It has been a busy week for Arsenal with plenty of incomings, outgoings and football at all levels. Here’s everything you need to know.


Saturday 5 September – Friday 11 September

icon football player genericArsenal named Mikel Arteta ‘first-team manager‘, changing his title from ‘head coach’.

“Mikel’s been here since the end of December and the last nine months have probably been the most challenging nine months in Arsenal’s history – and we’ve been around for 134 years. Despite all of those challenges, Mikel has been driving this football club forward,” chief executive Vinai Venkatesham told Arsenal Digital.

icon football medal awardKim Little, Vivianne Miedema and Leah Williamson were named in the PFA Team of the Year.

icon football medal awardPierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named in the PFA Team of the Year.

aubameyang third kit e1599824732376Arsenal launched their third kit, basing it on the sky from European away nights which, let’s face it, is just designer nonsense for ‘I saw a photo I thought would look good’.

icon football player genericArsenal announced the return of Dani Ceballos.

icon football player genericArsenal re-signed 21-year-old defender, Lotte Wubben-Moy.

icon football player genericTyreece John-Jules joined Doncaster Rovers on loan. Ben Sheaf spent the 19/20 season there.

icon football player genericBen Sheaf joined Coventry City on loan.

icon football player genericAlfie Matthews left Arsenal.

injured icon 18 e1599840728374David Luiz picked up a neck injury.

injured icon 18 e1599840728374Sokratis picked up a calf injury.

injured icon 18 e1599840728374Emile Smith Rowe picked up a shoulder injury.

icon footballArsenal’s u21s beat Ipswich Town 2-1 at Portman Road to progress in the EFL Trophy.

icon footballArsenal women got their FA WSL campaign off to the best start, beating Reading 6-1 with a hat-trick from Jill Roord, two from Vivianne Miedema and another from captain Kim Little. They are top of the table after the first round of matches, two points clear of Manchester United and Chelsea who drew 1-1.

icon footballArsenal lost against Aston Villa in friendly at the Emirates.

icon footballDespite going down to 10 men in the second half, Southampton u23s pulled off a comeback from 1-0 down to win against Steve Bould’s u23 side. A disappointing start to the PL2 season for Arsenal.

icon footballPremier League 2 and U18 Premier League fixtures were confirmed.

icon footballEddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick as he captained England’s u21s against Kosovo and then followed that up with another a few days later against Austria.

icon footballAinsley Maitland-Niles made his senior England debut.

icon footballDaniel Ballard made his senior Northern Ireland debut.

icon footballFour Arsenal players made their loan debuts with mixed results.

icon footballKarl Hein made his senior international debut for Estonia.

icon footballGeorge Lewis scored his first goal for the Arsenal u23s, netting along with Folarin Balogun against Spurs in a 2-2 draw. He then scored again against Ipswich.

icon footballXhaka and Leno both impressed in Switzerland-Germany draw.

icon footballBeth Mead, Leah Williamson and Jordan Nobbs have all been included in the England Women’s squad for their September training camp.

icon football on tvArsenal’s match against West Ham on 12 September has been moved to an 8pm kick-off to accommodate TV selections.

icon football on tvArsenal’s game against Liverpool on 28 September has been moved back 15 minutes to 8.15pm.

icon football on tvArsenal women were drawn against Spurs in the FA Cup quarter-final. The game will be shown live on BBC Two on 26 September, kick-off 5.15pm.

icon football on tvLiverpool vs Arsenal kick-off time on 28 September 2020 was moved back 15 minutes.

icon football cupArsenal were drawn against Leicester in the Carabao Cup. The match will take place at the King Power Stadium sometime in the week beginning 21 September.

icon football player genericHector Bellerin invested in Forest Green.

icon football player genericCedric Soares gave a big interview to Gaffer.

icon football player genericFrancis Cagigao gave an interview about his sacking by Arsenal after 25 years at the club saying, “You can’t afford to be bitter in life and you have to have a thick skin and get over things quickly. I’m very proud of the time I spent and I’m proud of my personal achievements and I also very privileged to have worked for Arsenal FC.

“It was club where I was able to learn, where I met and worked with some incredible people over the years.”

icon football player genericLyon confirmed they have no interest in taking Matteo Guendouzi as Arsenal try to land Houssem Aouar. Their sporting director Juninho told French radio station Top of the Foot: “I get on very well with Edu, we spoke on the phone. Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.

“Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile. We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation.”

Juninho also confirmed he would call Alexandre Lacazette when he was having problems at Arsenal. He said, “In January, I called Alexandre Lacazette to chat a bit with him because he was having problems at Arsenal and I said to myself: “Why not do a loan for 6 months with us where you will enjoy yourself, play all the games and score the goals like you know how to? And then you go back to Arsenal or somewhere else.”

icon football player genericTorino president confirmed his side’s interest in Torreira but said nothing was agreed yet.

icon football player genericHenrikh Mkhitaryan spoke about leaving Arsenal for Roma after Alexis Sanchez said he wanted to leave Manchester United after 1 day.

icon football player genericEmil Roback admitted he picked AC Milan over Arsenal.

icon football player genericMatt Macey hopes to leave Arsenal this summer for regular football in 2020/21, whether that’s on loan or a permanent deal.