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There is still plenty of transfer speculation involving Arsenal with just nine days of the transfer window remaining.
The fee to prize Youri Tielemans away from Leicester City has seemed to have taken a plummet as they try to make as much money as they can before the Belgian can leave on a free next summer.
Pedro Neto continues to be linked with a move to north London, with Fabrizio Romano updating that the Portuguese player is interested in the offer but have also shown interest in Moussa Diaby and Yeremy Vino should a deal collapse from now until September 1st. The side still have outgoings to sort, with fringe player Hector Bellerin attracting the interest of Barcelona and Nicolas Pepe edges closer to completing a return to France with Lille on a season-long loan, with both deals set to be finalised in the coming days.
Arsenal have had the perfect start to the 2022/23 campaign, winning all of their opening three Premier League fixtures – the only team in the division to do so.
That leaves the North Londoners sitting pretty at the top of the table, with newly-promoted Fulham up next this weekend.
The Cottagers are also undefeated so far this term and will be no easy task for the Gunners, who welcome them to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening.
With that being said, keep the blog locked and loaded as we bring you all the latest transfer news from the Emirates.
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has praised Arsenal’s defence for keeping Bournemouth quiet at the weekend.
“Speaking on the Highbury Squad YouTube channel, Campbell said:”On the scheme of things, Aaron Ramsdale was a spectator, he had just one save to make and that was actually probably going wide, but it was just to get his kit dirty I think.
“He made that save, but if you don’t get on the pitch and do the business these games can be banana skins, but Arsenal are making it look easy.”
Pedro Neto is reportedly tempted by Arsenal’s interest in bringing him to the Emirates this transfer window.
As reported by Fabrizio Romano on his ‘Here We Go‘ podcast, the player is keen on a move to North London, but Mikel Arteta needs to resolve potential outgoings, with Nicolas Pepe close to completing a season-long loan switch back to Ligue 1 with Lille.
Arsenal are still considering making a move for Villarreal starlet Yeremy Pino if they fail to secure a deal to sign Wolves winger Pedro Neto, according to the Express.
The Gunners are looking to add a wide option to their squad, especially if club-record signing Nicolas Pepe is to leave.
Manchester United will not rival Arsenal for Wolves‘ Pedro Neto, as per Fabrizio Romano.
“Arsenal are still focused on Nicolas Pepe’s loan move to Nice, then they will try to discuss for Pedro Neto,” Romano told Caught Offside.
“There’s been speculation that Neto has been offered to Manchester United, but my understanding is that they are completely focused on Antony and Cody Gakpo.”
Transfer guru Dean Jones has claimed that Arsenal are unsure if they need Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.
“Speaking on The Done Deal Show, Jones said:”They are still interested and it’s a complicated situation behind the scenes that will define whether or not they go for him.
“They’re trying to figure out if they have the depth or if they’re one player short. If they get to the deadline and feel they need to bring one in, Tielemans will be the one they go for. At the moment they’ve not made that decision yet.”
10:51Aaron Catterson-Reid.Lage speaks out.
Wolves manager Bruno Lage has spoken out about the reported interest from Arsenal in Pedro Neto, claiming that his side are yet to receive any official proposals for the young wideman.
“Speaking after his side defeated Preston North End 2-1 in the Carabao Cup, he said, via Birmingham Live:”I have heard that but nothing has come to us.
“It’s normal now, with the good players that we have. Teams are looking for good players in the same way we are looking for Guedes, Matheus, Collins.”
“No one told me anything about any proposal.”
10:20Aaron Catterson-Reid.Arsenal’s elite defensive numbers.
William Saliba’s performance during Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth earned him a spot in Alan Shearer’s Premier League team of the week.
“Superb yet again and what a magnificent first goal for Arsenal,” Shearer told the Premier League website when explaining the inclusion of Saliba.
According to Belgian outlet Niewsblad, Leicester City may be willing to lower their asking price for Arsenal-linked Youri Tielemans to just £17 million.
Tielemans is into the final ten months of his contract with the Foxes.
According to transfer guru Dean Jones, Arsenal are interested in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
“Speaking on The Done Deal Show, Jones said:”They’re not the only two names they’re looking at.
“In the background there is Wilfried Zaha. That deal is not moving forward at the moment, but Zaha is definitely one of those players that ticks the boxes and that Arsenal have an eye on. We will have to wait and see if they go down that path, Zaha is obviously in red-hot form at the moment.”
Could Hector Bellerin return to where it all started 19 years ago?
It has been reported Barcelona have shown interest in the 27-year-old as he looks to leave North London after a ten-year stay at the Emirates.
The Catalan giants are not the only club in Spain keeping an eye on the developments of the Spaniards transfer availability.
Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly branded Moussa Diaby ‘untouchable‘ amid interest from Arsenal, but is that enough to keep the Frenchman in the Bundesliga?