In this week’s news, Arsenal has been buzzing with action – from critical player injuries, promising performances on the pitch, to an intense transfer season. This roundup delivers a concise overview of most of the significant stories involving the Gunners from the past week.
- Arsenal’s week witnessed significant player injuries, notably to Gabriel Martinelli and Lia Walti, which have prematurely ended their season.
- The club is reportedly confident about signing Declan Rice, Granit Xhaka’s exit seems certain, and Aaron Ramsdale’s contract extension is celebrated.
- The performance of Arsenal’s academy graduates, both in club games and international tournaments, has been a standout point, highlighting the strength of Arsenal’s youth development.
It’s been a busy week for Arsenal, filled with transfer speculations, injury updates, and some milestones. Here’s your round-up of some of the stories from the Gunners’ camp we covered.
In a revealing story, we discovered why Arsenal released Harry Kane during his academy years.
Club doctor Gary O’Driscoll’s update on Martinelli’s ankle injury caused some concern while a deep dive into the squad depth leading to Arsenal’s faltered Premier League title pursuit raised some interesting points.
Arsenal’s young star Michelle Agyemang shone with two goals in England’s U17 Euro opener, and fans were intrigued by Vieira’s blueprint for Arsenal’s revival.
As the Gunners locked horns with Manchester United over RB Leipzig’s star defender, Mohamed Simakan, Brighton manager De Zerbi hinted that the club could lose potential Arsenal target Moises Caicedo.
We also explored the reasons behind Arsenal’s reported interest in Valencia talents Yunus Musah and Giorgi Mamardashvili.
Ex-Arsenal star Anders Limpar became the victim of a £200k time travel TV prank while Gabriel Jesus reaffirmed his belief in Arsenal’s Premier League miracle. Also making headlines was Ismail Oulad M’Hand’s first call-up to the Morocco U20 squad and FIFA’s approval of Folarin Balogun’s switch to the USA.
Arsenal’s summer shake-up seems to be gaining momentum, with Granit Xhaka set to join Bayer Leverkusen and talks scheduled to begin over a £90m move for West Ham’s Declan Rice. Meanwhile, Montpellier’s rejection of a €25m bid for star forward Elye Wahi raised some eyebrows, and there was a buzz as Youri Tielemans confirmed he will leave Leicester City.
As we moved into midweek, attention turned towards Vincent Kompany’s interest in reuniting with Arsenal’s Albert Sambi Lokonga and more news about Granit Xhaka’s nearing exit.
In contract news, Arsenal made a third contract offer to Reiss Nelson.
The week concluded with Aaron Ramsdale signing a new long-term contract with Arsenal, Lia Walti’s recovery from an ankle injury offering some hope for her World Cup dreams, with Martinelli and Zinchenko being ruled out for the season.
William Saliba, meanwhile, spent some time in Cameroon.
Adding some cheer, Arsenal’s dynamic midfielder Frida Maanum was nominated for the WSL Player of the Season award, along with Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. Mikel Arteta and Jonas Eidevall are both up for Manager of the Year.
Finally, a potential work permit rule change seems set to benefit the Gunners in the summer transfer window.