Arsenal news and transfers LIVE: Shock Greenwood pursuit, Barcelona swap deal, Vlahovic blow

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Hello and welcome to football.londonArsenal’s live blog on Thursday.

The Gunners are now in the top four in the Premier League table after beating West Ham United 2-0 last night – thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe at the Emirates Stadium.

It was a convincing performance and a victory for Mikel Arteta’s side, but with the January transfer window opening just a few weeks away, could the Spaniard be tempted to dive into the market?

Well, a slew of new players are linked with a move to Arsenal with each passing day and several Gunners stars are announced to leave the club next month.

So, with all of that being said, stay tuned to football.londonThe live blog dedicated to Arsenal throughout the day.

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Shocking move from Greenwood?

According to Catalan media El Nacional, Mason Greenwood is unhappy with Manchester United and has become a shock target for Arsenal.

The report claims the Red Devils value Greenwood at over £ 100million.

Bukayo Saka was ranked behind Mason Greenwood in the Kopa Award. (Image: (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images))

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Ljungberg was wrong

Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe have proven Arsenal icon Freddie Ljungberg’s assessment to be wrong.

READ HOW HERE.

Freddie Ljungberg played an important role in the development of Bukayo Saka (Image: Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Arthur’s interest

Arsenal love Juventus midfielder Arthur, according to Italian media Calciomercato.

The report claims the Brazil international is hoping to leave the Serie A giants next year and that the Gunners are reportedly interested in bringing him to Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.

Juventus midfielder Arthur is apparently on Arsenal’s wishlist ahead of the January transfer window. (Photo by Marc Atkins / Getty Images) (Image: 2021 Marc Atkins)

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Aubameyang vs. Leeds?

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gave nothing when asked if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyanf would be used against Leeds United.

“No news,” said the Spaniard firmly when asked about the Gabon international’s potential involvement against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dismissed from his post as Arsenal captain. (Photo by Visionhaus / Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Odegaard’s frustration

Some eagle-eyed Arsenal supporters have noticed Martin Odegaard’s odd reaction to Emile Smith Rowe’s goal in last night’s win over West Ham United.

READ WHAT HE DID HERE.

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John Terry Claim

Chelsea legend John Terry praised an Arsenal player after registering a 2-0 win over West Ham United on Wednesday night.

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John Terry admits that Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka constantly “leaves his seat”. (Photo by Naomi Baker – The FA / The FA via Getty Images) (Image: Naomi Baker – The FA / The FA via Getty Images)

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Xhaka claim

Granit Xhaka said Stadium Astro that Arsenal must be “more solid” in its next matches.

We look a lot better at home, but if you want to be in the top four you have to win and you have to take the points away as well.

Hopefully it can start against Saturday against Leeds. But yes, we have to improve on the outside, we have to be smarter, more solid.

You can’t play the same game every time at home and away. We need to be smarter and start with the experienced players through to the youngsters.

Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka are in in-depth discussions before West Ham. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Lacazette in Milan?

Calciomercato.com reports that Italian giants AC Milan are interested in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette is in the final seven months of his contract at Emirates Stadium and is expected to leave the club in the coming months.

Lacazette received a vote of confidence amid Aubameyang’s disciplinary saga. (Image: (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images))

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Aubameyang’s twist

Spanish outlet Sport has claimed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in Barcelona’s “orbit” for the January transfer window.

The report says Aubameyang is in “all-out war” with Arsenal and may leave Emirates Stadium in the coming months.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Barcelona. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Vlahovic shot

According to Eurosport, Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic is not too keen on the move to Emirates Stadium.

The report claims the Gunners are interested in the 21-year-old, but the player would prefer to join a club capable of challenging the UEFA Champions League, a competition Arsenal failed to qualify in each of the five. last seasons.

Dusan Vlahovic has a lot of interest in the transfer ahead of the January window. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Xhaka on penalties?

Speaking to Optus Sport, Arsenal legend Ian Wright said he would like to see Granit Xhaka shoot penalties for the club.

There is a problem right now with Arsenal and the penalty shootout, we have to find someone who is going to step up and step on it.

Where’s Xhaka? I would love to see Xhaka take a penalty.

Alexandre Lacazette and Granit Xhaka are in in-depth discussions before West Ham. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane / Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Saka praise

Chelsea icon John Terry hailed Bukayo Saka after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday night.

Writing on his Instagram Story, Terry said, “I love @ BukayoSaka87. Constantly gets me off my seat. So exciting to watch. “

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reacts after a missed opportunity during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield / Getty Images)

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Lineker makes a joke on Aubameyang

Gary Lineker joked that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was given a Christmas break after Arsenal beat West Ham United 2-0 on Thursday night.

Aubameyang was not involved in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over West Ham after being left out of the squad after another disciplinary issue – and Lineker took to Twitter to prank at the expense of the attacker.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dismissed from his post as Arsenal captain. (Photo by Visionhaus / Getty Images)

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An exchange with Dembélé?

Barcelona are expected to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang an escape route in January, according to a report from The Independent.

Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal seems far from certain at the moment, following the club’s decision to withdraw his captain’s armband at the Emirates Stadium.

Barca are reportedly interested in the 32-year-old striker, who sees his Gunners contract expire at the end of next season.

The report also claims that discussions have taken place through intermediaries regarding a swap deal between Aubameyang and Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.

READ MORE HERE

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele during their days at Borussia Dortmund (Image: Getty Images)

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Arsenal 2-0 West Ham: Player Ratings

Arsenal produced a sensational performance to beat West Ham United last night, but some players stood out more than others.

Below, Arsenal reporter Kaya Kaynak rated every player out of 10 for their display at Emirates Stadium.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reacts after a missed opportunity during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield / Getty Images)

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