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Arsenal news and transfers: Move for Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings on the cards? Oct 11, 2014 09:15 By Alex Richards The Gunners are struggling with injuries (again) and Arsene Wenger's squad will be down to the bare bones when Premier League action resumes next weekend 9.. Arsenal can be England's Barcelona After flying the flag for England, top Gunner Alex Oxlade-­Chamberlain believes Arsenal have copied ­Barcelona. England boss Roy Hodgson fielded five Gunners players during their Euro 2016 qualifier against San Marino. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Calum ­Chambers, Kieran Gibbs and Danny Welbeck created a little piece of history when they appeared on the pitch together at the start of the second half. Not since 1934 have England fielded five Arsenal players at the same time, and it is a far cry from when Arsene Wenger was ridiculed for using too many foreigners. “It is a nice thing to have that with Arsenal at the moment. You do notice a lot more of an English presence around the club, it’s hard not to. It’s a nice thing as an English lad myself." Read More CROSS: Who is to blame for Arsenal's injury crisis? Sanogo: My time will come Yaya Sanogo has revealed he was living in the streets before signing for Arsenal. The 21-year-old moved to north London from Auxerre last summer but is yet to score a goal in the Premier League. The arrival of Danny Welbeck has pushed him further down the Emirates pecking order but he admits he has overcome tougher challenges in the past. Sanogo told Arsenal Player: "I feel the pressure but people should not forget that, three years ago, I was living in the streets. Today I'm playing for Arsenal. "When I joined Auxerre’s training centre I knew I wanted to become a footballer and I told myself I had to be the best player there. I had to sign that contract and, after being injured for two years, Arsenal found me." Did you know we have an Arsenal FC page on Facebook? Saturday's Arsenal stories from other newspapers and websites Jules rules One of the games longest-running transfer sagas rolls on this morning. The Express are reporting that Arsenal could be willing to stump up the £37million needed to trigger Julian Draxler's release clause in January. The Schalke starlet has long been linked with a switch to north London. Could Mesut Ozil's injury be the final catalyst? GettyYou can count on Draxler: Arsenal are sweating blood to bring Julian to the EmiratesYou can count on Draxler: Arsenal are sweating blood to bring Julian to the Emirates Left-back move In a bid to bolster their defensive numbers, Arsenal are reportedly looking to cut a deal with Ipswich Town to secure a January move for Tyrone Mings. Mings, 21, has starred for Mick McCarthy's side this term since replacing Aaron Cresswell at left-back. And according to talkSPORT, Arsene Wenger will launch a January bid. Another La Masia swoop According to the Express, Arsenal are set to move for Barcelona youngster Andrey Onana. The Cameroonian keeper has reportedly impressed for the youth side in Catalunya and Wenger will look to strike a deal in January. Onana is said to be frustrated at being promised a new deal at Camp Nou during the summer, but failing to see it materialise. It's good to talk Per Mertesacker is looking forward to lining up alongside Hector Bellerin when the Premier League resumes and has encouraged his young Spanish teammate to talk to his experienced defensive partners. Bellerin is set to start for the Gunners when they face Hull in seven days time, with Matheiu Debuchy injured and Calum Chambers suspended. "He's a good addition to our squad and he can take his chance with Mathieu injured and Calum suspended" said Mertesacker, speaking to Arsenal's official website. "He's got some great chances and he has to take them now because you never know what will happen in football..." "The most vital part is good communication on the pitch - they have to talk to me if there’s someone in my back. I have to encourage them to speak to me even though I’m 30 and have a lot of international caps. They have to be brave and be themselves." Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook