Arsenal press conference live: Mikel Arteta at the exit of Alexandre Lacazette, Thomas Partey and the Palace

Mikel Arteta is set to face the press ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Monday.

It was a good international break for the Spaniard who was crowned September’s coach of the month at the individual level, before he got more time to spend on the training ground with his players who were not called up for their countries.

A former Arsenal captain faces another former captain when the long-awaited Patrick Vieira returns to North London at the Eagles’ hideout.

The Frenchman welcomes what is likely to be a fully fit squad after Arsenal players have come through their time with their nations unscathed.

However, this creates some problems in terms of playing time for the likes of Gabriel Martinelli. Given the low number of competitions the Gunners are participating in this season.

You can follow every word that Arteta has to say before the Palace Palace football. London Gunners writer Kaia Kainak is on the live blog of our press conference below.


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