Arsenal have announced George Lewis, signed Tim Akinola, been given a warning about William Saliba expectations while Arsene Wenger wants another job.
After a busy weekend for Arsenal, Monday was a lot more pedestrian but that doesn’t mean there still wasn’t a lot going on while Tuesday brought some more announcements.
Here’s a roundup of the latest Arsenal news and gossip in case you missed anything. Below, you will find an Arsenal news roundups as well as a transfer gossip roundup, loan watch, injury news and ex-Arsenal updates. For live updates, please check out our Latest Arsenal News page.
Arsenal news roundup, Mega Update #1
Gabriel Martinelli’s goal against Chelsea has been voted as Arsenal’s goal of the season for 19/20.
Arsenal club gossip
The club have also reportedly added Calum Chambers to the list of players for sale this summer.
Arsenal injury news
Arsenal loan news
Arsenal confirmed the news that Matt Smith had joined Swindon Town on loan.
Arsenal women update
The quarter-final takes place on Saturday 22 August with a 7pm kick-of at the Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian.
Arsenal youth news
Arsenal have so far only announced Lewis:
The u21s learned who they will face in the Checkatrade Trophy:
Arsenal U21s to face Crawley, Gillingham and Ipswich in the group stages of the Checkatrade Trophy.
— Jeorge Bird (@jeorgebird) August 18, 2020
Ex-Arsenal news roundup
“There definitely is [undue pressure on Saliba],” Keown told the PA news agency.
“It is one of those where I would have been happier if Arsenal had paid more money and brought him in straight at the start of last season.
“There have long-been questions over the Arsenal defence and Saliba was expensive, but he is also young and has not played that many professional games.
“It can’t be expected that he will walk straight into Arsenal, right into the team and be on it from the off.”
Paul Ince, meanwhile, has been moaning about Arsenal not having statues of Dennis Bergkamp or Thierry Henry outside the Emirate, making himself look like a bit of a fool.
Speaking on BT Sport, the former Manchester United man was criticising City’s decision to give David Silva a statue saying it “went a bit far” before adding he doesn’t “see a statue for Bergkamp or Henry outside Arsenal”.
Finally, Arsene Wenger, after turning down the Barcelona job has now asked if he can have the Netherlands job with Ronald Koeman expected to return to Barcelona this week.
Arsenal transfer gossip roundup
Arsenal will reportedly win the race for Lille’s Gabriel after Napoli ran into ‘complications’. Everton have also reportedly withdrawn their interest in the player after Lille accepted €30m bids from Arsenal and Napoli.
Arsenal are also set to sign another young player on a free transfer, bringing in Jonathan Dinzeyi after his release from Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report.
Finally, Arsenal are said to be the ‘most insistent’ when it comes to trying to sign Thomas Partey. The Atletico Madrid midfielder has a €50 (or €45m, depending on who you ask) release clause that the Spaniards will not lower.