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Cazorla injury update

07:30: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks Santi Cazorla WILL return for the Gunners.

But not until after Christmas. 

“The first signs are positive, but still he has not played for one and a half years.

“He is not in full training yet, he needs a few games with the reserve team. So I think if all goes well, it will be after Christmas.”

Arsenal want Barcelona star

07:10: Arsenal supposedly want to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claims the Gunners are mulling over whether to replace Petr Cech at the end of the campaign.

And Ter Stegen is their No1 choice, with the Germany international regarded as one of the best shotstoppers in world football.

However, in bad news for Arsene Wenger, Paris Saint-Germain are also sniffing about. 

Ramsey compared to Chelsea hero Lampard

06:50: Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has been compared to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard by Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp.

“Aaron Ramsey is thriving for Arsenal at the moment and it is because he is playing in his best central position,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.

“Arsene Wenger needs to keep Ramsey in this ‘Frank Lampard’ role.

“Whenever the ball goes wide, Ramsey’s priority has to be to make those runs from deep and get into the box. He is tireless in midfield, covering more ground than any other Arsenal player in each of his last four starts.

“Time and again he digs this team out of holes.”

Welcome to Express Sport’s Arsenal LIVE blog

06:30: Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s LIVE Arsenal news blog.

The Gunners are currently preparing for their Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening.

This morning, there are updates on transfer deals and possible injury returns.

So stay tuned for all the latest from north London.

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