ARSENAL are targeting three points in today's short trip to Watford as the Premier League returns.
Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unhappy with his Fifa rating…
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ARSENAL trained today ahead of tomorrow's trip to Vicarage Road – and were rejoined by a familiar face!
Hector Bellerin suffered a cruciate ligament rupture back in January – but was back working with the rest of the first team squad today ahead of the Watford match.
The Spanish international is expected to return to competitive action later this month.
ARSENAL centre-half Rob Holding hasn't featured for the Gunners' first-team since rupturing his cruciate ligament in December last year.
The 23-year-old, however, stepped up his recovery in the PL2 for Arsenal's Under-23s against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.
The young Gunners won the match 2-1, with Holding completing the 90 minutes as he gets closer to a first-team return.
FORMER GUNNER Alan Smith has revealed that he believes that some of Arsenal's first-team stars find boss Unai Emery's instructions confusing.
Writing in the Evening Standard, Smith claimed: “something needs to change. Because as well as Arsenal played going forward in the second half against Tottenham, that midfield offered scant protection to a back four in need of plenty.
“Every time the visitors sprang forward they looked really dangerous, encouraged by loads of space in the middle ground.
“Maybe it is down to a lack of understanding. I have heard whispers, after all, that some of the players find their manager's instructions confusing, that they do not really know what he wants them to do. If so, that does not bode well. A clarity of purpose is essential.”
The Gunners lost four of their last seven Premier League matches last season to miss out on Champions League football for the third season in a row.
ALEX IWOBI revealed the reason he left Arsenal for Everton this summer – hinting he was “too comfortable” at the Emirates.
The winger, 23, came through the Gunners academy before breaking into the first team in 2015.
After 149 appearances, though, he made the switch in a £38million move to Goodison Park over the summer.
Speaking to Soccer Saturday, Iwobi said: “It’s so far, so good, I feel like I’ve got a new home and I’m really comfortable here.
“I got a few phone calls [about the deal] and spoke to my agent – it took about a day of talking to the manager and talking to Marcel Brands. It wasn’t really hard and I got convinced.
“I was very comfortable [at Arsenal] and I was on holiday so I didn’t think about any move.
“I got the call and thought about if this would be a better chance for me to improve myself as a player.
“I thought that this was a big opportunity and I shouldn’t turn it down. I’ve got no regrets about the decision.”
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