Mikel Arteta promises to build his Arsenal team around Mesut Ozil

Granit Xhaka may be kept at Arsenal by Mikel Arteta for now

Granit Xhaka may be kept at Arsenal by Mikel Arteta for now

31-year-old was accorded a standing ovation on Sunday by fans despite the 2-1 loss to Chelsea. I think that Mesut in these can kind of positions can be very, very effective. The structure has to help him to be able to take everything he has inside. That's what I can tell you: "every day I see that in training".

"On his own he can not do it, he needs the collective and the structure around him and his team-mates".

Tammy Abraham capped a fine counter-attack to seal Chelsea's win, to stun their hosts and deny new boss Arteta a dream home debut at the Arsenal helm.

Despite the striker consistently being the clubs top marksman since his arrival in the Premier League two years ago, Jamie Carragher has admitted he "wouldn't be surprised" if Arsenal chose to flog the wantaway forward as Mikel Arteta looks to rebuild the clubs fortunes.

"Before he died two years ago [it is now four years since his death] I promised him that one day I would play for Real Madrid", he was quoted as saying by AS.

"We're all disappointed how the game ended, they don't feel they deserved that". He had a temperature and he wasn't feeling good.




With a lot of uncertainty surrounding forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's stay in England, there appears to be a new development in the Arsenal and Gabon striker's future.

"I tried to prepare the team collectively and individually with the strengths and weaknesses that we have, to avoid the weaknesses and promote as much as possible our strengths", he said.

The last of the Premier League titles from United came at the end of the 2012-13 season, and although two League Cup successes, an FA Cup victory and a triumphant campaign in the Europa League kept the trophy count, the current boss Solskjaer will be happy to see the back of the 2010s.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are now occupying 12th position on the Premier League standings with 24 points after 20 games played this season.

The Gunners, for so long one of the Premier League's leading clubs, are now in 12th place, just six points above the relegation zone.

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