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Saliba and Runarsson start, no Aubameyang, Zaha gets his dream move, Reiss Nelson transfer decision

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Arsenal fans are speculating about a potential deal involving Wilfried Zaha. The Crystal Palace forward is once again being strongly linked with a move to the Gunners.

There was talk of the Ivory Coast winger joining last summer, but as revealed by former Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, the club opted to splash the cash on Nicolas Pepe.

“We signed [Nicolas] Pépé. He’s a good player but we didn’t know his character and he needs time, patience. I favoured someone who knew the league and wouldn’t need to adapt,” Emery told the Guardian. “[Wilfried] Zaha won games on his own: Tottenham, Manchester City, us.

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“Incredible performances. I told them: ‘This is the player I know and want.’ I met Zaha and he wanted to come.

“The club decided Pépé was one for the future. I said: ‘Yes, but we need to win now and this lad wins games.’ He beat us on his own.

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Saliba and Runarsson start, no Aubameyang – The team Arsenal fans want to see vs Leicester City

Arsenal face Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup this evening. The Gunners’ perfect start to the new season will be put to the test as they face a side that has also won both of their opening Premier League games – scoring seven in the process.

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For Mikel Arteta, it’s another chance to improve on his impressive record in the competition from his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant head coach at Manchester City.

And despite the threat of a fixture congestion, the Gunners manager is planning to name a strong team against their Premier League counterparts.

“We are going to take the Carabao Cup seriously, that is for sure,” he told reporters ahead of his side’s third-round clash.

“Obviously with the fixtures we have, the number of games, it is very difficult.

 

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