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ARSENAL duo Gabriel Magalhaes and Martinelli have suffered heartbreak as they miss out on Brazil's World Cup squad.

The pair have been on fine form of late as the Gunners won 1-0 through Gabriel's tap-in – but Mikel Arteta's side were by far the better side at Stamford Bridge.

Despite being key players for Mikel Arteta's Premier League leaders, they will be disappointed to not make it to Qatar.

Brazil have announced their 26-man squad, with Manchester United trio Fred, Casemiro and Antony making the cut ahead of the Arsenal duo.

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  • Tony Robertson

    Utd nightmare draw

    Arsenal could sit back and relax as Man Utd drew a nightmare tie against Barcelona in the Europa League round of 32 play-off.

    Based on this draw Arsenal would have played against Sevilla due to PSV – the runners-up in the Gunners group – drawing them.

    You can see the full draw below.

  • Tony Robertson

    Arsenal stars set to miss World Cup

    Arsenal stars Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes are set to miss the cut for Brazil's World Cup squad.

    Journalist has reported Bruno Andrade has reported the full list of names who will be involved, and missed out the two Arsenal stars.

    However, Arsenal ace Gabriel Jesus has reportedly made the cut.

    See full list below

  • Tony Robertson

    Champions League draw

    Arsenal's rivals have been waiting to find out who they will face the in Champions League round of 16, and there have been some tasty ties cooked up.

    Here are who the English teams have been drawn against:

    RB Leipzig v Man City

    Liverpool v Real Madrid

    AC Milan v Tottenham

    Borussia Dortmund v Chelsea

    Other draws:

    Club Brugge v Benfica

    Frankfurt v Napoli

    Inter Milan v FC Porto

    PSG v Bayern Munich

    Full draw here

  • Tony Robertson

    Gooner Nev

    Gary Neville has admitted that he would have played for arch-rivals Arsenal if Manchester United decided to sell him.

    The former defender, 47, spent his entire career at Old Trafford after coming through the academy as part of the Class of ’92 before making 602 first-team appearances.

    Speaking to Sky Sports’ Off Script, the pundit revealed there were four teams he willingly could have joined should he have been let go – and three he would never, ever have signed for.

    He said: I’d made the decision quite early in my 30s that if Sir Alex had come and told me my time was up, I wouldn’t have played for anyone else. I was fortunate in that sense.

    “However, if he’d (Sir Alex Ferguson) come to me at say the age of 28, and told me my time was up, of course I would have played for another Premier League club.

    “Who would I have played for? You can rule out three: I’d have never have played for [Man] City, Liverpool or Leeds. Not in a million years.

    “If you’d said to me, in a perfect world, in my years of playing, which clubs in the Premier League have the tradition, a proper club? Arsenal would be No 1.

    “The tradition of Highbury, I felt they did things the right way. Also in the Premier League, I like Aston Villa and Newcastle.

    “In Europe I admired Juventus and Bayern Munich. I respected them as football clubs. Bayern were meticulous in their preparation, so internationally, it would be them.”

  • Tony Robertson

    Spurs rival David pursuit

    Tottenham are rivalling Arsenal in the transfer chase for Canada forward Jonathan David.

    According to GiveMeSport, David is in line for a move away from Ligue 1 outfit Lille having been linked to the likes of Everton and Manchester United on top of the North London pair.

    But any fee for him will see the buying club need to cough up at least £40million.

  • Tony Robertson

    Europa League draw update

    Arsenal will find who their rivals will face in the Europa League last-16 later today.

    The Gunners progressed through their group with flying colours to avoid the dreaded round of 32 play-off against the third-place teams from the Champions League.

    And now they will find out the fate of their rivals when the draw kicks off at 12pm.

    You will be able to follow the draw live on SunSport here.

    Arsenal's draw for the round of 16 does not take place until late February.

    However, this will come after the Champions League draw commences an hour earlier.

  • Tony Robertson

    Gabriel trolls Aubameyang

    Match-winner Gabriel brutally trolled former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Arsenal's 1-0 win against Chelsea.

    Prior to his reunion against Arsenal Aubameyang had declared: "Arsenal, nothing personal. I’m back. I’m blue. I’m ready. Let's go."

    But after celebrating his goal right in front of his former team-mate, Gabriel wrote on Twitter: "NOTHING PERSONAL .. LONDON IS RED."

  • Tony Robertson

    Gabriel Brazil World Cup heartache

    Gabriel Magalhaes is set to suffer World Cup heartbreak for Brazil after a number of reports in his homeland claimed that the uncapped Arsenal star will be left disappointed.

    Samba Boys boss Tite is due to name his selection for the tournament later today.

    But Gabriel is “practically out of the equation” and will not be part of Brazil’s 26-man World Cup squad, according to journalist @brunoandrd.

    The news will come as a bitter blow for Gabriel, who has been capped at U20 and U23 level for his nation and is in great form for his club.

  • Tony Robertson

    Auba the hill

    Arsenal fans revelled in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's misery after the striker had a shocker against the Gunners.

    The former Arsenal captain turned Chelsea star managed just EIGHT touches of the ball before he was hooked in Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Mikel Arteta's side.

    Aubameyang was then spotted sitting on the bench looking miserable.

    And Arsenal fans were quick to throw the comment back in Aubameyang's face following the full-time whistle.

    One wrote on Twitter: "@Auba it's football, nothing personal…"

    Another said: "Nothing personal. Still top of the league!"

    And a third chimed: "Nothing personal indeed @Auba."

  • Tony Robertson

    Arsenal set to announce friendlies

    Arsenal are set to announce the dates for a pair of friendly games they will play during the World Cup.

    With a big gap between competitive fixtures due to the World Cup, Arsenal have been making plans to fill the void with productive means.

    And according to The Athletic's David Ornstein, they are set to announce friendlies against Lyon and AC Milan.

    The report indicates the game against Lyon will take place on December 8 while the Milan match will occur five days later.

    Mikel Arteta and his remaining stars will travel to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp on December 4.

  • Tony Robertson

    £57million Mud bath

    Arsenal remain interested in Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    In his column for CaughtOffside, Romano said: “For sure Arsenal remain interested, they are following him for a long time but there’s still nothing decided.”

    “Shakhtar Donetsk want more than €60-65million (£53m-57m) to sell him now and it’s not easy. The race is open, if Arsenal really want him they have to move fast.”

  • Tony Robertson

    Feeling blue

    Chelsea star Kai Havertz has been slammed for his “lazy” effort in stopping Arsenal’s winner at Stamford Bridge.

    Mikel Arteta’s side returned to top spot in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over the Blues on Sunday after Gabriel tapped home Bukayo Saka’s corner.

    Afterwards it was Havertz who came in for fierce criticism as he was accused of not doing enough defensively to prevent it.

    Arsenal legend Martin Keown said on BT Sport : “Kai Havertz has got to do better there.

    “He swings a lazy leg at that.”

    Recently axed Bournemouth manager Scott Parker also added: “You’re always massively disappointed when you concede from a set-piece.

    “Arsenal are certainly good at scoring set-piece goals and that’s something we prepped for [before Fulham’s 2-1 defeat at the Emirates in August].”

  • Gary Stonehouse

    HAPPY MONDAY TO ALL YOU GOONERS

    Mikel Arteta has admitted that Arsenal are in a title race.

    The Gunners saw off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to go back to the top of the Premier League.

    And although Arteta has talked down Arsenal’s chances of winning the title this season, he has finally confessed that his side could challenge Man City.

    “We are today,” Arteta said. “But in football, today and tomorrow is very different. So let’s enjoy the time.

    “Do something: just look at the last six years, what Manchester City have done. With the best manager in the world, the best team in the world. They have shown it consistently in every single competition. We have to be very, very respectful of that.

    “We are getting much better as a team and competing much better. We are getting really good results right now, but this is a long, long [season].”

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his “nothing personal” comment brutally thrown back in his face by Arsenal star Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Gabriel trolled his former team-mate on Twitter after the Gunners beat Chelsea 1-0 on Sunday.

    It was Aubameyang’s first game against Arsenal since leaving for Barcelona in January following a bust up with boss Mikel Arteta.

    After returning to the Premier League in the summer with Chelsea, Aubameyang said ahead of the game: “Arsenal, nothing personal. I’m back. I’m blue. I’m ready. Let’s go.”

    That was before the 33-year-old managed just EIGHT touches of the ball against the Gunners.

    He was hooked in the 64th minute after firing a blank against his former employers.

    And Gabriel wasn’t afraid to remind Aubameyang of his comment immediately after the final whistle.

    He wrote on Twitter: “NOTHING PERSONAL .. LONDON IS RED.”

    Petr Cech has signed for ice hockey side Chelmsford Chieftains.

    The former Chelsea and Arsenal star left Guildford Phoenix earlier this year after three years with the Surrey outfit.

    Cech has joined the Chieftains on a one-year deal and his signing was announced ahead of the game against Oxford City Stars on Sunday.

    The former goalkeeper, 40, made 20 appearances for Phoenix between 2019-2022 and helped them win the treble last year.

    That included the NIHL Division Two South title, with Cech now playing in the tier above.

    It means the ex-Czech Republic international will goaltend in the NIHL Division One South for the first time in his career.

  • Jon Boon

    Cech finds new club

    Petr Cech has signed for ice hockey side Chelmsford Chieftains.

    The former Chelsea and Arsenal star left Guildford Phoenix earlier this year after three years with the Surrey outfit.

    Cech has joined the Chieftains on a one-year deal and his signing was announced ahead of the game against Oxford City Stars on Sunday.

    The former goalkeeper, 40, made 20 appearances for Phoenix between 2019-2022 and helped them win the treble last year.

    That included the NIHL Division Two South title, with Cech now playing in the tier above.

    It means the ex-Czech Republic international will goaltend in the NIHL Division One South for the first time in his career.

  • Jon Boon

    Captain speaks

    Martin Odegaard was full of praise of his team-mates for recording a dominant win over rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    “I think it was a big win,” he told Arsenal Media after the game.

    “I think we deserved the win and we controlled the game.

    “We were the more dominant team throughout the whole game, and we got the goal in the end. The way we protected the box, and the goal after that, and also the smartness we have on the ball to keep it in difficult situations.

    “This is the way we want to play, you know? Also away from home, to be able to control these games and be the more dominant team.”

  • Jon Boon

    Cucurella's bizarre Xhaka hug

    Chelsea fans were left baffled by Marc Cucurella's bizarre defending for Arsenal's winner.

    The Blues suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats with Gabriel poking home from a corner to give his side a 1-0 win.

    The centre-back was left unmarked as he tapped in Buakyo Saka's corner with Thiago Silva losing track of his Brazilian compatriot.

    But fans noticed Cucurella failed to clear the danger despite the ball curling closely past him.

    Footage emerged showing the Spaniard was too preoccupied with marking Granit Xhaka, but weirdly stood still hugging the Swiss to stop him from reaching the ball.

    Some fans found Cucurella's defending strange or amusing while others were more critical of the former Brighton star.

  • Jon Boon

    Arteta the most successful after 150 games

    Mikel Arteta is officially Arsenal's most successful manager after 150 games, according to stats.

    Here's the list of wins after their 150 games.

    Arteta – 87 wins

    Wenger – 82 wins

    Graham – 82 wins

    Bradshaw – 78 wins

    Whittaker – 75 wins

    Neill – 72 wins

  • Jon Boon

    Jesus' value to Arsenal

    Rio Ferdinand has spelled out what Gabriel Jesus means to this Arsenal side.

    "I don’t think he’s been bought to score 30 plus goals,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

    “People are going to keep talking about goals, but he brings so much value that I’d argue, there wouldn’t be a bigger drop off if he left the team bar William Saliba.

    'You could make the same argument for Saliba maybe but he's so important to Arsenal and what they're doing."

  • Jon Boon

    Arteta concedes Arsenal are in a title race

    Mikel Arteta has admitted that Arsenal are in a title race.

    The Gunners saw off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to go back to the top of the Premier League.

    And although Arteta has talked down Arsenal's chances of winning the title this season, he has finally confessed that his side could challenge Man City.

    "We are today,” Arteta said. “But in football, today and tomorrow is very different. So let’s enjoy the time.

    “Do something: just look at the last six years, what Manchester City have done. With the best manager in the world, the best team in the world. They have shown it consistently in every single competition. We have to be very, very respectful of that.

    “We are getting much better as a team and competing much better. We are getting really good results right now, but this is a long, long [season].”

  • Jon Boon

    Gabriel trolls Aubameyang

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his "nothing personal" comment brutally thrown back in his face by Arsenal star Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Gabriel trolled his former team-mate on Twitter after the Gunners beat Chelsea 1-0 on Sunday.

    It was Aubameyang's first game against Arsenal since leaving for Barcelona in January following a bust up with boss Mikel Arteta.

    After returning to the Premier League in the summer with Chelsea, Aubameyang said ahead of the game: "Arsenal, nothing personal. I’m back. I’m blue. I’m ready. Let's go."

    That was before the 33-year-old managed just EIGHT touches of the ball against the Gunners.

    He was hooked in the 64th minute after firing a blank against his former employers.

    And Gabriel wasn't afraid to remind Aubameyang of his comment immediately after the final whistle.

    He wrote on Twitter: "NOTHING PERSONAL .. LONDON IS RED."

  • Jon Boon

    Mari ovation

    Pablo Mari was welcomed back at Monza after being stabbed in a random attack last week.

    The on-loan Arsenal star was stabbed in the back and airlifted to hospital following the incident in Milan, Italy.

    Mari underwent surgery the following day and is now recovering from his injuries.

    The centre-back is expected to be out for around two months but he was fit enough to greet the Monza crowd on Sunday ahead of their Serie A match against Verona.

    Mari had his left arm in a sling but he was able to wave at his fans while also shaking hands with manager Raffaele Palladino.

    He later removed his sling before walking onto the pitch where he hugged his team-mates.

  • Kiro Evans

    Can't Stop Winning

    As though victory away at Chelsea is not enough, Gunners fans have further reasons to celebrate.

    Arsenal women are currently battering Leicester 4-0 away from home with the result sending Jonas Eidevall's side to the top of the WSL.

    Manchester United will look to respond later when they take on Chelsea.

  • Kiro Evans

    Take Xhak

    It all got a bit tasty at the end of the London derby as Granit Xhaka got into it with multiple Chelsea players in front of the away end.

    Trevoh Chalobah and Matteo Kovacic both went head-to-head with the Swiss as they fought for the ball in the final stages of the Stamford Bridge clash.

    Fair to say the Arsenal fans absolutely loved it. Read all about the scrap here.

  • Kiro Evans

    Gun Salute

    They keep on finding a way to win. They keep on staying top of the table.

    And now you have to say it – Mikel Arteta and his men ARE serious, the real deal.

    While the Gunners have beaten Spurs and Liverpool at home, they self-combusted on their previous proper away test at Old Trafford.

    But while there was a degree of fortune about Gabriel’s second half winner at Stamford Bridge, and Arteta may be starting to sweat a little over Gabriel Jesus’ nine-match goalless run, this was a test passed with flying colours to send a message up to Pep Guardiola and the Etihad.

    Arteta’s team are easy on the eye and a good watch for anybody – except the manager, who puts himself through an emotional wringer standing a couple of feet outside his technical area.

    Read Martin Lipton's full match verdict on Arsenal here.

  • Kiro Evans

    Snatch and Gab

    Gabriel’s goal gave Arsenal another huge three points as they took a big victory away at Chelsea.

    It was a scrappy game and neither played their best but Arsenal were the better team throughout and deserved the win.

    Read the full Sunsport match report here as Arsenal go back to the top of the table with only one round of Premier League football left before the World Cup break.

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