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ARSENAL continue to wait for news on the return of the Premier League.

But the Gunners may have an ulterior motive for not wanting it to come back, with Uefa reportedly considering allowing them into the Champions League if the season is cancelled.

Follow all the latest updates from North London below…


    David Luiz has revealed he hopes to one day return to Benfica.

    The Portuguese giants gave the Arsenal defender his big break in European football when he signed for them in 2007 at the age of 19.

    In a SporTV interview reported by Goal Luiz said: “I never lost my connection with Benfica, I have that in my heart, everybody knows I want to come back.

    “I want to wear the Benfica shirt again and feel that sensation.

    “The day I come back to the Estadio da Luz it is going to be very special, one of the greatest feelings of my life.”

    Luiz has made 32 appearances for the Gunners since leaving Chelsea to join the club last summer.


    The father of Gunners target Thomas Partey reckons a switch from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal will depend on demands made by the La Liga club.

    The Spanish team are hoping to tie Partey down to a new contract.

    However Talksport reckon that prospect is looking unlikely.

    Partey's father Jacob told Tru FM: “If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana. I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal.

    “What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.”


    Shkodran Mustafi is wearing a limited edition Arsenal shirt, with a zany design.

    The German defender posted on Instagram: “With my hand painted shirt by @hardinthepaint.co.uk, I am ready to get back on the pitch.

    “As you can see, matchplan for the next game is set.”


    The Premier League is in talks with the government over showing live football on terrestrial TV when the season resumes.

    Culture secretary Oliver Dowden confirmed today that the top flight is considering showing games on free-to-view channels such as the BBC and ITV.

    The Prem could be shown on these channels to stop people going to their mates' houses to watch.

    Premier League football is shown on Sky Sports and BT Sport here – which both require subscriptions.

    Asked about the prospect of footie being shown on free-to-air TV, Dowden said: “It's a very good point and I've raised exactly this challenge to the Premier League in the conversations I had with them.

    “I have said to the Premier League in particular… I think it wouldn't send the best signal if they were one of the first major sports to resume behind closed doors and the public wouldn't have access to it.”


    Happy 33rd birthday to David Luiz.

    The man with the second-best big curly hair at Arsenal.

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