Arsenal backed for reunion transfer as Gary Neville makes ‘emotional’ claim

All the latest news surrounding Arsenal as the Gunners return to Premier League action.

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Arsenal are back in action on Wednesday night when they face strugglers Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have the chance to extend their two-point lead at the top, and they will be desperate to take full advantage given Manchester City are hot on their heels, not to mention Everton have disappointed so far this season. The Gunners head into the clash on the back of two hard-fought wins, and they now go into a run of games where three of the next four sides they face are in the bottom half of the table.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Musah claim

Arsenal have been backed to make a move for Valencia star Yunus Musah, who is a former Gunner.

“I think whatever happens with Valencia I see him leaving in the summer. In the Premier League there is strong interest,” Fabrizio Romano told the House of Champions podcast.

“During the World Cup Chelsea were following the player. Arsenal, of course, know the player very well he was there so he is a player they are monitoring. Also Inter, they are looking for that kind of player, so Musah is a player they are following. My expectation is for him to leave and from what I understand, Chelsea, Arsenal and Inter are the most interested clubs, but it will take time.”

Neville criticism

Gary Neville has criticised Arsenal for the emotional side of their game following recent celebrations.

“It’s interesting that you say that. We have this little [WhatsApp] group on Sky and obviously they know that I’ve nailed my colours to the mast that City are going to win the league and I’ve been getting a lot of stick from Arsenal fans,” he told The Overlap. “But after the Villa game I got on the group [and there were messages saying] “Unbelievable win for Arsenal” and I replied: “It’s all too desperate, too much emotion too early”.

“And it’s interesting you say that – and I think I’ll be right at the end of the season but I might not be – and it sounds daft but emotion in football when you’re playing and you’re that desperate and you celebrate that much, and you’ve still got half the race to go almost, it’s not a good thing. You ordinarily don’t celebrate that hard. So after the Villa game, I could understand how big a moment it was, and actually to be fair I didn’t say this publicly, but I thought, “That’s quite desperate quite early”.

“The emotion is something that is a negative, it’s not a positive in a title race, for me, honestly. You’re right to be worried [about emotional fatigue].”