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ARSENAL'S £65million summer signing has discovered a new role during his international duties with Germany.

Meanwhile, Ivan Toney is torn over whether to make a January move or to remain at Brentford until at least the summer, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

Our source said: A lot of people assume Ivan will be on his way after Christmas, but no deal has been done – and nothing has been decided.

Elsewhere, Juventus have met with Gunners ace Thomas Partey and his representatives ahead of the winter transfer window, according to reports.

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  • By Jon Boon

    Arsenal legend confirms targets

    Arsenal legend Gilberto has appeared to confirm the Gunners are looking to add to their midfield in January.

    "I heard that they were maybe looking for some midfielders especially because of Partey being injured at times," Silva told Mirror Sport.

    "I'm not sure if it's 100 percent going to happen but obviously, they have to be aware that this is a very short window and very specific. You have to be like a fisherman sometimes, to grab the right player that you really need that's going to help you to win games and to be useful for the rest of the season. Also to improve the way you play.

    "It's not about sometimes bringing a player because you need [them]. Speaking to people there, Edu many times, they are working hard to have the data and what they think is right for the club in terms of targets. The market is very competitive as well, sometimes you have to be fast and not lose the opportunity."

  • By Jon Boon

    Vlahovic battle

    Dusan Vlahovic is a long-term target for the Gunners.

    The Serb initially snubbed them for a move to Juventus in 2022, but the move hasn't worked out.

    Now the Italians could offload him, which will peek Arsenal's interest.

    However, TuttoJuve claim Mikel Arteta's side will now face competition from Real Madrid for the centre forward.

  • By Jon Boon

    Raphinha blow

    Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Raphinha.

    Barcelona are reportedly keen to offload the Brazil winger after just 18 months.

    Chelsea and Arsenal both wanted to sign the attacker from Leeds before he followed his heart's desire and headed to the Nou Camp.

    He managed ten goals in his debut season to help Barcelona win LaLiga.

    But now Mundo Deportivo state the Catalan giants are open to selling Raphinha for the right price.

  • By Joshua Jones

    Gunners going away

    Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka were pictured boarding the England team plane as they flew out for their final Euro 2024 qualifier.

    Aaron Ramsdale took part in Three Lions training at the Tottenham training ground this morning.

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  • By Joshua Jones

    Dus themselves off

    Arsenal are ready to go back in for Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.

    The Gunners missed out on the striker when he joined Juventus from Fiorentina but now he could be on the move again.

    Real Madrid could be interested having lost Karim Benzema in the summer but Arsenal could use Thomas Partey as a possible makeweight in the Vlahovic deal.

  • By Joshua Jones

    Yar the one we want

    Arsenal are eyeing a swoop for teenage sensation Yarek Gasiorowski.

    The Valencia and Spain star, 18, is attracting plenty of interest for his performances this season.

    And that includes a HAT-TRICK for his youth international side from centre-back.

    His current contract is until 2025 – with an additional 24-month extension option – with his release clause now standing at £17.5m.

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  • By Joshua Jones

    Very go-od news

    Norway boss Stale Solbakken gave Mikel Arteta and Arsenal fans an early Christmas present with his update on Martin Odegaard.

    The Gunners captain missed the last three matches – against Newcastle, Sevilla and Burnley – after suffering a concussion in training.

    He was not fit to face the Faroe Islands this week but he is on the mend.

    And Solbakken confirmed Odegaard could face Brentford on Saturday.

    He said: "I've just come from a 45-minute talk with Martin. He is getting better and better and gradually stepping up.

    "It has been more or less three weeks without any special training, so it is important to take things step by step.

    "Both he and Arsenal probably hope that he is available for the Brentford match."

  • By Joshua Jones

    Toney boost for Arteta

    Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Ivan Toney.

    The Brentford striker, currently banned, is a transfer target for the Gunners.

    And the Bees are eyeing up teenage Argentina striker Santiago Castro.

    And that could pave the way for Toney to move across London to the Emirates.

  • By Joshua Jones

    Gunner be special

    Arsenal fans are getting excited after a teenage sensation scored TEN goals as the Under-16s thrashed Liverpool.

    Chido Obi-Martin managed the incredible haul in the 14-3 win over the Reds.

    To celebrate his unprecedented achievement he shared a picture with the match ball to his Instagram page.

    And fans couldn't help but express their excitement.

    One fan said: "The future of Arsenal Football Club is super bright."

    A second said: "These young ones are doing great work."

    A third said: "The future at his feet."

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  • By Joshua Jones

    Hav the final say

    But Havertz responded to recent criticism with a stunning performance for Germany.

    The national team lost 3-2 to Turkey – but Havertz shone with a goal after just four minutes.

    Incredibly, though, Julian Nagelsmann stunned fans and pundits by starting the Gunners man as a left-back.

    But the manager explained: “Kai won’t always be in this position. I have a great idea, he’s an exceptionally good footballer.

    “This is a very good option. He won’t always play as a classic left-back.”

  • By Joshua Jones

    Penn-y for his thoughts

    Pennant told King Casino Bonus: “I need to talk about Kai Havertz. That signing hasn’t worked.

    “I thought I’d give him some time to settle in but that period is now over. I think he’s been a poor signing.

    “I don’t understand what he brings to the team as he’s not scoring or assisting. It’s bizarre as Arteta seems to believe in him.”

    Pennant wants Arsenal to sign £74m-rated fellow German Florian Wirtz instead.

    He added: “I think Arsenal should have gone for Wirtz, his footballing IQ is off the charts.

    “He’s not a speed merchant but he’s clever on the ball and he seems to always pick the right pass.

    “His assists are great, he has an eye for goal and I think he’d be a fantastic addition to Arsenal, he’d fit in perfectly there.”

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  • By Joshua Jones

    Hav they made a decision?

    Kai Havertz is certainly in the news plenty at the moment.

    He has struggled to find his feet at Arsenal so far with just one goal in 19 matches – and that was a penalty.

    And Jermaine Pennant's patience is running low already.

  • By Jon Boon

    Raya's happy

    Despite the on-going scrutiny of him being Arsenal's No1, David Raya is happy with the Gunners.

    He's also thankful to Mikel Arteta for bringing him to the Emirates.

    It is a privilege to be a starter at Arsenal and come here," he said.

    "It is a gift that Mikel Arteta has given me. I am happy and grateful.”

  • By Jon Boon

    Trossard's position

    Leandro Trossard has been used as a winger and a false nine at Arsenal.

    But, when asked what his favourite position was he was stumped.

    “That’s a tough question. I don’t really mind playing all of those positions up top, to be fair. If it’s left winger, as a false nine, even as an attacking midfielder, I don’t really have a straight answer for that.

    "As a kid I played as a number ten, like a proper attacking midfielder back in the old days, or as a striker as well.

    "I always try to be in the box and in good positions to score goals and with the quality that we have, I know I have to be there, especially if I play on the left wing, I need to be there when, for example, Bukayo Saka is on the ball on the right side, so yeah I follow my instinct there, to be honest, to get in the right positions to score goals."

  • By Jon Boon

    Jorginho's pens

    Italy legend Beppe Bergomi believes Arsenal's Jorginho shouldn't be taking penalties for his country anymore.

    Bergomi said: “With all due respect, Jorginho has to bow down to the evidence here and admit penalties are no longer for him.

    “That style of taking spot-kicks just does not work anymore and today we got confirmation beyond doubt.

    “We can appreciate his character and mental strength in going up there again, but I’d say now enough is enough.

    “He has to go to the coach and say let someone else take the next one.”

    Jorginho has missed three penalties in a row.

  • By Jon Boon

    Partey exit

    Thomas Partey is actively holding talks to leave Arsenal in January, according to reports.

    The Ghana midfielder is currently out of action with an injury.

    Foot Mercato claim that the former Atletico Madrid midfielder could try and force a move in the upcoming transfer window.

    Partey was linked with a move to Saudi Arabia in the summer.

  • By Jon Boon

    Next five games

    Brentford (A)

    Lens (H)

    Wolves (H)

    Luton Town (A)

    Aston Villa (A)

  • By Jon Boon

    City could get relegated

    Man City are being warned they could face their D-day over financial fair play as early as next year — and “all hell will break loose” if they lose.

    And Chelsea have been told it is “inevitable” they will be in trouble after admitting to rule-breaking during Roman Abramovich’s reign.

    Football is still reeling from Everton’s sanction for breaching FFP rules.

    And football finance expert Stefan Borson said: “There are too many things that ‘might’ happen if City are found against. It will be very serious — all hell will break loose.

    “It will turn into an enormous story — not just in respect of football but much wider than that. So many parties will be implicated.

    “It will be an incredibly explosive situation.”

  • By Jon Boon

    Jesus fitness

    Arsenal will be sweating over Gabriel Jesus’ fitness.

    That’s with the crocked striker reportedly in line to START for Brazil against Argentina.

    Jesus, 26, missed the first three games of the season with a knee injury.

    He then picked up a hamstring problem in October’s win at Sevilla.

    And Jesus is yet to make an appearance since, with the Gunners targeting a return to action in December.

    But despite his fitness woes, Jesus still flew out for international duty with Brazil this week.

    The ex-Manchester City star is being analysed by Samba fitness experts.

    And Globo Esporte now claims he is set to start in Tuesday’s crunch World Cup qualifier against fierce rivals Argentina.

  • By Jon Boon

    Ben White contract

    Ben White's new deal with Arsenal is coming on nicely, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The Italian transfer expert said: "Understand negotiations between Arsenal and Ben White on new long term deal continue as feeling remains positive since day one.

    "It’s not done yet but in progress, all parties are very confident."

  • By Jon Boon

    Lo and behold

    You wouldn't believe it.

    The much-maligned Havertz, playing at full-back, opened the scoring for Germany against Turkey.

    Five minutes in. Madness.

  • By Jon Boon

    New position for Havertz

    Kai Havertz may offer even more versatility than he did before.

    Arsenal have utilised the German as a midfielder and a forward this season.

    However, his national team are giving him a run out at left-back!

    That's right – the much-maligned star is playing in defender against Turkey currently.

  • By Jon Boon

    Take a bow, son

    Arsenal starlet Chido Obi-Martin scored 10 GOALS in an U16 game for his youth side.

    The youngster was on fire against Liverpool in a 14-3 thumping of the Reds.

    Ian Wright has previously hailed the 15-year-old wonderkid, who has trained with Mikel Arteta's first team.

    “Chido Obi-Martin, he’s 15, honestly, he’s like 6 foot 2, he looks really quick," the Gunners legend said.

  • By Jon Boon

    Wonderkid targeted

    Arsenal are reportedly planning a transfer swoop for a defender that scored a HAT-TRICK for Spain’s Under-19 side.

    Mikel Arteta’s team are hoping to once again battle for the Premier League title this term as well as continue their progression in the Champions League.

    He has been linked with a number of potential targets so far ahead of the January window opening.

    And a striker, with Brentford’s Ivan Toney believed to be top, is among his priorities.

    However, now a fresh report from Diario AS has claimed Valencia’s teen starlet Yarek Gasiorowski is wanted as well.

    Arsenal have tried and failed to land the 18-year-old centre-back in the past due to Brexit regulations regarding foreigners.

  • By Jon Boon

    Ramsdale needs to fight for his place

    Graeme Souness believes Aaron Ramsdale needs to follow the lead of Man Utd stars Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay and fight for his place in the Arsenal side.

    The Liverpool legend wrote in The Daily Mail: “It is time for Aaron Ramsdale to do his own fighting, rather than his dad doing it for him after his appearance on a podcast this week. The Arsenal goalkeeper has to show what he is made of and deal with the situation in which he finds himself. Mikel Arteta fancies David Raya more than he does Ramsdale right now, but that can change.

    “I would ask him to look at the example of Harry Maguire. He took all the criticism on the chin, all the disappointment. He dealt with it and finds himself back in the team at Manchester United. Scott McTominay, too. He was being pushed out the door at the start of the season, and now he’s in the side. That’s football.

    “For Ramsdale, this a tough, mental challenge. He cannot point to anything he’s done wrong on a consistent basis that has cost him his place in the team. Sport at the highest level can be cruel and can be seen to be unfair. But there is only one person who can right that perceived injustice — and it's not Ramsdale's Dad.”

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