11am Arsenal news: No Chambers and Nelson recall, Ramsey wanted by SIX Euro giants, Ozil refuses to go
SIX European giants want Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will reject a January exit to fight for his place – whilst we also have the verdict on a 4-1 victory over Fulham.
Read all this plus more of the latest news, views and gossip from the Emirates.
Aaron Ramsey launched the new year with plenty to celebrate – a goal to kill off Fulham and interest from six top European rivalsAP:Associated Press
ARSENAL will not be able to recall Calum Chambers and Reiss Nelson from their loan spells – despite their ongoing injury crisis.
The Gunners have had to use makeshift centre-backs in recent matches – with no recall deal in Chambers’ deal to Fulham while Nelson’s development would likely be hindered by returning early.
GIANTS IN CHARGE FOR RAM
AARON RAMSEY’S agents have confirmed the Arsenal ace is being chased by SIX European giants.
The Welshman is in talks with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich over a summer move.
EMERY VOWS TO BEAT BOOS
UNAI EMERY has told angry Arsenal supporters that he is not going to give in to mob rule.
The Gunners boss faced down an Emirates rebellion during yesterday’s 4-1 win against struggling Fulham.
VERDICT ON VICTORY
THEY may have hit Fulham for four – but Arsenal are still struggling from the same problems that have plagued them during recent times.
Heralded as one of the best finishers in the world, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses far too many chances to be considered as one of the greats in the Premier League. Click here for our full assessment of the Premier League win.
UNAI EMERY has revealed Shkodran Mustafi was taken off against Fulham due to illness — but confirmed the setback isn’t serious.
The German centre-back — who has only just returned from injury — was replaced at half-time by midfield maestro Lucas Torreira during the 4-1 win.
ARSENAL 4 FULHAM 1
ARSENAL launched their New Year nervously with a much-needed victory at the Emirates.
Goals from Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw off struggling Fulham as the Gunners struck twice late on and moved two points off the top four.
MESUT IN NO GO
MESUT OZIL has refused to leave Arsenal in January – despite being frozen out of the club by manager Unai Emery.
The German does not fit into the high intensity system set out by the Gunners boss – but the midfielder is keen to fight for his place.
FANS SHOW LACA JUDGEMENT
ARSENAL FANS were labelled “fickle” and “stupid” after booing Alexandre Lacazette’s substitution – only for his replacement Aaron Ramsey to instantly seal victory.
Emery’s decision was condemned around Emirates as Aboubakar Kamara had just closed Fulham’s deficit to 2-1 – but Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang promptly netted to make it look easy all over again for the Gunners in a 4-1 win.
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