Roy Keane issues fresh Arsenal title verdict with transfer 'target' keen to join this January

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Arsenal as they prepare for a juicy clash with Aston Villa.

Arsenal received a huge boost on Wednesday after Manchester City lost to Aston Villa, allowing the Gunners to keep their six-point advantage. Mikel Arteta's men have a two-point lead over Liverpool in second, but that advantage over City will feel that much more important after last season.

Arsenal are now preparing to face Villa themselves in what will be a hugely difficult task, with Unai Emery out for revenge, while his side may harbour title ambitions of their own, currently in third spot. In the meantime, we have rounded up the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

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Keane on Arsenal's hope

Roy Keane has been discussing Arsenal's title chances this season during an appearance on the Stick to Football podcast, produced by SkyBet. “The biggest rivals last year [to Manchester City] was Arsenal and when they played last year, in two league games and the FA Cup, they were so far ahead of them," Keane said.

"Whereas this year you look at Arsenal, and that will give them belief that they can compete and beat them. I don’t know if they had that real belief last year that they could beat them, but I think if you’re in Arsenal’s camp, you must think, ‘do you know what lads, we’ve got a chance’.” 

Neto claim

Historic Arsenal target Pedro Neto is said to be 'keen' to join Arsenal's title charge in the January transfer window. Neto has been a sensation for Wolves this season, and he is likely to attract interest this winter.

The Gunners are likely to focus on signing an out-and-out striker, unable to do too much business as they look to remain inside Financial Fair Play regulations after a summer of significant spending. But the Daily Mirror say Neto, a player Arsenal have previously shown interest in, is growing increasingly keen to join the club.

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