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Arsenal set to have major rotation issue for Europa League clash

Arsenal's u23 team selection against Blackburn Rovers revealed a big issue the Gunners will have at left-back, when they face FC Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

Arsenal striker trashed in player ratings as under-fire midfielder is hailed

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Gareth Southgate, Manager of England embraces Danny Welbeck of England as he is substituted during the international friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Danny Welbeck received a 5.5 for his performance against Switzerland on Tuesday night as Granit Xhaka was hailed by Arsenal fans after an impressive performance.

Arsenal star confirms retirement plans

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner insists he'll retire from football altogether as soon as he feels he can't maintain the level of the last few years of his career.

National team manager confirms Arsenal duo will take captain and vice-captain...

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Vladimir Petkovic has confirmed that despite the Albanian eagle controversy and retirement reports, Stephan Lichtsteiner remains Switzerland's captain, and Granit Xhaka is his vice-captain.

Arsenal star forced out of internationals

BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria looks on during the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal at The Hive on March 23, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)BARNET, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Alex Iwobi of Nigeria looks on during the International Friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal at The Hive on March 23, 2017 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Alex Iwobi has pulled out of Nigeria’s AFCON qualifier after missing out for Arsenal at the weekend in Cardiff.

Arsenal star receives shock call up for national team despite international...

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has been called up to play for Switzerland over the international break, despite earlier reports that he would be forced out of the team.

Lichtsteiner refuses to be forced into international retirement

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has absolutely no intention of being forced into international retirement after it was reported that his Swiss manager was expected to just that.

New Arsenal signing insists he doesn't regret leaving former club after...

Stephan Lichtsteiner insists he doesn't regret leaving former club Juventus, despite Cristiano Ronaldo joining in the summer and Arsenal's slow start.

Arsenal's transfer window: 5 in 18 out - How much did...

In terms of arrivals, the summer window is shut for English clubs but they can still sell players until the end of the month.

Another Arsenal player to be 'forced' to retire from his national...

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Vladimir Petkovic, Head coach of Switzerland congratulates Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Journalists in the Swiss media expect national team manager Vladimir Petkovic to force Stephan Lichtsteiner, among others, out of the national team.

Rated: Arsenal's 10 players in this summer's World Cup

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
This summer, Arsenal had 10 players participating in the World Cup, if you include new signing Lucas Torreira, so let's take a look at how they all got on.

New Arsenal signing speaks out to defend club teammate over World...

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland shows appreciation to the fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has spoken out to defend club and international teammate Granit Xhaka, after some criticism of the 25-year-old at the World Cup.

Senior international: I will start after the holidays at Arsenal

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted he doesn’t know if he will continue to play for his country after Switzerland were knocked out of the World Cup by Sweden.

Albanian Prime Minister opens bank account to help Arsenal star

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during a meeting on Western Balkans in Paris on May 29, 2018. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Fans crowdfund to pay fines for Arsenal stars: Thousands raised in...

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Kosovan fans are crowdfunding to try and pay the fines of Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner, after the trio were punished by FIFA for their goal celebrations.

Arsenal pair punished by FIFA

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner escaped with fines after they were charged with ‘provoking the general public’ following their goal celebrations against Serbia and a complaint by the Serbian FA.

Arsenal's new signing charged by FIFA, faces significant ban

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has also been charged by FIFA after he joined in with Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri’s double-headed eagle celebration.

How Granit Xhaka helped Switzerland topple the Serbians

Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring during their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Since his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 Granit Xhaka has split opinion but his improvement is undeniable.

Arsenal’s new boy hails Manchester United man’s ‘amazing qualities’

Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)
Stephan Lichtsteiner hailed Nemanja Matic after Switzerland beat Serbia on Friday night.

How will Arsenal new boy Lichtsteiner fare with Switzerland at the...

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Vladimir Petkovic, Head coach of Switzerland congratulates Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Unai Emery's first signing as Arsenal manager was Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner, who will join the Gunners on a free transfer following the World Cup finals.

Assessed: Arsenal's 9 players at the World Cup after 1 round...

On Tuesday afternoon the first round of World Cup matches drew to a close, so let's take a look at how the Arsenal players are getting on at the tournament so far.

Swiss media tank Granit Xhaka as Stoke man savaged

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland shows appreciation to the fans after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka was given a terrible rating of just 3-4 after his performance against Brazil.

Winners seek solutions, not excuses says Arsenal’s latest signing

Stephen Lichtsteiner is preparing for his country’s opening game at the Russia World Cup against one of the tournament favourites, Brazil, on Sunday evening, and has been speaking to the press ahead of the game.

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In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Sylvain, and renegade Juventus fan (and friend of the Pod) Lana Dawood discuss what...

5 potential signings to excite Arsenal fans this summer

Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish headcoach Unai Emery reacts during the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and Paris (PSG) on May 19, 2018, at the Michel d'Ornano stadium, in Caen, northwestern France. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)
As the transfer window opens and the conveyor belt of new signings starts to pick up the pace, let's look at five Arsenal could make to excite fans this summer.

Official: Stephan Lichtsteiner signs for Arsenal

Stephan Lichtsteiner has signed for Arsenal, the club announced on Tuesday, after leaving Juventus on a free transfer.

Arsenal target insists he doesn't know when transfer will be confirmed

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 18, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Stephan Lichtsteiner refused to be drawn on whether he'll move to Arsenal this summer, and insisted he doesn't know when his situation will be resolved.

Arsenal very close to signing 4 players, 7 wanted

It has been nine days since Arsenal announced that Unai Emery would replace Arsene Wenger in charge of the team and in that time, four players have emerged as clear targets that are close to joining Arsenal.

Midfielder offered substantial deal as first Arsenal signing is completed

Arsenal have offered Aaron Ramsey a five-year deal with rumours that Unai Emery wants to build his team around him as Stephan Lichtsteiner is set to become his first signing.

Assessing Arsenal's first 3 transfers under Unai Emery

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - MARCH 15: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Dortmund gestures during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on March 15, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images,)
If reports are to be believed, Arsenal aren't too far away from announcing the first three signings of the Unai Emery managerial era.

Arsenal new signing talks ‘very advanced’, deal expected very soon

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 18, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Arsenal are now said to be in ‘advanced talks’ with Stephan Lichtsteiner as the club and player look to sort out a deal before the start of the World Cup.

Experienced player to make decision on free Arsenal transfer deal before...

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 18, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
According to a report in Italy, Stephan Lichtsteiner will make a decision about his future in the next two weeks before the start of the World Cup.

Unai Emery’s first 2 Arsenal signings almost done

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - MARCH 15: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Dortmund gestures during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, 2nd leg match between FC Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Red Bull Arena on March 15, 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images,)
Stephan Lichtsteiner is close to moving to Arsenal but he will not be the first to arrive according to reports this morning – that honour will fall to Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Exciting double boost for Unai Emery as transfer target visits Arsenal's...

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18: Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 18, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Arsenal have increased Unai Emery’s transfer budget from £50m to £70m and are closing in on the free transfer of Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.

Juventus have identified a replacement for Lichtsteiner and it's bad news...

Juventus reportedly want to sign Hector Bellerin as Stephan Lichtsteiner's replacement in the summer.

Quality international defender hails 'world class leadership' midfielder is learning at...

Granit Xhaka's Switzerland teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner believes that the midfielder has learned more responsibility and world class leadership skills at Arsenal.

Barcelona turn attention from Hector Bellerin to Juventus man – report

Hector Bellerin
According to reports, Barcelona are aware that Arsenal are trying to tie Hector Bellerin down to a new contract and have therefore started looking at other options, namely Juventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner.