Date: 19th October 2021 at 3:07pm
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After a run of three wins in four games looked to have marked a change in Arsenal’s fortunes, Mikel Arteta’s side slumped to a 2-2 draw with London rivals Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Monday evening. 

Arteta’s side had started the season appallingly and found themselves rock bottom after three matches, but victories over Norwich City, Burnley and Tottenham lifted them into the top half.

On Monday, however, the Gunners relied on a 96th minute equaliser from substitute Alexander Lacazette to rescue a point against the Eagles.

Despite going ahead, Arteta’s side were unable to convert a number of chances and found themselves 2-1 down with a little over 15 minutes remaining.

The Frenchman came to the rescue, however, with a goal deep into added time to extend the club’s unbeaten run in the league to five games.

Now, Arteta is reportedly assessing possible targets for the January transfer window, and a fellow Premier League ace has emerged as a prime candidate.

As per the Daily Record, the Gunners are keeping tabs on Southampton attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi after the Norwegian’s impressive start to the new campaign.

Elyounoussi has started the season in fine form

The 27-year-old has scored four times and registered two assists so far, and also scored three times for Norway whilst on international duty.

It is a marked improvement from his previous form with Saints, however, as the player struggled to settle when first arriving on the south coast from Basel in 2018.

The forward was sent on loan to Celtic for the past two seasons, and followed a treble-winning debut campaign up with 17 goals last term.

That form was enough to convince Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl to give the player a chance in the first team, and he has so far taken it.

The player only has 18 months left on his current deal, however, and is therefore seen by both Arsenal and Leicester City as a potential cut-price acquisition.

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