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The international break is here, and it’s probably come as a welcome reprieve for Arsenal and Unai Emery.
A 2-0 loss against Leicester at the weekend leaves the Gunners in sixth place in the table, eight points away from a place in the top four. That means points wise, Emery’s men are actually closer to 17th place than fourth.
Second half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison ensured that Arsenal wouldn’t take any points from the King Power Stadium, with fans demanding that a managerial change is made.
It doesn’t look like that change will happen any time soon though, with the board keeping faith in Emery.
With players around the world representing their national teams, here is the latest news from the Emirates over the last 24 hours.
Who is Cole Bassett?
The American teenager is travelling over from the USA to spend a week at London Colony working under the Arsenal coaches.
Bassett has just started to establish himself as a part of Colorado Rapids’ first team, but has been the subject of interest from a few European clubs, including Bundesliga side Freiburg after training with them last year.
The player himself has said that he is an Arsenal fan, so could a more permanent switch be on the cards?
Guendouzi’s reaction vs Leicester
It has been a disappointing few weeks for Arsenal, and it didn’t get any better at the King Power Stadium on Saturday as a 2-0 loss to Leicester City made it four league games without a win.
The loss also put a nine point gap between Arsenal and the Foxes, who go into the international break 2nd in the table.
There was still all to play for at half time as Leicester’s two goals came in the second half, but Gunners’ midfielder Matteo Guendouzi wasn’t too happy with one decision on the pitch during the first period.
Nightmare fixture list
After the international break, Arsenal have the task of closing the gap on the top four should they wish to play Champions League football next season.
While the fixture for the next few weeks doesn’t look too bad for the Gunners, with games vs Southampton, Norwich and Brighton coming up, the run up to and after Christmas is not great reading for Arsenal fans, especially in the form they are in.