The second international break of the season is upon us and Arsenal have gone into it sitting third in the Premier League table.
David Luiz’s first goal for the club following his summer transfer from London rivals Chelsea was enough to seal a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
With reigning champions Manchester City losing at home to Wolves, the Gunners find themselves in a position where they’re just a point off Pep Guardiola’s side.
Whether the break in the season comes at the right time remains to be seen, as head coach Unai Emery faces an anxious next couple of weeks.
The north London are next in action on October 21st as they face newboys Sheffield United at Bramall Lane and Emery will be hopeful of few injury concerns ahead of that trip.
With that said, here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.
Dennis Bergkamp opens up on his coaching ambitions
Dennis Bergkamp says he would return to Arsenal to take up a coaching role in the future, but ruled out ever becoming a manager.
The former Gunners striker left his coaching role at Ajax in 2017 after working with the club’s youngsters and helping to lay the foundations which saw the Dutch club reach the Champions League semi-final last season.
Bergkamp has not taken up another role with another club since, but when asked by fellow Arsenal legend Ian Wright about whether he would return to Arsenal in a coaching capacity if they asked him, he was clear on what he would do.
Petr Cech completes move to ice hockey team
He’s used to life on the football field, but Petr Cech will be swapping the grass for the ice in his latest move.
The former goalkeeper has signed for British Ice Hockey side Guildford Phoenix as a netminder.
Cech decided to hang up his gloves at the end of last season after guiding Arsenal to the Europa League final in Baku – a game which they lost to Chelsea.
John Hartson identifies the advantage that Arsenal have over Chelsea and Spurs in top four hunt
John Hartson has said that Arsenal will be hoping to capitalise on a poor start to the season for their rivals.
The Gunners currently sit in third place in the Premier League table after an excellent start to the campaign and will be hoping that they can continue this form over the coming weeks and months.
The same can’t be said for rivals such as Manchester United and Tottenham who have endured a below part start to the season.
Mesut Ozil speaks of ‘huge respect’ for Arsene Wenger in emotional post to Arsenal legend
Mesut Ozil has spoken of his ‘huge respect’ for Arsene Wenger as the football world came together to celebrate his successes.
The Frenchman was inducted into the Legends of Football Hall of Fame on Monday evening after enjoying 22 years in North London with the Gunners.
During that time he won he won three Premier League titles and an impressive seven FA Cups.
After being inducted into the Legends of Football Hall of Fame, Ozil posted a heartfelt message to his former manager.