Europa League draw puts Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan's availability in doubt

Europa League draw puts Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan's availability in doubt

Europa League draw puts Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan's availability in doubt

"Another tweet liked by Dembele and posted by BT Sport pundit Chris Sutton was even less subtle: ".@btsportfootball Moussa Dembele clearly calling out Brendan Rodgers.

"A man, without his word, is nothing. A real man keeps his word".

Rodgers, though, is insistent that the player can not be allowed to go without a replacement.

"It has to work for both parties".

"I wouldn't have thought there would be anything more", said Rodgers.

"There has never been any promises but there has always been a plan".

"We feel like we are building something special here and these are the type of games that we feel like we all want to be part of".

"We were all prepared to buy into what was needed to go and achieve that".

Arsenal discovered their opponents for the Europa League group stages on Friday: Sporting Lisbon, Qarabag and Ukrainian side Vorskla.

The Blues' new Italian manager will take the 2012/13 on a Europa League campaign after a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season consigned them to a place in the second tier of continental football this term. Anytime he needs me I will respond on the pitch.

And Rodgers was also satisfied with Mulumba.

"Youssouf showed in his time up here last season with Steve Clarke at Kilmarnock that he was outstanding". It is down to the players, they deserve all the credit and they are the ones who have taken all the information, all the game plans and the tactics on board in a short space of time. The three other teams are big names for us and they are great challenges.

Dembele reportedly underwent a medical in Glasgow earlier today. The club have had a significant offer.

"We don't want him to go".

'We have had two really good results at home. Celtic need to have someone of a certain calibre and quality to bring in.

Hopefully there's no movement later tonight and we see him signed up and happy shortly after the window closes. It's a hard situation for him in terms of the possibility he has.

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