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Transfer rumours: Odegaard, Locatelli, Maitland-Niles, Willock 0

Posted on July 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Ben White is obviously on the verge of becoming an Arsenal player, with his medical ahead of a £50m move expected to take place on Wednesday. However, the business doesn’t stop there, at least not when it comes to transfer rumours.

Fresh reports from Spain suggest the move for Martin Odegaard could yet be resurrected. The Norway international spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at the Emirates, wearing the Arsenal shirt on 20 occasions in all competition, scoring and assisting twice apiece. The club were reportedly keen on turning the deal permanent this summer, but no deal has been struck and the 22-year-old Norwegian himself said he was ready to fight for his future at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti.

White medical set for Wednesday 0

Posted on July 26, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The saga surrounding the long-awaited arrival of Ben White appears to be coming to a close. The defender is set to undergo his medical with Arsenal ahead of the proposed transfer from Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

Released by Southampton in 2014, the 23-year-old thoroughly paid his dues over the following years. He joined Brighton’s Under-18 side and plied his trade on loans for a while, playing for Newport County and Peterborough. He finally broke through by playing a big part in Leeds United’s promotion-winning season in 2019-20, at the end of which the interest in his services went notably up. Leeds made a strong attempt to keep him on a permanent basis, but Brighton rejected their advances.

Sky Sports journalists provides White, Ramsdale, Bellerin and Xhaka updates 0

Posted on July 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

There is plenty going on at Arsenal concerning transfers at the moment. The club have already confirmed the signings of left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht, and are reportedly working on several other deals at the moment. There are also things happening regarding players who could leave the Emirates, and Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has provided updates on several accounts.

Smith Rowe close to signing new Arsenal contract 0

Posted on July 16, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Emile Smith Rowe is very close to signing a new contract with Arsenal, according to the Evening Standard.

The Gunners are obviously busy in the transfer market these days, with one signing completed recently and a few more said to be in the pipeline. Left-back Nuno Tavares has arrived from Benfica and could feature on Saturday when Arsenal take on Rangers at the Ibrox. Midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is set to follow from Anderlecht, while there’s reportedly still a lot of work to do regarding Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White. Arsenal have been credited with interest in Euro winner Manuel Locatelli of Sassuolo, but they face competition from Juventus and the Italy international is believed to prefer a move to Turin.

Transfers: Lokonga medical, Locatelli push, Willock preference 0

Posted on July 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having completed the signing of left-back Nuno Tavares from Benfica, Arsenal appear still to be very busy in the transfer market as manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu attempt to perform a thorough overhaul of the squad.

The player practically certain to be the next to arrive at the Emirates is Albert Sambi Lokonga. The deal between Arsenal and Anderlecht was reached several days ago, and according to fresh reports, the 21-year-old midfielder is currently in London, undergoing his medical. Once that’s done, his arrival should be confirmed officially. Arsenal will pay an initial fee of €17.5m, with add-ons to come on top of that.

Arsenal given green light to spend £250m on transfers 0

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have reportedly given the club the green light to spent £250 million on incoming transfers this summer. That is according to the 90min portal, who have pointed out that manager Mikel Arteta would thus be given a chance to rebuild his team to a degree that should be sufficient to turn their on-field fortunes around, following a ninth-place finish in the Premier League and failure to qualify for any European competition.

It’s worth pointing out that 90min is hardly what you’d call a reliable source at this point, but if true, the claim appears to confirm the promise the Kroenkes gave to the supporters following the European Super League fiasco a few months ago.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal sign Nuno Tavares 0

Posted on July 10, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and confirmed the signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica on a long-term contract.

Having risen through the ranks of Benfica’s academy, the 21-year-old spent a season with the ‘B’ side at the Portuguese club before earning his place in the first-team squad in 2019. Overall, the young left-back played 41 matches in all competitions for Benfica under his belt, 25 of which came in 2020-21.

The deal which has seen his move to the Emirates sealed, according to Fabrizio Romano, is set to cost Arsenal an initial amount of €8 million, with add-ons devised to take the total amount a bit higher than that.

Arsenal reach Lokonga agreement 0

Posted on July 09, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Anderlecht over the proposed transfer of Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to Fabrizio Romano, after the Belgian midfielder rejected two offers from Italy in favour of a move to North London. The Gunners will be paying €17.5 million straight up as the guaranteed part of the fee, with add-ons set to increase the total amount to around €21m (£18m).

The 21-year-old seems to be one for the future at the Emirates, though his qualities do appear to match Arsenal’s current need as well. The ranks have grown thin in the central midfield section, and Lokonga should fit in well enough, at least in terms of squad depth for a while. Preferring to play in a box-to-box role, he can do the job of protecting the back line as well.

Arsenal in advanced Locatelli talks? 0

Posted on July 08, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

A few days ago, Sassuolo sporting director Giovanni Carnevali named Arsenal as the favourites among the clubs outside of Italy interested in Manuel Locatelli, though he also said there were talks with Juventus as well. It seems there have been fresh developments in this matter, however, and as relayed by Fabrizio Romano, Carnevali says the talks with one club abroad are ‘really advanced’.

“We’re gonna meet with Juventus in the next days, but there are no negotiations yet with Juve as Italian clubs are in difficult financial situation,” Carnevali adds.

Arsenal linked with Miralem Pjanic? 0

Posted on July 07, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

A strange link between Arsenal and Barcelona outcast Miralem Pjanic has appeared this morning. TeamTalk have relayed alleged reports that the Gunners are well positioned to sign the Bosnian midfielder for free this summer, despite his contract with the Catalan club having three years left to run.

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