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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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