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Injury News: Unai Emery Calls For Patience With Club Skipper

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New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called for more patience with club skipper Laurent Koscielny as he recovers from a long-term injury.

The Spanish tactician spoke about his captain with the club’s official website as he pointed out that the recently retired France international defender needs time to recover from the most difficult spell of his football career.

Koscielny, 33, has returned to light training with the Gunners after his Achilles problem but still a long way from featuring for the first team according to the former Sevilla and Valencia boss.

He suffered the injury in the last campaign during the second leg of the Gunners’ Europa League semifinal clash with Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal lost the game 1-0 courtesy a Diego Costa strike and were eliminated 2-1 on aggregate to eventual winners Atletico who defeated French outfit Olympique Marseille in the final to win the competition.

The injury forced Koscielny to miss the French title triumph at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia and that prompted him to controversially announce his retirement from international football earlier this week.

According to him, he was disappointed with the way he was treated by the French national team manager Didier Deschamps while he was recovering from the Achilles injury.

Laurent Koscielny scored once in 51 appearances for the world champions.

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Arsenal Officially Agree Loan Deal For Dani Ceballos

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North London giants Arsenal have agreed to a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.

According to BBC journalist David Ornstein, Dani Ceballos would spend the next season on loan at Arsenal without the option of a permanent deal.

The loan deal to Arsenal could be completed as early as Tuesday.

Dani Ceballos had earlier revealed in his last interview that he wants to play more this season and the Spaniard believes that he can make that wish happen at Arsenal.

The 22-year-old was on the outskirts of the Real Madrid team for the majority of last season but he’s expected to get more first-team opportunities at Arsenal.

Dani Ceballos has spent two seasons at Real Madrid since joining from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis.

He was recently part of the Spanish team that won the European u21 Championship this summer.

Dani Ceballos and Spain beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the tournament hosted by Italy and San Marino.

The player would be a direct replacement for Aaron Ramsey who left the Gunners for Juventus this summer.

The Welsh international spent over a decade at Arsenal before leaving the club on a free transfer earlier this summer.

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Guardiola, Rummenigge In Feud Over Arsenal Target

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his former employers at Bayern have been involved in a war of words over winger Leroy Sane.

Bayern Munich have been constantly linked with Manchester City winger Sane for the majority of this summer and their pursuit has led to some sort of tension between Guardiola and the Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Sane was previously linked to Arsenal at the earlier part of this summer’s transfer window.

On the pursuit of Sane, Pep Guardiola warned Bayern Munich to stay off his player during his press conference at the Premier League Asia Trophy at the weekend.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge while responding to the Manchester City manager in an interview monitored by The Sun took a swipe at the Spanish tactician.

The Bayern Munich supremo implied that Pep Guardiola is not aware of a lot of things at Manchester City.

Leroy Sane is attracting serious interest from the German champions who are looking for wing replacements for veterans Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Ribery and Robben left the Bavarian giants at the end of last season shortly after they helped the team to a seventh successive league title.

Both players were on target in their final game for Bayern Munich.

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Arsenal Dealt Big Blow In Wilfried Zaha Chase

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North London giants Arsenal have received a major transfer setback in their quest to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during the current transfer window.

According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are reluctant to sell the player to Arsenal unless the Gunners meet their £80m valuation.

The Eagles would only be interested in lowering their financial demands for a Champions League playing club.

Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the third successive season at the end of last season.

The Gunners finished outside the Champions League places at the end of last season.

Only the top four Premier League places guarantee Champions League football.

Arsenal missed out via a fifth-place finish at the end of the season.

The Gunners could have also qualified for Champions League football via the Europa League.

Arsenal were beaten 4-1 by London rivals Chelsea in the final of the competition.

Zaha has talked up his dream move to Arsenal having pointed out in one of his earlier interviews that he supported the North Londoners as a boy.

The 26-year-old has already told Crystal Palace officials that this summer is the right time for him to leave the club despite signing a new contract as early as last year.

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