ARSENAL went down to an abject 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Monday and must now prepare for Vitoria in the Europa League tonight.
Unai Emery's Gunners remain outside the top four after missing the chance to go third, with Pepe fluffing a sitter from inside the six yard box.
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MARTIN KEOWN reckons Arsenal should try to sign two Genk defenders when the transfer window reopens in January.
That is despite the Belgian side conceding four goals last night in their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League.
BT Sport pundit Keown said: “(Cuesta) looks some player by the way, both Colombian central defenders look pretty decent.
“If I was an Arsenal scout – and never have been, never been asked to comment ever as a former player on prospective purchases – these two are not bad, I can tell you.”
GETTING closer to kick-off…
DAVID LUIZ has lifted the lid on his slow start to life at Arsenal.
The Brazilian joined the Gunners on transfer deadline for a fee of £7million from Chelsea, but hasn't hit the ground running.
But he insists he has no desire to leave Unai Emery's side anytime soon.
When asked about a return to his homecountry, Luiz told ESPN Brasil: “I, today, have no such plan.
“I don’t have that as a goal. But we never know, football goes very fast.
“What makes me happy is to see the quality of Brazilian football.
“You see Jorge Jesus with Flamengo, and the great players like Felipe, Rafinha, Gerson, Gabigol, who’s
back shining as he always shone at first at Santos.
“Then you see Renato’s Gremio, who have been playing great football for many years.
“So without a doubt, I’m happy for our football. I am glad about the ever-growing quality. I’m sincere to say that today I don’t have this idea.”
NICOLAS PEPE could be dropped for Arsenal's Europa League clash against Vitoria this evening.
Instead, Gabriel Martinelli could come in for him.
Here's how Unai Emery's men could line up…
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