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ARSENAL are preparing for the return of the Premier League.

In a packed international week – where Mesut Ozil's future continues to come under question – the Gunners are preparing to visit Sheffield United next Monday night.

Follow all the latest gossip, transfer new and updates from the Emirates below…

  • ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE could hand Arsenal boss Unai Emery a major fitness boost ahead of the' trip to Sheffield United.

    The French striker has been missing since September 1 with a pesky ankle injury – but could be in line to appear at Bramall Lane after returning to training.

    The international break came at a good time for the ex Lyon forward to step up his recovery, however.

    And Kieran Tierney sent fans into overdrive when he posted an Instagram snap of the pair in training last week.

  • ARSENAL are unlike to make any signings in January, according to reports.

    The Athletic claim Unai Emery is happy with his current squad – who are third in the Premier League table.

    Fans will be furious if the club do not dig into their pocket to sort out their defensive issues.

  • LUCAS TORREIRA showing them how it's done.

  • PATRICK VIEIRA has admitted his desire to take charge of Arsneal.

    Speaking to RMC Sport, the Gunners legend said: “Yes, like any player, when we do this job we want to touch the very highest level.

    “But the very high level I can touch with Nice from the moment we give ourselves the means to succeed and from the moment the way which we work is quite consistent.

    “But we do this job, and I do this job, to one day to be the coach of a team that participates in the Champions League.”

  • ARSENAL could turn to club legend Freddie Ljungberg should they sack Unai Emery, according to a report.

    The Spaniard's contract expires at the end of the season and he could face the chop if the Gunners again fail to qualify for the Champions League.

    Arsenal legend Ljungberg is currently assistant manager – having managed their Under-23 side last season.

    And the Athletic's David Ornstein believes that the Swedish member of the 2003-04 invincibles is highly regarded enough as a coach to take the reigns, at least temporarily, if Emery is discarded.

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