Arsenal gossip: Key trio close in on return and striker deal given January go-ahead

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup.

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Juventus are ready to let Simone Zaza go in January, with Arsenal interested in the 24-year-old striker, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.

The striker spent last season with Sassuolo, and linked up with Juve over the summer.

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The Gunners are confident forward Danny Welbeck, 24, will play again this year – despite England boss Roy Hodgson suggesting he would be out for six months, The Sun reports.

Arsenal are now hopeful of having Welbeck back in the squad in time for Christmas.

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Arsenal centre-backs Per Mertesacker, 30, and Laurent Koscielny, 29, are on course to be fit to face Stoke this weekend, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The pair have endured a stuttering start to the campaign so far this term.

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Nacho Monreal has credited the physical nature of English football with making him a better player, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Arsenal left-back, who arrived at the Emirates from Malaga in January 2013, initially struggled to hold down a starting spot under Arsene Wenger.

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Mikel Arteta has spoken of the mental and physical pain he’s suffered because of injury, the Daily Mirror reports.

Arsenal’s captain has missed a large chunk of last season through injury and is now struggling to gain full fitness.

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