Dan Critchlow

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Arsenal fan since a young age, now a season ticket holder who enjoys writing, tweeting and making videos about the Gunners.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star takes up national team captaincy after teammate's retirement

Granit Xhaka is the new first-choice captain of the Swiss national team, after the international retirement of his former club teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Full fixture list for Arsenal players over the international break

A number of Arsenal players are in their international squads over the break, so we've put together a full fixture list of their potential involvements.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 20: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg match between FC Kobenhavn and Celtic FC at Telia Parken on February 20, 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal willing to pay €25m for their top centre-forward target this summer

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is attracting interest from Arsenal, and his current club are starting to look at potential replacements for him.
Arsenal's German-born Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac reacts at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on January 11, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen join Schalke in race to sign Arsenal 27-year-old

Sead Kolasinac wants to return to Schalke, most likely taking a pay cut on a split-salary loan deal with an option to buy, according to reports in Germany.
Miguel Azeez (Photo via Instagram / MiguelAzeez)

Journalist provides update on Arsenal's Miguel Azeez amid Charlton links

There's no substance in the rumours linking Miguel Azeez with a loan move to Charlton, according to SLP sports editor Richard Cawley.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal beat QPR 4-3 in first of multiple planned friendlies

Arsenal played the first of multiple behind-closed-doors pre-season friendlies on Tuesday after the return of multiple senior players to training.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal makes a save from Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Emery's Villarreal planning bid for Arsenal star if Arteta can't convince him to stay

Unai Emery and Villarreal are planning a move for Emi Martinez if Mikel Arteta doesn't make the goalkeeper first choice this season.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles in training with England (Photo via TheFA.com)

'Nah, surely not': Maitland-Niles recalls his reaction to his first England call-up

Ainsley Maitland-Niles didn't know what to do or say after receiving his first England call-up, taking him by surprise after the Community Shield.
Alaves' Spanish midfielder Pere Pons (R) challenges Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish League football match between Atletico Madrid and Alaves at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Thomas Partey remains Arsenal's top summer target but will only happen on 1 condition

Thomas Partey remains the top summer target for Arsenal, but the club would need to sell before they could activate the midfielder's release clause.
Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) jumps to head the ball against Liverpool's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita (2nd R) during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sampdoria 'ready' for Mohamed Elneny loan says Italian journalist

Sampdoria are the latest club to request a loan deal from Arsenal, asking for Mohamed Elneny for the upcoming season, according to reports.

Atletico Madrid make Arsenal forward their top-priority signing this summer

Alexandre Lacazette is top of the list of candidates that Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid to sign this summer, but will Arsenal sell?
Ainsley Maitland-Niles poses with the FA Community Shield (Photo via Arsenal / Getty Images)

Major U-turn in Maitland-Niles saga as Arsenal approach decision

Arsenal are reconsidering their plans to let Ainsley Maitland-Niles leave this summer, despite interest from multiple Premier League clubs.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Valencia want Guendouzi loan only as Arsenal set £40m valuation

Valencia want to sign Matteo Guendouzi this summer, but rather than paying the £40m asking price, they want a loan deal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Arsenal celebrate with the Community Shield Trophy following his team's victory in during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Another Auba goal but 1 player outshone everyone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal won the Community Shield for the 16th time on Saturday, edging out Liverpool on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.

Arsenal reach agreement to sell 32-year-old to Napoli for €4.5m

Arsenal have an agreement with Napoli for the transfer of Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer on a permanent deal, according to reports.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Brother of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drops contract hint

Willy Aubameyang, brother to Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick, is hinting at some activity on the contract extension front early next week.

Arsenal target wants Premier League move: Available for €50m+

Houssem Aouar wants to move to the Premier League and there's currently nothing in the links to Juventus, amid interest from Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Neco Williams of Liverpool and Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal battle for the ball during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal Community Shield star's agency claims his transfer exit is now off

Colossal Sports Management believe a Wolves transfer for their client Ainsley Maitland-Niles is off, according to leaked Instagram DMs.

Aston Villa bid half of Arsenal's asking price for 27-year-old

Aston Villa are preparing a bid for Arsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez, but they're only planning to offer £10m, according to a report.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Rob Holding of Arsenal FC looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Newcastle United now favourites to sign Arsenal 24-year-old on loan without option

Rob Holding is likely to move on a season-long loan to Newcastle United this summer, without an option for a permanent deal.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 09: Marc Roca of RCD Espanyol celebrates victory after the La Liga match between RCD Espanyol and RCD Mallorca at RCDE Stadium on February 09, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Boost to Arsenal as Atletico Madrid close in on Thomas Partey replacement

Atletico Madrid are closing in on the summer signing of Marc Roca from Espanyol, with the suggestion he could replace Thomas Partey.

Arsenal set £25m price for Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Newcastle United made an enquiry over the availability of Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, as Arsenal seem determined to sell the 23yo.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli admits he'd sign another contract extension if Arsenal offered

Gabriel Martinelli says he would sign yet another contract extension with Arsenal if they offered him one, as he is already in love with the club.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on July 15, 2020 in London, England.(Photo by Paul Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal prepared to sell FA Cup final starter for £20m

Arsenal are preparing to sell Emi Martinez this summer for a suitable offer, with Bernd Leno still the club's first choice, according to reports.
Lucas Torreira in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Agent calls on Mikel Arteta to make choice over midfielder

Fiorentina want to sign Lucas Torreira on loan with an obligation to buy while the midfielder's agent wants a decision from Mikel Arteta
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Karl Hein of Arsenal during the Premier League 2 game between Arsenal FC and Derby County at Meadow Park on January 03, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

3 Arsenal u23s get senior national call-ups

Three Arsenal u23s have had the encouraging honour of receiving senior national call-ups for the upcoming international break.
William Saliba on his friendly debut against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Saliba has a decision to make after France u20 call-up

William Saliba is in a difficult situation, once again, after a call-up from the France u20 team for their match against Paris FC on September 4th.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the winner's trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal will announce Aubameyang extension in the coming days

Arsenal will announce a contract extension for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the coming days, according to a report.
Mark McGuinness on his friendly debut for Arsenal against MK Dons (Photo via David Price on Twitter)

Arsenal’s Mark McGuinness: Is he ready?

Mark McGuinness had everyone talking after his monster header against MK Dons to kick off Arsenal's 20/21 pre-season, so what do we know about him?
Gabriel Magalhaes fans: Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes during the UEFA Champion's League Group H football match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Gabriel Magalhaes Arsenal decision helped by fan messages

Arsenal fans played a part in convincing Gabriel Magalhaes to choose the club over Napoli and Mancheser United this summer.
PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Sam Greenwood of Arsenal during the Leasing.com Cup match between Peterborough United and Arsenal U21 at Weston Homes Stadium on October 01, 2019, in Peterborough, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Sam Greenwood completes transfer to Leeds United

Sam Greenwood said goodbye to Arsenal fans ahead of his transfer to Leeds United this week which Arsenal have now confirmed.
Emile Smith Rowe v MK Dons via Arsenal.com

Arsenal face Emile Smith Rowe dilemma this summer

Fulham are pushing a season-long loan move for Emile Smith Rowe, offering him regular football but should Arsenal let him leave again?
Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (R) fights for the ball with Montpellier's French forward Gaetan Laborde during the French L1 football match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Montpellier Herault Sport Club (MHSC) at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, on December 13, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Napoli outbid Arsenal and tried to stall Gabriel's medical to prevent the move

Napoli made a larger financial offer to sign Gabriel Magalhaes at the last minute and tried to stall his medical to prevent his move to Arsenal.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the winner's trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal will get special FA Cup winners badges this season

Arsenal will get special badges on their sleeve in the FA Cup this season, to recognise that they're the current holders of the competition.
Lucas Torreira in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Serie A club insisting on signing €30m Arsenal midfielder this summer

Fiorentina are insisting on bringing in Lucas Torreira from Arsenal this summer, making contact with the Gunners over a move, according to reports in Italy.
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (L) and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP) / DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND QUASI-VIDEO. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

German journalist provides update on potential Arsenal interest in Thiago

Arsenal aren't in for Thiago Alcantara this summer despite reports to the contrary, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk.
Arsenal's German-born Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac reacts at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on January 11, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP / Getty Images)

AS Roma join Schalke in the race for Arsenal 27-year-old

Despite denials, foreign media outlets continue to insist that the likes of AS Roma and Schalke are in for Sead Kolasinac this summer.

Fitness update on van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold for Arsenal clash

Virgil van Dijk will return from his head injury to face Arsenal in the Community Shield on Saturday, and Trent Alexander-Arnold also might play.
Yaya Sanogo with Toulouse

Yaya Sanogo in advanced negotiations for return to England

Yaya Sanogo looks likely to return to England this summer, with Middlesbrough in advanced negotiations with the former Gunner over a move.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Rob Holding of Arsenal FC looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Newcastle join the race for Arsenal 24-year-old but they only want a loan deal

Newcastle United are the latest club to join the race for Rob Holding this summer, but they only want him on an initial loan deal, according to a report.