It’s Manager and Player of the month time and Arsenal are all over those awards, while we have some fitness updates for some key players over the next month.

Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit: Darren Staples / Sportimage
Manchester, England, 28th August 2021. Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture credit: Darren Staples / Sportimage

Here’s a round-up of the top Arsenal stories along with a select few stories I felt were relevant or ‘Arsenal adjacent’.

Carabao Cup date confirmed

Arsenal’s Carabao Cup quarter-final will take place at the Emirates on Tuesday, December 21st, in between an trip to Elland Road on the Saturday (5.30pm) and Carrow Road on the Sunday (3pm).

Kieran Tierney expected to be fit for Scotland

Miguel Molina speaking to Kieran Tierney in training with Arsenal (Photo via Molina on Twitter)
Miguel Molina speaking to Kieran Tierney in training with Arsenal (Photo via Molina on Twitter)

Scotland boss, Steve Clarke, expects Kieran Tierney to be fit for the international break and says that Arsenal are hopeful he will be fit for the game against Watford this weekend.

Katie McCabe

…was named Barclay’s October Player of the Month

https://twitter.com/BarclaysFAWSL/status/1456214645320998920

McCabe also won Goal of the Month for this absolutely outrageous goal:

Jonas Eidevall

…was named Barclay’s Manager of the Month for the second month in a row.

Aaron Ramsdale

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal makes a save during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal makes a save during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

…has been nominated for Premier League Player of the Month for October after two clean sheets in four games and his heroics at the King Power.

Jailed for racial abuse

One of the people who racially abused Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jando Sancho after England’s Euro 2020 final has been jailed.

Jonathon Best, 52, was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison at Willesden magistrates court on Thursday after pleading guilty to sending by public communication network a grossly offensive or indecent or obscene or menacing message or matter.

Raphael Varane a doubt for Arsenal game

BERGAMO, ITALY - NOVEMBER 02: Raphael Varane of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Atalanta and Manchester United at Gewiss Stadium on November 02, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
BERGAMO, ITALY – NOVEMBER 02: Raphael Varane of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Atalanta and Manchester United at Gewiss Stadium on November 02, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

The Manchester United defender has been ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring strain he picked up in Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta during the week.

Arsenal are due to travel to Old Trafford on 2 December.

No Emery Premier League return

Unai Emery rejected the chance to become Newcastle manager despite the significant wage increased offered.

North Korea comparison

The Rungrado, North Korea
The Rungrado, North Korea

For some reason, the Daily Star used The Emirates to compare to North Korea’s new stadium which reportedly holds 150,000 people.

Quite why they used the Emirates when the Rungrado is almost exactly twice the size of Old Trafford, and the Emirates isn’t the largest stadium in London, is anyone’s guess.