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Arsenal are keen and considering a shocking move for Borussia Dortmund star winger Julian Brandt, reports The Athletic. The player has been Out of favour at Dortmund this season, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen to reinforce his struggling side in January.

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley feels, that despite his status as a club legend, Frank Lampard needs to turn things around at Chelsea soon if he wants to keep his job. The Blues suffered their fourth defeat of the season, and their third in 4 games, and continue to be outside the top four positions. After a solid start to the season that led to talks of Chelsea being title contenders, they are now looking like a team who would do well to get into the top four. He said;

“[Lampard’s] got players out of form, he’s got players that are not fully fit, and that’s a problem. They have gone from looking one of the paciest, quickest sides in the Premier League to one of the most pedestrian,”

“That is a huge issue for him because you may have noticed owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t suffer inconsistency, bad results, no matter who it is. So let me be clear, Lampard is back on the chopping board currently as we speak.

Manchester United could send their star midfielder who they signed not quite long, Donny van de Beek to Inter Milan on loan as they look to bring in Christian Eriksen from the Serie A side, claims Calciomercato.

The star midfielder, Christian Eriksen is set to leave Inter Milan in January and the Danish midfielder has been linked with Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Paul Merson has surprisingly named Kieran Tierney as the player who should be the Arsenal captain when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not on the pitch. The former Gunners midfielder believes the full-back has the qualities to lead the side when their star striker is not in the playing XI. Arsenal have struggled to find consistency this season and have won just twice in their last 10 Premier League matches. However, those 2 wins have come over their historic rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. Paul Merson said;

“I would give it to Tierney as he’d run through a brick wall for you. He’s the one player I look at who gives everything, and I’d give him the captaincy. There’s a way of showing how much you care, and the relationship he is building with Bukayo Saka down the left looks decent,”

“Arsenal need that all around the pitch, and at the moment, they’re in a relegation battle. For me, I don’t see them doing what Burnley will do, rolling their sleeves up and getting wins. Arsenal are searching for the perfect win but they need to start grinding out results.

Frank Lampard has reacted saldy to the shocking defeat he got in the match against Arsenal. The manager, Lampard was very critical of his Chelsea players after the defeat, describing their approach to the game as lazy as he sought to shift the blame onto his charges. He said;

“You get what you deserve. We were lazy to give away a penalty, lazy in terms of giving away a free-kick that he [Xhaka] puts in the top corner. I’m very, very disappointed in the way we approached the first half because some things in football are basics. “It’s not tactics or systems, it’s: do you want to run? Do you want to back your team mate up? Do you want to sprint or do you want to jog? Or maybe you want to say, ‘Oh maybe I don’t have to run.’ We took that decision rather than the right one.”

However, the Chelsea boss deserves some of the blame. For starters, his poor team selection set the Blues up for a tough afternoon at the Emirates. Lampard named two unfit players in defence when he opted to start with Reece James and Ben Chilwell

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