GOOD MORNING GUNNERS
Mikel Arteta is said to be interested in taking Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic on loan.
The Gunners are preparing for life without want-away forward Alexandre Lacazette who’s only got eight months left on his contract.
Despite the Frenchman coming to the end of his current deal, the Gunners still haven’t offered him an extension.
Lacazette could leave for free in January and Arteta has already lined up his replacement in the form of Real flop Jovic, the Express report.
Meanwhile, The Telegraph report that William Saliba is planning to return to Arsenal and prove himself next summer.
That is his ‘expectation’ and ‘desire’ as things stand, and he’s taking steps to try and make it happen.
Most notably, the centre-back is about to begin a new course of English lessons to develop his speaking.
He also remains in contact with his Arsenal teammates.
In other news, Thierry Henry has demanded social media companies get serious about online hate – and backed draft proposals to jail abusers.
The France and Arsenal legend said the latest cascade of bile directed at Wilf Zaha, which saw Instagram telling the Crystal Palace striker to report each post individually before action could be considered, represented a new low.
Henry said: “These companies seem unwilling to act.
“When they want to do something, like when someone posts a video that is a breach of copyright, then they have an algorithm for that, because it might impact their pockets.
“But when it comes to taking care of other people, being human, nothing happens because it doesn’t generate money. What happened with Wilf Zaha shows that, again.
“These companies are just not willing to do anything and there have to be laws that make them more accountable for what goes on their platforms.”