Mikel Arteta addresses Arsenal’s Thomas Partey injury blow as LA Galaxy eye swoop for Mesut Ozil

Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.

Arteta addresses Thomas Partey injury blow

Arsenal’s defeat to Aston Villa wasn’t just a blow in terms of the scoreline, as the Gunners also lost Thomas Partey at half-time due to injury.

Mikel Arteta’s deadline day signing was a significant loss, with his absence felt in the second half, and his departure from the game left fans bemoaning their perceived injury curse.

Fans were understandably concerned about how long they could be without the Ghana international and Arteta spoke about the injury after the match.

“We don’t know, we have to scan him tomorrow or the day after.”

Read everything Arteta had to say here.

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Willian and Lacazette woes

Mikel Arteta has some big calls to make after the international break in regards to his first-choice XI, which could see a shake-up in attack.

Both Willian and Alexandre Lacazette have flattered to deceive recently and that was the same story against Villa, with the pair both amongst the worst performers.

Whether that leads to more opportunities for the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith-Rowe and Reiss Nelson in a few weeks time remains to be seen but there is certainly room for improvement.

Our Arsenal man Chris Wheatley gave his assessment of the match, with Lacazette and Willian his lowest-rated players.

See the full player ratings here.

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