UNAI EMERY's Arsenal are preparing for their huge North London derby at home to Tottenham.

The Gunners have made a promising start to this season with wins against Newcastle and Burnley but were overwhelmed by Mo Salah and Co on Merseyside as the Reds cruised to a 3-1 victory.

And on Friday they learned their Europa League fate and will face Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Vitoria this season.

Stick around for the latest news and gossip from the Emirates…

  • NACHO MONREAL is an Arsenal player no more – after signing for Real Sociedad.

  • REAL SOCIEDAD are reportedly fighting to sign Nacho Monreal, which could leave Unai Emery in a hole.

    The Gunners signed Kieran Tierney in the summer and have high hopes for the Scottish international, 22.

    But with the ex-Celtic defender sidelined until late September with a groin injury, Monreal has been starting at left-back.

    Despite this, the Evening Standard claims Sociedad are hopeful of landing the 33-year-old before next week's European deadline.

    Granit Xhaka was deployed as an emergency full-back last season, while Hector Bellerin is on the comeback trail.

    But Emery would still face a huge problem on the left side of an already shaky defence if Monreal departs.

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