Desperate to bounce back from a horrendous Premier League campaign last time out, Arsenal are bracing themselves for a busy summer.
The Gunners are already working on closing out several incomings, while they also fight tooth and nail to keep hold of some of their brightest prospects.
Let’s take a look at the latest Arsenal transfer news – the right moves will be a good indicator of how well we’ll do next season and if you are looking to place a bet on Arsenal and use your matchbook bonus, keep an eye on who Arsenal sell and who we bring in this summer.
Arsenal received massive Martin Odegaard transfer boost
Arsenal’s hopes of landing Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard permanently have been handed a glimmer of hope by Florentino Perez himself.
The Los Merengues bigwig has named the 22-year-old among a group of ten players the Spanish heavyweights could be looking to offload in the summer.
“We have 35 players and can only register 25… Ceballos, Kubo, Odegaard, we can’t fit them all,” revealed Perez via Le10 Sport.
“We’re talking with players and their agents. We have a lot of young players. If they can’t develop here, they can go on loan and come back.”
Odegaard was nothing short of outstanding during his brief six-month loan spell at the Emirates, reminding the Gunners fans of Mesut Ozil’s magic.
Mikel Arteta is keen to have the Norwegian metronome in London next term and is ready to launch a new assault on the back of Perez’s recent statement.
Arsenal’s pursuit of Renato Sanches in jeopardy
Arsenal’s hopes of capturing the services of sought-after Lille midfielder Renato Sanches have suffered a blow after Juventus joined the fray, according to Calciomercato.
The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in Lille’s sensational run to the Ligue 1 title in 2020/21 and reeled off a series of stunning displays for Portugal at Euro 2020.
With the reigning European champions crashing out of the competition, Sanches can now focus on sorting out his future, with Arsenal eager to take him to the Premier League.
Despite breaking the bank to bring Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer, Arteta wants another box-to-box midfielder in north London next season.
However, the Gunners will have to act swiftly to avoid seeing Juventus hijack their bid to sign the ex-Bayern Munich youngster.
Emile Smith Rowe deemed unsellable amid Aston Villa links
Arsenal are determined to fend off growing interest in the up-and-coming attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, as Aston Villa failed another attempt to sign the youngster.
The Gunners have made it clear they have no interest in giving up their game despite Villa’s improved follow-up bid for the 20-year-old starlet.
As claimed by The Athletic, the three-time Premier League champions have knocked back the Lions’ £30m bid at the second time of asking, insisting Smith Rowe is not for sale.
Though they have yet to tie the mercurial playmaker down to a new contract, Arsenal have already discussed the prospect of extending the teenager’s contract with his representatives.