The Gunners haven’t yet made a signing this summer, but that looks set to change with deals to bring Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga to the Emirates Stadium inching closer and closer towards being completed, meaning a double signing could soon be announced.
Furthermore, whilst central defender Ben White looks destined to join the Gunners, London rivals Chelsea have now joined the chase for the 23-year-old England ace.
In terms of outgoings, Matteo Guendouzi’s move to Marseille was confirmed yesterday, while William Saliba, Runar Alex Runarsson and Granit Xhaka are all likely to be following him out of the door.
Villa not giving up on Smith Rowe
Aston Villa are not prepared to give up in their quest to sign Arsenal attacking-midfield ace Emile Smith Rowe, reports say.
Villa are desperate to lay their hands on the Gunners academy graduate and believe he would be a smart addition ahead of the new Premier League season.
Having had two bids rejcected already, Villa are now reportedly readying a third.
Arsenal, however, have no desire to sell Smith Rowe regardless of the offer put forward.
Gunners leading Pjanic hunt
Arsenal are emerging as one of the favourites to sign Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to reports.
The former juventus man is poised to leave the Spanish club to help them solve their financial woes.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes has pulled out of the Brazil olympic squad through injury, handing Gunners manager Mikel Arteta a major blow ahead of the new season.
Although he was poised to miss some of the Gunners’ pre-season preparations because of the Games, it was better for him to have missed pre-season in that manner opposed to an injury blow.
It is a knee injury that has forced him out of the squad, but the extent of the damage is currently unknown.