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ARSENAL finished off a terrific transfer window, with the arrivals of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney on deadline day.

And Aubameyang got them off to the perfect start with a scrappy victory against Newcastle United and is looking forward to linking up with Nicolas Pepe following his debut – but the Gunners are still looking to get Shkodran Mustafi off the books.

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  • STEVE SIDWELL fears Premier League players will soon need bodyguards just to go shopping.

    Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac have security guards and dogs patrolling their homes after being caught in a gang feud.

    The two Arsenal players were attacked by knife-wielding car-jackers in North London last month, with Kolasinac chasing off the thugs.

    It is understood that two men were arrested last Thursday after an altercation with their security staff – but the two stars will miss more matches.

    Sidwell warned: “A lot of the players have these dogs and on one command they’re on the attack. Bobby (Zamora) was one of the first to get one and asked me to come over.

    “You put on the arm guard and the big shoulder, and he then comes out with the two dogs, says a command and they’re off the leash and on your arm. They drag you down.”

  • ARSENAL reportedly signed David Luiz because they were unwilling to buy Daniele Rugani from Juventus.

    Gunners boss Unai Emery was linked with the Italian for weeks as he attempted to thrash out a loan deal for the 25-year-old.

    But instead it was the Brazilian who arrived at the Emirates from Chelsea in an £8million move.

    Now Tuttosport claim Emery was unable to bring Rugani to England because Arsenal were not willing to agree to a clause in the loan arrangement that would almost guarantee they buy him next summer.

    And it would have cost them around £28m to take him permanently if a number of conditions were met.

    But transfer chief Raul Sanllehi was opposed to the idea.

  • ALEX IWOBI has revealed why he left Arsenal for Everton.

    Speaking to the club website, the winger said: “The offer was too attractive for me to turn down.

    “The manager was telling me: 'There is a spot for you, we will take care of you'. Basically, all the things you want to hear as a player.

    “He has given me the confidence I will do well. I am ready for a new challenge and chapter in my life.

    “I always had that youngster tag at Arsenal, so hopefully with this move I am able to make a name for myself in the Premier League and create history with Everton.

    “Hopefully I will be able to take on a bit more responsibility and add something to the team as well.”

  • GRANIT XHAKA hopes to make the captain's armband his own after leading the team out at Newcastle on Sunday.

    Unai Emery wants to form a group of leaders to share the responsibility with the midfielder the foremost member of that troop as things stand.

    He told reporters: “It’s a dream I have always worked towards.

    “It’s a recognition of my performances for the club, on the other side of course a special responsibility as well for me as a person – after all I follow club legends like Patrick Vieira or Thierry Henry.

    “At the moment we are just three players in this captain team, besides me it’s Mesut Ozil and Nacho Monreal. We lead the team together.

    “At the moment I am quasi ‘Captain Number 1’. The armband only changes through injuries, suspensions or other absences.”

  • JOHN MCGINN has given Arsenal fans plenty of reason to get excited about newboy Kieran Tierney.

    The Scottish international told TalkSPORT today that Tierney will do all it takes to succeed at Emirates Stadium.

    “He’s got everything,” said McGinn.

    “Once he gets back fit, he will run through a brick wall for Arsenal.

    “Not only that, he can gallop up and down the pitch and get assists, he’s a very good crosser of the ball.

    “He’s also a really humble guy who will improve all the time.”

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