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Arsenal evening headlines as Houssem Aouar transfer in the balance, Arteta’s big mistake

Here are your Arsenal headlines for the evening of Tuesday, September 29.

Arsenal still hoping to seal Aouar deal

Arsenal remain in the market for a new midfielder this summer, and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta views Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar as the ideal candidate.

However, Arsenal might not have until the October 5 deadline to sign the France international, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas telling French television this week that no player will leave the club after Friday.

football.london have evaluated the state of play regarding Arsenal’s pursuit of Aouar, with personal terms not expected to be a problem between the two parties should a fee be agreed.

Arteta is believed to be a fan of the France international, with the Arsenal manager pushing for the playmaker to be signed before the transfer window closes next week.

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Bellerin defends Arteta’s tactical approach

Arsenal faced a tricky test against Liverpool on Monday night, with the Gunners’ commitment to playing out from the back scrutinised, but Hector Bellerin has explained why Arteta is right to instant upon it.

The approach invited pressure from the Premier League champions, but Bellerin believes the game’s opening goal coupled with the creation of a golden opportunity for Alexandre Lacazette, proves Arsenal are on the right path under the Spanish coach.

“This is our game,” the right-back said . “This is what we have been training since Mikel has been here, so just because a team is the best in Europe at doing that [pressing], doesn’t mean we change the way we play.

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