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Breaking News ! ARSENAL were beaten 2-1 by Wolves at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta's Gunners lost at home yet again. We've the very latest on matters in the transfer market, including the possibility of a January swoop for former Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen. Follow all of the latest Gunners news, gossip and updates below... Jake Lambourne22 minutes agoED CHECK Ederson has called for substitutions to be compulsory when players suffer a serious head injury. The Manchester City goalkeeper was on the receiving end of a boot to the face from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane back in September 2017. He said: “When there is a blow to the head there should be a substitution whether or the player can continue. “You might be feeling ok at the time but after the game you feel the consequences. “All the concern and care is very important. It is a part of the body that is very fragile and needs special attention. “It wasn’t an intentional blow, they went to compete for the ball but we know the risks of a head injury.” Jake Lambourne43 minutes agoNEITHER HERE NOR THERE Former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere would love to see his old team-mate Mesut Ozil feature under Mikel Arteta. Wilshere is without a team after leaving West Ham and is looking to find a ‘big club’ with some interested European suitors. He told Sky Sports News: “I think he’d be a big player in that team. “I would love to see Ozil play in that team under Arteta but obviously that’s not happening at the moment. "He could get on the ball and feed the likes of [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and [Alexandre] Lacazette.” Josh GrahamToday, 15:54RIGHT MAN FOR JOB TalkSPORT's Simon Jordan has backed Mikel Arteta as Arsenal boss. ✅ "There's a cultural change."❌ "He's setting a standard the personnel he's currently got are not coming up to."???? "I think you're more likely to get it right with Arteta."@SJOpinion10 still thinks #AFC are going in the right direction under Mikel Arteta. pic.twitter.com/a7nbKnC2wJ— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2020 Josh GrahamToday, 15:10ARTFUL DODGER Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted he knows one day he will be sacked. The Spaniard has led the club to their worst start to a league season in 39 years after the 2-1 defeat to Wolves at the Emirates left the Gunners 14th in the Premier League. Arteta said: "It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I know that one day I will be sacked or leave the football club. "I don’t know if it’s the day after I sign my contract, in a month’s time, a year’s time or six months’ time. I never worry about it. “My only concern is to get the best out of the players, give the best possible service to the club and become better and better. “I know, I repeat, in this profession, one day I will get the sack or leave but I don’t know when that is going to happen.” Josh GrahamToday, 14:40GORGEOUS GEORGE Former Arsenal manager George Graham celebrates his 76th birthday today. The Gunners wished him well on their social media channels. Graham was the North London side's boss between 1986 and 1995. Happy 76th birthday, George Graham! ???? pic.twitter.com/4zCmJDBowK— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 30, 2020 Josh GrahamToday, 13:53JACK HAMMER BLOW Jack Wilshere has revealed playing for a 'smaller club' like West Ham didn't 'suit' him as he confirmed he had held transfer talks over a January move. The former Arsenal star, 28, is currently a free agent after his £100,000-a-week deal at the Hammers was terminated by mutual consent in the summer. Wilshere told Sky Sports: “I'm in a position now where I can make a decision based on footballing reasons. "[I can] pick the team that I think I could fit into. “I will have a look at the team, the players, the league they're in and how the manager wants to play. "I don't think being at a smaller club like West Ham really suited me. "There have been a few talks with clubs, but nothing that I have ever fancied quite yet." Josh GrahamToday, 13:14PARTEY POOPER Thomas Partey will remain out of action for Arsenal's 'next few games', according to Mikel Arteta. The £45million summer signing, 27, has missed Arsenal's last three games after he picked up a thigh injury. He has not featured for the club since he was hauled off at half-time during the 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa. And the Gunners will have to march on without him as the injury is more serious than first thought. Speaking after the 2-1 defeat to Wolves, Arteta provided an update on Partey's injury. He said: "I don't think he will be with us in the next few games." Josh GrahamToday, 12:39TAKING THE MIK Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's odds to be sacked have been slashed by the bookies. The Gunners lost 2-1 to Wolves yesterday and sit 14th in the Premier League. The Spaniard's job looked safe as houses at last week, priced at 50/1 to be the next top-flight manager to lose his position. But Sunday evening's 2-1 home defeat to Wolves have prompted bookmakers Betfair to slash his price to just 10/1. Arteta has overseen Arsenal's worst start to a season since 1981. Josh GrahamToday, 11:30WILL TO WIN Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock had his say after the Gunners lost 2-1 to Wolves last night. Willock - who started the game at the Emirates - said: "We're not playing well enough as a team at the moment and we need to stick together and bounce back from this very quickly. “I don't think it's clicking enough and there's not enough fluidity in the team. "It was very disappointing. You never want to lose at the Emirates or in any game but I feel like in the first half it wasn't good enough." ???? "We're not playing well enough as a team at the moment and we need to stick together and bounce back from this very quickly."???? @JoeWillock reflects on #ARSWOL...— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 30, 2020 Josh GrahamToday, 11:00CAN'T GET AUBA IT Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's lack of goals is Mikel Arteta's 'biggest concern' at Arsenal. The 31-year-old striker failed to impress again on Sunday as the Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat to Wolves. Skipper Aubameyang was the star of the show for Arsenal last season as he chipped in with 22 Premier League goals. But the Gabon international has managed just one goal from open play in ten matches this time around. Since his goal against Fulham on the opening day of the season, he has only scored one penalty against Manchester United. When asked if he was worried, Arteta said: "I think we all are because the main goalscorer of the club at the moment isn't scoring goals, so my biggest concern is how to help him more to score goals because we need his goals." Josh GrahamToday, 10:30UN(AI)BELIEVABLE Mikel Arteta has overseen Arsenal's worst league start for 39 years but is still more likely to win a trophy than predecessor Unai Emery, stats show. The Gunners went down 2-1 to Wolves last night and slipped to 14th in the Premier League. The frustrating defeat came exactly one year to the day since Emery was sacked after just 18 months at the Emirates. Since Arteta joined, Arsenal have won just 43.3 per cent of their Premier League matches. Emery's record wasn't much to sing about, but at 49 per cent it was considerably better than Arteta's record. However, when it comes to Arteta's record in ALL COMPETITIONS compared to Emery, the current boss sees a massive boost. Incredibly, Arteta has a better win rate than his predecessor - at 55.6 per cent compared to 55.1 per cent - when cup games are also taken into consideration. Josh GrahamToday, 09:49NOT MAKING HEADWAY Brain injury association Headway expressed anger and disappointment at football's continued failings to protect players from concussion after Raul Jimenez fractured his skull against Arsenal in a collision with David Luiz - who played on until half-time. Luke Griggs, deputy chief executive at Headway, said: “Only last week we strongly criticised the International Football Association Board (IFAB) for its continued procrastination in introducing concussion substitutes into the sport. “Too often in football, we see players returning to the pitch having undergone a concussion assessment – only to be withdrawn a few minutes later when it is clear that they are not fit to continue. “That is the very reason why we urgently need temporary concussion substitutes in football. You simply cannot take a risk with head injuries. They are not like muscular injuries where you can put a player back on ‘to see if they can it if off’. One further blow to the head when concussed could have serious consequences. “The question that has to be asked is had the concussion substitutes rule been in place, would Luiz have been allowed to return to the field of play? Would that extra time in the treatment room have led to a different decision being made? “The concussion protocol clearly states that ‘…anyone with a suspected concussion must be immediately removed from play’, while the sport continues to promote an ‘if in doubt, sit it out’ approach to head injuries. “Time and time again we are seeing this rhetoric not being borne out by actions on the pitch. Something is not right. This cannot be allowed to continue. How many warnings does football need?” Josh GrahamToday, 09:16FRACTURED SKULL Raul Jimenez has had surgery after fracturing his skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz. The Wolves striker was rushed to hospital by an air ambulance car after the sickening collision during last night’s Premier League win over Arsenal. The 29-year-old regained consciousness having been knocked out cold by the initial impact – but scans revealed a fracture which specialists decided needed an operation to repair. A Wolves statement said: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital. “He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. “The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help. “The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.” Josh GrahamToday, 09:09UN(AI)BELIEVABLE Mikel Arteta has overseen Arsenal's worst start to a league season in 39 years BUT stats suggest he's more likely to win a trophy than predecessor Unai Emery. The Gunners went down 2-1 to Wolves on Sunday to slip to 14th in the Premier League. The frustrating defeat came exactly one year to the day since Emery was sacked after just 18 months at the Emirates. Since Arteta joined the Gunners, they have won just 43.3 per cent of their Premier League matches.
However, when it comes to Arteta's record in ALL COMPETITIONS compared to Emery, the current boss sees a massive boost.
Incredibly, Arteta has a better win rate than his predecessor - at 55.6 per cent compared to 55.1 per cent - when cup games are also taken into consideration.
Josh GrahamToday, 08:41GR-ART ESCAPE
Roy Keane joked that Arsenal 'have enough to stay up' despite enduring their worst start to a season for 39 YEARS.
The Gunners lost 2-1 at home to Wolves on Sunday leaving them 14th in the Premier League.
"They'll have enough to stay up, I think..." ????Roy Keane couldn't resist a cheeky dig at Arsenal! ???? pic.twitter.com/Xnbwe2G0un— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 29, 2020
If Arsenal LOSE to Tottenham in their next Premier League game, they would slip 11 points behind their fiercest rivals.
When asked on Sky Sports if that North London derby feels like a huge game for the Gunners, Keane gravely said: "They all seem big at the moment, don't they?
"Maybe that might be the best game for them to have next... it's a derby and it's away, so less pressure than at home."
Cracking a smile, Keane continued; "But Arsenal... I still think they have enough to stay up.
"I think they'll be strong enough to stay in the division."
Dave FraserToday, 06:04MORNING, ARSENAL FANS
Mikel Arteta could hardly say anything else after Arsenal's dire 2-1 home loss to Wolves confirmed their worst ten-game start to a Premier League season.
The Spanish boss insists he has no fears of the sack despite accepting the Gunners were "not near good enough" in Wolves' first victory at Arsenal since 1979.
Raul Jimenez's horror head injury overshadowed Arsenal's plight, with David Luiz also suffering a nasty cut in the collision and going off at half-time
But Arteta is still in the firing line like never before at the Emirates after five defeats and only ten goals for his toothless, 14th-placed side.
Fit-again Willian's midfield industry and Gabriel's brilliant headed goal were virtually the Gunners' only plus points.
And Arteta said: “We have to improve... we have to change this dramatically.”
But he added: “The day I decided to be a coach, I know that one day I will be sacked, or I will leave the football club.
“I don’t know if that was the day after I signed my contract, in a month’s time in a year’s time or six months – so I never worry about it."
Ian TuckeyToday, 00:18NO HOLDING BACK
Arsenal defender Rob Holding was raging at Adama Traore as a hilarious clip went viral on social media.
Wolves winger Traore had bought a free-kick during the 2-1 win over the Gunners at the Emirates.
Arsenal sub Rob Holding claimed Wolves livewire Adama Traore is built too strongly to go down easily
And the cheap foul left the defender absolutely seeting.
Without fans at the ground, pitchside microphones managed to pick up Holding's rant at referee Michael Oliver.
In the clip, Holding could be heard saying: "He's built like a brick s***house, how can he go down like that? F*** me."
The defender then threw the ball in the direction of Traore and for his troubles wound up getting booked by referee Oliver.
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 23:11MIKEL: IT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta added: "My only concern is to get the best out of the players, get the best possible service to the club and become better and better.
"I know, I repeat to you, in this profession one day, I will get the sack or I will leave, but I don't know when that's gonna happen.
"We have to improve, it is clear it is not near good enough for this football club, and we have to change this dramatically."
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 23:07ARTETA: NO SACK FEARS
Boss Mikel Arteta does not fear the sack - despite Arsenal's worst start to a Premier League season.
The Gunners are 14th with five defeats in ten games after Wolves won 2-1 at the Emirates.
It was a third straight home league defeat for Arsenal, who have scored just ten goals.
But Arteta is not yet concerned.
He said: "The day I decided to be a coach, I know that one day I will be sacked, or I will leave the football club.
"I don't know if that was the day after I signed my contract, in a month's time in a year's time or six months - so I never worry about it."
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 21:54REST OF ARSENAL'S RATINGS
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG - 4
Barely broke into a sprint once in the first half.
Shadow of his former self when his team really needed him.
Hard to shrug of suggestions he has taken it easy since signing his new mega-money £350,000-a-week contract in September.
Headed a good chance wide with ten minutes to go. Summed his night up.
ROB HOLDING - 5 (replaced Luiz)
Not bad. Looked a little erratic at first but settled into the half as his side did most of the attacking.
Booked late on for hauling Traore down.
REISS NELSON - 5 (replaced Willian)
Livelier than some of his midfield counterparts. But couldn't break through Wolves' resolute defence.
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE - 5 (replaced Xhaka)
Not enough time to make an impact.
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 21:52RATINGS CONTINUED
JOE WILLOCK - 5
May as well not have been on the pitch in the first half because he spent most of his time watching his team defend. Badly.
Involved a little more after the break as Arsenal huffed and puffed but too little too late.
BUKAYO SAKA - 5
As non-existent as Willock before the break.
Apart from when he shinned a good chance wide from ten yards out.
But livened up in the second half as Arsenal looked slightly more threatening.
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 21:52MORE ARSENAL RATINGS
GRANIT XHAKA - 4 (subbed 80 mins)
Ineffective in the middle of the park.
Sat back and let Wolves run through the middle far too often.
Also lost Dendoncker who won headers from crosses and set-pieces as a result.
Passing was uninspiring and was lucky Ceballos was next to him to take the biggest shambles award.
WILLIAN - 7 (subbed 64 minutes)
Quick thinking and a delightful cross for Gabriel's opener.
Took a quick one two from a corner and bent in an inch perfect cross onto the centre-back's forehead.
One of few bright sparks before the break with his quality set-pieces and crosses.
Bizarrely subbed just past the hour mark.
Toss of a coin for who was worse between him and his 'midfield partner'.
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 21:50RATINGS - CONTINUED
KIERAN TIERNEY - 4
Let Adama Traore get past him and cross for Wolves' opener and was dominated by the Spaniard for the rest of the night.
Not the first and won't be the last to do it but would have hoped to do better.
Looked wildly out of position at times as Wolves ran cantered forward with ease.
Narrowly escaped worst player tag with attacking endevour in the second-half. Not that it came to anything.
Booked late on for fouling Neto.
DANI CEBALLOS - 3
Embarrassing. Caught napping for Neto's goal.
Ball watching as the first cross came in then flat footed and unaware as Neto nipped in from behind him to prod home.
Tasteless to go down holding his face after minimal contact at the end of the first-half after he had seen what happened to Jimenez.
Another toothless performance lacking impact at the base of the midfield alongside Xhaka. Literally offered nothing at all.
He and Xhaka NEEDED Thomas Party to make them look anything like central-midfielders.
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 21:49ARSENAL RATINGS - CONTINUED
DAVID LUIZ - 5 (subbed at half-time)
Looked subdued after the head injury early on.
Required a bandage on the wound that continued to pour blood until half-time.
Just watched Neto as he dribbled into Arsenal's box in the build up to Podence's goal.
Gets a pass given the traumatic nature of his 45 minutes.
GABRIEL - 6
Great leap to score his first goal at the Emirates.
But missed a last ditch challenge which would have stopped Podence scoring soon after. Not as culpable as Bellerin and Luiz.
Solid for the remainder but lucky to escape giving away a penalty when Traore went down over his trailing leg.
Ian Tuckey29th Nov 2020, 21:48ARSENAL RATINGS vs WOLVES
BERND LENO - 5
Dressed in Arsenal's away shirt to avoid a kit clash.
Couldn't do anything for Wolves' first goal.
Saved Neto's deflected shot which fell to Podence who scored from the rebound for the second.
Hard to slam him but the German would have hoped to do better.
HECTOR BELLERIN - 4
Could have been blamed for Wolves' first by harsh critics.
But definitely at fault for their second as him and Luiz let Neto run and run all the way into the Gunners' box before letting him shoot.
Not the worst on the park as he joined in with some attacks in the second-half but still nothing to be proud of.
Booked on 69 minutes for tugging Neto back.
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