Here is the summary of Arsenal on Sunday 6 September.
Current situation for the remainder of the transfer window
There are only a month left until the closing of the summer transfer window and there are still a few weeks for Arsenal.
Such as James Benge writes, the Gunners will still try to dump some of their fringe players, perhaps those with a sizable salary.
The likes of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar are still connected with a move to Emirates Stadium.
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If Arsenal had managed to sign another “quality midfielder”, Benge believes Mikel Arteta would have gotten everything he wanted from the summer window.
Five exciting ways Arsenal could line up in the event of a transfer
As just touched upon, Arsenal are keen to bring Partey and Aouar to the club before the transfer window closes in early October.
Such as Tom Victor writes , there are five exciting ways the Gunners could line up should they complete the midfield duo’s signings.
Granit Xhaka and Partey in a double pivot, a three of Xhaka, Partey and Aouar, Xhaka in a more advanced role ahead of Partey and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Partey as a deep lone midfielder or a compact midfield trio with Aouar in a free role .
Read more on the different ways Arteta could manage his midfield next season.
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Observations from the Gunners’ training match
Arsenal were in action on Saturday afternoon, as they faced Aston Villa in a training match ahead of the new season which begins next weekend.
The Gunners have yet to release match details, but there have been some leaks online.
According to PA Sports’ Mark Mann-Bryans , Arteta’s side lost 3-2 to Dean Smith’s men, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring two goals for the Emirates.
Willian played for the first time with an Arsenal shirt – although it won’t be his official debut – while Mesut Ozil also played.