Trossard in tomorrow's home humdinger against Manchester United.

    And Trossard himself says he's switched from Brighton for “magic moments”.

    The Belgium star already bought into the Prem leaders’ title bid.

    He told Arsenal.com: “This is a big club and I’m ready to show the fans what I can do.

    “Everyone has seen how well we’re doing and I’m here to help achieve their dreams, including myself."

    Spezia's Poland centre-back Jakub Kiwior is on the brink of moving to the Emirates

    And the Gunners are tipped to land Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga on loan.

    The six-cap Frenchman, 20, has had an in-and-out time since leaving Rennes for the Spanish giants in 2021. 

    Arsenal might also look again at Juventus' Italy midfield ace Manuel Locatelli at the end of the season.

    But Jaidon Anthony’s agent believes the Gunners' target won’t leave Bournemouth this month and wants to sign a new contract.

    The winger, 23, was with Arsenal as a kid and has also been trailed recently by Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Leicester City.

    But his representative Godfrey Torto told The Daily Echo: “Jaidon has always indicated he’s happy at Bournemouth.

    “He loves the club and his focus is trying to help the club get results, and try and stay in the league.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Erik shrugs off Casemiro absence

    Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag has been quick to dismiss the impact of Casemiro’s suspension for Sunday’s game at Prem leaders Arsenal.

    The Brazil anchorman picked up his fifth yellow card in the 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday that ended United’s nine-game winning run.

    But Ten Hag said: “We beat Arsenal last time without Casemiro. We have an idea of how to deal with that.”

    While many think Arsenal will falter in the second half of the season, Ten Hag says he is not surprised to see them top and could even spot their potential while beating them in September.

    He said: “In the moment we played them, you could already see that the manager and the coaching staff were already working for a long time on the team.

    “I think they deserve the position where they are now. It is a really good structure, how they play. It is a really good mentality and a winning attitude in the team. That is why they are top.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Ten Hag backs Utd to topple Gunners again

    Erik ten Hag has told his players "you’ve beaten them once now do it again" as they prepare to face table-toppers Arsenal.

    Manchester United are the only team to win against Mikel Arteta’s side in the Premier League this season when they triumphed 3-1 at Old Trafford back on September 4.

    The Gunners have gone on a run of ten league wins and two draws since then to sit five points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.

    But Red Devils boss Ten Hag said: “They are in a great run. There is a really good spirit in their team so we know what to do.

    “It is up to us to beat their run and we will do everything to do that.

    “We have to be really good. We need a really good performance. But if we do, I think we have a good chance also to get out of that performance a good result.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jaidon agent says winger not leaving Cherries

    Jaidon Anthony's agent believes the Arsenal target won't leave Bournemouth this month and wants to sign a new contract.

    The winger, 23, was with the Gunners as a kid and has also been trailed recently by Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Leicester City.

    But his representative Godfrey Torto told the The Daily Echo: “With Jaidon running into the last six months of his contract, it’s natural that clubs would be interested in a player of his talent and age.

    “However, Jaidon has always indicated he’s happy at Bournemouth.

    "He does love the club, as seen after the Burnley game – he stayed out with the fans, he wrote a letter to them as well.

    “He loves the club and his focus is trying to help the club get results, and try and stay in the league.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Utd aim to stun the Gunners

    One of the biggest games in English football takes place this Sunday as an in-form Manchester United travel to London to take on Premier League leaders Arsenal, writes ADAM SCULLY.

    The Red Devils are coming into this match on a hot streak, having beaten champions Man City 2-1 in a dramatic Manchester derby at Old Trafford a week prior.

    A 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday is certainly disappointing for United but the side’s unbeaten run still stands at ten games now.

    Meanwhile, the Gunners triumphed in their own derby, defeating Tottenham relatively comfortably 2-0.

    That extending their lead at the top to eight points from City before Pep's team clawed it back to five with their own win over Spurs on Thursday.

    The gap between Arsenal and United currently stands at eight points but a victory for Erik ten Hag’s men will bring them right back into the title race.

    However, it certainly won’t be an easy task.

    Mikel Arteta’s side have lost just one league game all season. To whom? That’s right, Manchester United.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Arsenal linked with Zaniolo

    Arenal are among Premier League clubs linked with Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo.

    Zaniolo has also been linked with the Gunners’ rivals Tottenham and will cost £35milion.

    West Ham, Leeds and Newcastle are also said to be monitoring the 23-year-old.

    According to Sky Italia, Spurs are still keen despite reportedly having an initial offer rejected

  • Ian Tuckey

    Trossard eyes title glory

    New boy Leandro Trossard trained with Arsenal for the first time as he targeted "magic moments".

    The ex-Brighton winger says he has already bought into the Prem leaders' title dream.

    Credit: Getty

    The Belgium star told arsenal.com: "I'm really excited to get started. This is a big club and I'm ready to show the fans what I can do.

    "Everyone has seen how well we're doing already and I'm here to help achieve their dreams – including myself.

    "I'm going to work hard and try to help the team to achieve their goals. [I want to] get better as well.

    "I know the manager is a great coach and I hope to be involved in doing great things and getting better as a player in every aspect.

    Credit: Getty

    "I'm really excited to see the fans in the stadium.

    "I hope I can give you my all. I want to try and create as many magic moments as possible, and hopefully we can celebrate together."

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Gunners could face United

    Arsenal have found an alternative for Mykhailo Mudryk after signing Leandro Trossard.

    The Gunners completed a deal for the Belgian winger that saw him leave Brighton for £27million.

    The deal came about after the international fell out with Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi.

    He was in the last six months of his contract, although the Seagulls had the option to extend it by a further year.

    Trossard will give manager Mikel Arteta options to play down the left wing of his side – potentially against Manchester United.

    During his time at the Amex, the 28-year-old mostly played on the left forward position and he could do the same at Arsenal.

    Arteta could easily use Trossard in a forward three on the left side of Eddie Nketiah in the striker position.

    His stronger foot is his right foot, this means that he often cuts inside to shoot at goal.

    Another option Arteta would have with Trossard is to use him as a left-wing-back.

    Although he prefers to be further up the pitch, under former boss Graham Potter, he often excelled in the position.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Nev rues 'massive blow' for Utd at Arsenal

    Gary Neville reckons Casemiro's ban for Sunday's clash at Arsenal is a "massive blow" for Manchester United.

    Old Trafford legend Nev believes the Brazil anchorman has been "pivotal" to United's rise under manager Erik ten Hag.

    But the ex-England defender also claims Ten Hag was right to play Casemiro in Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

    The 30-year-old earned his weekend suspension with his fifth booking of the season in that clash.

    Neville told Sky Sports: ‘Casemiro getting booked ahead of Sunday is a massive blow because he’s been pivotal for him

    ‘I thought Casemiro would play. I didn’t buy into this idea that he’d be rested – because Crystal Palace are too good a team.

    ‘It wasn’t a good challenge either to be fair, it could have been an orange, nearer to a red than a yellow."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gotta Lotta confidence in Camavinga

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists he has "complete confidence" in Arsenal loan target Eduardo Camavinga.

    The France midfielder, 20, is tipped for a temporary exit this month.

    He's notched 66 appearances since arriving at Real from Rennes in August 2021 but has only started five laLiga matches this term.

    Ancelotti has said: “I really believe in him. 

    "Admittedly, I’ve taken him off a number of times at the end of the first half and I haven’t always been fair to him in this respect.

    "But I have complete confidence in him."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Casemiro absence could be the key

    Manchester United hero Paul Parker also claims Arsenal are the favourites ahead of Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash.

    Parker told Apostagolos: “Arsenal are the favourites regardless of whether Man United were missing Casemiro or not. Everyone knows how important Casemiro is, so it is a massive blow for Man United to not have him for that game.

    “I think Erik ten Hag made a huge mistake by not subbing Casemiro off. Everyone knew that he was in danger of receiving that yellow card, so Ten Hag really didn’t do himself any favour prior to the Arsenal game.

    “Casemiro missing against Arsenal will be the topic of every conversation because everyone knows that no matter what Arsenal now are even bigger favourites because Man United are missing their most important player”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Pep: Arsenal could 'destroy' us

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears Arsenal will “destroy” his defending champions if they don’t play with more passion.

    Guardiola said: “I want a reaction – not just from players, staff, the whole organisation. We are a happy flowers team. I want to beat Arsenal. But if we play that way Arsenal will destroy us.

    “I cannot deny how happy we are [to win]. But we are far away from the team that we were. There are many things we are far away.

    “We play because ‘my manager told me to do this’ – but there is nothing from the stomach, from the guts.

    “We were lucky and if we don’t change, sooner or later we are going to drop points. No passion, no fire, desire to win from minute one”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners could go Loco

    Arsenal might look again at Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli.

    That's the claim from Italy as Mikel Arteta aims to boost his table-topping squad with one or two more January signings.

    The suggestion is Juve might be willing to sell the Azzurri star in the summer to help ease financial problems.

    Locatelli, 25, is also thought to have been on Chelsea's watch-list over the past year.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners keen on Camavinga

    Arsenal want Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga on loan.

    The six-cap Frenchman, 20, has struggled for game-time since joining Real from Rennes in 2021.

    The Gunners have already signed Leandro Trossard this month as they look to strengthen for the rest of the Premier League season.

    The club are ready to continue to back the Spanish manager as he attempts to land the club's first Premier League title since 2003.

    He is currently behind Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Federico Valverde in the pecking order.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Boehly slings Mud over Mykhailo vs Trossard

    Todd Boehly weighed into the Leandro Trossard versus Mykhailo Mudryk debate by backing the new Chelsea star.

    The Blues hijacked Arsenal's move for Mudryk after paying £88million for the Ukrainian after weeks of courting from the Gunners.

    Arsenal had two bids for the winger rejected by Shakthar Donetsk before he finalised a move to Stamford Bridge last weekend.

    The Gunners wasted little time in finding a replacement and secured a £27m deal for Brighton star Trossard.

    In response a Chelsea fan on Twitter asked which deal was the better piece of business.

    And Blues chief Boehly got involved by 'liking' the tweet, indicating his belief that Chelsea's acquisition of Mudryk was the better of the two transfers.

    Arsenal fans were split on the signing of Trossard, 28, with some concerned by his age.

    But many believe he could hit the ground running at the Emirates thanks to his Premier League experience.

    Trossard has been in superb form this season with seven goals in 16 Prem games – including a hat-trick at Liverpool.

    The Belgian will give manager Mikel Arteta options to play down the left wing – potentially against Manchester United.

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Utd aim to stun the Gunners

    One of the biggest games in English football takes place this Sunday as an in-form Manchester United travel to London to take on Premier League leaders Arsenal, writes ADAM SCULLY.

    The Red Devils are coming into this match on a hot streak, having beaten champions Man City 2-1 in a dramatic Manchester derby at Old Trafford a week prior.

    A 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Wednesday is certainly disappointing for United but the side’s unbeaten run still stands at ten games now.

    Meanwhile, the Gunners triumphed in their own derby, defeating Tottenham relatively comfortably 2-0.

    That extending their lead at the top to eight points from City before Pep's team clawed it back to five with their own win over Spurs on Thursday.

    The gap between Arsenal and United currently stands at eight points but a victory for Erik ten Hag’s men will bring them right back into the title race.

    However, it certainly won’t be an easy task.

    Mikel Arteta’s side have lost just one league game all season. To whom? That’s right, Manchester United.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Trossard chasing 'magic moments'

    New boy Leandro Trossard trained with Arsenal for the first time as he targeted "magic moments".

    The ex-Brighton winger says he has already bought into the Prem leaders' title dream.

    Credit: Getty

    The Belgium star told arsenal.com: "I'm really excited to get started. This is a big club and I'm ready to show the fans what I can do.

    "Everyone has seen how well we're doing already and I'm here to help achieve their dreams – including myself.

    "I'm going to work hard and try to help the team to achieve their goals. [I want to] get better as well.

    "I know the manager is a great coach and I hope to be involved in doing great things and getting better as a player in every aspect.

    Credit: Getty

    "I'm really excited to see the fans in the stadium.

    "I hope I can give you my all. I want to try and create as many magic moments as possible, and hopefully we can celebrate together."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jakub's gladder

    Arsenal's shock move for Spezia defender Jakub Kiwioris almost a done deal.

    That's the verdict of transfer guru Fabrizio Romano after the Gunners were suddenly linked with the Poland star.

    Romano reckons the 22-year-old has agreed personal terms and will cost more than £17.5million when add-ons are considered.

    Kiwior is tipped to have a medical over the weekend.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners could be in seven heaven

    Arsenal could clinch Champions League qualification in just seven games, according to recent history.

    And another 39 points may well secure their first Premier League title since 2004.

    The Gunners have enjoyed a stunning first half of the season, dropping just seven points from 18 matches. They sit five points clear, with 15 wins, two draws and just one defeat.

    And ahead of facing Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday,  the Gunners' current record of 2.61 points per game would see them club finish on a whopping 99 points.

    We worked out how many points was enough to secure first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and 17th – for the various European places and to avoid relegation – by taking the points tallies for the place below in each of the last season and adding one then averaging it out.

    So to finish top of the league, the winners needed one more point than second place – 82 in 2017-18, 98 in 2018-19, 82 in 2019-20, 75 in 2020-21 and 93 in 2021-22. That averages at 86.

    For fourth and Champions League qualification, the average points for fifth is 67 points over the last five years so 68 would guarantee a top-four finish.

    That is just 21 points more than Arsenal's current total, meaning seven wins and 68 points could be wrapped up by early March, securing a first Champions League campaign for the Gunners since 2016-17.

    Lower down, 63 is statically on average enough for fifth and 59 for sixth to get into the Europa League.

  • Ian Tuckey

    How Gunners could face United

    Arsenal have found an alternative for Mykhailo Mudryk after signing Leandro Trossard.

    The Gunners completed a deal for the Belgian winger that saw him leave Brighton for £27million.

    The deal came about after the international fell out with Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi.

    He was in the last six months of his contract, although the Seagulls had the option to extend it by a further year.

    Trossard will give manager Mikel Arteta options to play down the left wing of his side – potentially against Manchester United.

    During his time at the Amex, the 28-year-old mostly played on the left forward position and he could do the same at Arsenal.

    Arteta could easily use Trossard in a forward three on the left side of Eddie Nketiah in the striker position.

    His stronger foot is his right foot, this means that he often cuts inside to shoot at goal.

    Another option Arteta would have with Trossard is to use him as a left-wing-back.

    Although he prefers to be further up the pitch, under former boss Graham Potter, he often excelled in the position.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Rio tips Martinez to face Gunners in midfield

    Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand admits Casemiro’s absence will be felt against Arsenal but is still confident of his former club’s chances.

    Ferdinand told William Hill: “There’s no getting away from the fact that Casemiro will be a big miss against Arsenal this weekend.

    “He’s been brilliant since he’s come in, but United did beat Arsenal without him earlier in the season, so it’s not the end of the world.

    “With him out, I’d imagine Erik ten Hag will shuffle the pack with Luke Shaw back at centre-back, [Tyrell] Malacia at left-back and [Lisandro] Martinez into central midfield.

    “You’d think that is the way he’ll go, and in all honesty, I’d be pretty shocked if Ten Hag went with Fred and Scott McTominay in midfield as that doesn’t seem to work”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal sign Trossard

    Arsenal have completed the signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton.

    The deal cost the Gunners £21million, plus add-ons worth a reported £5m.

    All documents have been submitted and the North Londoners are hoping Trossard will be eligible for selection on Sunday against Manchester United.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said: “It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro.

    “He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level.

    “Leandro strengthens our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we’re all looking forward to working with him. We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal linked with Zaniolo

    Arenal are among Premier League clubs linked with Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo.

    Zaniolo has also been linked with the Gunners' rivals Tottenham and will cost £35milion.

    West Ham, Leeds and Newcastle are also said to be monitoring the 23-year-old.

    According to Sky Italia, Spurs are still keen despite reportedly having an initial offer rejected

  • Kostas Lianos

    Silvestre on Arsenal's chances

    Former Arsenal ace Mikael Silvestre believes the Gunners have a great chance of winning their first title since 2004.

    But the North Londoners should never take Manchester City lightly.

    Silvestre told bettingexpert: “I think so [Arsenal can win]. They still have to play City twice so that’s six points.

    “But they’ve got a very good chance. City remains the main contender for the title with Arsenal”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Richarlison won't face ban

    Tottenham star Richarlison will not face any FA action for his North London derby bust-up with Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

    The winger confronted Ramsdale when the England international responded to taunts from home fans by pointing to his Arsenal crest at the final whistle.

    The Brazil international appeared to thrust his palm towards Ramsdale and make contact twice, although the Arsenal star shrugged it off.

    But the FA disciplinary department has determined the entire incident was both seen and managed by the on-field officials and the VAR team.

    Given the reality of what happened, disciplinary chiefs have agreed there is no evidence to suggest that retrospective disciplinary action for any possible red card offence is necessary

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