10.30am Arsenal news LIVE: Partey booked on debut, Man City defeat at the Etihad, Saliba transfer, Tierney UPDATE – The Sun

ARSENAL were beaten by Man City 1-0 at the Etihad with £45m new boy Thomas Partey making a brief debut.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest on William Saliba and Mesut Ozil's future at the club.

Follow all the latest Arsenal transfer gossip, news and updates below…

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    POSITIONAL SENSE

    Arsenal were praised by pundits for their disciplined approach despite losing 1-0 to Manchester City yesterday evening.

    Here are the average positions from the encounter.

  • John Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Arsenal were unlucky to walk away with a loss against Manchester City at the Etihad.

    Raheem Sterling's winner was the only goal of the game.

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: “I am upset, because I think we deserved more from the game.

    “I am extremely happy about the performance we put in today, against a top, top team.

    “To come here and play with the attitude, and to have the courage to play the way we played today, to make it as difficult as we made it, I have to say I cannot demand much more from the players.

    “Apart from to say that when you have three big chances, in this game you have to score.”

  • Jack Figg

    MIK TAKE

    Arsenal were unlucky to walk away with a loss against Manchester City at the Etihad. 

    Raheem Sterling's winner was the only goal of the game. 

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: “I am upset, because I think we deserved more from the game.

    “I am extremely happy about the performance we put in today, against a top, top team.

    “To come here and play with the attitude, and to have the courage to play the way we played today, to make it as difficult as we made it, I have to say I cannot demand much more from the players.

    “Apart from to say that when you have three big chances, in this game you have to score.”

  • Jack Figg

    MAN OVERBOARD

    Arsene Wenger has admitted his rivalries with Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho sometimes went “overboard”.

    Wenger, who left the North London club in 2018, told talkSPORT: “The rivalry between me and Alex. I was a foreign manager coming in and disturbing his reign and he didn’t like it. He hated to lose and I hated to lose, so at some stage it went overboard.

    “But with time, after the competition went, the relationship became better. And today it is peaceful and friendly.”

    Mourinho famously branded the Gunners chief a ‘specialist in failure’.

    Wenger, 70, admitted: “That was sometimes very personal and a little bit out of control. The problem is you go into a game and already have resentment because of what’s been said in press conferences.

    “You hate the guy on the other bench and keep control but sometimes it goes overboard.”

  • Kiro Evans

    HOLD ON

    Mikel Arteta is uncertain on how serious Rob Holding's injury was.

    The defender was taken off during the defeat to Manchester City but his boss is uncertain about how long it will keep him out.

  • Kiro Evans

    NOT PUELING YOUR LEG

    St Etienne manager Claude Puel has said that William Saliba “had a great desire to return” to the club on loan.

    He was on loan at the club last season and appeared set to return – before Arsenal pulled the plug.

    Fulham and Leeds were also in for the defender but Mikel Arteta opted for him to stay.

  • Kiro Evans

    HIGH PRAISE

    Pep Guardiola has spoken very highly of his former protege Mikel Arteta after Man City beat Arsenal 1-0.

  • Kiro Evans

    FULL TIME: MAN CITY 1-0 ARSENAL

    It's finished at the Etihad and Arsenal will be disappointed with that.

    The last 15 minutes of the first half was their best period, with Bukayo Saka leading the charge as they threatened the City goal.

    But in the second period they never quite got going, and Pep Guardiola's team did not look in danger at all. They managed to close out the game maturely to move themselves within three points of Liverpool, with a game in hand.

    As for Arsenal, that's their two hardest games out the way with league trips to Anfield and the Etihad done until at least August 2021.

    And along with Saka's first half performance, that's about the only positive from today's game.

  • Kiro Evans

    PARTEY TIME

    Thomas Partey is on for his Premier League debut with less than 8 minutes left to make an impact.

    Arsenal have struggled to get going in the second half but their new signing will try and give them a late boost.

    Eddie Nketiah is on as well as the Gunners try and snatch something from Man City.

  • Kiro Evans

    HALFTIME: MAN CITY 1-0 ARSENAL

    A bit of work for the away side to do as they go into the break trailing 1-0 at half time.

    Raheem Sterling got the goal but Arsenal have improved since.

    Bukayo Saka in particularly is looking dangerous down the left.

    All the half time analysis, stats and second half action can be followed here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12945856/man-city-arsenal-live-stream-tv-channel-time-kick-off-premier-league/

  • Kiro Evans

    1-0 MAN CITY

    And just like that, City have the lead out of nowhere.

    Sergio Aguero, back for the hosts today, charged through the centre and found Phil Foden.

    His effort was saved by Bernd Leno before Raheem Sterling tucked away the rebound.

    Arsenal however with a good response as Bukayo Saka stings the gloves of Ederson from close range.

  • Kiro Evans

    GOOD START

    The Gunners can be happy with this so far. Around 20 minutes in and they have contained Man City and not look too threatened.

    A long way to go of course, but Mikel Arteta will be happy with his team's maturity so far.

    Follow our live blog for in-depth, minute-by-minute reporting of the game. Still 0-0

  • Kiro Evans

    TEAMS ARE OUT

    The teams are coming out of the dugout ahead of this big clash.

    Last minute team news: Ron Holding injured in the warm-up, meaning David Luiz starts.

    Follow every kick here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12945856/man-city-arsenal-live-stream-tv-channel-time-kick-off-premier-league/

  • Jake Lambourne

    PAU-ER MOVE

    Arsenal are preparing to hijack Manchester United's £35million transfer swoop for Pau Torres in January, according to reports.

    Both clubs are still thought to want to bring in another centre-back to bolster their defences when the window reopens.

    And according to Spanish news outlet todofichajes.com, Mikel Arteta and Edu have a plan to land Torres.

    The Villarreal defender, 23, has attracted plenty of attention over the past couple of years – including from both Arsenal and United.

    Now the two Premier League clubs are reportedly ready to battle it out for his signature.

  • Jake Lambourne

    NEIGH BOTHER

    Football fans were left in stitches after BT Sport commentator Martin Keown described Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk as 'a powerhorse in the air'.

    The former Arsenal and England star had clearly decided to combine 'powerhouse' and workhorse' to describe the centre-half during the 2-2 draw at Everton.

    Then as luck would have it, Van Dijk ended up hobbling off the field with injury.

    Football fans were quick to point out Keown's error on Twitter.

    Jack Lord posted: “Keown, I think it’s powerhouse not powerhorse mate.”

    Thomas McGeee quipped: “Martin keown really just said powerhorse instead of powerhouse I'm finished.”

    And Tom Walker was left confused, writing: “Keown just combined workhorse and powerhouse to describe Van Dijk as a ‘Powerhorse in the air’”.

  • Jake Lambourne

    IDN'T SOL-D BACK

    Mesut Ozil is 'yesterday's news' and will NEVER play for Arsenal again, according to Sol Campbell.

    The German playmaker has not played a single minute for Mikel Arteta this season and the former Gunners centre-back doesn't think that will ever change.

    It recently emerged Ozil rejected a £200,000-a-week move to Saudi Arabia this summer.

    And despite Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger urging Arteta to get the best out of Ozil, Campbell thinks his time is up.

    Campbell told GentingBet: “Mesut Ozil is yesterday’s news at the club.

    “There is no chance that he will feature for Arsenal again this season, or ever again.

    “There have been certain things that have gone on, instances where he has gone against the club, so I don’t see where there is any room for him to come back.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    YOUNG GUNS

    Arsenal have started a string line-up for their U23s clash against Man Utd today.

    The likes of WIlliam Saliba, Cedric Soares, Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe are all included in the line-up.

    And with Willock not in the first team squad to face City later today, could Arsenal fans see Thomas Partey start against the Citizens?

  • Jake Lambourne

    DIM VIEW

    Former Man Utd striker Dimitar Berbatov has predicted Arsenal to beat Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad.

    The Betfair ambassador said: “Excellent game here, much like Everton and Liverpool.

    “(Mikel) Arteta is doing a good job at Arsenal, Pep has problems at City too in my opinion.

    “I think there could be a surprise result here too, and Arsenal could topple City.

    “City have looked vulnerable more than once this season, and Arsenal can take advantage.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    NO WAY, JOSE

    Former Chelsea gaffer Jose Mourinho has joined calls for the Premier League to rethink its pay-per-view games programme.

    This weekend sees five matches take place behind a new £14.95 price barrier, even though fans are still not allowed inside grounds.

    The decision reverses the opening up of every game to Sky Sports and BT Sports subscribers, a move which took place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    And Mourinho has said he 'feels sorry' for fans who are once again being asked to fork out, with no other choice if they want to watch these matches.

    The Tottenham boss told reporters: “£14 is a lot of money.

    “You cannot even share with your friends as they cannot come to your house [in London].

    “It is difficult. I feel sorry for the fans.

    “But hopefully this stops quickly and we can have some people in the stadium.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    HAVING A PARTEY

    Arsenal midfielder has revealed Chelsea legend Michael Essien is not only his idol, but the best player of all time.

    Taking part in a Q&A session, the ex-Atletico Madrid ace was asked who his hero is.

    To which he said: “Michael Essien because he is one of the best players Ghana has ever had.”

    He was then asked to name the greatest footballer ever, with Partey stating: “I would say Michael Essien, because he is my hero and he is my idol.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    KING JAMES

    League Two side Southend have brought in Arsenal midfielder James Olayinka on loan until January.

    Shrimpers boss Mark Molesley said of the signing:We’re really pleased to bring James in. He’s been on our shortlist for some time and we've had him watched a number of times.

    “He’s been well identified to us from our recruitment [team] and comes well recommended from people in and around Arsenal.

    “He’s had a very good education at Arsenal and we’re indebted to them for trusting us with one of their young talents.

    “I said if we felt we could add value we’d always look to do that and we’ve certainly done that with James.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    ART ATTACK

  • Jake Lambourne

    THAT'S A PAR

    Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes Arsene Wenger should have retired after winning the FA Cup in 2017.

    Instead the Frenchman stayed for an extra season, with the Gunners missing out on a Champions League spot for the second season running.

    Parlour told talkSPORT: “It was probably the hardest decision the board had to make in their lives because of what he did for the club, and suddenly to sack him, but they had to make a decision there.

    “You look around the stadium when he came to his last year, there was no one there.

    “The stadium was empty as fans said, ‘we’re not going to go and watch it anymore because we’re not enjoying what’s happening’.

    “He probably outstayed his time at Arsenal. I think the time he should have left was after beating Chelsea.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    STERLING CONTINUED

    Raheem Sterling has revealed he has been impressed with how Arteta has made Arsenal more aggressive off the ball.

    He said: “You can see the change that he's brought in there, you can see the energy, you can see how much he's put into them with their off-ball work.

    “We all knew before Mikel got in how much good football they could play, how technically good they were but probably off the field they weren't as aggressive as they are with Mikel.

    “They run their socks off now, you can see why they benefited with some good results recently.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    WORK OF ART

    Man City winger Raheem Sterling has praised former coach Mikel Arteta as he sent a warning out to the Gunners squad.

    He said: “He's a person that had a lot of say here. The manager trusted him here and he had a lot of influence on the players here and the team as well.

    “So I knew once he went into Arsenal that it would be a great opportunity for him but also he would definitely implement what he wanted to bring in.

    “And he's a person that will put his foot down and not let things slide as you can see with the boys at Arsenal.

    “They know if they don't run they are most likely not going to play.”

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