Blue Monday for Newcastle as Aubameyang bags a brace amid good run of form for Arsenal

Eoin Brown with his latest football news roundup. Including the chances for Arsenal this Premier League season as transfer news brings forth new hopefuls.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was at the double alongside a Bukayo Saka strike for Arsenal in a comfortable 3-0 win at the Emirates on Monday, which marks a run of 6 unbeaten games for an in-form Arsenal side. Mikel Arteta’s men have enjoyed a comfortable streak which includes wins against Chelsea, Brighton, and West Brom. This marks a significant change in the showings of an Arsenal side previously lacking confidence, and sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League with the relegation zone looming at certain points.  

Arsenal’s new enthusiasm could partly be said to be as a result of youngster Emile Smith-Rowe’s classy performances which have seen him have the second highest number of chances created in the premier league since December the 26th, behind only a certain Bruno Fernandes.

Croydon boy and Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe. Arsenal have offered him a new long term fixed contract for £40,000-a-week, following class act performances on the pitch. He is now considered a key player for The Gunners. PD/Getty

The local lad, affectionately nicknamed, “the Croydon de Bruyne” by the Arsenal faithful has enjoyed a prolific season so far after several loan seasons both domestic and foreign upon graduating from Arsenal’s Hale End Academy.

Despite an unsatisfactory standing in the Premier league overall so far in the 2020/21 season, Arsenal sit in 10th just 6 points behind rivals Tottenham in 5th which should give arsenal fans confidence that they should reach European competition next year. In this year’s Europa League Arsenal emerged unscathed at the top of Group B containing a Dundalk side, and face a strong Benfica side sitting 3rd in the Primeira Liga of Portugal. 

In recent transfer news Arsenal have been rumored to be moving for a loan deal for Norwegian Martin Ødegaard according to Sky Sports, with the Real Madrid creative midfielder wanting regular game time and being expected to be given a move by Zinedine Zidane.

Norwegian Martin Ødegaard (Real Madrid midfielder ) has been top on the wish list for Arsenal management.

Ødegaard has been well known in recent years for playing professional football at such a young age, making his debut in the Norwegian top flight for Strømsgodset at the age of 15 and becoming the youngest scorer not long after.

After impressing at Real Sociedad and for the Norwegian national squad alongside Erling Haaland, Ødegaard could address some of Arsenal’s lack of depth in the advanced midfielder role.

Follow the latest Premier League action and transfer news here.

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