All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as they happen in our live blog on Tuesday.
That could soon be five though after Arsenal agreed a fee and personal terms for versatile Manchester City player Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Arsenal and Newcastle had been linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby but the French international will be staying in Germany this summer as quoted by Bayer04 RP Online via NUFC360.
Fabrizio Romano has said on his Here We Go podcast that ‘many clubs‘ want Gabriel Magalhaes.
Arsenal just batted off interest from Juventus and have no intention to sell but have identified a potential replacement.
“Many, many clubs in for Gabriel Magalhaes. He’s not going to be easy one, because Arsenal don’t have intention to sell him.In case some top club will arrive for Gabriel, Pau Torres would be an option for Arsenal.”
Flores was left out of Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the US with this move perhaps being the reason behind it.
Juventus wanted Gabriel Magalhaes to be a potential replacement for Matthijs de Ligt.
Arsenal have stood firm on the Brazilian and the Italian side looks to have given up on signing the 24-year-old after preparing a bid for an alternative.
Speaking to the official Arsenal club website, Mikel Arteta gave an insight into the Gunners‘ summer transfer business.
The Spaniard said: “We’re in the market to keep improving the squad but there are so many parties involved and sometimes things don’t happen as quickly as you want.”
Talking to SkySports, Arsenal attacker Emile Smith Rowe admitted it’s always ‘exciting‘ hearing about potential new teammates joining the Gunners.
London understands Arsenal have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the £32million transfer of Oleksandr Zinchenko with a medical scheduled for this week.
14:00Sam Hill.Arteta influence Oleksandr Zinchenko only gave the green light to Arsenal because of Mikel Arteta, who is in love with the player.
13:49Sam Hill.Arteta on Arsenal’s USA pre-season tour.
Manager Mikel Arteta admitted he was ‘thrilled‘ with the atmosphere generated by Arsenal supporters in Baltimore during the 2-0 victory against Everton last weekend, and heaped praise on those in attendance for making it an occasion to remember.
“Thank you to all the fans, it was spectacular. I heard that it was almost sold out which tells you how big of a club Arsenal is, as well as the level of engagement the fans have with the team,” he continued.
“Speaking to Arsenal’s official club website, manager Mikel Arteta said:”They are test matches so we want to try different things and get the boys up to speed physically.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji this summer.
The German side want a fee in the region of £20million as the club aim to part ways with the Switzerland international.
Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has revealed that technical director Edu helped convince him to join the Gunners this summer, not Mikel Arteta, as per the Metro.
“Jesus said:”Well first of all when Edu came to talk with me and asked me how I am, how I was feeling as a person and then as a football player, what I wanted in the future.
“The conversation between me and Edu was amazing because I was so happy with the project of the club and the straight away I say ‘yes‘ I think my way is in London“.
Jesus admitted his decision to join the club was not because he wants to be considered a ‘superstar‘.
“I don’t want to be the main man here, i don’t want to be a superstar,” said Jesus.
“I want to play and enjoy football, it’s what I love to do. I came to help the guys. They are amazing players as well. It’s a club that everyone wants to win together.”
Speaking to the official Arsenal website, manager Mikel Arteta discussed the topic of outgoings, including running the rule over some of those players who were loaned out last season, the boss said: “Every player that is contracted by the club is treated in the same way, and everybody said on day one that this is a clean sheet to start to build what they want to build at this football club. Then we have to make decisions in relation to their needs and the levels that they show.”
11:10Sam Hill.Away shirt revenue Arsenal & Adidas made over £1m in sales from the launch of the 2022/23 away kit on Monday – a first day record for the club.
Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal this summer after completing a £45million deal, whilst Raheem Sterling signed for Chelsea for a similar fee.
Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe has praised the club’s ‘fantastic‘ new signing Gabriel Jesus as the Gunners continue preparations for the 2022/23 season.
As per the Evening Standard, Smith Rowe said: “He’s been fantastic since he came in, it feels like he’s been here for a couple of years. Everyone knows how good he is and we can’t wait to get started with him. Man City are a big club and they’ve won a lot recently. It would be good if he could bring that [winning] mentality and help us out.”
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Arsenal remain keen on Youri Tielemans but may need a departure in midfield before they can make a move for the Leicester star.
“Speaking on The Athletic Football Podcast, Ornstein said:”One question I’m asked most, by Arsenal fans in particular, is what is the latest with Youri Tielemans.
“We’ve reported that Arsenal have a firm interest in him. The decision makers at the club are all-in on him but it’s more complicated than that because when you speak to people around this situation they make it clear that there may need to be a departure first for Tielemans to come in, be that Granit Xhaka or someone else in that area of the field to free up the space and the finance.”
Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham have confirmed their sixth summer signing after completing a deal to sign Middlesbrough defender Djed Spence.
Arsenal transfer target Lucas Paqueta’s asking price has dropped significantly after the Gunners were previously quoted €65m for the attacking midfielder.
Media Foot now suggest that a bid in the region of €40m will tempt the Ligue 1 club into doing business, which may prompt Arsenal to make a bid for the Brazilian.
Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans prefers a move to Arsenal over Manchester United this summer, reports Football Insider.
The Belgian has been heavily linked with both clubs as he only has 12-months remaining on his contract.
Deal in place for £30m fee with Man City – player accepted as he’s happy to work again with Arteta.