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Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.

Leo Messi now 97th most valuable footballer in the world

Incredibly, Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself 131st with two of the greatest players of all time both trailing Manchester United bit-part player Daniel James.
Mikel Arteta is making really unusual decisions, according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.

Martin Keown: Mikel Arteta making really unusual decisions

Mikel Arteta is "making really unusual decisions", according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.
4. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Alex Iwobi thanks Mikel Arteta for helping his development at Arsenal

Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi has expressed his appreciation of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta for helping his development at the North London club.
1. A number of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alex Iwobi’s performance as the Toffees beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park this weekend.

Alex Iwobi relishes Everton’s win against vs Arsenal

Alex Iwobi is delighted to see Everton beat his former club Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Goodison Park.
Mikel Arteta says he is not ready to throw everything away with Granit Xhaka just because the midfielder made a mistake when he got sent off against Burnley.

Mikel Arteta: Granit Xhaka still has Arsenal future

Mikel Arteta says he is not ready to "throw everything away" with Granit Xhaka just because the midfielder made a mistake when he got sent off against Burnley.
Folarin Balogun celebrates after guiding in his second Arsenal goal to set the seal on a sixth win out of six in the Europa League this season. Ryan Byrne-INPHO-REX-Shutterstock

Arsenal ease past Dundalk to stay perfect in Europa League

Arsenal maintained their perfect record in this season’s Europa League, as goals from Eddie Nketiah, Mohamed Elneny, Joe Willock and Folarin Balogun, sealed a 4-2 win at Dundalk in their final Group B match on Thursday.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has played down reports of a training ground row between David Luiz and Dani Ceballos and says there's no problem between the pair

Dani Ceballos: David Luiz incident shows Arsenal character

Dani Ceballos believes his recent training ground spat with David Luiz shows Arsenal have a character not previously seen until Mikel Arteta's arrival.
Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a stupid headbutt on Ezgjan Alioski. Reuters

Mikel Arteta calls Nicolas Pepe’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’

Nicolas Pepe appeared to headbutt Leeds defender Ezgjan Alioski in an off-the-ball challenge and Arsenal’s club record signing was given a red card in the 51st minute after Anthony Taylor consulted with the video assistant referee.
Leeds United held Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Ellan Road in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Leeds United hold Arsenal to a goalless draw

Although Gunners close to getting the opener via Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but a solid defensive display ensured all things were kept under control.
Nicolas Pepe's strike against Dundalk has been named the best Arsenal goal for the month of October.

Nicolas Pepe strike named Arsenal Goal of the Month for October

The effort was one of two goals scored by the Ivory Coast star last month, while the other - the match-winning strike in their 2-1 win over Sheffield United - was ranked second after a poll on the club website.
The turnaround was complete in the 62nd minute as substitute Sheriff Sinyan also turned into his own net, before Nicolas Pepe (69) and Joe Willock (88) added the gloss to the scoreline for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Europa: Arsenal overcome scare to beat Molde

Martin Ellingsen’s long-range effort gave the visitors a shock lead in the 22nd minute, but Arsenal, after a rather disjointed first-half performance, were back on level terms just before the break thanks to Kristoffer Haugen’s own goal (+1).
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.

Kelechi Iheanacho hails Leicester City Europa League win vs Zorya

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has heaped plaudits on Kelechi Iheanacho after the forward impressed in Thursday night Europa League win against Zorya.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe has come a long way since he arrived last summer and believes the club record signing will stay at Arsenal for many years.

Mikel Arteta backs Pepe Nicolas to star for ‘many years’ at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe has come "a long way" since he arrived last summer and believes the club record signing will stay at Arsenal for "many years".
Nigerian winger Moses Simon teams Nantes starting XI as Canaries trip to Principality side AS Monaco for the third match day of the French Ligue 1.

Moses Simon goes for 30th Ligue 1 start for Nantes vs Lille

Nigeria forward Moses Simon is set to make his 30th Ligue 1 start for FC Nantes who visit Losc Lille in a matchday-five encounter at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy tonight (Friday).
Mesut Ozil has been back in favour at Arsenal in recent weeks

Mesut Ozil targets Arsenal start for Fulham opener

Mesut Ozil is hoping to start for Arsenal against Fulham for the Premier League kickoff.
Arsenal new boy, Gabriel Magalhaes will follow in the footsteps of the legendary Tony Adams by wearing the No 6 shirt.

Gabriel Magalhaes to wear number six jersey at Arsenal

Arsenal new boy, Gabriel Magalhaes, will follow in the footsteps of the legendary Tony Adams by wearing the No 6 shirt.
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has offered to provide free accommodation to National Health Service (NHS) doctors and other medical staff tackling the coronavirus crisis in London.

Wilfried Zaha determined to leave Crystal Palace this summer

Last summer, the Eagles rejected two bids from Everton for their star man, while London rivals Arsenal opted to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille instead of Zaha, who was valued at £80million.

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