Speaking to Sky Sports, Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny has explained that his side’s losses against Everton and Manchester City were down to complacency.

Following the opening day defeat at the hands of Liverpool, Arsenal suddenly transformed into a team intent on claiming the Premier League title by going on a superb run of 14 matches without a single defeat and many thought that this would finally be the year when the Gunners ended their long title drought.

Unfortunately though, Arsenal have been brought crashing back down to earth in recent times as consecutive defeats against Everton and Manchester City has meant that the North London giants have fallen a whopping 12 points behind leaders Chelsea in the race to claim the Premier League crown.

 

Premier League giants Arsenal have also entered the race to secure the services of Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to reports from the Daily Express.

Arsenal have slipped up in their Premier League title pursuit in recent times and as of now, the Gunners currently find themselves a sizeable 12 points off of leaders Chelsea.

Despite the whopping points difference though, Arsenal are unlikely to give up on their aspirations of lifting the English crown as of yet and in order to boost his side’s chances, manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be looking to strengthen his squad during the current January transfer window.

 

According to reports from the Daily Mirror, Borussia Dortmund are planning to snap up talented Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem during the upcoming January transfer window.

Arsenal snapped up Gedion Zelalem as an extremely promising young player from Olney Rangers back in 2013 and despite being only 16, the midfielder managed to earn a debut for the Gunners after featuring in the 4-0 FA Cup victory over Coventry City in January 2014.

Having broken into the first team at such a tender age, many expected Zelalem to become a regular for the Gunners side and the Germany born midfielder was even touted to have a similar career trajectory to that of Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates Stadium.

 

According to reports from Portuguese outlet A Bola, Arsenal had sent scouts to Portugal to cast a close eye on Yacine Brahimi during Porto’s encounter against Feirense.

Following consecutive defeats against Everton and Manchester City, Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge has stuttered a bit in recent times and the Gunners have now fallen a sizeable nine points behind leaders Chelsea in the standings.

Although the gap can still be closed down in the coming weeks, Arsenal certainly do not have any more room for errors if they are to harbor hopes of ending their long title drought during the current campaign.

 

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that fit again Danny Welbeck has impressed during training upon his return.

Danny Welbeck has proven to be a very good signing for Arsenal since he joined the Gunners from Manchester United during the summer of 2014 but his playing time on the pitch was limited last season due to a plethora of long term injury problems.

Welbeck only made his first appearance for Arsenal last term in February before once again being ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a serious knee problem in May.