Arsenal enter the international break in good spirits after beating Bournemouth 1-0 at the Emirates on Sunday to move to third in the Premier League.
A first half goal from David Luiz was enough for the victory over Eddie Howe’s side, which moves the Gunners just a point behind Manchester City who were beaten 2-0 by Wolves at the Etihad.
Bournemouth threatened an equaliser in the second half, with Callum Wilson and Dominic Solanke going close, but Luiz’s first goal for Arsenal was enough for the three points.
But with two weeks before the next Gunners match, it’s a good time to take a look at the latest news doing the rounds in North London.
Mustafi hits back at Arsenal trolls and explains horror display against Liverpool
Shkodran Mustafi has let rip in an extraordinary interview about his career at Arsenal.
The defender hasn’t been able to win over supporters at the Emirates Stadium after a series of high profile errors led to widespread criticism in the stands and on social media.
But speaking in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel , Mustafi said that much of the criticism he has received has been ‘harsh’ and irrational’.
Matteo Guendouzi sends emotional message to Arsenal fans after picking up club accolade
Matteo Guendouzi has thanked the Arsenal fans after he was voted the club’s player of the month.
The 20-year-old has gone from strength to strength over the last month and has been key to the Gunners going on a run of eight games without defeat.
The midfielder has been a real success story since arriving at the club last year, and has now established himself as one of the first names on Unai Emery’s teamsheet.
Lucas Torreira offers his response to diminished Arsenal role in Unai Emery’s second season
Lucas Torreira insists he is prepared to respect Unai Emery’s decisions as he battles with the diminished role afforded to him in the Arsenal side this season.
Torreira was a mainstay of the Gunners side in his first season following a £27million move from Sampdoria but this term the Uruguayan international appears to have slipped below Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos in the pecking order.
Of Arsenal’s eight league games this season Torreira has started just two, on both occasions being used in a box-to-box role and at times functioning as the most advanced midfielder, a role he does not appear to be immediately suited to.
Wilfried Zaha makes admission over failed summer transfer amid interest from Arsenal and Everton
Wilfried Zaha says he needs to prove that he is the top player he claims to be, after he failed to secure a summer transfer amid interest from Arsenal and Everton.
The Ivory Coast international was heavily linked with a move away from Selhurst Park this summer, with the Gunners and the Toffees both having initial bids turned down by the Eagles.
Zaha, who has previously stated his desire to play in the Champions League, then submitted a transfer request on the eve of the deadline, but a move failed to materialise, and he has since been involved in every game so far this season for Palace.