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On the exit front, the Gunners could recall Lucas Torreira and send him on loan to Monaco after a torrid time at Atletico Madrid.


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  • Joe Brophy


    Ben Gibson insisted the Norwich camp won't be too tough on Arsenal target Emi Buendia after his latest red-card shame.

    He said: "It's important we're not too hard on Emi.

    "He's missed out on that occasion, but his counter-pressing has won us balls up the pitch many a time, which has led us to goals and chances.

    "He has been absolutely fantastic – we won't be too harsh on him."

  • Joe Brophy


    Worryingly for Arsenal target Emi Buendia – and Norwich – it was the third time he'd been dismissed in the last seven months.

    He has four red cards since the start of the 2018-2019 season, more than any other player in English football.

  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal full-back Cedric Soares is celebrating one year with the Gunners this evening.

    The 29-year-old joined on a six-month loan deal in January 2020 but then sealed a permanent transfer in the summer.

    Cedric has appeared 14 times for Mikel Arteta's side this season, three of which have come in the Premier League.

  • Dylan Terry


    Liverpool have been interested in Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi during the final days of the January window.

    But now the Reds appear to be finalising an agreement for Preston defender Ben Davies.

    As a result, the Gunners man looks to be staying at the Emirates Stadium for the foreseeable future.

    Mustafi is not featuring in the current Arsenal set-up under ArtetaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno has predicted big things of new signing Martin Odegaard.

    "I think we should all be very excited because he is an attacking midfield player who is turning, wants to go forward, wants to play passes and create chances and have assists,” said Leno to the Evening Standard.

    "In his first days he has been very impressive and has been very open to everyone, and I think we will have a lot of fun with him in the next months."

    Odegaard is considered a very promising talentCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry


    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal three years ago today.

    He has scored 79 goals in 128 games since joining the Gunners in 2018, a terrific return.

  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal are interested in signing Argentine schemer Emi Buendia from Norwich, with the attacking midfielder in sensational form for the Championship leaders.

    But the 24-year-old has reportedly accepted that he is likely to have to wait until the summer to join the North London club because of the £40million price-tag on his head.

    Buendia could yet finalise a deal to play in the Premier League or may wait until the summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry


    The Gunners could ditch summer signing Alex Runarsson already.

    Iceland international Runarsson particularly struggled in the 4-1 League Cup defeat to Manchester City last month, and has been usurped as back-up by new-boy Mat Ryan.

    At 25 years old he still has the potential to become a first team regular elsewhere, but it does not appear that it will be at the Emirates.

    Runarsson is now Arsenal's third choice keeper after the arrival of Mat RyanCredit: Reuters
  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed hat he is 'willing to help' Skodran Mustafi leave the club.

    The German defender is being linked as a back-up for Liverpool and there are reports that he may have is contract terminated by the Gunners in order for him to move elsewhere.

    Speaking about the situation, Arteta said: "Well there are some conversations going on at the moment.

    "I spoke with all the players about their own situation because they are all aware of the minutes they’re playing and they want to improve their situation.

    "I am willing to help them, some of them, and the club is willing to help them and we are going to try a solution at the end but I don’t know if that’s going to be the case or not."

  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal have been deal a blow in their pursuit of Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.

    The Spanish centre-back has been out of favour at the Etihad as John Stones and Ruben Dias have established a fruitful partnership in Pep Guardiola's defence.

    And while the Gunners are hoping to sign the 20-year-old, according to Just Arsenal he would rather return to his former club Barcelona.

    Garcia has barely featured for Man City so far this seasonCredit: Rex Features
  • Dylan Terry


    Lucas Torreira made a rare start for Atletico Madrid today, but he failed to really impress for the La Liga leaders.

    According to Caught Offside, his poor spell in Spain is leading them to consider whether or not he should return to the Gunners or go back out on loan once more.

    Meanwhile, Sky have reported that Torreira could be about to move to Ligue 1 side Monaco on loan.

    Torreira has been out of favour at Atletico this seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal defender William Saliba has slammed how the club have treated him since he joined the Premier League club.

    After being signed for £27million he was immediately loaned back to St Etienne and has now been farmed out again to Nice until the end of the season.

    But his latest comments do not seem to have left the door open for a return to the Emirates Stadium.

    The 19-year-old told TV station TF1 : "I really, really, really didn’t think that I would be transferred for €30m.

    "To think that I would arrive [at Arsenal], where people were expecting a lot from me, the fans excited about me and you find yourself in the reserves, play zero – nothing in the Europa League or the [Premier] League.

    "I was in the squad once in the League Cup. It hurt me, it affected me.

    "I don’t think I left too early. When you feel ready you have to go. These things happen. I believe in myself."

    Saliba is not happy with his lack of involvement since signing for ArsenalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry


    Arsenal could make a late bid for Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt before the end of the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.

    With just over 24 hours remaining until the window shuts, Mikel Arteta is hoping to bring in some back up for Kieran Tierney.

    And Van Aanholt could see this as an opportunity to leave Selhurst Park following the emergence of Tyrick Mitchell.

    The defender's contract runs out in the summer, so a cut-price deal could be up for grans for Arsenal.

    Van Aanholt could be set for a last-gasp move away from PalaceCredit: Getty Images – Getty


  • Daniel Brookes


    Leicester are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

    The Foxes face competition from Newcastle, Southampton and West Brom to secure the 23-year-old's services.

    Maitland-Niles is hoping regular game time away from the Emirates can boost his chances of earning a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's Euros.

    Leicester will hope to tempt Arsenal into doing business by installing a option to buy Maitland-Niles outright, as the Gunners could be reluctant to strengthen a top-four rival.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal technical director Edu has commented on Lucas Torreira's situation at Atletico Madrid.

    The Uruguayan midfielder joined Atletico on loan at the start of the 2020-21 campagn but has started just twice in La Liga for Diego Simeone's side.

    Edu said: “For us, Lucas and his happiness is the most important thing.

    "If everyone is happy, we will continue like this, if Lucas is not well, we will seek a change because there are many teams that are calling me to ask about the player’s situation.”

    Torreira now seems more likely to find a new club in the summer – with a return to Serie A has been mooted – and Atletico are happy to hold onto him for the rest of the season.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard has been advised to move to Serie A instead of the Premier League – by a former Rangers striker.

    Marco Negri, who scored 23 goals in his first 10 appearances in Scottish football, believes the Celtic striker would be well-suited to the Italian top flight.

    Negri said: “For me, he looks a classic modern striker.

    “He has the perfect physique, good technique and his movement is very clever.

    “At the same time, I believe he could still learn a lot from playing with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, or Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    “I say that, even though I know he enjoys a lot of success in Scotland, where he has already won many honours with Celtic.

    “Of the two clubs he has been linked with from my country, I believe they [Milan] would probably be the better option.”

  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal are set to recall Matt Smith from his loan spell at Swindon Town.

    The Gunners are reportedly looking to find a new club for the 20-year-old midfielder, in a huge blow to Swindon as they battle the drop in League One.

    Smith has made 26 appearances for the Robins this season, scoring two goals and notching four assists.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva is confident Mikel Arteta can get Arsenal a top-four finish.

    After Saturday's 0-0 draw with Manchester United, the Gunners sit ninth, six points off a Champions League spot.

    He told Betfair: “For any manager that comes in after Arsene Wenger with the job he did, it is going to be very challenging.

    “It was a challenge for Unai Emery, then Mikel Arteta came and for the first six months it was very good and very promising, but at the start of this season they had a lot of difficulties.

    “Now, it seems that the team are getting into good form and they have recovered from the start they had.

    “They have won very important games and it’s important that they continue that and keep their balance right to keep their consistency in this tough league.

    “It’s a tough league for everyone. The important thing for Arsenal is that consistency and if they can maintain that from game to game, then they will have a good chance to finish in the top four."

  • Daniel Brookes


    Lucas Torreira's hope of a loan switch to Monaco have been dashed after talks between Arsenal and the French side ended.

    Torreira has spent the first alf of the season on loan at high-flying Atletico Madrid in La Liga, but has started just twice in La Liga for Diego simeone's side.

    Arsenal were keen for the Uruguayan to get more minutes but he could now stay at Atletico until the end of the season.

    The deal to take Torreira to Spain contained a £19m option to buy the 24-year-old outright, but Atletico appear unlikely to take that up.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal will make a late decision on whether to send Joe Willock on loan to Newcastle, according to the Mail.

    The 21-year-old has struggled for regular playing time this season, and he could find opportunities even harder to come by following the arrival of Martin Odegaard.

    Newcastle are trying to persuade the Gunners to let Willock spend the rest of the season on loan at St James' Park.

    However, the Gunners face a packed fixture schedule when the europa League returns in February.

    As a result, Arsenal may not want to lose both Willock and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is also angling for a loan move away before the transfer window closes.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Southampton have been rebuffed in their attempt to sign Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo on loan – dashing Arsenal's hopes of signing Ryan Bertrand.

    Former Saints manager and current Barca boss Ronald Koeman has blocked a transfer away from the Camp Nou for Firpo, who is also hesitant over a move having recently become a father.

    Bertrand, 31, has entered the final six months of his contract at St Mary's and the Gunners had eyed the former Chelsea left-back as a possible alternative to Kieran Tierney.

    After missing out on Firpo, Saints could return for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who is hoping to go out on loan before the end of the transfer window.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Leicester City have entered the race for Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to The Athletic.

    The report claims the Foxes have been depleted by injuries in midfield and could lose Hamza Choudhury before the end of the transfer window.

    However, Arsenal may be reluctant to strengthen a top-four rival by snactioning a loan move for Maitland-Niles.

    West Brom, Newcastle and Southampton are also interested in the 23-year-old.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Southampton have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Ainley Maitland-Niles, according to Sky Sports.

    The report claims it is West Brom leading the race for the 23-year-old, who is hoping regular playing time can earn him a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad for Euro 2020.

    It is understood the Baggies can offer Maitland-Niles a spot in his preferred midfield position whereas at Southampton, he would more likely be asked to play full-back.

  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal are considering a deadline day move for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, according to the Mirror.

    The Dutchman, 30, has been sharing left-back duties at Selhurst Park with academy graduate Tyrick Mitchell, and it is expected he would play a similar role with Kieran Tierney at the Emirates.

    The Gunners had also been tracking Mitchell but it is understaff Palace see the 21-year-old as their long-term option on the left.

    Van Aanholt is out of contract at the end of the season and the Eagles may be tempted to sell now rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.

    The Gunners have left themselves short of options on the left side of defence after Sead Kolasinac joined Schalke on loan, with right-back Cedric Soares filling in in their last three matches.


  • Daniel Brookes


    Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock is a deadline day target for Newcastle, according to the Daily Mail.

    The report claims Magpies boss Steve Bruce wants to take the 21-year-old on loan until the end of the season.

    Willock has struggled for playing time this season and may find first team opportunities even harder to come by in the second half of the season, following the arrival of Martin Odegaard.

    The England under-21 international has made two starts and five substitute appearances for the Gunners this season.

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