Arsenal news LIVE: Marcus Thuram transfer battle, Dubai friendlies ANNOUNCED, Barcelona target Charlie Patino

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White and Bukayo Saka have stepped off the plane as the Three Lions arrived in Qatar.

Gareth Southgate‘s men have touched down in the Middle East tasked with ending 56 years of hurt – having come so close to winning Euro 2020.

James Maddison has England and Arsenal fans in hysterics after “doing an Ashley Cole” in the squad photo.

The Leicester City star has been pictured along with the rest of the lads but was awkwardly leaning into the picture from the side.

Arsenal will play two friendlies in Dubai during the World Cup versus Lyon and AC Milan.

The Gunners will play in the Dubai Super Cup against the French side on December 8 and then the Serie A champions on December 13.

Liverpool complete the teams in the mini competition but Mikel Arteta’s side will not play their Premier League rivals.

The aim of the tournament is to keep players who are not part of the World Cup fit during the six-week pause of domestic football.

Meanwhile, ex-Arsenal star Santi Cazorla wants to one day return to the Emirates.

The 37-year-old is currently playing for Qatari outfit Al Sadd SC, but would like to come back in some capacity.

He said: “Of course I would like to come back.

“I have to wait if the club thinks about me, if I can help in something – as a coach or a sporting director.”

Also, Thomas Partey has won Arsenal’s goal of the month for October for his stunning strike against Tottenham in the North London derby.

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