The BBC reported that Arsenal were keen to offer the 27-year-old a four-year deal before pulling out. "We are excited and I think they are excited for the 90 minutes we are going to play tomorrow". - Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has scored two goals in his last three Premier League games, as many as he managed in his previous 18. But if I can a few more goals that would be a bonus too.
If Cech's injury absence is confirmed, Emery can at least rely on Bernd Leno to prove an able deputy judging by the German's impressive display against Watford.
Zielinski has always been tipped to move to the Premier League, with Liverpool chasing the Poland worldwide before he joined Napoli in 2016 from Udinese.
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It was feared the Belgian could be out for three months after suffering a knee injury in August. He has transformed them into a title-challenging team year in, year out.
"I've lost a bit of weight because of the intense training and I think it's made me a bit sharper, " Iwobi said according to Daily Star UK.
Just like London buses, you wait forever for one goal to arrive and then two come along at once! "His performance was the best for us today".
Alex Iwobi had a hand in the opening goal of the match when his squared ball bounced off Craig Cathcart and into the back of the net.
Emery conceded Arsenal had laboured at times, but he was pleased with the way they kept fighting. Asked for his view on the bigger picture of the match, he said: "We are competing very well in these games". Cech started as skipper before Aaron Ramsey took the armband from him when he was replaced in the first half. "And Danny (Welbeck) and Alex Iwobi helped us with their pushing moments and quality". We need to continue to improve with possession and positioning.
Arsenal want to sell Ramsey in January, as they will be unable to collect a transfer fee once his contract expires in June. "I want him to stay more near the box, for scoring and to be more aggressive and find assists for his teammates". As has been the case with many of Arsenal's Jekyll and Hyde performances in the Premier League this season, a late second half rally from the Gunners secured three points against an unlucky Watford side.