Next Arsenal transfer decided as Mikel Arteta left furious after Newcastle defeat


Arsenal's unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end following their 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United at St. James' Park. Mikel Arteta was left furious with match officials and VAR as Anthony Gordon's goal was allowed to stand despite three separate checks which took a total of four minutes and eight seconds to complete.

The lack of a clinical striker did not help the Gunners as Eddie Nketiah struggled to have an impact against Eddie Howe's side - whilst Gabriel Jesus recovers from injury. Arsenal will look to the transfer market for a striker when they next go in search of new additions, the Athletic's David Ornstein says.

Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Sunday, November 5.

Mikel Arteta snaps at Arsenal defeat as he sends furious VAR message after Newcastle

Mikel Arteta did not sugar-coat his words when describing the goal that ultimately ended Arsenal's unbeaten start to the Premier League season against Newcastle United.

Anthony Gordon broke the deadlock just after the hour mark at St. James' Park as he smashed the ball home from close range. However, it took a while before the goal was given as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) completed three separate checks before allowing celebrations to continue.

The first check was regarding whether the ball had gone out of play prior to the ball being crossed into the box by former Gunners midfielder Joe Willock. The second check was to see whether there was a possible foul on Gabriel Magalhaes as Joelinton appeared to push the defender in the back when challenging for the ball.

And finally, the third and final check was to see whether Gordon was in an offside position when he received the ball. Because VAR deemed that there was no conclusive evidence for the ball being out of play, or whether Joelinton had handled the ball when challenging Gabriel for a header - the goal was given.

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Mikel Arteta's brand new option

Mikel Arteta could soon turn towards one of the bright lights in the Arsenal academy in order to boost his attacking options. Although Eddie Nketiah has looked the part in the absence of Gabriel Jesus and it is hard to replace Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka there is a chance to make a name as a backup choice.

After the 3-1 defeat to West Ham in midweek that Leandro Trossard and Reiss Nelson got the nod in there is even more scrutiny on the second and third layers to the team. One man that could benefit is 18-year-old Amario Cozier-Duberry.

He scored twice for the Under-21 side against Manchester City in Premier League 2 on Friday and has continued his fine form over the past two years. writer Aaron Catterson-Reid was at Meadow Park and wrote about his impressive display.

"Another impressive performance from Cozier-Duberry, who can't be far away from making his first-team debut," he said. "Some intelligent movement in behind the City defence before he saw his penalty saved but he tapped in the rebound. Clinical finish to get his second, using his weaker right foot well to find the bottom corner."

Next step, first team football. Read more on the Hale End starlet, here.

Next transfer decided

Arsenal will look to the transfer market for a striker when they next go in search of new additions, the Athletic's David Ornstein says. The Gunners have been linked with Brentford's Ivan Toney in recent months but there's no sign of things happening just yet.

“When they next make a significant recruit, I reckon that will be a striker,” Ornstein reports. "But it will depend on all the normal factors like money, availability, existing options, injuries, and more.

“There was no plan to sign a striker last summer and I suspect in an ideal world for Arsenal that would have been the stance for January, too, with the focus being on next summer. Let’s see if that changes, but I don’t know of it doing so yet.”

Read more about their chase for Ivan Toney, here. Arsenal WhatsApp channel

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