Arsenal news transfers live: £20m deal to be completed in 48 hours, Arteta talks, Trippier blow – Football.London

Hello and welcome to football.london‘s live Arsenal blog on Sunday.

The Gunners have just a few days left to complete any last-minute signings with the transfer window set to close on Tuesday night.

Technical director Edu has already added five players to his ranks this summer. Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard have all joined the north London club in recent weeks for a combined £132million.

The Brazilian has also offloaded the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock and Lucas Torreira with Willian and Hector Bellerin also linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium.

With that being said, make sure to join us today for every update on Arsenal as the Gunners look to recover from their abysmal start to the season after losing all of their three opening Premier League games.

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Arteta’s undroppables

Joe Cole has named Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney as Arsenal’s three untouchables despite the Gunners’ dismal start to the Premier League season.

When I talk about Arsenal, three players spring to mind; Saka, Smith-Rowe and Tierney. They’re three excellent young footballers who any club would take.

They can come back from this but I think it will be a long journey. For so long, they haven’t dealt with the centre-half and the defensive midfield position.

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Joe Cole was disappointed with Granit Xhaka (Image: BT Sport)

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Emerson blow

Tottenham could be set to deal Arsenal yet another blow in what has been a torrid few weeks for the Gunners.

The Lillywhites are reportedly working on a deal to bring Barcelona fullback Emerson Royal to N17 before the transfer window slams shut on Tuesday night, according to The Telegraph.

Arsenal have been linked with the Brazilian youngster throughout the summer as technical director Edu searches for a new right-back.

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Arteta reaction to Xhaka red card

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted he was angry with Granit Xhaka after the Swiss captain was sent off against Manchester City in the Gunners’ 5-0 defeat.

I am (angry) because of the consequences that it had to the team.

I must say that the line we are being judged with is really, really thin because we have seen actions like that in the first two Premier League games and nothing happened and I am disappointed.

Granit Xhaka was handed a straight red card at the Etihad Stadium. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Nketiah to Palace

Crystal Palace are confident of signing Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah before the transfer window slams shut on Tuesday night, according to The Sunday World.

The Eagles have reportedly been interested in the Hale End graduate in recent weeks as former Gunner Patrick Vieira looks to raid his old club.

Furthermore, the former England Under-21 international has just 10 months remaining on his current deal at the Emirates, meaning he could leave for a cut-price in the coming days.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal takes on Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea during the pre season friendly between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on August 01, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Belotti on the radar

With Aubameyang’s future up in the air, Arsenal are still in the market for a new forward and Torino’s Andrea Belotti is back on their radar, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old was linked with a move to the Emirates earlier in the summer after impressing with Italy at the Euros.

Reports claim the Gunners have reignited their interest in the forward after initially sounding out the possibility earlier this summer.

The former Palermo striker scored 13 goals and provided six assists in 35 appearances last season and has less than 12 months left on his current deal.

Belotti has been linked to both Spurs and Arsenal this summer (Image: Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Maitland-Niles loan

Sky Sports claim that Everton want to sign Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan from Arsenal.

The Toffees are in need of a right-back and the good news for them is that Gunners are open to letting the 23-year-old leave in this window.

Relations are good between the clubs following a number of deals between them in recent years, including Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is being linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer (Image: Getty Images)

Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Willian update

Willian will become a Corinthians player in the next 48 hours after walking away from his Arsenal contract, football.london understands.

The Gunners have been unable to attract suitors for the Brazilian midfielder this summer because of his huge wages.

Sources close to Willian insist that the Brazilian “wants to do the right thing” and is set to “walk away” from his contract, with Arsenal potentially saving £15-20million due to the early termination.

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Willian is on the verge of leaving Arsenal (Image: Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Mikel Arteta talks

Arsenal club-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to lead talks following the Gunners’ 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City which condemned the club to their worst start since 1955.

After the match the Gabonese frontman said:

We have to talk between us players, I think this is important because we are Arsenal. We need pride and we need to say the truth, be honest and raise the level.”

Mikel Arteta during Arsenal’s win over West Brom (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Trippier blow

Manchester United could reignite their interest in Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier, according to The Athletic.

The English international has been linked with a move to the Emirates this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to offload Hector Bellerin and bring in an established replacement.

However, the Red Devils could gazump the Gunners as German outfit Borussia Dortmund are reportedly chasing United defender Diogo Dalot, meaning they will need a replacement, which could be Trippier.

Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid does passed during the La Liga Santander match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Elche CF at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on August 22, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Aubameyang staying

Club-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be leaving for Italian giants Juventus, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

He confirmed that the Old Lady are not interested in bringing Aubameyang to Turin as they would instead prefer to sign Everton frontman Moise Kean.

Aaron Catterson-Reid

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Hello everyone and welcome to our live Arsenal blog on Sunday!

Stay tuned for every piece of news surrounding the Gunners ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

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