Published: Sat, January 18, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Mikel Arteta replies when asked if Arsenal are signing John Stones

Mikel Arteta replies when asked if Arsenal are signing John Stones

"I am not going to talk about rumours about our players or other players", he stated.

Arsenal will be without leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Saturday's clash with Sheffield United and subsequent meetings with Chelsea and Bournemouth - in the Premier League and FA Cup respectively - after the striker's three-match suspension for a red card against Crystal Palace was upheld.

Nketiah came through the Arsenal academy and has scored three senior goals for them - two in a 2-1 League Cup fourth-round win over Norwich in October 2017 and one in a 3-1 victory over Burnley in May in their final league game of 2018-19.

"Probably they did [think it through] but I don't know, with the amount of games we have to play every year it's not realistic".

"We are going to buy 500 million players?" "If we are advised by the club and the people making those decisions that it's not safe we won't be going anywhere".

"Auba has been around, he was very sad after the game".

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Ramsdale posted a message on the club's social networks last week, urging fans to give the cherries in trouble all their support when Watford visited him on Saturday.

"But we are not interested in him".

Injuries to Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin left Arsenal behind in the back seat.

It means Bukayo Saka, nominally a winger, is likely to be deployed there at the weekend, with Arteta's options in the centre of his defence also limited.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was inquired about records connecting Premier League opponents Arsenal with an action for protector John Stones- however stated he had not been thinking about discussing rumours.

The England worldwide has been linked with a potential move to the Gunners during the January transfer window, having endured a frustrating period at Man City this season, making just nine league starts so far.

"I worked with him for many years and I know him well, and obviously when I look at centre-backs he has got many attributes that I like from one".

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