Your Arsenal morning digest on Thursday, September 22.
Jack Grealish transfer U-turn
Jack Grealish is committed to staying and fighting for his place in the Manchester City side, according to Fabrizio Romano via Caught Offside. It comes after conflicting reports suggested that the England star has requested his agent looks for other teams that he could join next summer.
Arsenal have been one side previously linked, but it remains to be seen if they will come back in for the 27-year-old if he was set to become available.
Free agent transfer blow
Arsenal have been linked with a move for midfielder Xeka in recent weeks, with the Portuguese midfielder being a free agent after his release from Lille. The Gunners have a spare registration space in their squad and after some key injuries in the middle of the park, a move seemed possible.
However, he appears to have snubbed that opportunity for another club, reducing the pool of free agent option down even further.
Young Arsenal star compared to Phil Foden
Former Manchester United defender and pundit Rio Ferdinand has compared Arsenal youngster Ethan Nwaneri to Manchester City and England star Phil Foden. It comes after the Hale End academy player was handed his Premier League debut against Brentford on Sunday in an injury time substitution.
At 15-years-old, Nwaneri broke the record for the youngest player to ever play in the Premier League as well as the top division of English football on the whole.