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Thomas Partey returns to Arsenal training in first session of the New Year

Arsenal remain active in the January transfer window with Mikel Arteta eager to both bring in names and move on a number of players to shape his squad to his liking.

The Spaniard will hope a recent surge in form will convince the club to sanction more moves to freshen up his squad following a 4-0 win at West Bromwich Albion, which has seen the Gunners move up to 11th in the Premier League table. Arteta may have removed the pressure for now, but the ultimate goal in the short-term is to reclaim a place inside the top four to qualify for the Champions League, which will be tricky this season given the increased competition from the likes of Everton and Leicester City.

We will have all the latest Arsenal news, rumours and gossip – on both comings and goings – throughout the day.

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GUNNERS CONSIDER BISSOUMA

Arsenal are looking into a potential move for Yves Bissouma after impressing for Brighton.

Football London claim the Gunners like the Seagulls midfielder, who is thought to be an Arsenal fan.

The 24-year-old is familiar with Gabriel Magalhaes after their time together with Lille.

Jack Rathborn6 January 2021 08:18

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BLACKPOOL EXTEND BALLARD LOAN

Blackpool have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Arsenal to extend Daniel Ballard’s loan deal.

The 21-year-old defender was set to return to the Emirates at the end of January but will not remain with the League One side until the end of the season.

Ballard has made eight appearances so far this term, helping his side to four clean sheets.

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 17:00

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A FAMILIAR FACE

This feels like one of those rumours that emerges at least once a year, but perhaps there’s something to it this time…

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 16:40

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WRIGHT WOULD ‘LOVE’ POGBA AT ARSENAL

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has admitted he would “love” to see Paul Pogba at the Emirates amid continued speculation over the United midfielder’s future.

“Yes [Pogba is back to his best] he is and you know, with all the stuff that’s happened with him he’s getting it right on the pitch,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“He’s put it all to the side and to be honest he’s putting in good performances. ‘He was unlucky there [not to score against Villa] but I thought with his ability he should have scored.

“Great touch, great play, great awareness, great skill. He’s getting everyone playing and that’s what he does.

“He was everywhere. He was in his own box, he was up there in their box, he was doing everything today.

“That’s what he can do with his creativity. you give him this much time when you have willing runners like Marcus Rashford….that is just fantastic.

“A super, super pass. I’d love to have someone like that.”

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 16:24

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SALIBA DEAL COULD BE EXTENDED BY A YEAR

William Saliba’s loan deal at Nice could be extended for another year, according to L’Equipe.

Arsenal confirmed that the 19-year-old defender had joined the Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan on Monday.

That has led to some disappointment, given the expectation surrounding the youngster ahead of what many expected to be his breakthrough season at the Emirates.

Another year at Nice beyond the end of this term could mean Arsenal fans are forced to wait even longer to see what Saliba has to offer.

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 16:16

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ARSENAL YOUNGSTER RETURNS FROM LOAN SPELL

Arsenal youngster Tolaji Bola has returned to Arsenal after completing his loan spell with League One side Rochdale.

The 21-year-old has been recalled, though the reason for this is unclear.

Mikel Arteta might intend to use the left-back as cover for Kieran Tierney following Sead Kolasinac’s exit.

Alternatively, Bola may be loaned out again or sold at some point this month.

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 15:51

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Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 15:27

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ARTETA CONFIRMS IMMINENT RETURN OF ‘MAIN SIGNING’

Arsenal’s “main signing” Thomas Partey is close to a return after a spell on the sidelines through injury.

The Gunners are expected to add a creative midfielder during the January transfer window, but Mikel Arteta has admitted Partey’s comeback will be a welcome boost.

“We are in January and I think he’s played two and a half games. That’s all and he was our main signing. We’ve been missing him,” said Arteta. “He brings something different to the team, he’s a player with an enormous talent.

“But as well someone that can transform the team the way we want. It’s great if we can have him, keep him healthy and I think he will contribute in a really positive way.”

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 15:13

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FORMER EVERTON WINGER REVEALS ARSENAL ‘DREAM’

Ex-Everton winger Henry Onyekuru has admitted he wanted to play for Arsenal before arriving in the Premier League in 2017.

The Nigeria international spent two years at Goodison Park before leaving for Monaco in 2019, and is currently on loan at Galatasaray.

“The first dream is to play in the Premier League, it may not have worked out at Everton but I have no regrets about it,” Onyekuru told BBC Africa.

“When I received offers from top clubs in England I knew back then that I needed a work permit to play. That it didn’t happen then has nothing to do with my talent but red tape that’s beyond my control.

“I really wanted to go to Arsenal because I spoke to some people there as I was very young then.

“It was obvious that I was not going to play without a UK work permit. So, I went to Everton and played in the Champions League through a loan move to Anderlecht.”

Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 14:55

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WOLVES EMERGE AS CONTENDER TO SIGN ARSENAL TARGET

Wolves have joined the race to sign Arsenal target Christian Eriksen, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The Premier League side are believed to have made contact with Inter over the Dane’s availability, though an official bid has not yet been tabled.

Reports elsewhere have suggested Arsenal are amongst the favourites to sign Eriksen, who is also said to be attracting interest from PSG and former club Tottenham.

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Callum Rice-Coates5 January 2021 14:31

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