Mikel Arteta copies smart Jurgen Klopp transfer plan as David Raya slammed after Newcastle loss


Your Arsenal morning digest on Monday, November 6. Mikel Arteta has just a couple of days on the training pitches at London Colney before the Gunners are back in action – this time in the Champions League.

The north Londoners will lock horns with Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night in what is shaping up to be a crucial clash in either side's qualifying campaign. Arsenal, who lost to the Spanish late last month, sit top of Group B after two games with RC Lens in second on five points – just one behind the Gunners.

Sevilla, however, surprisingly sit third on just two points, with only three goals separating them from PSV Eindhoven, who sit bottom. So, with that being said, football.london has taken a look at Some of the biggest Arsenal stories from the weekend.

Brazilian star impresses in audition

Andre Trindade impressed as Fluminense won the Copa Libertadores for the first time in their history after defeating Boca Juniors. The 22-year-old midfielder, who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool recently, helped the Brazilian giants defeat their Argentine counterparts 2-1 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night.

Speaking ahead of the Copa Libertadores final, Andre revealed that a decision on his future will be made at the end of the Brazilian season on December 6. Speaking to The Guardian, as quoted by the Echo, he said: "I follow the Premier League a lot.

"It’s a very competitive league that demands a lot from players. But today my dream is to live day by day here in Fluminense. I don’t know what will happen in the future; I have a long contract at Fluminense and I really like being here.

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Carragher slams Raya

Carragher doesn't think that it's as simple as the decision costing Arsenal though with David Raya at the centre of attention again. The goalkeeper was left scrambling across his box to deal with the cross that led to Gordon's goal and missed his attempted interception.

It's not the first time that the Spaniard has been called into question in recent weeks either with both Carragher and Gary Neville being highly critical of the former Brentford man. The former Liverpool defender said: "Let’s not get bogged down in all the VAR stuff, because this is a serious problem now for Mikel Arteta.

"Raya is at fault again. Again, he’s made the same mistake like the one he made a few weeks ago in another big game against Chelsea. Then, he got away with it but he hasn’t tonight. If you look at where the goalkeeper is initially, look at his positioning.

"He’s outside his near post which is fine, he’s telling his players to get out and now he just keeps edging and edging forwards. And when the ball is played in, he’s further out off his line than he needs to be and it’s a recurring theme with this goalkeeper."

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Jorginho message

Jorginho was the first Arsenal player to make his feelings clear after Saturday's controversial 1-0 loss away to Newcastle. The former Chelsea midfielder took to social media on Sunday morning to vent his frustration, writing: "Proud of the team. Unacceptable what happened though. But we keep fighting."

Jorginho was taken off with his team chasing the game late on but Fabio Vieira was unable to make the desired impact from the bench. The Gunners will now be looking to respond to the defeat on the pitch as they take on Sevilla in Wednesday with the aim of taking one step closer towards Champions League knockout qualification.

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