7am Arsenal news LIVE: Brenner transfer LATEST, Aubameyang ‘worst summer signing’, Gunners blew Bellingham deal


Nicolas Pepe has confessed to being ‘frustrated’ by his slow second season at Arsenal.

He told Canal+ via Metro: “My goal is to play more, have a little more playing time.

“A player who plays is happy. For me, I would like to play a little more to find a smile again.

“[Arteta] wants me to be 100 per cent focused during the 90 minutes of the match.

“Afterwards, I see during training that I will be a substitute the following weekend.

“But the coach speaks to me, he also has assistants who are there for that.

“But it is frustrating for any player to be on the bench.

“The coach makes his choices. It’s up to me to show him that I deserve that chance.”

Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been labelled as the Premier League’s worst summer signing.

Chris Sutton told the Mail: “The worst? We were all told that Arsenal tying down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be like a new signing and, after a lot of hullabaloo, he put pen to paper.
“Since then, he’s scored once from the spot.

“If fans were at stadiums, he wouldn’t exactly have had them on the edge of their seats.”

Elsewhere on the transfer front, Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing young Brazilian striker Brenner – but face a transfer battle with FIVE other clubs.

Calcio Mercato claims the Sao Paulo star, 20, has caught Mikel Arteta’s eye with some stunning performances this season.

He has scored 15 goals and assisted a further three in just 25 games.

And finally, Greg Clarke has resigned from his role as FA chairman after referring to ‘coloured footballers’ in a car-crash grilling by MPs.

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A statement from him said: “As a person who loves football and has given decades of service to our game, it is right that I put the interests of football first.

“2020 has been a challenging year and I have been actively considering standing down for some time to make way for a new Chair now our CEO transition is complete and excellent executive leadership under Mark Bullingham is established.

“My unacceptable words in front of Parliament were a disservice to our game and to those who watch, play, referee and administer it. This has crystallised my resolve to move on.

“I am deeply saddened that I have offended those diverse communities in football that I and others worked so hard to include.

“I would like to thank my friends and colleagues in the game for the wisdom and counsel they have shared over the years and resign from the FA with immediate effect.”



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