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Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon Review – Not much to say really except poor Danny Welbeck

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I am afraid Mr Admin has had a nightmare getting a stream for this game due to storms in the local area which has destroyed my internet and TV, but I did get on at half time long enough to see the horrendous injury suffered by Danny Welbeck, and the face of Matteo Guendouzi said it all. It looks like poor Danny is going to be out fr another long long injury layoff.

But Arsenal had most of the possession although there was very little in the end result, and most players and fans looked like they knew this game did not mean much in the grans scheme of things.

Our bad luck continued in the second half when Stephan Lichtsteiner went off with a hamstring injury and Emery was forced to put Maitland-Niles on despite Eddie Nketiah warming up. Shame….

Right at the end of the game Sporting were reduced to ten men after a foul on Aubameyang, but the Portugese side hardly made any attempt to win the game anyway. Arsenal will go through as Group winners anyway as Qarabag are beating Vorskla, but all in all it was a very boring night for us all, and my storm has made this into a very boring review….

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Arsenal news: Unai Emery decides to sell ONE player in January, replacement lined up

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The Egypt international is yet to play in the Premier League under Emery this season.

Elneny, 26, has been hit and miss since joining the Gunners in 2016 from Basel.

And according to The Sun, Emery is desperate to pocket £15m for Elneny in the January transfer window.

They say Leicester could be a potential landing spot for the defensive midfielder in the New Year.

Should Emery’s wish be granted and Elneny leaves Arsenal, the Gunners want Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals as his replacement.

The 22-year-old will cost just £17.8m due to a release clause in his current contract.

Spain international Fornals has netted three goals and chipped in with two assists in all competitions this season for Villarreal.

Emery was forced to change his January transfer plans following Danny Welbeck’s horror injury.

The striker has more than likely played his last game for Arsenal after breaking his ankle in the Europa League earlier this month.

That leaves Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as Emery’s only real options up top.

Gunners legend Ray Parlour recently told Express Sport that Emery is already making plans ahead of the January window.

He said: “I’m sure they’ll be positions he wants to. For me centre-half he could probably strengthen.

“But he’s got [Laurent] Koscielny coming back, they’ve missed him.

“He’s a little bit older but I’m sure he’s working hard to get back in the side so I think he’ll assess the situation when it comes to January.

“He’ll be lining people up anyway.”

Arsenal are back in action this weekend against Bournemouth in the Premier League.

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Miguel Almiron coming to Arsenal? – VIDEO Skills, Goals and Assists

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Now that it is quite possible that Arsenal are going to be signing Miguel Almiron from Atlanta in January when the MLS season ends. I must admit that our new scouting team appear to have made very good choices at cheap prices so far, so I am hoping that Almiron turns out to be just as good.

Anyway I thought it would be worth revisiting a couple of videos of his time in the USA for you to check out his skills during the last 12 months. The first one shows all 12 of his goals in 31 games for Atlanta…

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And this one shows Almiron’s goals, skills and assists.

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He looks quite good doesn’t he?

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Spurs compare Paulo Gazzaniga to Diego Maradona

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Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed having goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga in the Argentina squad for the current international break. Although…

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