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Emirates Stadium to host Brazil v Uruguay

We’re delighted to announce that Emirates Stadium will host a friendly between Brazil and Uruguay on Friday, November 16.

The match will kick off at 8pm (UK time) and we are pleased to announce that Arsenal members will receive the exclusive first rights on purchasing tickets, with prices starting from £15 for concessions and £30 for adults.

It is urged that all ticket purchases are made as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.
The match will give fans the chance to see two of the world's strongest national teams go head-to-head, with some of the world's best footballers in action at Emirates Stadium in what promises to be an exhilarating encounter.
The Brazil national team currently features players such as Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Thiago Silva with Uruguay boasting talent such as Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and our very own Lucas Torreira.
Brazil and Uruguay have a rich history in the game and boast an impressive tally of nine World Cup final appearances and seven World Cup victories between them.
This match will be the eighth time that the Brazil national team has played at Emirates Stadium.

Brazil v Uruguay follows the successful staging of Brazil against the following national teams in the past: Argentina (2006), Portugal (2007), Sweden (2008), Italy (2009), Republic of Ireland (2010), Scotland (2011) and Chile (2015).
Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham said: “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club is once again delighted and honoured to be hosting the Brazil national team for an international match, this time against one of their great rivals.
“Brazil versus Uruguay will give football supporters a great opportunity to see some of the world’s most talented players on display here in London at Emirates Stadium.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming both the Brazil and Uruguay national teams, together with the thousands of fans who will undoubtedly create a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium on Friday, November 16.”
Former Arsenal player Edu, who is currently general coordinator for the Brazil national team said: “Everyone associated with the Brazil national team is really excited about coming to play a match at Arsenal's home.
“For me, of course this match is extra special. I have many beautiful memories of my time with Arsenal and now coming back in my capacity with Brazil will be a special moment.
“We are looking forward to the match at Emirates Stadium. Uruguay are very strong with many good players. It will be a high quality match and a very good one for the fans.”
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez added: “It doesn’t get much bigger than playing Brazil at Emirates Stadium – and I know the game will be a real spectacle and I encourage Arsenal fans and all lovers of football to come and watch.
“I regularly follow the Premier League and I know Arsenal and English fans are both knowledgeable and passionate – we are hugely motivated to put on a good show for them.”
Anthony Bloch, director of events and football services of match organisers Pitch International said: “We are delighted, in cooperation with the CBF and in partnership with Arsenal to bring the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour back to Emirates Stadium for the international friendly match between Brazil and Uruguay next month. This will be a fantastic opportunity for fans to see two of the world's finest teams in one of football's great stadiums."

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Internationals: Iwobi assists in Nigeria win

Alex Iwobi Nigeria

Two more Gunners were in action for their countries on Saturday. Scroll down to find out how they got on:

Alex Iwobi claimed an assist in Nigeria’s 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over Libya. After being brought down in the box, Odion Ighalo netted from the spot to give the Super Eagles a first-half lead. 

Iwobi then set up Ighalo’s second with an inch-perfect through ball, with the former Watford striker claiming his hat-trick soon after. Samuel Kalu then completed the scoring in the 90th minute to see Nigeria rise to second in qualification Group E.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan captained Armenia in their Uefa Nations League defeat to Gibraltar. Joseph Chipolina scored the game’s only goal, slotting home from the spot to secure Gibraltar’s first points.

Bernd Leno was an unused substitute in Germany’s Nations League defeat to Netherlands. Virgil van Dikj gave the hosts a first-half lead and, despite Joachim Low ringing the changes in the second period, Netherlands secured all three points thanks to Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum’s late strikes. 

Bernd Leno


Internationals: Torreira assists for Uruguay


We had five Gunners in international action on Friday. Read on to find out how they fared for their countries.

Lucas Torreira played the entirety of Uruguay’s 2-1 loss to South Korea, assisting La Celeste’s only goal of the game. Hwang Ui-Jo opened the scoring, before Matias Vecino - assisted by Torreira - levelled the scores. Jung Woo-Young fired in 12 minutes from time to secure South Korea’s victory.

Lucas Torreira in action for Uruguay

Sokratis captained Greece to a 1-0 home win over Hungary in the Nations League. Kostas Mitroglou scored the only goal in Athens, having been assisted by left back Konstantinos Tsimikas. 
Granit Xhaka played the entirety of Switzerland’s 2-1 Nations League loss to Belgium. Romelu Lukaku put the hosts in front before Mario Gavranovic levelled the scores from a free-kick. However, Lukaku struck once more to secure the win for the Red Devils.

Granit Xhaka captains Switzerland

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captained Gabon to a 3-0 win over South Sudan in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Denis Bouanga and Aaron Appidangoye gave Gabon a two-goal lead, before a late goal from Hassan Martin just two minutes from time.

Mohamed Elneny helped Egypt to win their third qualifying match for the Africa Cup of Nations, assisting in a 4-1 win over Swaziland. Ahmed El Mohamady opened the scoring, before Amr Warda doubled the advantage. Elneny then provided the pass for the third goal, enabling Trezeguet to further extend the advantage. Mohamed Salah scored from a corner to make it 4-0, before a late consolation strike reduced the deficit.

David Ospina played the entirety of Colombia’s 4-2 victory over the United States. James Rodriguez gave the visitors the lead on American soil, before Kellyn Acosta and Bradley Wood gave the USA a 2-1 lead. Goals from Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja ensured Colombia picked up the win.

Team news

Team news; Ozil, Ainsley, Welbeck, Cech

Ozil and Lacazette celebrate against Watford

Here's the latest team news update from our medical team:

Mesut Ozil
Now returned to full training following back spasm.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Now returned to full training following a small fracture to left fibula in August.
Danny Welbeck
Withdrawn from England squad with minor hamstring issue. Being assessed ahead of Leicester City (h) on Monday, October 22.
Petr Cech
Left hamstring injury. Being assessed ahead of Leicester City (h) on Monday, October 22.
Dinos Mavropanos
Groin injury. Expected to return to full training by the end of October.
Laurent Koscielny
Right Achilles tendon repair. Aiming to return to full training in November.



Eight Premier League fixtures rescheduled

Arsenal celebrate at Craven Cottage

Eight of our Premier League fixtures have been rescheduled due to TV selection. 

We can now confirm that the following games will be played as under:

Arsenal v Tottenham 
Sunday, December 2
Kick-off 2.05pm
Live on Sky Sports

Manchester United v Arsenal
Wednesday, December 5
Kick-off 8pm
Live on BT Sport

Southampton v Arsenal
Sunday, December 16
Kick-off 1.30pm
Live on Sky Sports

Arsenal v Burnley 
Saturday, December 22
Kick-off 12.30pm 
Live on Sky Sports

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
Wednesday, December 26
Kick-off 5.15pm
Live on Sky Sports

Liverpool v Arsenal
Saturday, December 29
Kick-off 5.30pm
Live on BT Sport

West Ham United v Arsenal 
Saturday, January 12
Kick-off 12.30pm
Live on Sky Sports

Arsenal v Chelsea
Saturday, January 19
Kick-off 5.30pm
Live on BT Sport