Arsenal’s season has been a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, and the latest news from the Emirates Stadium is no different. On Saturday, the Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw by Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, with Danny Welbeck’s late equaliser rescuing a point for the North Londoners.
The result means that Arsenal remain top of Group E, but the draw was a disappointment for manager Unai Emery, who had been hoping for a win to keep the pressure on Sporting. The Portuguese side are now just two points behind the Gunners, and the two sides will meet again in the final group game in December.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been dealt a blow in the transfer market, with reports that former captain Cesc Fabregas has rejected a move back to the club. The Spaniard, who left the Gunners in 2011, had been linked with a return to the Emirates Stadium, but it appears that the midfielder has decided to stay at his current club, Monaco.
Elsewhere, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos. The 21-year-old has been out of favour at the Bernabeu this season, and the Gunners are reportedly keen to take him on loan in January.
Finally, Arsenal have been linked with a move for former player Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard, who is currently assistant manager at Manchester City, is reportedly being considered as a potential replacement for Emery if the Gunners decide to make a change in the dugout.
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Arsenal, but one thing is for sure – the Gunners will be hoping for a better result when they take on Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday.