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Arsenal followed Brighton in announcing that they would be banning pitch attackers following a string of recent incidents.
It comes after Liverpool entered the field of play during Thursday’s Carabao Cup exit as he ran towards the ball.
Gunners boss Arteta and Arsenal star Takehiro Tomiyasu also had close ties with fans in recent matches.
And to curb the trend, the Gunners issued a statement to the PA news agency where they announced there would be dire consequences for anyone doing it in the future.
Meanwhile, supporters will not be able to see Granit Xaka and Thomas Partey in action for the Gunners’ game against Burnley on Sunday as both players have been suspended.
Mohamed Elneni is still on AFCON duty, meaning the Gunners will be particularly light in midfield going into the game.
And off the pitch, the Gunners have suffered a major setback in their pursuit of Fiorentina ace Dusan Vlahovic.
The Gunners have been chasing the Serbian striker for some time, but it looks like Juventus may have punched the north London side.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Gate Football News Italy, the Old Lady has made a £58million bid for Vlahovic, who is said to favor a move to Turin.
Finally, there may be some light in the transfer market for Arsenal as long-term transfer target Renato Sanch is reportedly pushing for an exit from Lille.
The midfielder’s contract expires in the summer and he is unwilling to extend his stay with the Ligue 1 side, according to Sport Italia.