Arsenal could be set to make a number of changes to their starting XI when they face Brentford this weekend. Gunners' captain Martin Odegaard looks set to return to action after he withdrew from Norway duty ahead of the international break.

The 24-year-old has spent the break focusing on his rehabilitation after suffering a hip injury last month. Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus has been spotted in Brazil training as he prepares to make his return to action following a hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined for a few weeks.

Rumours are heating up regarding transfers with the winter window now just weeks away from opening. Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has once again been urged to leave the Emirates Stadium but he is set to be handed his first Premier League start since September when the Gunners take on Brentford this weekend - with David Raya unavailable for selection against his parent club.

With all of that being said, make sure you keep the blog on lock throughout the day as we bring you all the latest team news and transfer chatter LIVE from the Emirates Stadium!

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Martinelli speaks on coaching differences

Arenal star Gabriel Martinelli has spoken about the differences between Brazil boss Fernando Diniz and Mikel Arteta.

"They're different working methods, they're different coaches, each one has his own way," Martinelli told Gazeta Esportiva, via TBR Football.

"At Arsenal, Mikel (Arteta) has his way and here Diniz has his way.

"They're different ways of playing, but they're ways of teams that like to have the ball. Last game I'd never played so much creative football, but I felt good. Diniz has been talking to me, giving me confidence. I feel comfortable playing like this."

Gabriel Martinelli sent a clear message to Arsenal team-mate Fabio Vieira after scoring on international duty with Brazil (Image: (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images))
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Havertz on tough start

Kai Havertz has opened up on his difficult start to life at Arsenal. The German international joined the Gunners from London rivals Chelsea over the summer, signing for £65million, the third-highest fee the club have ever paid for a player.

But he has so far struggled to live up to that price tag. Havertz has netted just one goal, a penalty against Bournemouth, although he did provide a crucial assist during last month's 1-0 victory against Manchester City.

Some fans and pundits have begun to voice their frustrations with the talented playmaker, who has now lifted the lid on his start to life at the Emirates Stadium. "It’s very important to feel trust from the fans,” Havertz told the club's official website.

“It’s always tough when you come from Chelsea, because they are big rivals, so it can take weeks to get some trust from the fans. But goals and good games can help me to get it and I will always give 100 per cent in the games and training sessions.

"I think they will recognise this as well, which is very important. I’m really happy to be here."

Kai Havertz breaks silence on 'difficult' start to Arsenal career amid fans plea. (Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Premier League risking 'unfair' Manchester City FFP charge decision amid Arsenal title verdict

Former Manchester City star Shaun Wright-Phillips believes it would be 'unfair' for the Premier League to strip the reigning champions of previous titles - if they are found guilty for breaching any of the 115 charges against them. Back in February, it was announced that the Citizens were being charged for allegedly breaching Financial Fair Play and Premier League Profit and Sustainability rules.

City are yet to be charged at this stage, but it remains to be seen whether they are found guilty and what potential punishments they could face. There has been plenty of discussion about what outcome could be reached from the ongoing investigation - with points deductions and stripping of honours being suggested.

However, Wright-Phillips - who played for City between 2008 and 2011 - believes the Premier League should not strip Pep Guardiola's side of any previous titles they have won. Speaking to, the ex-City star said: “I don’t think it would be fair for Manchester City to be stripped of any of their previous honours should they be found guilty of any of the charges against them.

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Latest Arsenal injury news with six doubts amid Gabriel Jesus Brazil decision and Odgeaard wait

Arsenal will continue their preparation for Saturday's Premier League clash with Brentford this week by welcoming back their international stars.

As always, the Gunners had a number of players to represent their countries in the final international break of 2023. Mikel Arteta's men face a hectic period over the Christmas period meaning a fully fit squad is required.

The north Londoners were without a number of players due to injury before the break, although the medical room at London Colney could see two players return. Captain Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Jesus are in line to feature on Saturday having endured contrasting international breaks.

Odegaard withdrew from Norway duty to continue his recovery from concussion and a hip injury. understands that he was put through his paces last week and continues to be assessed.

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Arsenal sent Ruben Neves transfer stance as Premier League vote hands Newcastle advantage

Arsenal and Newcastle have both been linked with a move to sign Al Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves ahead of the January transfer window. The Portuguese international left Wolves to complete a £47million switch to Saudi Arabia in the summer.

The Gunners are looking to bolster Mikel Arteta's midfield options in the new year with Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny both set to depart for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to represent their respective nations. Injuries to the likes of Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard in recent weeks have seen Arsenal prioritise a move for a new midfielder ahead of a striker in the January transfer window. understands that one of the players they are looking at is Martin Zubimendi. The Spanish international has been of interest for a while now and has a €60million (£52m) release clause in his contract.

Neves and Douglas Luiz have also been linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium ahead of the winter window opening. Meanwhile, Newcastle are said to view the former as the ideal replacement for Sandro Tonali - with the Italy international now serving a 10-month suspension over gambling offences.

Newcastle and Al Hilal share the same majority shareholder — Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) — which suggest a move may be more straight forward between the two clubs. However, following scrutiny around associated party transactions, the Premier League held a vote at its shareholders meeting on Tuesday having recommended potential switches like this be blocked in the winter market.

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