As football came to a close last weekend, actual news has been light on the ground, but here is a roundup of the top Arsenal news and gossip stories this week.

Arsenal news

Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit: David Klein / Sportimage
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates scoring his sides opening goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit: David Klein / Sportimage

Arsenal Gossip

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal women’s news

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team's fourth goal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on October 18, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her team’s fourth goal during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on October 18, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal youth news

Hubert Graczyk with Arsenal (Photo via Graczyk on Instagram)
Hubert Graczyk with Arsenal (Photo via Graczyk on Instagram)

Ex-Arsenal news

Arsenal Head of Coach and Player Development Marcel Lucassen and Academy Manager Per Mertesacker during the The Checkatrade Trophy group match between Coventry City and Arsenal U21 U 21 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England on 12 September 2018. Copyright: Andy Rowland
Copyright: Andy Rowland

Former Arsenal Head of Coach and Player Development, Marcel Lucassen, who resigned from the club as allegations of racist remarks were being investigated, has been appointed Director of Football Development at KNVB.

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