ARSENAL face Chelsea on Sunday in a HUGE London derby, with it all up for grabs.
The league leaders will be hoping to continue their impressive form but will face a familiar face in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The forward will be hoping to show Mikel Arteta what he is missing out on after the pair clashed before Aubameyang left Arsenal.
Meanwhile, it's more good news for Arteta's side, who look set to have Bukayo Saka fit for their clash with Chelsea at the weekend.
Saka came on as a sub in the win over Zurich, and is poised to start against the Blues.
Elsewhere, the Gunners have been handed a blow in their pursuit of Youri Tielemans, with Leicester City opening contract talks with the midfielder.
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Brendan Rodgers said he is keen on Arsenal target Youri Tielemans extending his contract at Leicester.
The talented Belgian is currently out of contract next summer amid speculation he move.
The Gunners were strongly linked to the player in the summer and are still believed to be interested.
But Rodgers hopes Leicester might convince the star to stay.
He told the Leicester Mercury: "Youri provides the team with a great know-how in the game. He’s a wonderful player to work with. I’ll just continue to work and develop his game while he’s here, however long that is.
"I’d love him to sign another deal and continue his journey here. We’ll see in the coming months."
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Bukayo Saka is expected to be fit for Arsenal's trip to Chelsea tomorrow amid Arsenal's busy schedule.
The 21-year-old went off with a knock during the Gunners' 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest last week.
But then came on as a second-half substitute during the club's 1-0 win over FC Zurich on Thursday.
Saka scored a late penalty on his last trip to Stamford Bridge as Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners.
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Mikel Arteta petrified the Arsenal dressing room after his unceremonious dumping of club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And ahead of Aubameyang’s Arsenal reunion, Mohamed Elneny revealed how the players felt at the time. He said: “When Mikel took the captaincy from Auba, it was 100 per cent the moment he established himself. “After what he did to the captain of the team, everyone looked at themselves and asked 'what is he going to do with the other players?'
“Everyone was scared about their position after what happened with Aubameyang. If a player who is not the captain makes a small mistake, he is going to have the same problem. And no one needs that."
The match against Chelsea will be Arteta’s 150th in charge at Arsenal, and is paired with good timing considering his October manager of the month nomination.
But despite him leading Arsenal to the top of the Premier League, Blues legend Joe Cole has warned The Gunners not to get ahead of themselves.
He told SunSport: “We have to be very mindful of what's happening at Arsenal, because nothing has paid off as of yet.
"I do like what they're doing. I enjoy watching Arsenal play, which I haven't said for a long time. I like Mikel Arteta and what he does, how he sets up the team and I like the young players.
"Nothing significant has been achieved at Arsenal as of yet with their high standards, but they're on the right path.”
In the transfer market, Arsenal have suffered blows in their pursuits for Wilfried Zaha and Youri Tielemans. Barcelona and Juventus have both reportedly entered the race to sign Zaha, while Leicester are now said to be confident of cementing Tielemans down to new contractual terms.
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