Arsenal latest: Bookies favourites for Fabregas and Klopp suspension

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All the latest from the past 24 hours at The Emirates.

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp will be banned from the touchline for the teams game in the Champions League. The Bundesliga side’s coach was in hot water after he reacted furiously toward a fourth official who refused to allow Neven Subotic back on to the pitch - which in part led to Napoli scoring in the 2-1 win.

He sat out the game against Marseille this week, but UEFA have now extended the suspension - therefore Klopp will not be on the touchline when the two teams face off on October 22nd.

Mikel Arteta has quashed talk suggesting this current set of players are the new Invincibles. The Gunners have now won ten games on the bounce, equalling the best run had by the team that went the Premier League season unbeaten.

But Arteta has tried to temper that excitement today:

"I don't think we are at that level yet, but competition makes everyone work harder so it is a great thing because it raises the level."

Arsenal have been made the bookies favourites to sign Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona - Paddy Power have odds of 5/6 on an Emirates return for the Spanish international - with Manchester United just behind on 3/1 and Bayern Munich at 16/1.

He has also been singing the praises of Mesut Ozil:

"His style is nailed on for Arsenal. It's a league with a lot more spaces and he is a player that, with [such] spaces, can kill you. We have seen it with Real Madrid. He has a brilliant final ball and in the Premier he will enjoy it a lot."

Arsenal are now set to open discussions with manager Arsene Wenger over a new three-year deal worth £8 million-per-season. The Frenchman recently celebrated his 17 year anniversary in North London, and is currently the countries longest serving manager after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Wenger has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain recently while he has also had his position at the club called into question.

But his current deal expires at the end of the season and he has just lead Arsenal to a ten game winning streak. It is believed a deal to keep him at Arsenal could be finalised during this month’s international break.

Chelsea are ready to rival Arsenal to the signature of Julian Draxler this winter. The Schalke 04 playmaker had an excellent performance in the Champions League this week against FC Basel and that has reignited interest in the player who has been linked with plenty of deals away from the Bundesliga recently - although the rumours suggest it will be for much less than the £60 million once quoted for him, with a figure of £25 million being mooted.

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