Arsenal are believed to be close to signing Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo

Transfer news: Arsenal 'close' to completing £14m transfer for Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo

Gunners could be about to confirm their first major signing as they close in on the Brazilian international

Ryo Miyaichi in action on Arsenal's pre-season tour againsy Nagoya Grampus

Arsenal continue winning start to season with comfortable win at Arsene Wenger's former club Nagoya Grampus

Goals from Olivier Giroud, Ryo Miyaichi and Theo Walcott give the Gunners an easy win as Wenger returns to his former stomping ground

Jack Wilshere is ready to start his first full pre-season since 2010

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere set to start biggest year of his life in the best shape he's been in

England midfielder is starting his first full pre-season since 2010 to build a platform ahead of next year's World Cup

Arsene Wenger: 'I am confident we will hold our nerve'

Arsene Wenger would 'fancy' a play-off for third place between Arsenal and Chelsea

Frenchman focused on securing three points against Newcastle first

Podolski celebrates his second of the night, Arsenal's third

Lukas Podolski puts Arsenal ahead of personal glory

Olivier Giroud returns from suspension this weekend

Wigan goalkeepers Joel Robles (left) and Ali Al-Habsi are dejected after their team’s relegation

Out of gas and out of luck, Wigan still tried their best but could not avoid relegation from the Premier League

It was easy to see which team last played 10 days before this game

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud saw red for a late challenge in the game against Fulham`
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal and Sebastien Bassong of Norwich City compete for the ball
Norwich players are furious after the final whistle at Arsenal

Arsenal 3 Norwich City 1 match report: Arsenal deserved lucky break, says Arsene Wenger after controversial victory

Late goals see Gunners maintain push for Champions League

Arsenal 4 Reading 1 match report: Gervinho picks fine time to breathe life into Arsenal career

Wenger's men react positively to his conversion from philosopher to enforcer but Reading are so feeble the real test of commitment lies ahead

Hot prospect Serge Gnabry pictured against Inter Milan in the last 16 round

Europe is the word: NextGen series hots up as Arsenal look to make it three English teams in the last four

The competition’s format allows younger players to adapt to different styles of the game on a competitive basis. Senior midfielders Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta wish they had experienced the same.

The Arsenal players appear dejected as they come to terms with their elimination from the tournament

Premier League: Swansea v Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

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FA Cup: Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fixture at the Emirates Stadium

Nacho Monreal takes part in training session

Nacho Monreal confident Arsenal's 'Spanish football philosophy' will see him settle quickly

Spaniard joined from Malaga in a £10m deal

Monreal in action for Spain

Arsenal only made £10m move for Nacho Monreal due to Kieran Gibbs injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger explains last minute transfer

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