Mikel Arteta has confirmed Arsenal are on the lookout for a new midfielder before the transfer window closes. Here we look at why the position is now a priority for the Gunners... What Arteta has said... Arteta spoke about his desire for a new midfielder to join his squad ahead of his side's FA Cup fourth-round tie with Manchester City on Friday. He revealed he wants further cover in the midfield area because of a fresh injury concern for Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian midfielder was not named in Arsenal's matchday squad for the 3-2 win over Manchester United, with the Gunners recently linked with a move for Brighton's Moises Caicedo and Everton's Amadou Onana. Transfer Centre LIVE! | Arsenal transfer rumours January done deals | Premier League ins and outs Get Sky Sports | Download the Sky Sports App Speaking about Elneny's injury, Arteta said: "There are concerns. Mo is a player who never complains about anything but let's see. … [Read more...] about Mikel Arteta: Arsenal on lookout for new midfielder | Why a midfielder is a priority for the Gunners now
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From a blockbuster tie between Man City and Arsenal to Tottenham's trophy dream and Wrexham's Hollywood story, we pick out the FA Cup fourth-round talking points... Is it time for Pep's apprentice to become the master? Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola have been friends for more than two decades, colleagues at Barcelona and City and now, for the first time, title rivals. Arteta's links to Guardiola predate even before his professional debut. Both progressed through Barcelona's La Masia youth system - where despite being 11 years Pep's junior, the now-Arsenal boss was already weighed down by comparisons to the legendary midfielder and their remarkably similar styles of play. Guardiola took the teenager under his wing, offering him guidance and striking up a chord which would last for more than two decades, to the present day. But while Pep had gone on to make the middle of the Nou Camp pitch his own, Arteta - stuck behind the generational duo of Xavi and Andres Iniesta … [Read more...] about FA Cup fourth round: Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Wrexham stories to look out for
Newcastle and Chelsea tried to sign Everton forward Anthony Gordon last summer and now the Magpies are believed to be the frontrunners to sign him in January - but why is the 21-year-old in demand? Gordon failed to turn up to Everton training for a third day in a row on Thursday and his future at the club looks increasingly in doubt. It is thought a bid of around £40m could tempt Everton to sell. Here, we take a look at what the England U21 international could offer Newcastle or other potential suitors... Transfer Centre LIVE! | Newcastle transfer rumours Anthony Gordon misses Everton training again amid Newcastle talks Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player After being linked with a move away from Everton, we take a look at Anthony Gordon's best bits from his time in the Premier League with the Toffees. Youthful endeavour The winger has only made two substitute appearances since the defeat to Wolves on … [Read more...] about Anthony Gordon: Why are Newcastle interested in signing Everton winger?