It may be the international break, but Arsenal have plenty of players in action across the globe.
The Gunners have several players involved in important fixtures in Europe and further afield, but there are plenty of Arsenal stars still in England preparing for the next Premier League game against Watford, on Sunday, September 16.
And although the transfer window is now shut, some question marks remain over the futures of some players, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan after his loan move to Roma.
Below, we take a look at the latest news surrounding the Gunners.
Mkhitaryan gives update on his future
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that he does not know whether he will play for Arsenal again, having joined Roma on loan.
The Armenian international has joined the Serie A side on loan for the rest of the season, although there is no purchase option as part of the deal.
However, football.london understands that Arsenal will try to find a permanent buyer for the 30-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Manchester United in January 2018.
And Mkhitaryan has spoken out about his future and whether or not he will return to Arsenal.
“Let’s first see what I can do in Roma and at the end of the season I think we can talk if I will have the possibility to stay or to go to something else, I don’t know,” Mkhitaryan told VBET News after Armenia’s 3-1 defeat to Italy in a European Championship qualifier.
“Now, I cannot say about the future, it’s better to be focused on the next games.
“The team is a very good team and I’m going to try and do my best to help the team to achieve.”
Martinelli’s comments on Edu
It has been a whirlwind summer for Gabriel Martinelli after his move to Arsenal.
The Brazilian teenager joined the Gunners from Ituano in a deal worth £6million, and made an early impression with a goal on his debut in pre-season against Colorado Rapids.
He also featured on the opening day of the season against Newcastle United, and Martinelli has spoken about how Gunners boss Unai Emery and technical director Edu Gaspar have been key in helping him to settle in England.
“The coach is a great person, and I’m learning a lot from him on a daily basis,” Martinelli told Lance – as per Sport Witness. “I try to do my best in training so that, when I have the opportunity, to grasp it with everything.
“Edu is an exceptional guy, a great professional, victorious and who made history with the Arsenal shirt.
“We talked a lot when I arrived and, undoubtedly, having a person like him around motivates us more and more.
“I was received in the best way possible. Being very young, I got a little shy, because I only saw these players on television, on video games.
“But they welcomed me very well, making me feel at home and I try to learn from them on a daily basis.”
Martinelli has also spoken about his targets for his first season in England. Find out what he had to say here.
Krystian Bielik’s Arsenal regrets
Polish defender Krystian Bielik has opened up on his regrets about his time at Arsenal.
The 21-year-old left the Gunners this summer, joining Championship side Derby County after impressing on loan at Charlton Athletic, despite being linked with AC Milan in the transfer window.
But in an interview with sport.pl, Bielik has spoken about how his time in north London ended, and his ambition to get back to the Premier League.
He said: “I was hoping that I would get a chance under (Arsenal boss) Unai Emery but it turned out that he couldn’t see me in his plans.
“At the Euros, I wanted to show myself well and hoped that I was watched by the club and I could do a lot with good performances. Then, before the Championships, Milan’s offer appeared, but ultimately nothing came of it.
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“I don’t want to say it’s a shame now. I love Arsenal and playing for this club was my dream. However, it was necessary to stray from this path. I came to the club from the Championship, where I will play and gain experience.