6pm Arsenal news LIVE: Aubameyang SLAMMED, Partey booked on debut in City loss, Saliba transfer, Tierney UPDATE – The Sun

ARSENAL were defeated by Man City 1-0 at the Etihad with £45m new boy Thomas Partey making a brief debut for the Gunners.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest on William Saliba and Mesut Ozil's future at the club.

Follow all the latest Arsenal transfer gossip, news and updates below…

  • Joshua Mbu


    Vivianne Miedema smashed the all-time scoring record for the Women’s Super League, as she hit a hat-trick against Tottenham.

    The strike sensation took her tally up to 52 goals in just 50 appearances.

    Fans have branded Miedema “ice-cold” in the past for not celebrating her goals – but there was no stopping the Dutch ace cracking a smile on Sunday.

    She coolly hit a first-half hat-trick before making way for Lotte Wubben-Moy on 63 minutes.

    Arsenal boss, Joe Montemurro said: “We see from a football perspective week by week the contribution Viv makes as a footballer, but I’m blessed and lucky to be a part of her everyday scenario.

    “She is an amazing person for the team and I’m blessed to have 23 players that work for each other.

    “Viv is a part of that, off the ball she is also an amazing person.

    “She wants to get better and challenge herself. I’m enjoying working with her, and as long as Viv is smiling we will keep seeing a better Viv.”

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    Arsenal women beat North London rivals Tottenham 6-1!

    Goals from Katie McCabe, Caitlin Foord and a first half hat-trick from Vivianne Miedema sent Arsenal into half-time with a healthy 5-0 lead.

    Caitlin Foord grabbed her second of the evening in the 64th minute putting Arsenal out of sight.

    Lucia Leon would strike later on for Spurs but it was too little too late.

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    Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes boss Mikel Arteta made a mistake in selling Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa this summer.

    Martinez joined Dean Smith's Villa for £20million just months after playing a key role in Arsenal's FA Cup success.

    With Leno returning to fitness, Martinez took it upon himself to seek first team regular football.

    Speaking after Arsenal's slim 1-0 defeat away to Manchester City, Adams said: “I think the recruitment has been very poor in the last few years to be honest with you.

    “He’s doing a miracle job (Arteta) with them by putting an FA Cup on the sideboard last season.

    “I was hoping and praying at the start of the season. One with the goalkeeper situation which I disagreed with him.

    “I thought we should have kept Martinez and two with the back four.

    “I think after his time last season playing 3-4-3 he would have gone back to 4-3-3 go back into a back four and train the back four, work with them.”

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    Arsenal do not have the best away days against the big six in the Premier League.

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    Arsenal new boy Willian made just 20 passes in yesterday's 1-0 defeat away to Manchester City.

    The Brazilian had just 32 touches as well as only winning 33 per cent of his duels.

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    Thomas Partey is Arsenal's fourth most expensive signing!

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    Man Utd youngster Arnau Puigmal starred with a superb free-kick in a draw with Arsenal's Under-23s side.

    Saturday's match-up of the Premier League reserves finished 3-3 with Spanish midfielder Puigmal grabbing a brace.

    One of the moments of the match at Boreham Wood's Meadow Park came when Puigmal lined up a free-kick from 20 yards out.

    The 19-year-old sweetly hit the ball to the near-post, curling inwards to beat the diving goalkeeper.

    And he was naturally pleased with his first United goal of the campaign, uploading the clip to his Instagram alongside a picture of his celebration.

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    Arsenal fans have been left incensed after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was pictured laughing following the Gunners' defeat to Manchester City.

    The Arsenal captain appeared to share a joke with Man City's Ilkay Gundogan after the final whistle.

    The pair exchanged a few words and a chuckle on the pitch before heading down the tunnel.

    One Arsenal fan fumed: “Why the f*** is he so happy. We just lost with an abysmal display with almost no players actually being asked to do anything.”

    Another tweeted: “Surely could have waited till he was down the tunnel at least. I don’t care what he does just a time and a place to be having a laugh.”

    One supporter commented: “Auba standing chatting and having a laugh with a City player after a defeat is simply not acceptable.”

    Another added with tongue in cheek: “Xhaka would never.”

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    Take a look at the match highlights as Arsenal were narrowly defeated away at Manchester City.

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    📺 Raheem Sterling scores on a frustrating night in Manchester.

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    Tony Adams has criticised Hector Bellerin and Bernd Leno for their role in Manchester City's winning goal.

    The Spanish right-back allowed Phil Foden to run past him, while the German goalkeeper parried out his strike into the path of the ex-Liverpool winger.

    Adams said: “Arsenal have pressed them and they’ve played around the press very well.

    “Hector Bellerin again, and the goalkeeper, I always look at it defensively.

    “Man City were too good, they passed it around, he [Phil Foden] steps inside Hector too easy.

    “The goalkeeper is pushing it into the danger zone, you’ve got to push it away out of the danger zone, and he’s [Sterling] had a tap-in, which is disappointing.”

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    Former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has joined Brighton on a free transfer.

    The 29-year-old has joined the Seagulls on an one-year deal after he mutually agreed to terminate his contract at Watford.

    Commenting on his arrival, Brighton boss Graham Potter said: “We are delighted to have Danny joining us. He will complement our existing striking options.

    “He's got an undoubted pedigree, and he is quick and technically very good.

    “He will add to our attacking threat and we are thrilled to add another player of his experience and quality.”

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    Tony Adams has urged Mikel Arteta to switch to a back four following the 1-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday.

    Speaking to Premier League Productions, the 54-year-old said: “I think it’s time for a back four. I’ve been saying it since the start of the season.

    “It wins you cup games, it doesn’t win you league titles. If he wants to build for the future.

    “I think he’s got problems with Hector [Bellerin], I think his defending today wasn’t very good at all.

    “But I’d like him to go to a back four. They’ve got Gabriel now, get him a partnership.

    “They’ve been unlucky at the start with [Rob] Holding going down but get them into a back four.

    “They look like they’ve a holding midfielder now who’s got a bit of presence and build for the future.”

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    Lucas Torreira has already become a lynchpin of the Atletico Madrid team.

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    Arsenal were praised by pundits for their disciplined approach despite losing 1-0 to Manchester City yesterday evening.

    Here are the average positions from the encounter.

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    Arsenal were unlucky to walk away with a loss against Manchester City at the Etihad.

    Raheem Sterling's winner was the only goal of the game.

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: “I am upset, because I think we deserved more from the game.

    “I am extremely happy about the performance we put in today, against a top, top team.

    “To come here and play with the attitude, and to have the courage to play the way we played today, to make it as difficult as we made it, I have to say I cannot demand much more from the players.

    “Apart from to say that when you have three big chances, in this game you have to score.”

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    Arsenal were unlucky to walk away with a loss against Manchester City at the Etihad. 

    Raheem Sterling's winner was the only goal of the game. 

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: “I am upset, because I think we deserved more from the game.

    “I am extremely happy about the performance we put in today, against a top, top team.

    “To come here and play with the attitude, and to have the courage to play the way we played today, to make it as difficult as we made it, I have to say I cannot demand much more from the players.

    “Apart from to say that when you have three big chances, in this game you have to score.”

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    Arsene Wenger has admitted his rivalries with Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho sometimes went “overboard”.

    Wenger, who left the North London club in 2018, told talkSPORT: “The rivalry between me and Alex. I was a foreign manager coming in and disturbing his reign and he didn’t like it. He hated to lose and I hated to lose, so at some stage it went overboard.

    “But with time, after the competition went, the relationship became better. And today it is peaceful and friendly.”

    Mourinho famously branded the Gunners chief a ‘specialist in failure’.

    Wenger, 70, admitted: “That was sometimes very personal and a little bit out of control. The problem is you go into a game and already have resentment because of what’s been said in press conferences.

    “You hate the guy on the other bench and keep control but sometimes it goes overboard.”

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    Mikel Arteta is uncertain on how serious Rob Holding's injury was.

    The defender was taken off during the defeat to Manchester City but his boss is uncertain about how long it will keep him out.

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    St Etienne manager Claude Puel has said that William Saliba “had a great desire to return” to the club on loan.

    He was on loan at the club last season and appeared set to return – before Arsenal pulled the plug.

    Fulham and Leeds were also in for the defender but Mikel Arteta opted for him to stay.

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    Pep Guardiola has spoken very highly of his former protege Mikel Arteta after Man City beat Arsenal 1-0.

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    It's finished at the Etihad and Arsenal will be disappointed with that.

    The last 15 minutes of the first half was their best period, with Bukayo Saka leading the charge as they threatened the City goal.

    But in the second period they never quite got going, and Pep Guardiola's team did not look in danger at all. They managed to close out the game maturely to move themselves within three points of Liverpool, with a game in hand.

    As for Arsenal, that's their two hardest games out the way with league trips to Anfield and the Etihad done until at least August 2021.

    And along with Saka's first half performance, that's about the only positive from today's game.

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    Thomas Partey is on for his Premier League debut with less than 8 minutes left to make an impact.

    Arsenal have struggled to get going in the second half but their new signing will try and give them a late boost.

    Eddie Nketiah is on as well as the Gunners try and snatch something from Man City.

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    A bit of work for the away side to do as they go into the break trailing 1-0 at half time.

    Raheem Sterling got the goal but Arsenal have improved since.

    Bukayo Saka in particularly is looking dangerous down the left.

    All the half time analysis, stats and second half action can be followed here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12945856/man-city-arsenal-live-stream-tv-channel-time-kick-off-premier-league/

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    1-0 MAN CITY

    And just like that, City have the lead out of nowhere.

    Sergio Aguero, back for the hosts today, charged through the centre and found Phil Foden.

    His effort was saved by Bernd Leno before Raheem Sterling tucked away the rebound.

    Arsenal however with a good response as Bukayo Saka stings the gloves of Ederson from close range.

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    The Gunners can be happy with this so far. Around 20 minutes in and they have contained Man City and not look too threatened.

    A long way to go of course, but Mikel Arteta will be happy with his team's maturity so far.

    Follow our live blog for in-depth, minute-by-minute reporting of the game. Still 0-0

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