6.30pm Arsenal news LIVE: Man Utd WIN, Aubameyang bags from spot, Ozil BLASTED as Arteta says ‘I tried my best’ – The Sun

ARSENAL got back to winning ways in the Premier League with a huge 1-0 win over Manchester United.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest on Mesut Ozil's future plus Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended a five-goal league drought at Old Trafford.

Follow ALL of the latest Gunners transfer gossip and news below…

  • Sandra Brobbey

    GUNNER PARTEY ON

    Arsenal fans are heaping praise on Thomas Partey for his first half performance against Manchester United.

    The Gunners' Ghana ace has been deployed next to Mohamed Elneny in a 3-4-3 system and commanded the midfield with aplomb.

    And on Twitter one fan called Partey a 'top baller' whilst another described his performance as a 'masterclass'.

    Arteta's players have taken the lead against their Red Devils rivals courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting from the spot.

  • Sandra Brobbey

    MYSTIC MES

    Mesut Ozil has taken to Twitter to urge his Arsenal team-mates to secure maximum points against the Red Devils this afternoon.

    And the Gunners outcast posted a picture of himself getting ready to live tweet the match.

    In his tweet Ozil said the Gunners needed to win “for a ton of reasons”.

    The German, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, has been left out of Mikel Arteta's Premier League squad.

  • Josh Graham

    TAKING THE MIK

    Mikel Arteta has dropped midfield duo Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos.

    When asked why, Arteta told Sky Sports: “It's part fo the squad management that we have to do.

    “They have played a lot of minutes in the last four to six weeks.

    “There are other players that are preforming very well.

    “We have to think abut how we develop the game in the second half – it's part of the game.”

  • Josh Graham

    OPPOSITION XI

    Arsenal face a Manchester United side that includes Paul Pogba from the off.

    Exiled Three Lions star Mason Greenwood also starts.

  • Josh Graham

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Mikel Arteta makes three changes from last weekend with Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny and Willian in for David Luiz, Granit Xhaka and Dani Cebalos.

    The Partey continues for the Gunners at Old Trafford!

  • Josh Graham

    ROY-AL MESS

    Roy Keane slammed Arsenal, branding Mikel Arteta's side 'soft and lacking aggression'.

    Ahead of Arsenal's game at Manchester United, the Irishman told Sky Sports: ““Arsenal have been lacking aggression for years. There's still a softness to them.

    “I think he [Partey] will be a good signing for them. I know he's only been in the door two minutes but give him a chance.

    “He's got the physicality in midfield that Arenal lacked over the last few years.

    “That's been one of the criticisms toward Arsene Wenger's teams; technically very good but when the going gets tough, a lot of their players go missing. I still think that's an issue with this team.

    “Particularly in the back four or back five when they play that in the bigger games. That's certainly a big problem for Arsenal.”

  • Josh Graham

    PARTEY TIME

    Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey said he wants to attack like Yaya Toure and defend like Michael Essien.

    Partey is set to come head to head with Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes later today in a tasty match-up at Old Trafford.

    He told Sky Sports: “I like to be both defensive and offensive. I know whenever I am in the opposite area, I have chances for a goal and I think defensively, I want to be stronger.

    “I want to attack like Yaya Toure and defend like Michael Essien so to have both qualities is good.

    “Whenever there is a serious game, or in any game, I like to go with surprises. Most people see me as a defensive midfielder but with my intelligence and how I read the game, if we're near the end of the game and we're going to finish with 2-0, that's when I go for my goal.

    “Playing in the midfield, you have to be mentally quick and be intelligent in how you position yourself and get the ball.

    “Mikel [Arteta] is helping me a lot because we always have the ball so you have time to think and position yourself and I think with time, I'll get used to everything and most things will come after that. I think everybody will know and we'll see what will happen.”

  • Josh Graham

    WORK OF ART

    Mikel Arteta has greater margin for error than today's opposite man Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to ex-Gunner Kevin Campbell.

    Campbell told the Daily Star: “I think Arsenal are in around about the same position as Manchester United, but Arsenal and Arteta have the added luxury of having won a trophy which gives him some form of leeway.

    “Manchester United and Arsenal fans are hungry for success and both managers have to deliver, especially when we’re talking about two of the biggest clubs in England right now.

    “Manchester United fans demand success, whether the manager is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or not, and Arsenal fans demand success too.

    “Arsenal fans want to be able to challenge in the Premier League and get up there and back in the Champions League too. So, both Arteta and Solskjaer have to deliver.”

  • Josh Graham

    BACK THEMSELVES AT HOME

    Arsenal face a tough ask to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.

    The Gunners have not won any of their last 13 Prem games away against the Red Devils.

  • Josh Graham

    REMEMBRANCE

    Arsenal's away strip will be adorned with the poppy today against Manchester United ahead of Remembrance Sunday next weekend.

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  • Josh Graham

    GUNNER WIN AGAIN?

    Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United at 4.30pm today.

    And the Gunners will be hoping to replicate their last Prem meeting on New Year's Day when Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis helped them to a 2-0 win at the Emirates.

  • Josh Graham

    FINE ART

    Mikel Arteta is looking to make his own little piece of history with a win against Manchester United today.

    The Arsenal boss could become only the second manager in the Gunners' history to kick off their reign with two wins in their first two games against the Red Devils.

  • James Orr

    GUNNERS TEAM NEWS

    Arsenal travel to Manchester United this afternoon in the biggest game of the Premier League weekend – with Mikel Arteta forced to contend with a major defensive crisis.

    With the dust barely having settled from their 3-0 Europa League win over Dundalk, Mikel Arteta is likely to ring the changes.

  • Jack Figg

    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS!

    The Premier League will not stop during the second UK lockdown.

    Boris Johnson briefed the nation last night where he announced blanket measures for the country, due to be enforced on the November 5.

    Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden announced on his Twitter feed that elite sport WOULD be allowed to continue during the shutdown.

    That show must go on!

    New boy Willian praised boss Mikel Arteta, he said: “It’s been a great experience and a new one for me. I’ve not worked with a coach with this way of thinking before.

    “The positional games doesn’t mean you don’t have freedom on the pitch, but a lot of the time you need to respect the position, what the manager asks for, his instructions, knowing that it’s what’s best for the team.

    “A player might not see that much of the ball and get frustrated, but that’s what Mikel always tells us, ‘just wait a bit, the ball will come’. I’ve been learning a lot.”

    Mesut Ozil is going solo, the midfielder posted a lonely weight training video.

    The 32-year-old has vowed to fight on.

    No Thomas, no Partey! The Arsenal new boy says he already feels at home in North London.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DREAD PAUL

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to leave red-hot Marcus Rashford on the bench against Arsenal – by Gunners favourite Paul Merson.

    Rashford hit a stunning hat-trick against RB Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek but Merse reckons the Manchester United chief needs to wrap his star man in cotton wool.

    Merson reckons the England striker does more damage when he comes off the bench – and urged Solskjaer to start him as sub against Arsenal tomorrow.

    He told the Daily Star: “When he starts, he doesn’t really score bundles of goals and often finds it difficult.

    “But he came on this week against Leipzig and scored a hat-trick in 16 minutes!

    “If you look at when he scores his goals this season, they tell you a story.

    “He scored as a sub against Luton in the 88th minute in the EFL Cup. He scored in the second half against Brighton.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    DYNAMIC DUO'S

    Take a look at some of the Premier League's most prolific pairs!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL-DENN HARRY

    Martin Keown has hailed Harry Kane as 'Bergkampian' – after likening the Spurs talisman to one of the greatest players in the history of the Premier League.

    Kane has impressed with his passing range since being moved to a No10 position by Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho.

    And Gunners legend Keown reckons he can see a huge likeness between the England skipper and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

    And he reckons Kane can now smash the Prem assists record in a single campaign this season.

    Bergkamp spearheaded Arsene Wenger's Gunners revolution from 1996 onwards, after a move from Inter Milan.

    But the Holland striker was known as much for his skill, passing and assists as much as his goalscoring ability and became one of the best Prem imports of all time.

    And Keown thinks Kane, 27, can emulate Bergkamp.

  • Joshua Mbu

    RIDE THE WAVE

    The Premier League will not be halted despite a second national lockdown being enforced by the government.

    Boris Johnson has briefed the nation this evening where he announced blanket measures for the country, coming into force from November 5.

    Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden announced on his Twitter feed that elite sport WOULD be allowed to continue during the shutdown.

    That means the Premier League and EFL will carry on as normal.

    But for fans of non-professional sport, it's bad news with games at grassroots level OFF during the shutdown.

    The game shut down for three months when the initial lockdown period began in March.

    Extensive testing across the sport and social distancing measures, including the use of temporary dressing rooms to keep teams apart, have generally proved successful in preventing a large-scale outbreak.

    Over 1,500 Premier League players and staff members were tested between October 12 and 18, with eight positive results returned.

  • Jake Lambourne

    TOUGH GIGG

    Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs believes the Red Devils will find it tough to break down Arsenal on Sunday.

    Speaking to the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel, he said: “It will be difficult because Arsenal have turned a corner under Mikel Arteta and look strong and look solid.

    “So it will be difficult, but we’re in good form. Looking at the last couple of performances and results, we’ve been on fire.

    “We’ve been scoring lots of goals and great goals too. That’s good for the players coming in. We look full of energy.

    “Against Spurs [when Manchester United lost 6-1], we looked like we lacked fitness. But since that international break, we’ve come back firing and looked fit and strong.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    BRAZILIANT

    Willian has praised boss Mikel Arteta after his cross-London move to join the Gunners from Chelsea in the summer.

    In an interview with the Brazilian press, he said: “It’s been a great experience and a new one for me. I’ve not worked with a coach with this way of thinking before.

    “The positional games doesn’t mean you don’t have freedom on the pitch, but a lot of the time you need to respect the position, what the manager asks for, his instructions, knowing that it’s what’s best for the team.

    “A player might not see that much of the ball and get frustrated, but that’s what Mikel always tells us, ‘just wait a bit, the ball will come’. I’ve been learning a lot.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    LONE RANGER

    Mesut Ozil has posted a video of a lonely weight training session – as the Arsenal outcast wrote a defiant message about his 'struggle'.

    The midfielder has been frozen out of the first team and has not been included in the Premier League squad.

    He has repeatedly clashed with the club's hierarchy and faces months on the sidelines.

    But Ozil, 32, has signalled his willingness to fight on with a rallying cry on Instagram.

    Alongside a video showing him pumping the weights, Ozil posted the message: “The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.”

    The German, wearing a yellow shirt, looked determinedly towards the ceiling as he pushed his way through his sets.

  • Jake Lambourne

    MARC HIM OUT

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told to leave red-hot Marcus Rashford on the bench against Arsenal – by Gunners favourite Paul Merson.

    Rashford hit a stunning hat-trick against RB Leipzig in the Champions League in midweek but Merse reckons the Manchester United chief needs to wrap his star man in cotton wool.

    He told the Daily Star: “When he starts, he doesn’t really score bundles of goals and often finds it difficult.

    “But he came on this week against Leipzig and scored a hat-trick in 16 minutes! If you look at when he scores his goals this season, they tell you a story.

    “He scored as a sub against Luton in the 88th minute in the EFL Cup. He scored in the second half against Brighton. He scored in the last minute against Newcastle.

    “He scored with three minutes to go against Paris St-Germain and all his goals against Leipzig were at the end of the game. His goals are coming against tired defenders. Maybe United should experiment with that.

    “Arsenal is going to be a tight game. If it’s 0-0 after 60 minutes and Rashford comes on just when defenders are getting tired, he could have a field day.

    “Don’t get me wrong. Marcus Rashford is too good to spend his whole career as a super sub. He’s an England international.

  • Jake Lambourne

    HOME IS WHERE THE PART IS

    Thomas Partey has revealed he feels at home at Arsenal after joining from Atletico Madrid earlier this month.

    Speaking of his full debut in the Premier League against Leicester, he told the club's website: “I could not believe it [when I found out I was starting.

    “I was a bit nervous but I always get these nerves when I play most of my game, so I was like, 'OK, let me keep it cool and I'll be fine'. 

    “Then when we started the game I thought we had control of the ball and so many chances, and we were unlucky.

    “It's part of football and we have to keep working, we have to keep working hard because we have a great team of great players. I think we're going to be successful. 

    “I think I'm in the team that I'm looking forward to playing for. They have everything, a good manager, good players, the right mentality and the way they play is very good. It's the best place for me.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    HAVING A PARTEY

  • Daniel Brookes

    NO MUSTAFI TALKS

    Shkodran Mustafi says no talks have taken place over a potential contract extension at Arsenal.

    The German's current deal expires next summer and reports earlier this week suggested he had already turned down the Gunners' offer of a new deal.

    Mustafi said: “We haven’t been talking about anything so there isn’t anything I can tell you guys.

    “It is a huge club, that’s why for me if I could stay at Arsenal, of course, it would mean a lot to me.

    “At the moment, for me, it has been difficult because in the last months I haven’t really been thinking about the end of my contract or what’s going on with the future because all I wanted was to be back [from injury] as quick as possible.”

    Mustafi made his return from injury with a substitute appearance in the loss to Leicester last weekend before a first start of the season against Dundalk in the Europa League on Thursday.

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