Good morning Arsenal fans
Arsenal have followed Brighton in announcing they will ban pitch invaders following a string of recent occurrences.
This comes after a supporter entered the field of play during Thursday’s Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Liverpool as he ran towards the ball.
Gunners boss Arteta and Arsenal star Takehiro Tomiyasu also had close shaves with fans in recent matches.
And to curb the trend, the Gunners have released a statement to the PA news agency where they announced there will be severe consequences should anyone try it in the future.
Meanwhile, supporters won’t get to see Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey in action for the Gunners’ game against Burnley on Sunday as both players are suspended.
Mohamed Elneny is still away on AFCON duty which means the Gunners will be particularly light in midfield going into the game.
And off the pitch, the Gunners have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of Fiorentina ace Dusan Vlahovic.
The Gunners have been chasing the Serbian striker for some time but it looks like Juventus may have beaten the North London side to the punch.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Get Football News Italy, the Old Lady have tabled a £58million bid for Vlahovic who is said to favour a move to Turin.
Finally, there could be some light in the transfer market for Arsenal as long-term transfer target Renato Sanches is reportedly pushing for an exit from Lille.
The midfielder’s contract is up in the summer and he’s not willing to extend his stay with the Ligue 1 side, according to Sport Italia.