Wolves TV details, Chukwueze price revealed, Arteta stance

All the latest Arsenal news and transfers as the Gunners take on Wolves later today in their final game ahead of the World Cup

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It’s matchday and Mikel Arteta’s men travel to the Black Country to face struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers. The league leaders, I’m sure you won’t get tired of hearing that, will be looking to ensure they sit top of the Premier League over Christmas with all three points this evening.

Their opponents’ last league win came on October 15 against Nottingham Forest and they have gone four games without victory. However, unlike Arsenal, they come into this weekend’s clash on the back of Carabao Cup triumph after they defeated Leeds United 1-0 on Wednesday.

With plenty of Arteta’s stars set to travel to Qatar in the next week, many will be hoping to avoid any needless injuries in the final weekend of domestic football. The Gunners come into the game with no fresh injury concerns, with Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu remaining out.

With that all in mind, football.london will be bringing you all the latest injury and team news ahead of that game, as well as any transfer gossip surrounding the club, as it happens, so make sure to stay tuned throughout the day.

Josh Kroenke admission

Arsenal will be hoping to secure the signatures of their three main transfer targets over the coming windows with Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, Leicester’s Youri Tielemans and Mykhailo Mudryk of Shaktar all linked.

The Gunners have notoriosuly missed out on big name signings with Eden Hazard, Luis Suarez and Thomas Lemar just a few notable names, but Arsenal fans will be hoping this trend will be no longer, especially with some recent information regarding Josh Kroenke.

Chukwueze price tag revealed

Arsenal look set to be plotting moves for their January transfer window deals with Palmeiras midfielder Danilo and Shaktar Donetsk’s Mykhailo Mudryk firmly in their sights.

Mikel Arteta was asked in his press conference ahead of the Gunners Premier League fixture with Wolves whether he feels the squad is short, but he was quick to shut down the idea that his squad is lacking in depth.

“No,” he replied. “This is a comment that I made the first day after the transfer window.

“We have had injuries as well. Mo has been out for three months, Thomas was out for a period and we had Alex out for a long time too. We have had to adapt and we are willing to do that. The demands are going to be really big for everybody and we have to be ready for that.”

The concern surrounding the possible absence of Bukayo Saka was also great after he limped off against Nottingham Forest a few weeks ago

Luckily, the Englishman was back in training a few days later but Arteta won’t want that worry again and he may not have it if the Gunners choose to chase Villareal winger Samuel Chukwueze especially after his price tag was revealed.

Mikel Arteta provides Arsenal transfer update

Mikel Arteta spoke to the media ahead of the Premier League clash with Wolves. The Spaniard was asked whether or not the team will be strengthened in January and, as is becoming characteristic, he was coy in his response.

He said: “If we can improve the team, we are always going to be looking to do that as a club.” There appear needs in both midfield and attack with the potential for injuries to key players always a threat.

Asked by football.london where he feels the squad is short Arteta was quick to shut down the idea that he believes that it was indeed lacking in depth.

“No,” he replied. “This is a comment that I made the first day after the transfer window.

“It doesn’t mean it’s not good enough. It is short and we have used players like, for example, Marquinhos, who we had other plans but he has been an important player and a player who has the capacity.

“We have had injuries as well. Mo has been out for three months, Thomas was out for a period and we had Alex out for a long time too. We have had to adapt and we are willing to do that. The demands are going to be really big for everybody and we have to be ready for that.”

Three things spotted in Arsenal training ahead of Wolves

The Gunners will round-up the first half of the season in the Black Country with the incentive of being top of the league on Christmas Day. Mikel Arteta’s side know that three points will guarantee they are league leaders for the return of domestic football after the World Cup.

Arteta’s side come into the clash on the back of a vital victory over London rivals Chelsea last weekend. The 1-0 win was the perfect response to Manchester City’s late 2-1 win over Fulham the day prior and turned a lot of heads in the footballing world as talk of an intense title battle with Pep Guardiola’s side continues to grow.

On Friday, Arteta led his whole squad out for training for the final time before his international players head off to international duty next week. Media footage has emerged from London Colney ahead of the trip to Wolves, here is a look at some of the things we spotted.

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