Arteta throws the glove at Ozil


Ozil was handed a standing ovation at the end of a busy shift in Arsenal's 2-1 turnaround loss to the Blues at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Despite his desire to convince Xhaka to stay, Arteta has started to look for midfield reinforcements for next month and may be forced to search for a new defender if Calum Chambers is ruled out for long.

"That's what I hope, that I can maintain that level every three or four days", said Arteta.

Mesut has been very effective against Chelsea. "Also, the structure has to help him so he can (use) everything he has". And he's willing, that's what I can tell you.

"We just need to bring the confidence back in and that's it". He needs the collective structure, the organization and his teammates.

New boss Arteta, who returned to the Gunners earlier this month, risks losing two big name players in the dressing room in the coming months in Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka as he looks to steady the ship.

European giants Inter Milan and FC Barcelona are reportedly set to battle it out for the chance to sign Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. "The moment this changes, then he will not play".

Former Arsenal midfieldeer Ray Parlour believes if the striker is not 100 percent behind Mikel Arteta's ideas, he should be sold in the transfer window.

The 20-year-old said he has seen a difference in the players' attitudes in training and is confident that results on the pitch are forthcoming, but has called for patience to allow Arteta's vision to take shape.

The last of the Premier League titles from United came at the end of the 2012-13 season, and although two League Cup successes, an FA Cup victory and a triumphant campaign in the Europa League kept the trophy count, the current boss Solskjaer will be happy to see the back of the 2010s.

Arsenal host Manchester United on New Year's Day, with Arteta conceding he must battle to fix his squad's brittle confidence.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is expected to be available to face Arsenal tonight after being away from the Premier League on Saturday at Burnley.

"He's trying to improve the team".