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The Weekly Roundup: 28th October

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Arsenal v Reading - EFL Cup Fourth Round

If you want a quick roundup of everything that happened this week concerning Arsenal Football Club, then you’ve come to the right place. Arsenal played Reading in the League Cup, winning 2-0 but also lost Lucas Perez to injury. So let’s catch up with the news from 24th-28th:

– Arsenal drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at the Emirates on Saturday, in a game where Boro could have won,and where Petr Cech was decisive with a number of very good saves, here are our ‘Four Things We Learned’ from the game.

– Santi Cazorla missed the game against Middlesbrough and was clearly missed.

– Nacho Monreal had another tough game, just like hr did against Swansea PSG, this time facing ex-Barcelona youngster Adama Traoré, fueling speculation over Kieran Gibbs’s possible comeback in the starting XI, check out our player ratings.

Arsenal v Middlesbrough - Premier League

– Arsenal have beaten Reading 2-0 in the League Cup round of 16, thanks to two goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

– Lucas Perez came off injured after a nasty kick to the ankle, that will keep him out for 6 to 8 weeks. Check out the full story here.

– As Lucas Perez came off injured, Olivier Giroud finally came back from injury after recovering from a toe knock, he had the time to register an assist for Oxlade-Chamberlain’s second goal. Ox has already had his most prolific season for Arsenal, after scoring 5 goals from August to October.

– The EFL Cup quarter-final will be played at the Emirates, on November 28th (temporary date) against Southampton.

– According to Arsène Wenger’s pre-match conference, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud will return to the squad for Saturday’s game against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, click here to watch the video.

– The Boss has also stated that Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla are doubts for this game and they’ll undergo tests on Friday. Theo Walcott has a very minor hamstring problem and will be fine for Tuesday, Nacho Monreal has a slight muscle tightness and Cazorla has an ongoing Achilles issue.


– The Mirror reported that Arsenal are one of the many clubs tracking Marco Verratti’s situation at PSG, joining the list of potential long-term replacements for Cazorla.

– Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Redknapp think Jack Wilshere should leave Arsenal and look for a fresh new challenge.

– In this week’s ‘Loan Watch’ Wilshere played his first 90 minutes in just over two years while Crowley continued his goalscoring form. Check it out here.

– Finally, Arsenal held their annual AGM this week, and Kroenke reaffirmed his support for Wenger.

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