Arsenal round-up: Edu confirms Wenger has asked after Pato

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Arsenal fans, good day to you all.

We’ve got plenty of breaking news to get through today; some of it based on last night, some of it not. In any case, it’s better if we get right to it rather than waste any more time.

Watch the video above if you’re looking to be told the latest headlines. Read on below for some added details.

Wenger makes Pato enquiry?

Arsenal are interested in signing a new striker - that much has become common knowledge. Gunners fans, how does Alexandre Pato sound?

Hopefully he sounds good, because, according to former Arsenal man Edu, Arsene Wenger’s launched an enquiry after his services.

To elaborate, Wenger supposedly had lunch with Edu and asked after Pato, amongst others.

“I wasn’t there to tout him around but if people ask about him, I’m going to answer,” Edu said, as per the Daily Mirror.

“I talked and they asked questions – not just about him, but about a few of our players. They know them well.

“I had lunch with Arsene Wenger and he asked about [Pato] and about others."

We’d hesitate to say it’s confirmation that a deal is going to happen, but at least new additions are on Wenger’s mind.

Now for what Twitter thinks (it's actually quite positive):

Van Nistelrooy on Keown incident

Now, moving on, Ruud van Nistelrooy has opened up on that famous incident with Martin Keown and he says he wasn’t paying any attention to the ex-Arsenal defender because he was so gutted he’d missed the penalty.

You’d think he’d have noticed Keown shouting in his face, but you’d be wrong. Of course, he might just be trying to avoid awkward questions in the future.

Damning Arsenal stat

Next up, confidence may be high for Champions League qualification to the knockout stages after the mid-week romp over Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s one stat that all Arsenal fans might well be worried about ahead of their all-or-nothing showdown with Olympiacos.

The fact in question - provided by our friends over at OptaJoe - focuses on the matter that the Gunners have lost all of their previous three clashes away against Olympiacos. What’s more, all of those fixtures have been on matchday six.

Superstitious? We feel sorry for you.

Here's the last time Arsenal lost to the Greek giants away, back in 2012:

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