Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Arteta SLAMMED after Liverpool loss, Franck Kessie battle, Pepe & Elneny may LEAVE

ARSENAL's winning streak is over after a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.

And boss Mikel Arteta has been SLAMMED by Gunners fan Piers Morgan after the one-sided loss at Anfield.

On the transfer front,Arsenal are eyeing a move for Ajax wonderkid Noussair Mazraoui, who could be available at a bargain price in January.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Pepe could be on his way out of the exit door in January with Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace linked with £72m winger.

Plus Arsenal have joined rivals Tottenham and Manchester United in the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, reports say.

Follow ALL of the latest updates below…

  • Etienne Fermie

    MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    Mikel Arteta made no excuses for Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

    The Gunners boss revealed: “I’ve seen the biggest teams in the world come to this ground and collapse.

    “They [Liverpool] were better than us for 96 minutes, and that’s the level.”

    Aaron Ramsdale isn't too disheartened after his side’s 4-0 loss at Anfield.

    The England shotstopper put on an impressive display, but was helpless as Arsenal were dismantled by Liverpool.

    The emphatic defeat ended an unbeaten run of 10 games for the Gunners.

    But Ramsdale insisted he’s hopeful his side could go on another long run.

    “We won’t have people moping around with their heads down,” he said.

    “We’ll come in and evaluate the game… we’ve been on a 10-match unbeaten run, with eight of those in the league, so hopefully we can start another [mini-run] like that.

    ”Arsenal fan Piers Morgan, however, is livid and calling for Arteta's head.He tweeted: "Arteta’s been in charge for over 100 games, he spent £150m on players this summer, and we’ve been humiliated by every good Premier League side this season. He’s just not good enough for Arsenal, sorry. #ArtetaOUT".

  • Jon Boon

    DON'T JACK IT IN

    Jack Wilshere is backing Arsenal to bounce back after their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool.

    The Gunners were destroyed by a rampant Reds team – with three goals coming in the second half.

    The loss meant Arsenal's 10-game unbeaten run came to a spectacular end.

    But former star Wilshere put it into perspective.

    He said: "It will hurt in the moment, Liverpool will do that to teams, we can't get carried away, same as if they won today we wouldn't get carried away and say they'll win the league."

  • Jon Boon

    RAM-MING IT HOME

    Aaron Ramsdale won't be too disheartened after his side's 4-0 loss at Anfield.

    The England shotstopper put on an impressive display, but was helpless as Arsenal were dismantled by Liverpool.

    The emphatic defeat ended an unbeaten run of 10 games for the Gunners.

    But Ramsdale insisted he's hopeful his side could go on another long run.

    "We won’t have people moping around with their heads down," he said.

    "We’ll come in and evaluate the game… we’ve been on a 10-match unbeaten run, with eight of those in the league, so hopefully we can start another [mini-run] like that."

  • Jon Boon

    RESPECT

    Mikel Arteta made no excuses for Arsenal's 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

    The Gunners boss revealed: "I've seen the biggest teams in the world come to this ground and collapse.

    "They [Liverpool] were better than us for 96 minutes, and that's the level."

    In the first half, Arteta and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp got in a heated row on the touchline.

    The beef seemed to ignite the crowd into spurring their side on.

    After the game, the Spaniard revealed: "He was trying to defend his side, I was trying to defend mine. That was it. The atmosphere was incredible from the beginning."

  • Jon Boon

    PLAYER RATINGS

    Arsenal's long wait for a league victory at Anfield continues after they were schooled 4-0 by Liverpool on Saturday.

    And they could have lost by more – maybe even double figures – were it not for the heroics of Aaron Ramsdale in goal.

    A series of stunning saves kept the hosts at bay and the score down, which is why he was SunSport's star man for the Gunners.

    Read the ratings.

  • Jon Boon

    TOOTHLESS

    Arsenal's 10-game unbeaten run came to an end at Anfield in spectacular fashion.

    After defending well in the first half, the Gunners were torn apart in the second where they conceded three goals in a 4-0 loss.

    But it was going forward that they appeared most toothless, as the below stat from Squawka reveals.

  • Jon Boon

    RAGING

    Arsenal fan Piers Morgan is livid with Arsenal's performance at the moment.

    The TV presenter is calling for manager Mikel Arteta's head in his latest tweet.

  • Jon Boon

    LIVERPOOL 4-0 ARSENAL

    The Reds have blown the Gunners away in this second half – and it's getting embarrassing.

    Takumi Minamino has now added a fourth to proceedings – as Liverpool have blitzed Arsenal.

    Mikel Arteta's men's unbeaten run of 10 games without defeat is over.

  • Jon Boon

    LIVERPOOL 1-0 ARSENAL H/T

    The Gunners go into the break 1-0 down, with a Sadio Mane header the difference between the sides.

    Towards the latter part of the first half, Liverpool turned up the heat – and Arsenal had Aaron Ramsdale to thank for three top saves.

    However, the biggest highlight might have been the coming together of Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp on the touchline.

    Both were booked by referee Michael Oliver for the heated exchange.

  • Jon Boon

    PRESSURE IS ON

    After both Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta come together on the touchline, the temperature has risen at Anfield.

    And it's the fans who have got behind the Reds who are soaring forward with Arsenal under the cosh.

    Aaron Ramsdale has pulled off three great saves, but Gunners look dangerous on counter.

    It's a fascinating encounter and now a feisty one.

  • Jon Boon

    AND IT'S LIVE!

    We're underway at Anfield as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain kicks off for Liverpool.

    Stay tuned for updates here and in our blog.

    Can the Gunners end their miserable run on Merseyside?

  • Jon Boon

    SEA HOW THEY DO

    Arsenal legend David Seaman has called for unity among the Gunners ranks ahead of their game at Anfield.

    Many are predicting the team from North London will get hammered against Liverpool.

    But ex-England star Seaman hopes confidence won't get dented by a heavy defeat.

    "They are playing really well on the back of this run that’s giving them confidence and I don’t want that confidence to get shattered with a heavy defeat so it’s really important that everyone is at it"

  • Jon Boon

    GUN SHY

    Much has already been said of Arsenal's dismal record at Anfield.

    This, below, spells it out quite how difficult the task for the Gunners is tonight.

  • Jon Boon

    ARSENAL TEAM

    The team for the Gunners is in for their crucial clash against Liverpool at Anfield at 5:30pm tonight.

    Thomas Partey IS fit, after an injury scare midweek when he came back from international duty early with Ghana.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also fit to lead the line.

  • Jon Boon

    LIVERPOOL ELEVEN

    The Liverpool first eleven is reportedly in, according to The AFC Newsroom.

    Does this strike fear into you Gunners fans?

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARSENAL VS LIVERPOOL PROVISIONAL SQUADS

    Here are the players Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp have called up for today's big match at Anfield:

    Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Jota, Mane, Kelleher, Williams, Konate, Phillips, Morton, Minamino, Origi, Henderson, Robertson

    Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Saka, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Odegaard, Leno, Tierney, Aubameyang, Holding, Soares, Pepe, Elneny, Nketiah, Martinelli.

  • Kostas Lianos

    VLAHOVIC BATTLE

    Arsenal have been dealt with a transfer blow in their bid for Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic.

    According to Calciomercato, Borussia Dortmund are offering Donyell Malen plus £30million for Vlahovic.

    The striker has been consistently linked with the Gunners ever since last summer's transfer window.

    But the Serbia international has also been targeted by other teams as well, some of which play in the Premier League

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  • Kostas Lianos

    MERSON PREDICTION

    Paul Merson predicted that his former club Arsenal will draw 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield.

    Merson told Sportskeeda: "This is most definitely the game of the Premier League weekend and a big one for both teams.

    "Liverpool are trying to win the league and have to bounce back from their defeat against West Ham. Arsenal, on the other hand, are flying a little bit and are on a run, but they won’t want to be billed as flat-track bullies.

    "They need to get a result here against one of the best teams in the country and even if they don’t, there are ways to lose a football match. I’ve said since the start of the season that if Arsenal keep their starting XI fit, they can get top four.

    "Judging by the aspirations of the two clubs, a draw would be good for Arsenal, while Liverpool will be unhappy with it as they are trying to win the Premier League.

    "However, I predict the two sides to share the spoils at Anfield"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARTETA ON LACAZETTE

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta claimed he won't be addressing Alexandre Lacazette's contract situation until the end of the season, which is when his current deal ends.

    Arteta said: "I don’t know there is so much stuff.

    "What I can say is I'm really happy with what Laca is doing.

    "We’re not going to be talking about any of that until the end of the season"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARTETA ON SMITH ROWE

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta opened up about Emile Smith Rowe's England debut.

    Arteta said: "I am extremely happy for him. He really enjoyed it.

    "I saw him yesterday and he was really happy to score for his country. He made us proud.

    "To see him and Bukayo [Saka] starting for the national team is a great thing for the club"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARTETA ON AUBAMEYANG

    Arsenal will be missing star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and manager Mikel Arteta didn't share details of his injury.

    Arteta said: “We had to assess him and see how he is and make decisions.

    "We have a lot of players who have been through different games, issues, little injuries.

    "So today we have to test everybody and see how we are today and tomorrow”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

    Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield with a long injury list following the recent international break.

    Reds captain Jordan Henderson as well as Andy Robertson face a late fitness test.

    Manager Jurgen Klopp will be without Roberto Firmino (hamstring), Joe Gomez (calf), Curtis Jones (eye), Harvey Elliott (ankle), as well as James Milner and Naby Keita (both hamstring).

    But Sadio Mane is available as he has recovered from bruised ribs he suffered while playing for Senegal

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARSENAL TEAM NEWS

    Arsenal visit Liverpool at Anfield later today in a crunch Premier League clash that will put their 10-match unbeaten streak to the test.

    The Gunners could be without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who suffered an undisclosed injury while on international duty that was cut short.

    The north Londoners will also be deprived of Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka, who are sidelined with a left ankle and knee ligament injury respectively.

    As mentioned earlier, Thomas Partey has made tremendous progress during his recovery from a groin problem and is in contention to return

  • Kostas Lianos

    ON THE MO-VE

    Arsenal ace Mohamed Elneny is poised for a free transfer in January with Galatasaray leading the race.

    The Turkish giants have reportedly already held talks with Elneny after having a September bid rejected.

    According to Fanatik, negotiations are at the 'signing stage' ahead of a possible deal in the next transfer window.

    The midfielder has played just twice in the Premier League this season and his contract runs out in June.

  • Kostas Lianos

    PLAY IT KUL

    Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Juventus ace Dejan Kulusevski in a swap deal for Nicolas Pepe.

    According to Tutto Juve, the Gunners would be willing to offer record transfer Pepe in exchange for Kulusevski.

    The winger arrived at the Emirates in 2019 for a huge £72million, shattering the club's previous highest fee of £56m for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    But the Ivory Coast international has failed to live up to the expectations, scoring just 25 times in 98 appearances.

    And with the likes of Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard in the squad, the 26=year-old could now be surplus to requirements

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