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Arsenal youngster set for Champions League debut against PSG

Rob Holding is set to make his bow in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain this week, following the injury suffered by Laurent Koscielny at the weekend.

The young defender, who turns 21 next week, joined the club from Bolton Wanderers this summer, but has already made his mark on the first-team due to a number of players missing through injury.

Arsenal player ratings from Southampton win – Cazorla MOTM

This was probably the easiest choice of which of the Arsenal players to give the Man of the Match award to ever. Even if the little magician that is Santi Cazorla had not been given the chance to show his nerves of steel by drilling the injury time penalty straight down the middle to give the Gunners a barely deserved win over Southampton, he was by far the best Arsenal player on the pitch. Honourable mentions go to the warrior and overhead kick specialist Laurent Koscielny, his new partner Mustafi and the excellent Francis Coquelin.

Arsenal v Southampton review – Cazorla penalty saves Gunners blushes

Arsene Wenger chose to leave Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud on the bench thinking, I believe, of the trip to PSG on Tuesday and assuming that we would still beat Southampton. That complacency was evident on the pitch as well and we nearly paid for it but were saved by the award of an injury time penalty that Cazorla scored to give us the points.

Xhaka sees red on bad night for Arsenal international stars

It was not all bad news for the Arsenal players on international duty last night, as our young defender Calum Chambers, who has gone to Middlesborough on loan, started and completed the match for Gareth Southgate’s England under 21s in which they hammered Norway by 6-1, three of them coming from Man United’s Marcus Rashford.

Invincibles return to inspire Arsenal to Premier League title?

It has been over 12 years now since Arsene Wenger and that incredible and invincible Arsenal team lifted the Premier League trophy after doing what almost everyone said was impossible and completing the Premier League season without a single defeat.

Was the Arsenal manager right to risk injury in Leicester draw?

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he took a risk fielding Laurent Koscielny for Arsenal against Leicester City after he picked up a knock on Friday.

The defender was rushed back into action for the match away at last season’s Premier League champions, after Rob Holding and Calum Chambers were unable to stop rivals Liverpool from putting four past them the weekend before.

Is this the Arsenal XI set to start against Leciester?

After losing the opening game of the Premier league season at home, Arsenal fans can expect Arsene Wenger to make some changes to the starting line-up and probably not just to fill the gaps left by Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi picking up injury problems in the loss to Liverpool.

Could Arsenal be set for a big boost for Liverpool opener?

Arsenal trio Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all returned to training today, four days before the trip to Liverpool, and could well be fast-tracked into the playing squad.

The French duo were given an extended holiday following their European Championship campaign, as was Mesut Ozil, after they helped their sides to reach the final and semi-final of the competition.