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Roma in talks to sign Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Italian side Roma want to continue their transfer spree by signing Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan. 

Roma have already signed nine players this summer including Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea and Chris Smalling from Manchester United on loan.

Sky Sports has reported that Armenian international Mkhitaryan is in Rome to finalise the deal. It is believed Roma will pay a loan fee as well as his wages, but do not have an option to buy at the end of the season.

Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal in January 2018 from Manchester United as part of the deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the other direction.

During his time at the Emirates, he has made 59 appearances and scored 9 goals.

The loan deal suits all parties. Roma were in the lookout for an attacking midfielder, while Mkhitaryan was likely to have a limited amount of playing time this season. It also means some of Arsenal’s young players, such as Reiss Nelson, will have more of a chance.

All the factz on Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, including which TV channel its on

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It’s the first North London derby of the season, with Tottenham Hotspur making the short trip to The Emirates Stadium to take on old foes Arsenal. 

While both sides have made good starts to the new season, all form goes out of the window for this match. Bragging rights are at stake and both sides will be gunning – pardon the pun – for the three points.

The match kicks off at 4pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are. The factz you need to know:

* Arsenal won this fixture 4-2 last season, coming back from 1-2 down. The return ended 1-1. Spurs also beat the Gunners in the Carabao Cup last season.
* This is the 185th North London derby in league and cup matches. Arsenal have won 78 to Spurs’ 58.
* Spurs have a terrible record at Arsenal in the Premier League era. In 27 previous attempts, only on two occasions have the left with all three points.
* Arsenal have started with two wins from three, but in their last 10 PL matches they’ve lost 5 and won 4.
* Spurs’ record isn’t much better – they’ve won 4, lost 4 and drawn 2 in their last 10 PL matches.

Real Sociedad make offer for Arsenal veteran Nacho Monreal 

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Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal can leave the club for Real Sociedad this week – if he wants to go. 

The Sun has reported that Sociedad have offered 33-year-old Monreal a two-year deal with the option of a third.

Monreal is in the final year of his Gunners deal and knows that he will not be offered a new deal at the end of it. However, manager Unai Emery would be happy for the player to stay until the end of his contract and leave as a free agent in the summer.

Monreal is currently in the first team picture as newly-signed rival Kieran Tierney is our injures until October. But it is thought his opportunities will lessen once the Scot is fit again.

If Monreal does leave, Arsenal will demand a £3 million fee for him – which would not present a barrier.

The ball is in the Spaniard’s court – the European transfer window shuts on September 2.

All the factz on Arsenal v Burnley, including which TV channel its on

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The opening match of the second weekend of Premier League fixtures sees Arsenal host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. 

Both sides won their opening matches last weekend and will be looking to build on that and gain momentum for the early weeks of the season.

The match kicks off at 12.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Arsenal won both matches against Burnley 3-1 last season.
* The Gunners have now won their last 9 matches against the Clarets in succession.
* Arsenal are great at home: last season they won 45 points at the Emirates – only Manchester City and Liverpool won more at home.
* Ashley Barnes is Burnley’s form man this year. He scored twice on the opening day and has 11 PL goals in 2019 – only 3 players have scored more.
* Burnley have an OK record on the road recently – they won 4, drew 5 and lost 10 last season.

All the factz on Newcastle United v Arsenal, including which TV channel its on

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It’s the start of a new era on Tyneside as Steve Bruce takes charge of his first match as Newcastle United manager, welcoming Unai Emery’s Arsenal to St James’s Park. 

Both sides have invested over the summer – but have also lost key players from last season.

Arsenal are looking to regain a spot in the Champions League, while Newcastle will be looking to prove the pundits who predicted them for relegation this season wrong.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it’s live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This fixture ended 0-0 last season. Arsenal took a 2-0 win at The Emirates Stadium.
* Newcastle have an awful record against Arsenal; they’ve won just 1 of the last 16 matches against them and drawn only 3.
* Newcastle had decent form towards the end of last season – winning 4 and drawing 2 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Arsenal’s last 10 matches were the same as Newcastle’s – 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
* Reiss Nelson is back for Arsenal. He made 23 appearances and scored 7 goals on Lon for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga last season.