Chuba Akpom revealed that Alexis Sanchez is getting a hard time by his team-mates in the Arsenal dressing room of late, having become the subject of ridicule since failing to secure a switch away this summer.
Both Yaya Sanogo and Chuba Akpom have been linked with moves this month, but have so far failed to secure one.
The former is into the final six months of his contract, so a permanent transfer was believed most likely, but we have either failed to drum up interest in his signature, or Arsene Wenger is willing to to give him six more months with the club to prove his worth.
The good news for Arsenal, and there is plenty of it right now after Pep Guardiola lost his first game in charge of Man City and with Manchester United continuing to struggle under Jose Mourinho, is how the Premier League table looks going into the second international break of the season.
Arsenal do have good striking options! by Sam P.
There is a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth coming from the Arsenal fans at the minute, partly due to the fact that Arsene Wenger has once again been more careful with the transfer spending than all the other challengers for the Premier League title, but mainly due to the poor start we have had to the new season, in my opinion anyway.
The Arsenal squad, or those players that are fit and ready at least, have two more friendly games to go in the pre-season schedule, so hopefully the Gunners will perform well against Viking FK this evening and then Manchester City on Sunday. So far, though, it has been so good for Arsenal and with all the players that Arsene Wenger has had to do without, that did not look all that likely.
Not counting the teenage Nigerian sensation Kelechi Nwakali and the young Japanese international forward Takuma Asano, because they will almost certainly not be featuring for the Arsenal first team next season, Arsene Wenger has signed just two new players so far during this summer transfer window.
If you did not know, Arsenal fans, the first match of our pre-season schedule will take place against the French club Lens tonight and you can watch the game as it is being streamed live on the Arsenal website and they also have an app so make sure you go to Arsenal.com and are ready for it.
Is Chris Willock the next Young Gunner set for first team duties?
There have been a few rumours in recent weeks that Arsene Wenger may be looking to promote the likes of Toral, Hayden and Akpom to first team duties next season. However one name that was yet to be mentioned was young winger Chris Willock!