Mavropanos should help Sokratis settle in at Arsenal

Arsenal’s newest defender Sokratis has only been at the club for two weeks since arriving from Dortmund and joining up with his old team-mates Mhkitaryan and Aubameyang. This is the veteran’s first time in England after spells in Greece, Italy and Germany but he obviously feels settled in already as he is hoping to help our other Greek centre-back, Dinos Mavropanos, to get used to life at the club as well. “I think this is my work and the work of the other guys with experience, to help the young guys,” Sokratis said on “From the first day, I will do everything so that the young guys feel like they have been here for a lot of years.

Arsenal Tour Squad confirmed – Ramsey and Perez in, Ospina out?

So we finally have confirmation of the 25-man Arsenal team to go to Singapore on Sunday for the International Champions Cup games against Atletico Madrid and Paris St Germain.

It certainly looks like Aaron Ramsey will be staying and signing a new contract as he is not being left behind to find a new team, and perhaps Lucas Perez will be staying as our elusive left-winger?

Are Arsenal set to get rid of Mustafi?

There were many rumours last summer than Shkrodan Mustafi was set to be sold to Inter Milan as deadline day approached, although both Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger both denied it afterwards.

But perhaps Mustafi wishes he had left as he had an awful season as the Arsenal defence conceded more goals than ever before under Wenger, with the German being lambasted for many suicidal individual errors.

Bernd Leno error gives Brentford win over Arsenal

The Gunners had yet another behind-doors friendly yesterday as Brentford were the secret visitors at Arsenal’s training ground. Again Emery gave all his players some time on the pitch as they build up fitness ahead of their flight to Singapore on Sunday. Despite the secrecy, Football.London got wind of it, and reported the game as follows….

Why it is good that Arsenal’s U21s are being sent to Coventry

This season the Arsenal U21s have been entered for the very first time into the Checkatrade Trophy, which allows Premier League reserve sides to play against senior sides from the lower divisions. Not only does it help the youngsters gain experience playing against bigger crowds than the reserves would normally get, there is also the prize of a Wembley Final at the end of it. Last year Lincoln won the trophy on their first ever Wembley appearance after knocking Chelsea out on penalties in the semi’s.