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Arsenal news and transfers Major Martinelli update, Arteta pressure, Aubameyang drought

The Gunners suffered their second successive defeat last night despite going 1-0 up away at Everton. Martin Odegaard put the visitors ahead at Goodison Park, but goals from Richarlison and Demarai Gray ensured the three points would stay on Merseyside.

The second loss on the bounce has led to many questions and demands from the supporters, with Arsenal somewhat toothless in front of goal on Monday.

Well, with the January transfer window approaching, the Gunners have the perfect opportunity to go out and buy another attacker in just under a month.

With all that being said, stay tuned to our live blog throughout the day for the very latest Arsenal news and transfer rumours.

Aubameyang drought

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently suffering his worst Premier League goal drought, having failed to net in each of his last six league outings for Arsenal.

The Gabonese frontman hasn’t scored since firing against Aston Villa back in October – his longest drought since his Borussia Dortmund days back in 2014.

Neville makes honest Aubameyang prediction

Gary Neville believes the situation between Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could turn “sour” following Mikel Arteta’s decision to snub him against Everton.

Aubameyang was left on the bench in last night’s match at Goodison Park and despite the Gunners captain being introduced to the action in the second-half, Neville has predicted there could be an issue at the Emirates Stadium.

He said: “Yeah, it is going to (a problem is brewing there), isn’t it? There’s always a bit of a bug there between Arteta and Aubameyang. I know he’s the captain, but he leaves him out.

“I think it’s a little bit awkward. I suspect if they could get money for him and get someone else and I suspect if Aubameyang could go somewhere else and move on, then he probably would as well. It could turn a little bit sour.”

Carragher’s Arteta claim

Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has claimed that Arsenal’s loss to Everton was a worrying one considering the Gunners poor performance.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher said: “I just think it’s a worrying sign how they lost, not that they lost they can win the next home game and still be challenging for the top four, but in terms of where you think long term that was a bad one to lose and how they lost.”

Martinelli worry

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted Gabriel Martinelli’s injury doesn’t look promising following the 2-1 loss to Everton on Monday night.

Speaking after the game, Arteta said: “I don’t know we will have to assess him.

“He felt something in his hamstring so I’m not very positive about it.”

 

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