Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Sunday, January 31.
Gunners fans call for last gasp swap deal
Arsenal supporters are urging transfer guru Edu to conclude a swap deal involving Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
As the window enters its closing stages, Arsenal are desperate to add a new left-back to their ranks before the bell.
The Gunners have been active in the window this month, so far completing three deals, signing Mat Ryan on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin and Martin Odegaard, who made his debut against Manchester United last night, from Real Madrid.
Departures have also been a regular theme this month, with talk that Maitland-Niles, who is a target for West Bromwich Albion, could be next.
Arsenal fans, though, believe it would make sense for the Gunners to try and entice Southampton into a swap deal, with Bertrand, who has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium recently, and Maitland-Niles involved.
Click here to see what some Arsenal fans have had to say on the prospect of Edu completing a deal.
Arteta issues Aubameyang update
Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has admitted that he is unsure when he will be able to next call upon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he missed last night’s draw with United at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gabon international missed the third game in succession after being called away due to personal issues last weekend.
It was later revealed that the striker needed to be with his Mother, who was ill. Although she has now improved and Aubameyang is back in England, Arteta has been unable to pick him due to the UK’s Covid-19 protocols.
“We have to follow the rules and the protocols right now,” Arteta said. “And the protocols says that he cannot be involved at the moment.
“We have to respect that and the doctor is managing the situation…