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Arsenal working on set pieces ‘everyday’

Gabriel Magalhaes has revealed the secret behind his goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Brazilian centre-back scored one goal and forced another against Arsenal’s London rivals in a 5-0 win.

The towering defender capitalised on two corners and has revealed that he and his teammates had been working on the set pieces every day.

He said: “Of course we have been working everyday on this and I’m so happy.

“I’m feeling so good and so happy to help the team and of course we worked a lot on this [corners] so I’m happy.”

Wigan confirm Arsenal loan ends

Wigan Athletic have confirmed that Omar Rekik has returned to Arsenal.

Rekik joined the Latics on loan for the first have of the season, but has now returned to north London following the expiration of the deal.

The 22-year-old defender made 14 appearances during his spell with Wigan, contributing to six assists in the process.

Shearer urges Toney move

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has urged Arsenal to sign Ivan Toney from Brentford.

The Bees striker returned from his eight-month ban with a goal against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

And after retirning to the ggoals immediately, Shearer has urged the Gunners to splash the cash on him.

Speaking to the BBC, he said: “They [Arsenal] are only two points behind leaders Liverpool despite having a horrible run in the past month, but I still think they need a quality centre-forward to go to that next level, and go on and win the Premier League.

“I thought Brentford’s Ivan Toney could be the answer, with the wide players Arsenal have got and the service they would give him, but it doesn’t look like they are going to do any business for Toney this month, or make any other major forward signings before the window closes.

“They are not far away and I just think that, if they were to get someone in, it might make a big difference – but that seems unlikely for now.”

Neville blames Arsenal for PGMOL complaints

Gary Neville has pointed the finger at Arsenal and Liverpool for the growing number of complaints to the PGMOL.

Nottingham Forest have launched a complaint to the refereeing group after Ivan Toney scored a controversial free-kick against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

But former Man Utd star Neville thinks that the blame is with Arsenal and Liverpool after they began submitting complaints to the PGMOL earlier in the season.

On X, he wrote: “Clubs writing to the PGMOL is embarrassing! Liverpool and Arsenal started it and set the precedent of this nonsense.”

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John-Jules pleased with extended loan

Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules has said he’s “happy” to extend his loan away from the club.

The 22-year-old joined Derby County on loan this summer and was set to stay until the January transfer window.

However after scoring two goals in 13 appearances, the Rams have extended his loan until the end of the season.

Speaking to RamsTV on the extension, John-Jules said: “I’m happy. I’ve really settled in here and I feel I have settled in well with the lads and the staff.

“When I was injured earlier in the season, everyone looked after to me so it felt like the right decision to stay. I just want to push on now for the back end of the season.”

Raya praise

David Raya has been on the receiving end of a lot of praise for his performance against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Spaniard played his part in the London derby by keeping a clean sheet in the 5-0 victory for the Gunners.

Raya was also praised for his distribution with one of his throws leading almost directly to an Arsenal goal on the counter.

It comes after much debate about whether the Spaniard has been performing better than the man he replaced, Aaron Ramsdale.

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