Since our last update, Arsenal have signed another player (this time from Spurs), Emi Martinez has been making the same point repeatedly, Willian has been a chatty little new arrival, the Gabriel deal has moved in circles, Arsenal are ready to pay full whack for Thomas Partey, and Auba’s new deal will be announced soon.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

You’ll find all the juicy transfer gossip at the bottom.

Arsenal news & gossip roundup, Mega Update #2

Arsenal news

Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez gives indications during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez gives indications during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Emi Martinez has been chatting about needing minutes again. I’ve lost count, I think this is the third time he’s said he’ll leave if he doesn’t play.

I think Arsenal get it, Emi.

Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Willian has been speaking to EPSN in Brazil about how he had no intention of leaving Chelsea but felt ‘discredited’.

This follows after he said he was offended at how Chelsea handled his contract negotiations, reportedly offering him a two year deal before the lockdown and refusing to negotiate after that.

He has also been speaking to Arsenal about what Gabriel Martinelli and David Luiz said to him before he joined the club:

I’m fairly sure the Daily Mail have ordered all headline writers to mention that Willian is earning £220kpw even though that includes all his bonuses and is not actually his weekly wage.

Arsenal injury news

Gabriel Martinelli after surgery
Gabriel Martinelli after surgery

No new updates but you can keep up-to-date on all Arsenal injuries and news here.

Arsenal club and player gossip

Arsenal 2020/21 Away Kit (Photo via FootyHeadlines.com)
Arsenal 2020/21 Away Kit (Photo via FootyHeadlines.com)

The away kit is being probably being launched this week. Simon Collings from the Evening Standard tweeted to say it was being launched later this week and that Arsenal’s women would wear it against PSG in their Champions League quarter-final this weekend, but he seems to have deleted the tweet.

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the winner's trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the winner’s trophy as the team celebrates victory after the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on August 1, 2020. – Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign a new deal with Arsenal this summer, with only the final paperwork and announcement left to come.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal speaks to Dr Gary O'Driscoll, Team Doctor of Arsenal following a knock to his head during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Sokratis. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Napoli want to sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Arsenal, regardless of the fact the two clubs are competing for fellow centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes.

 AS Roma are also reportedly interested in him.

Arsenal women update

Joe Montemurro, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Women's Continental League Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal Women and Reading Women at Meadow Park on January 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: Joe Montemurro, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Women’s Continental League Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal Women and Reading Women at Meadow Park on January 15, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Joe Montemurro has been speaking ahead of Arsenal vs PSG Feminines this weekend in the Champions League quarter-final.

“I think there’s a real hunger because we’re representing this great club in the most prestigious tournament in the world,” he told Arsenal Digital.

“We’re a united group that loves putting on this strip and being part of this tournament. We want to give that every opportunity and we’re delighted that we got the opportunity to finish the tournament, and that we are in the top eight in Europe. That alone is a massive achievement but I do believe that we have the opportunity to go further.”

Malin Gut via Arsenal.com
Malin Gut via Arsenal.com

Arsenal will qualify for next season’s Champions League only if they win the tournament.

Montemurro has also been praising one of Arsenal’s latest additions, Malin Gut.

Arsenal loan news

Matt Smith after signing on loan with Swindon Town FC (Photo via Smith on Instagram)
Matt Smith after signing on loan with Swindon Town FC (Photo via Smith on Instagram)

Academy midfielder Matt Smith completed his loan move to Swindon Town this week, following recent squad involvement with the Arsenal first team.

Arsenal youth news

George Lewis via Arsenal.com
George Lewis via Arsenal.com

Arsenal announced the signing of George Lewis on Tuesday and the 20-year-old winger will initially join up with the u23s.

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Lewis said, “My playing style is very direct. I like to dribble a lot, I like to express myself on the field, so they can expect a show from me, yeah!”

He also admitted his family are Arsenal fans. “Yeah, all of my family are Arsenal fans. When I was growing up, I really looked up to players like Adebayor, he was a really big role model for me, as well as Thierry Henry, and yeah, just to mention some of them.”

Arsenal youth gossip

via Kayden Harrack on Twitter
via Kayden Harrack on Twitter

Arsenal have reportedly given a trial to former Queens Park Rangers youngster Kayden Harrack, 16, who can play at centre-back or in midfield.

Ben Sheaf (Photo via Twitter)
Ben Sheaf (Photo via Twitter)

Arsenal have also told Ben Sheaf he is free to leave this summer on a permanent basis. Coventry have been thinking over a six-figure bid and it’s now being reported that the club want £750,000 for him.

Jonathan Dinzeyi with Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Dinzeyi on Instagram)
Jonathan Dinzeyi with Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Dinzeyi on Instagram)

Arsenal are set to sign another young player on a free transfer, bringing in Jonathan Dinzeyi after his release from Tottenham Hotspur.

Ex-Arsenal news

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Everton's Dutch manager Ronald Koeman (R) watch from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF
Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Everton’s Dutch manager Ronald Koeman (R) watch from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on October 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

On Tuesday, it was reported that Arsene Wenger had phoned up to ask about taking over the Netherlands national team job when Ronald Koeman moved to Barcelona, a job Wenger turned down. But it seems it’s all just nonsense, unless Wenger is lying.

It has, however, been confirmed that Koeman will take the Barcelona job.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal celebrates scoring his second and the teams the third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and AZ Alkmaar at the Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Cesc Fabregas of Arsenal celebrates scoring his second and the teams the third goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Arsenal and AZ Alkmaar at the Emirates Stadium on November 4, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Cesc Fabregas, meanwhile, has been talking about the moment he fell in love with Arsenal.

“The first game I watched after I moved in was the Man United vs Arsenal game from 2003 where Ruud van Nistelrooy missed the penalty,” Fabregas told The Athletic.

“I watched it with Paul, Mark and Noreen at the house, and I couldn’t believe it. The amount of shouts, the passion they showed for the game and for Arsenal. It was unbelievable.

“I found that feeling very soon with Arsenal. I knew very, very quickly how special that club is. They made sure I understood from day one.”

Fabregas added: “I wasn’t homesick because I knew what I was there to do.

“I was training with the first team from day one. I just loved it. Playing with the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole, Dennis Bergkamp… I just loved it.”

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) shelters from the sunshine beneath an umbrella during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Matthews / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) shelters from the sunshine beneath an umbrella during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Matthews / POOL / AFP)

Alan Smith has warned Mesut Ozil he will ‘live to regret wasted years’ if he doesn’t leave Arsenal. Ozil wants to play and Arteta wants to play him, it’s hardly him wasting the time, is it?

Arsenal transfer gossip

Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Rennes' Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang (R)during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Lille (LOSC), on September 22, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)
Lille’s Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes (L) fights for the ball with Rennes’ Senegalese forward Mbaye Niang (R)during the French L1 Football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Lille (LOSC), on September 22, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)

Lille have now reportedly accepted offers for Gabriel Magalhaes from Arsenal, Napoli and Everton, who were supposed to have withdrawn from the race.

According to Telefoot in France Arsenal have offered the 22-year-old defender a five-year deal which he is keen to accept but Napoli have upped their salary offer for the player ‘considerably’.

It is expected that this will all come to some sort of conclusion by the end of the working week. Then again, the Lille president also thought it would all be sorted out by the end of July, yet here we still are.

Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's Argentine forward Angel Correa after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 14, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)
Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid’s Argentine forward Angel Correa after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 14, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Arsenal have told Thomas Partey and his camp that they’ll pay his release clause to Atletico Madrid soon.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Dani Ceballos (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal are still in negotiations with Real Madrid over another loan for Dani Ceballos for next season, according to reports in Spain.

Non Arsenal football news

A Liverpool player has tested positive for Covid during their pre-season in Austria. The Daily Mail report that they are still carrying on with preparations for the Community Shield as planned.

Arsenal vs Liverpool in the Community Shield is due to take place on Sunday, 29 August 2020.

From the papers

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: A copy of the new tabloid sized The Guardian newspaper with its new masthead is pictured for sale on January 15, 2018 in Bristol, England. In a cost-cutting move, publisher Guardian News & Media has ditched the distinctive Berliner size after just over 12 years and outsourced the printing of the tabloid to Trinity Mirror. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Manchester City are being offered Kalidou Koulibaly for £60m with Napoli keen to complete a deal [Daily Mirror]

Abdoulaye Doucoure is ready to join Everton but Watford are holding out for £25m. [Daily Mirror]

Bayer Leverkusen have told Chelsea they want a deal for Kai Havertz wrapped up by August 28 [Daily Mirror]

Manchester City and Manchester United will not be required to play on the opening weekend of the next Premier League season because of their exertions in Europe this year [The Times]

Premier League clubs are facing a season ticket nightmare in the scramble to comply with the government’s ‘Track and Trace’ scheme [Daily Mail]

Wigan Athletic paid their administrators up to £500 an hour in fees during their doomed bid to avoid relegation to League One [Daily Mail]

Football League clubs are preparing to start their new season in 10 days’ time – a full week earlier than expected [Daily Mail]

Former Premier League and Senegal striker Demba Ba has called on football to condemn China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, whatever the financial cost. Mesut Ozil has already done this and Arsenal hung him out to dry so they could stay on the good side of China.

Arsenal news roundup, Monday 17 August 2020

Monday was somewhat quieter than the weekend, but Arsenal still managed to sign another player and announce goal of the season while Gabriel is getting closer and in ex-Arsenal news, Arsene Wenger has finally found a job he wants.

Arsenal's Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 18, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
(Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

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.

Here’s a roundup of Monday’s 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.

Arsenal news roundup, Monday 17 August 2020

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli’s goal against Chelsea has been voted as Arsenal’s goal of the season for 19/20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHsBYG1yCMo

Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang, who has agreed a new deal to stay at Arsenal, saw his FA Cup final winning goal voted in second place while Joe Willock’s bullet against Liverpool came in third place.

Arsenal club gossip

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a new deal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. It is expected his new contract will tie him to the club for three years and he will earn £250,000.

The club have also reportedly added Calum Chambers to the list of players for sale this summer.

Arsenal injury news

Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (on stretcher) remonstrates with Brighton's French striker Neal Maupay after the keeper was injured during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)
(Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP)
No new updates were issued in the last 24 hours.

Arsenal loan news

Matt Smith (Photo via Instagram)
Matt Smith (Photo via Instagram)

Arsenal confirmed the news that Matt Smith had joined Swindon Town on loan.

Arsenal women update

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 01: Sabrina Delannoy of Paris Saint-Germain Feminines (R) is consoled after penalty shoot out defeat during the UEFA Women's Champions League Final between Lyon and Paris Saint Germain at Cardiff City Stadium on June 1, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. Olympique Lyonnais win 7-6 on penalties after the match finished 0-0. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES – JUNE 01: Sabrina Delannoy of Paris Saint-Germain Feminines (R) is consoled after penalty shoot out defeat during the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final between Lyon and Paris Saint Germain at Cardiff City Stadium on June 1, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. Olympique Lyonnais win 7-6 on penalties after the match finished 0-0. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ahead of of Arsenal’s Champions League game against PSG Feminines, we took a look at what danger the French side pose to the only English side left in European football.

The quarter-final takes place on Saturday 22 August with a 7pm kick-of at the Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian.

Arsenal youth news

Tim Akinola with Huddersfield Town (Photo via Akinola on Instagram)
Tim Akinola with Huddersfield Town (Photo via Akinola on Instagram)

Arsenal have completed the signings of Tim Akinola and George Lewis on free transfers as they push to strengthen their 18-to-21 age bracket.

They have, however, only announced the Lewis signing so far.

Ex-Arsenal news roundup

William Saliba (Photo via Saint-Etienne on Twitter)
William Saliba (Photo via Saint-Etienne on Twitter)

Martin Keown has warned Arsenal fans not to heap too much pressure on William Saliba with the teenager expected to go into the Arsenal starting lineup for the new season.

“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.”

Robbie Burton after signing for Dinamo Zagreb (Photo by Damir Krajac / Cropix Cropix)
Robbie Burton after signing for Dinamo Zagreb (Photo by Damir Krajac / Cropix Cropix)

Former Arsenal academy midfielder Robbie Burton made his full debut for GNK Dinamo on Sunday as they won 6-0 in their opening league fixture.

Dennis Bergkamp's statue outside of the Emirates Stadium.
Dennis Bergkamp’s statue outside of the Emirates Stadium.

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”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: A detail view if the Thierry Henry statue before the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 09: A detail view if the Thierry Henry statue before the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on January 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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

Future Arsenal teammates? Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes during the UEFA Champion's League Group H football match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Future Arsenal teammates? Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) vies with Lille’s Brazilian defender Gabriel dos Santos Magalhaes during the UEFA Champion’s League Group H football match between Chelsea and Lille at Stamford Bridge in London on December 10, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

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.

Juventus apparently hold an interest in Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, as the Serie A club look to replace Gonzalo Higuain up front.

Alaves' Spanish midfielder Pere Pons (R) challenges Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish League football match between Atletico Madrid and Alaves at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
Alaves’ Spanish midfielder Pere Pons (R) challenges Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish League football match between Atletico Madrid and Alaves at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

Roundup weekend ending Sunday 16 August 2020

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang runs on to the pitch ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 7, 2020. (Photo by Adam Davy / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang runs on to the pitch ahead of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 7, 2020. (Photo by Adam Davy / POOL / AFP)

It was anything but quiet over the weekend with Raul Sanllehi leaving, Pierre-Aubameyang tweeting, £30m bids going in all over the place and loads more.

Below is a roundup of the weekend’s news and gossip where you will find an Arsenal news roundup as well as a transfer gossip roundup, loan watch, injury news and ex-Arsenal updates with Lukas Podolski assuring us Mesut Ozil is not an a**hole.

Arsenal news

We should have known it wouldn’t be quiet when Arsenal announced Willian on Friday. Usually the quietest day of the week, the former Chelsea midfielder became Arsenal’s third signing of the summer.

Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Willian after signing for Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal.com)

Ian Wright believes that Willian can help unlock Gabriel Martinelli’s potential, something that’s hard to imagine when you think how good Martinelli was before he picked up his knee injury.

Saturday didn’t get any quieter.

At 12pm Arsenal announced Raul Sanllehi had left the club while at 7pm Sanllehi released his own statement which was quite similar to the one he released when he left Barcelona for the same reasons he has reportedly left Arsenal.

After Sanllehi’s departure, Metro were reporting that Arsenal are putting their ‘faith in Mikel Arteta and Edu’. The Athletic [£] discussed at length why Sanllehi had gone from Arsenal.

On Sunday evening, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is apparently now a midfielder, teased Arsenal fans with a simple tweet that most assumed had something to do with his new contract at Arsenal that is reportedly agreed but hasn’t been announced yet.

Emi Martinez also confirmed interest from 10 clubs but wants to stay at Arsenal. His desire, however, is not unconditional.

Arsenal commercial news

Arsenal 2020/21 Away Kit (Photo via FootyHeadlines.com)
Arsenal 2020/21 Away Kit (Photo via FootyHeadlines.com)

Arsenal will finally announce their 2020/21 away kit ‘shortly’, according to reports, with the shirt already on sale in some regions.

The club have also agreed a deal with Cadbury to become the chocolate’s official partner.

Arsenal injury news

Pablo Mari (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Pablo Mari (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Pablo Mari is still on track for a return to training in September after a successful visit to a specialist clinic in Spain for his ankle injury.

Arsenal women’s captain, Kim Little, has given an update after surgery earlier this year to fix a foot problem and the 30-year-old can’t wait to get back playing.

You can view Arsenal’s injured players here along with more detailed Arsenal injury news.

Arsenal loans

Joseph Olowu v Bohemians
Joseph Olowu v Bohemians

Joseph Olowu and Cork City are starting to put a run of results together, with the Arsenal loan centre-back helping his team to three consecutive clean sheets.

Matt Smith has joined Swindon Town on loan for the season, according to the BBC who broke the news on Sunday, after winning an FA Cup medal with Arsenal. Arsenal confirmed the news on Monday.

Arsenal youth roundup

Alfie Matthews and Pablo Mari in training with Arsenal (Photo via Alfie Matthews on Instagram)
Alfie Matthews and Pablo Mari in training with Arsenal (Photo via Alfie Matthews on Instagram)

Arsenal youth forward Alfie Matthews played in a trial match for Crystal Palace u23s against Crawley Town on Saturday, as he begins to sort out his future.

Ex-Arsenal news roundup

Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 17: Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images for Laureus)

Arsene Wenger was approached by Barcelona to replace Quique Setien, before their 8-2 spanking by Bayern Munich. He said no.

Former Arsenal midfielder, Vlad Dragomir, was relegated to Serie C with Perugia after the lost 4-2 on penalties to Pescara on Friday night.

Lukas Podolski, meanwhile, has been speaking out in defence of Mesut Ozil. The two know each other of course, not only from Arsenal but from the German national team.

KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY - MARCH 25: Lukas Podolski of Germany (10) celebrates with Mesut Oezil (8) as he scores their second goal during the international friendly match between Germany and Australia at Fritz-Walter-Stadion on March 25, 2015 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY – MARCH 25: Lukas Podolski of Germany (10) celebrates with Mesut Oezil (8) as he scores their second goal during the international friendly match between Germany and Australia at Fritz-Walter-Stadion on March 25, 2015 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

There have been many questions raised about Ozil’s attitude behind-the-scenes at Arsenal, all with scant evidence of an actual problem.

“He’s good enough (to be their man man) with support from the coach and the team, but something has happened with the club, you can feel that,” Podolski told the Athletic.

“Is he in a disagreement with the club? When I talk to him, we don’t want to talk to him about that kind of stuff. It’s his situation, him and his agent have to deal with that.

“He’s a good character — he’s not an a**hole. He doesn’t do interviews where he speaks badly of his team-mates or of Arsenal and it’s a shame we have this situation because everyone is losing. Ozil is sat in the stands, Arsenal are paying him and there is no winner.”

Marcus McGuane after signing on loan for Oxford United (Photo via OUFC.com)
Marcus McGuane after signing on loan for Oxford United (Photo via OUFC.com)

Finally, for actual news, former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Marcus McGuane joined Oxford United on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Arsenal transfer gossip roundup

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid warms up prior to the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Girona FC at Wanda Metropolitano on April 02, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 02: Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid warms up prior to the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Girona FC at Wanda Metropolitano on April 02, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

In transfer gossip, Ghana’s manager, Charles Akonnor warned Thomas Partey about joining Arsenal. There were also conflicting reports over the weekend regarding Arsenal’s willingness to pay Thomas Partey’s €50m release clause.

Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi waves to the crowd at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)
Arsenal’s French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi waves to the crowd at the end of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Mikel Arteta has apparently greenlit Matteo Guendouzi’s move to join Unai Emery at Villarreal after the Spanish side reportedly tabled a £30m loan-to-buy offer for the midfielder who has been on the naughty step at Arsenal since Brighton.

Arsenal, however, have reportedly offered Guendouzi plus cash to Lyon in order to sign Houssem Aouar with Edu making the call himself.

Besiktas have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Reiss Nelson according to media in Turkey with their board making him their top priority.

Arsenal aren’t looking to sign Joelson Fernandes and they aren’t speaking to Sporting CP or Kia Joorabchian about a move, according to Joorabchian himself.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 21: Philippe Coutinho of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and SC Paderborn 07 at Allianz Arena on February 21, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal are proposing a loan move for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho with an option to buy at the end of the season, according to a report in Spain.

The Gunners are also said to be one of two clubs showing strong interest in West Ham United 27-year-old Felipe Anderson, according to a Hammers insider.

Lastly, Juventus are apparently considering proposing a swap deal with Arsenal for Hector Bellerín, offering up Daniele Rugani in return.