10.15pm Arsenal news LIVE: Aubameyang takes tablets in Leicester loss, Nuno Mendes and Coutinho transfer LATEST – The Sun

ARSENAL were beaten 1-0 by Leicester as a Jamie Vardy header secured the Foxes first away win against the Gunners in 47 years.

And there was more bad news for Arsenal fans as captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was seen taking tablets in the first half, sparking fears that he is nursing an injury.

Follow all the latest Arsenal transfer gossip, news and updates below…

  • Joe Miles

    WHAT A MES

    Mesut Ozil is trying to stay in the spotlight by embarrassing Arsenal at every opportunity.

    That is the verdict of SunSport's Mark Irwin following today's defeat to the Foxes.

    Click here to read the full story.

  • Joe Miles

    IT'S ALL OVER

    Arsenal have LOST 1-0 to Leicester City following Jamie Vardy's strike in the 80th minute.

    Click HERE to read the full report… if you dare.

  • Joe Miles

    GUARD OF HONOUR

    Jamie Vardy has left fans in hysterics after his custom shin pads got another run out.

    As he made his way to the bench at the Emirates, the former England man could be seen holding his shinnies.

    The white guards feature his infamous catch phrase: 'Chat, S***, Get Banged.'

  • Joe Miles

    IN THE RED

    It's goalless at half-time in tonight's game against Leicester City.

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  • Joe Miles

    GUNNER WATCH IT?

    Arsenal's clash against Leicester will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.

    As the game was not one of Sky or BT's original picks, the Premier League have made the controversial decision to show it on pay-per-view.

    The match can be purchased for £14.99.

    If you don't want to fork out to watch the footy, click HERE to tune into our LIVE blog of the match.

  • Joe Miles

    PARTEY TIME

    Thomas Partey will make his first home start for the Gunners this evening.

    Here's how Mikel Arteta's men will start the clash against Leicester City.

  • Joe Miles

    GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes revealed Nicolas Pepe played a key role in his Arsenal transfer.

    The Brazilian defender arrived from Lille for £23million in the summer and has settled into life in the Premier League well.

    But speaking to Sky Sports, Gabriel said it was a conversation with his former team-mate in France that convinced him to make the switch.

    He said: “I spoke with Pepe before I moved.

    “I asked him how it was at the club.

    “Of course, he influenced my decision.

    “He was one of the reasons why I decided to move to Arsenal.

    “It was because I had played with him.”

  • Joe Miles

    DON'T LOOK JACK

    Jack Wilshere is reportedly leaning towards the MLS after he agreed to cancel his West Ham contract this month.

    The ex-Arsenal midfielder is seeking to rebuild his career and had expressed an interest in LaLiga or Serie A.

    But he would now prefer a move to the USA, according to the Mirror.

    The 28-year-old and West Ham mutually agreed to cancel his contract earlier this month.

    It was believed to be worth around £100,000-a-week.

  • Joe Miles

    NEW EIRA

    Arsenal new Thomas Partey idolises Chelsea legend Michael Essien.

    Tema president Wilfred Osei Palmer, who worked with Partey when he was a teenager, has compared the two players.

    Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he said: “They share a similar role. Essien was box-to-box and also applies the brain-work.

    “Thomas has got good timing, energy but not as boisterous.

    “In terms of power and drive they have similar qualities.

    “He can turn a defensive position into an offensive opportunity. He plays long searching passes.

    “Thomas will grow and have better qualities than Essien, trust me. Yes, Thomas will give you something better.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    BERGKAMP NUMBER TWO

    Arsenal have handed a trial to club legend Dennis Bergkamp's son, Mitchel Bergkamp.

    The Gunners have taken him on trial and may make the deal permanent depending on his form.

    He said: “Whether I choose the Emirates or Highbury? I would have preferred to play at Highbury. There are the memories of everything my father has done for the club.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    GABRIEL JOY

    Mikel Arteta is delighted with the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes after the Brazilian’s fine start to life at the club.

    Gabriel started his first game for Arsenal against Fulham after just a few training sessions despite not playing football for more than six months.

    Speaking on the defender Arteta said: “We saw qualities in him that is exactly what we wanted., but then you move him from France to here at an early age, without talking the language, to adapt to a new way of playing as well and he has done it really quickly and is showing a great mentality as well because we threw him in against Fulham after three or four training sessions and you could see the performance he had there.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    PARTEY TIME

    Arsenal's new signing took 'No Thomas, No Partey' to a whole new level by blasting out his initiation song on a chair.

    Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey had the whole squad clapping along ahead of tonight's game against Leicester where he is in line to make his full Premier League debut.

    Partey was filmed singing a song believed to be from his native Ghana while his new team-mates joined in with the clapping.

  • Justin Lawrence

    SALIBA START

    William Saliba is yet to feature in a Premier League squad for Arsenal this season but fans believe he could be involved for the first time in the game against Leicester.

    But after he was seen training with the first team squad, fans believe he could be in line to play against the Foxes.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has previously explained that Saliba has not been involved with the first team yet because he does not think he is ready.

    He said: “For many reasons, that wasn't the transition year that he needed because he had a lot of injuries, some personal issues and also with Covid and the French league getting cancelled, he didn't have that year.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    GUNNER JORG

    Chelsea vice-captain Jorginho has confirmed that Arsenal had been eager to snap him up in the summer transfer window.

    The Gunners were heavily-linked with the Brazilian throughout the summer transfer window.

    Speaking on their interest he said: “So I believe there was something they [Arsenal] talked about. And in the end it was decided that I remain here. Now my head is here and we’re going to do a great job with Chelsea, which I always wanted to do.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    OZIL SAGA

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he is trying to build a culture of accountability and standards at the club and hinted Mesut Ozil has failed to meet them.

    This week, Ozil was omitted from Arsenal's squad list for the Premier League which prompted him to accuse Arteta and the club of lacking loyalty.

    But Arteta hit back at these claims and said: “If you have to lead, they have to trust you.

    “People have to step up and they have to demand the standards we need of each other from this football club in order to be successful.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    OZIL SNUB

    Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has backed Mikel Arteta’s decision to drop Mesut Ozil.

    Rodgers has insisted that the Arsenal midfielder is not a ‘working talent’ and hinders the team defensively.

    Speaking on Ozil he said: “Ozil’s a wonderful talent and very creative, absolutely. He can make the last pass, but it’s about the team. It’s about ­marrying the individual ­qualities of the player into the team and if you feel that player can’t press the game or doesn’t want to press the game, it has an effect on your attacking structure and your defensive structure.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    ARTETA DEFENCE

    Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has defended manager Mikel Arteta over his use of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a wide-forward role.

    Aubameyang hasn't scored since the opening day of the season, leading to questions about Arteta's formation choices.

    But Winterburn has come to his defence by saying: “Maybe Mikel Arteta will look at the bigger away games sticking Aubameyang upfront with two different wide players. He tried Willian there against City and that might happen in the future again.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    AUBA CONNECTION

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed his delight to be playing with his ‘relative’ Thomas Partey at Arsenal.

    Aubameyang is from Gabon but said that his family have roots in Ghana where Partey isfrom.

    He said: “My family is from Gabon but I also have some roots in Ghana where Thomas is from so we are family too.”

  • Alan Scott

    GOOD MORNING, GUNNERS FANS

    Arsenal could be without five players for Sunday's Premier League clash with Leicester.

    Summer signing Willian could be one of the players set to miss the match after picking up a calf injury.

    Rob Holding, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari are also expecting to miss the game.

    One player expected to start Sunday's match is new arrival Thomas Partey, who made his full debut in the Gunners' 2-1 win against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday night.

    And former Arsenal striker Alan Smith was so impressed with his performance in Austria he has likened him to club legend Patrick Vieira.

    Smith said:“ Without wishing to get carried away, the way he bossed the game, Partey brought back memories of Patrick Vieira.“

    For the first time since the majestic Frenchman’s time, the Gunners may now boast a dominant force in the middle of the park who can change a game as well as mix it physically.”

    In transfer news, Arsenal are one of four clubs interested in Sporting Lisbon left-back Nuno Mendes, according to Calciomercato.

    AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are also interested in the Portuguese youth international.

    The 18-year-old recently signed a new five-year deal at Sporting which contains a £40million release clause.

  • Daniel Brookes

    PARTEY THE NEW VIEIRA?

    Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith has compared new signing Thomas Partey to club legend Patrick Vieira.

    Smith was full of praise for the Ghanaian's performance as he made his full debut in Arsenal's Europa League win against Rapid Vienna on Thursday.

    Smith told the Evening Standard: “There was nothing sloppy about Thomas Partey.

    “He hardly put a foot wrong in a performance that showcased an impressive passing range that should encourage anyone in front to keep making runs.

    “Holding midfielder? No, Partey is much more than that.

    “He proved that emphatically with some incisive play that suggested a useful understanding could quickly develop with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    “Without wishing to get carried away, the way he bossed the game, Partey brought back memories of Patrick Vieira.

    “For the first time since the majestic Frenchman’s time, the Gunners may now boast a dominant force in the middle of the park who can change a game as well as mix it physically.”

  • Daniel Brookes

    GUNNERS EYE SPORTING STARLET

    Arsenal are one of four clubs interested in Sporting Lisbon left-back Nuno Mendes, according to Calciomercato.

    AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are also interested in the Portuguse youth international.

    The 18-year-old recently signed a new five-year deal at Sporting which contains a £40million release clause.

  • Daniel Brookes

    WENGER REJECTED UNITED

    Arsene Wenger has revealed he turned down the chance to manage Man United.

    Asked which Premier League jobs he had been offered while at Arsenal, Wenger said:City never, United yes – I cannot tell you exactly when!

    “No, because I was at Arsenal. You know, I had a real love story with Arsenal.

    “My life is red and white. I felt when I came to the club that there was this special charm inside it.

    “It was a good mixture between respect for tradition, respect for people, and not being scared to sometimes face unpopular judgments.”

    It is believed United's approach for the Frenchman came circa 2002 when Sir Alex Ferguson was considering retirement.

  • Daniel Brookes

    ARTETA PRAISES PAIR

    Mikel Arteta has praised the additions of Gabriel and Thomas Partey to his Arsenal squad.

    The pair have made encouraging starts to their careers north London and Arteta thanked the Emirates hierarchy for their support in landing the duo.

    Arteta said: “Well, when we made all the preparations to try to find the right profile of players to improve our squad, we found those two players.

    “It’s a lot of work behind that from a lot of people at the club in terms of recruitment and sporting director and obviously the support that we got from the board and the ownership to acquire them.

    “So we are really happy, and we can see that it’s a bit early to say that but we have recruited what we thought we were recruiting which is always positive.”

  • Daniel Brookes

    NEW SIGNING STRIKES

    Arsenal newboy Nikolaj Moller scored on his debut for the under-23s as they fell to a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.

    Moller, 18, was a deadline day signing from Swedish side Malmo.

    Steve Bould's young Gunners took the lead through Moller with six minutes on the clock but found themselves down a man soon after when goalkeeper Karl Hein was sent off.

    Arsenal didn't have a goalkeeper on the bench so were forced to bring on defender Taylor Foran, who was making his debut, to play in goal.

  • Joshua Mbu

    TRUE PROFESSIONAL

    Arsenal fans are praising Sokratis for the professionalism he has shown since being dropped from both of Mikel Arteta's Premier League and Europa League squads.

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