Good morning Arsenal fans

Arsenal face rivals Tottenham away this Sunday in the North London Derby.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte is expected to have Dejan Kulusevski back after missing the past three matches with a muscle problem.

However, Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur face late fitness tests, while Lucas Moura remains sidelined with a tendon injury.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, on the other hand, is hoping he will have Bukayo Saka at his disposal after the winger was forced off at Oxford in the FA Cup on Monday.

Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson remain sidelined with a knee and thigh injury respectively.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are set to break the bank with a club record £84million bid for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo Mudryk.

The Gunners have now made their third official offer for Mudryk with the club willing to break their transfer record to bring their man in.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the North Londoners have offered Shakhtar €70million (£62m) as well as sizeable add-ons worth up to €25m (£22m) for the 22-year-old.

Romano tweeted: “Arsenal new bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk has €70m guaranteed fee, as revealed yesterday — understand bonuses are close to €20/25m.

“Waiting for Shakthar, Arsenal are now discussing on add-ons structure and how/when to activate them.”

After news of a fresh approach broke, Mudryk took to Instagram and posted a praying emoji on his story.

And Arsenal boss Arteta revealed Jesus is “progressing really well” in his recovery from a long-term knee injury.

The Spanish tactician, though, didn’t issue a time frame regarding the striker’s return to action.

Arteta said: “He’s progressing really well. He’s working really hard.

“He’s in the right place in his recovery regarding the time that we set for him, but he’s still a bit far [away] to be back.”

Finally, Newcastle look ready to steal Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Arsenal.

The Gunners have been chasing Milinkovic-Savic over the last week and looked ready to complete a deal with the Serie A outfit.

It appeared the North Londoners would sign the midfielder on loan until the end of the season before paying £44m for a permanent deal.

According to Il Messaggero, however, the Magpies will make a last-minute swoop to hijack the Serbia international.

The Toon will offer the Roman outfit £53m as well as a whopping £10m signing bonus for the 27-year-old.

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