Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has come under fire after a 2-1 loss to Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday meant his side have now had their worst start to a league campaign since 1981.
The Gunners are currently sat 14th in the table ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Spurs.
But they welcomed 2,00 fans back to the Emirates for the first time in 271 days with a comfortable 4-1 win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday night.
After their difficult start to the season, Arteta will have one eye on the January transfer window, having failed to bring in a creative midfielder over the summer.
Here are the latest transfer rumours from the red half of north London.
Arteta and Edu planning for January window
Arteta has admitted that he is planning for the upcoming window alongside the club’s technical director Edu.
The Spaniard told reporters: “We are planning, talking with Edu and with the club about the things we can do in January.
“But at the moment it’s pretty difficult, unpredictable as well in terms of places we are very restricted in the moment.
“We’ll see what happens, I think things will move in the market, we will be prepared, we will need to do something knowing the limitations of that market in January and the limitations we have as well to sign players.”
Aouar ‘very happy’ at Lyon
Arsenal were heavily linked with Houssem Aouar over the summer as they looked to bring in a creative midfielder but the 22-year-old remained at Lyon.
With the January window approaching, the Gunners had been linked with Aouar once again but the player has said he is “very happy” at Lyon.
“I do not see how I could be unhappy in my city, in my club,” Aouar told RMC Sport. “That [rumours that he is unhappy at Lyon] is something that I do not understand.
“I am very happy to be here, I took the decision to stay with the club that formed me, I savour every day I have here. Everything that I want, is to put this club back in its rightful place with my team-mates.
“I am very happy to be here, we have an enormous amount of ambitions for this season.”
Gunners urged to sign Grealish
Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has backed Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish to make the move to the Emirates.
Speaking to Ladbrokes, Silva said: “I like Jack Grealish. I’ve spoken about him a lot. He has done an amazing job; he’d be a good fit for the team.
“If you see the way he plays, his ability and desire. He’s got quality, there is no doubt about that. He has been sensational this season.
“Good players are not cheap; this is the reality of football, but they make a huge impact. If the club decided in the future that they wanted to bring in a Jack Grealish, then they know it’s not going to be cheap.
“They’ll have to spend big. It’s not easy to find quality players at a good price; you have to understand the market very well and be at the front of a long list of many, many clubs who are all looking for similar players to improve their squads.”