6pm Arsenal news LIVE: Ozil to miss Olympiacos, Cazorla wants proper Gunners goodbye, Tah top transfer target – The Sun

ARSENAL are preparing for their Europa League clash against Olympiacos on Thursday, but will be without Mesut Ozil after his wife gave birth to their first child.

And the Gunners will be fearful of losing young talents Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka, who are both wanted by Liverpool.

Follow all the latest news, gossip and updates from the Emirates below…


    Arsene Wenger has been told by head of law makers International Football Association Board Lukas Brud , that his new offside proposal will be 'impossible' to implement before the Euros 2020.

    Brud told ESPN:

    “I'm not judging the proposal, it might be a good one, but this is not up for approval or for a vote as a concrete proposal to go into the Laws of the Game, it's impossible.

    “Arsene Wenger is a highly knowledgeable and experienced football expert, so we certainly welcome his ideas, but we haven't discussed it yet and we simply cannot approve anything that was not discussed on any level so far.

    “It is not up for approval to come into the Laws of the Game.

    “We have a very strict procedure that we introduced a few years ago that any proposal has to be submitted usually on or before Nov. 1 of the previous year in order for us to be able to discuss a proposal in detail with the relevant bodies

    “But it won't be used at the Euro as reported by some media. Nothing can be used without being in the Laws of the Game, and it definitely will not be in the Laws of the Game next season.”


    Olympiacos boss Pedro Martins has issued a stern warning to fellow Europa League opponents Arsenal ahead of their crunch tie on Thursday night.

    Last week, the Olympiacos boss stretched his side's unbeaten run in domestic football to over a year – with Arsenal's bitter rivals Tottenham the last team to beat the Greek side.

    Ahead of the game Pedro Martins told 'Standard Sport': “It is true but in Greece, at Karaiskakis, it is amazing. Maybe 35,000 there create more noise than 50,000 at some moments in England. 

    “It is a fantastic atmosphere and unbelievable. When Karaiskakis is full of fans, and when we are playing a game like against Arsenal, it will be a fantastic night for sure. It will be a good night for football I am sure.

    “Arsenal is a big club, a big team, with quality players. They’ve a new coach with a different idea of the previous one, but it is Arsenal.

    “Maybe we are not the club that everybody think has much chance to win, but I promise we are here to fight.


    Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa ran out of steam last night and produced the “worst pass ever seen” as the left-back channelled his inner Messi before sending it to row Z.


    Arsenal have identified Jonathan Tah as their top defensive target, but will have to act quickly if they want to have any chance of signing the German centre-back on the cheap.

    According to 'Sport Bild', Tah has a £40million release clause on his head – however that will expire come June.

    Arsenal have already invested in defensive reinforcements, with the signing of Pablo Mari in January and William Saliba set to come back from his loan at the end of the season – however it is thought that the Bayer Leverkusen ace is Mikel Arteta's No 1 priority.


    Arsenal head into Thursdays Europa League clash against Olympiacos as the only side in Europe who remain unbeaten in 2020.

    Defeats for giants Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool last night mean Mikel Arteta's men currently boast the unlikely record and remain the only team in Europe's top five leagues unbeaten this decade.

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