ARSENAL were pegged back to draw 1-1 with Leicester, and Eddie Nketiah will miss this Sunday's North London derby after his quick red card.
But on the transfer front the Gunners are edging closer to a deal for Thomas Partey while Dayot Upamecano could be available for a much lower fee than expected.
Follow all the latest Arsenal news and transfer gossip below..
ARSENAL VERDICT BY ROB MAUL
One of the great joys for any coach – not to mention a loyal fan – is watching the rise and blossoming of young talent at their football club.
And there will be an immense feeling of satisfaction and excitement within the Arsenal youth ranks at the development of Bukayo Saka in his first year as a professional.
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ARSENAL RATINGS BY SAM MORGAN
Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang proved they can lead the line for future Arsenal seasons.
But who will need to do more if he wants to remain at the club?
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Arsenal looked to be heading for a win at the Emirates.
But Jamie Vardy's 84th minute equaliser secured a vital point for Champions League-hunting Leicester.
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Just 25 minutes left and Arsenal are still 1-0 up at the Emirates.
These final moments could be pivotal in the race for top four.
Can Leicester find a way back?
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We're almost at half-time here and Arsenal have taken a commanding 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The striker is now one goal behind Jamie Vardy – on the field for Leicester – in the race for the golden boot.
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GUNNER BE GOOD
We are five minutes in at the Emirates as Arsenal look to keep their heads in the race for a European finish.
Meanwhile, Leicester have just seen Chelsea move past them in the table to third.
Who will come out on top in this crunch clash?
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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lead the line for Arsenal against Leicester.
Bukayo Saka completes the front three with Nicolas Pepe returning to the bench following the birth of his child.
Arsenal XI: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney; Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang
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BETTER THE NEVILLE YOU KNOW
Gary Neville was caught up in a fierce Twitter row with an Arsenal fan – after calling the Gunners defence “uncoachable”… in November.
Immediately after Unai Emery was sacked, the Sky Sports pundit pointed the finger at the Arsenal back-line.
Still bearing a grudge now in July, one fan took to Twitter to share the current Premier League clean sheet stats – with Mikel Arteta leading a superb charge up the table in 2020.
Looking at the whole season, the Arsenal fan sarcastically captioned the clean sheet stats: “Uncoachable.”
But Neville was quick to react, saying: “Are you bragging?
“You’ve conceded 8 more goals than Sheffield United, 5 more than Wolves and 10 more than Leicester who you play tonight.
“City, Liverpool, United and Crystal Palace also have better defensive records.
“Tony Adams will be proud of you!”
OH DANI BOY
Mikel Arteta admits he is desperate to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent deal from Real Madrid.
The Arsenal boss said: “Yeah, we are talking to the club.
“Obviously we don’t own the player, he’s not in our hands so the clubs will need to have a communication and see what we can do.
“I’m really happy with him, the way he’s evolving, and I love how much he likes to play football – the passion he puts into every training session and every game, you just have to see his celebrations.
“I think he’s evolving in the right way and he’s becoming a really important player for us.
“We have to be open to different situations. And I think the market will give us the opportunity to do certain deals like this [swaps] but at the moment I cannot comment on any of that.”
Lille striker Victor Osimhen is waiting on both Manchester United and Arsenal to make a decision on whether they want to bid for him.
The Nigerian star, 21 is set to reject a deal from Napoli as his sights are set on the Premier League.
Napoli had agreed to a £46million fee to sign Osimhen, according to reports in Italy.
The Serie A giants, who've endured a horror season by their high standards, were also said to have offered him a monster salary.
Osimhen has quickly emerged as one of Europe's top prospects.
TEN CLEAN SHEETS
The 'uncoachable' team has been dubbed worse since their dip in form but they have proved their critics wrong, having ten clean sheet this season.
The North London club are joined by Manchester United with the same amount. Premier League champions Liverpool have 15 clean sheets so far with Manchester City following close behind with 13.
TOP FOUR RACE
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea fans are all uniting against Leicester tonight, as the club pushes to widen the gap and get that Champions League place.
Arsenal will be sure to keep Pierre Aubameyang after he starred in their kit launch photos.
However, the strikers future is still up in the air with his contract situation still unresolved.
Aubameyang is said to be holding out for a minimum three-year contract worth £250,000 per week, but also wants assurances the club can match his ambitions, as The Mirror has reported.
Images of three players were used in the post, which also showed Lucas Torreira and David Luiz in some of the latest kit.
Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over keeping defender Dani Ceballos.
The North London outfit want to keep Caballos after he's emerged as one Arteta's key players during their recent revival.
After telling his team to 'take a step forwards', in January, Ceballos has done exactly that, which made the Gunner boss re-evaluate his potential for long term.
Madrid loaned the defender to Arsenal after Zidane gave the go ahead.
He recently scored the late FA Cup winner against Sheffield United and stepped up as Matteo Guendouzi has been sidelined.
Arsenal's top goal scorers include Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe. Xhaka, Maitland-Niles and Saka have tackles in the mid twenties. Pepe leads the charge with six assists and Xhaka ismiles ahead with his assists with 51 in total so far.
THE WRIGHT WAY
Ian Wright shows off his Arsenal shirt in his back garden as well as showing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement as it's shown printed on the shirt.
Whilst some of Wright's colleagues have opted to forgo their Black Lives Matter symbols, he clearly hasn't followed suit.
Brendan Rodgers has backed Mikel Arteta after the Arsenal boss completed four wins on the bounce.
The Leicester boss said: “I think Mikel’s done very well since he’s gone in, he’s gone in to a club with huge expectations, which he knows from his time being a player there.
“But he’s gone in on his first job into a huge task and I think how he’s dealt with it so far has been outstanding.”
New pictures of Arsenal in training show that Matteo Guendouzi is still training alone and Pepe still has not returned to training after missing Arsenals's previous match because his wife went into labour.
ARTETA BREAKING RULES
Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has been accused of breaking Premier League rules by giving his players a pep talk whilst they have their water break.
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder bemoaned big clubs breaking the rules on giving team talks during drinks breaks and stated that Arteta was a key offender during Arsenal’s recent FA Cup win over Sheffield United.
The Sheffield United manager was opposed to rule changes that saw drinks breaks and the option of five substitutions brought in as part of Project Restart.
He said: ''We were told against Arsenal we weren’t allowed before the game to give team talks and then I saw Mikel gather his troops and start delivering a team talk and I thought that rule, that directive we got from the Premier League, has gone straight out the window,
“If you look, there aren’t many people having a drink, they’re having a little sip and there’s quite a lot of huddling going on and managers and coaches getting into the players.''
Maybe the Gunners boss needs to be discreet when he gives his players advice.
Former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney's BBC column, had some opinions about the future of Brazilian international David Luiz.
''David Luiz may not be the future of Arsenal but he can help shape it, and that's why I think he was offered a new contract.
He was criticised for his performance against Manchester City in June – where he was sent off and gave away a penalty – but this squad is young and very inexperienced, and the fact there was such a long debate over who should be captain, shows there is a lack of leadership within the team.''
Luiz, 33 won't be playing with Arsenal until the end of his career but he Carney thinks he has valuable insight for the up and coming young talent.
May he can impart some of his wisdom on them.
NO TOP FOUR
Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction on Arsenal's hope to get that Champions League spot
Writing for the BBC, the football expert gave his opinion on the North London outfit.
''Arsenal got a good win at Wolves, thanks to a lovely finish by Bukayo Saka and it was a great game to watch. The outcome could have been very different, though, so I don't feel as if the Gunners are on a charge towards the top four, or anything like that.''
DEFENDER HOPE DASHED
Arsenal's hope to sign Dayot Upamecano may have been blighted as the defender is expected to sign a contract extension to prevent him from leaving on a free.
Lepizig's CEO Mintzlaff told Kicker: “I assume that he [Upamecano] will also play for us next season. We are in good talks to find a solution to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer next year,”
Upamecano was a transfer target for Arsenal, whilst also being highly rated by Manchester United.
Both clubs would be able to sign him for nothing when his contract expires in 2021, which has put Leipzig in a difficult situation this summer.
The Bundesliga club want to cash in on the talented 21-year-old rather than let him leave for free.
'BALL IN YOUR COURT
Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan again for next season with Mikel Arteta confirming talks are being made.
The 23-year-old has become a key player for the Gunners since the restart of football – starting in the last four Premier League games.
And he came off the bench last weekend to send the North Londoners into the FA Cup semi-final after scoring an injury time winner away at Sheffield United.
SunSport exclusively revealed last month that Arsenal were not looking to permanently sign the Spaniard once his loan spell expires at the end of the season.
But it appears that the club still want him on their books, with the Times claiming Arsenal want Ceballos until 2021.
They state that the player has accepted the fact he will not feature regularly under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette could reportedly be on his way out of the club this summer with three European heavyweights interested.
Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are all interested in signing the 29-year-old, according to L’Equipe.
Lacazette has endured a tough season that has culminated in him losing his place in the team on Project Restart to rookie Eddie Nketiah.
The French striker has netted 10 goals in 32 games this season, but he will do well to hit the 19 he bagged last campaign.
Despite his struggles however, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen for the former Lyon man to stay at the Emirates.
Lacazette was Arsenal’s record signing when he joined in a £54million move from Lyon in 2017.
GO TO SLEEP
Sokratis Papastathopoulos branded Granit Xhaka the Greek word for w***** during a hilarious Instagram exchange.
The Swiss midfielder posted a photo on his account with a smile on his face during training.
And Sokratis, 32, replied: “Go to sleep re malaka every day you post foto!!!”
It turns out 'malaka' is a rude word, translating as the Greek for w*****.
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