Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Sunday, October 11.
The Man City stars set to miss Arsenal visit
When the Premier League returns next weekend, Mikel Arteta will take his Arsenal side to the Etihad Stadium to face his former employers Manchester City.
The last time the two sides met, the Gunners were victorious, with Arteta delivering a tactical masterclass against good friend Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-final.
And while City will be favourites against the Gunners, Guardiola will once again be shorthanded thanks to a swathe of injuries that have curtailed his team’s start to the season.
Sergio Aguero is set to miss the fixture, as MEN Sport reported this weekend, while his deputy, Gabriel Jesus, is also expected to be absent. That leaves the Catalan coach scrambling to fill the centre forward position.
Oleksandr Zinchenko will also miss the contest, although Ilkay Gundogan and Joao Cancelo could be in contention after missing the start of the season.
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Arsenal fans react to Aubameyang position change
Throughout Arteta’s time in charge, he has mostly used club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a left winger.
A willing runner, Aubameyang has adapted to the position well, scoring regularly under Arteta. But his best performances for Borussia Dortmund came as a centre forward and many Gunners fans believe he should again play through the middle.
In last weekend’s victory over Sheffield United, and for the first time under Arteta, Aubameyang moved into a central role after Nicolas Pepe was introduced for Eddie Nketiah midway through the second half.
Arsenal soon netted two excellent goals and went on to win the match. And several fans claimed Aubameyang’s move into the centre forward position was the reason why.
On Twitter, YoungBull said: “This is why you…