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MOUSSA DEMBELE - OL FOOTBALL: Metz vs Lyon - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 06/12/2020 FEP / Panoramic

Arsenal consider move for £25m Lyon striker: Is he good enough?

Arsenal are looking into the potential signing of centre-forward Moussa Dembele from Lyon, according to a report.
Aaron Benn with Arsenal (Photo via Benn on Instagram)

Arsenal release teenager the day after he scores 2

Aaron Benn is one of the players Arsenal are letting go this summer, despite a brace in his only u18 appearance against Reading.
Lucas Torreira with Atletico Madrid (Photo via Twitter)

Sevilla and Inter Milan join race for Arsenal 25yo

Boca Juniors are yet to hold any kind of formal contact with Arsenal over Lucas Torreira, but a couple of top European clubs have shown an interest.
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Arsenal make decision on William Saliba

William Saliba will be part of the Arsenal squad during pre-season and the start of the 2021/22 campaign, according to a report.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles should be wake-up call to Arsenal

Manchester United and Everton are reportedly interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles but they want the 23-year-old to play as a right-back which probably won't please him.
Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock, on loan from Arsenal, during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St. James' Park, Newcastle, England on 12 March 2021. Copyright: Simon Davies

Arsenal have Joe Willock decision to make

Steve Bruce has confirmed that Newcastle United want to sign Joe Willock on a permanent deal, assuming Arsenal are open to that possibility.
EDUARDO CAMAVINGA - Rennes vs Dijon - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 25/04/2021. FEP / Panoramic

Arsenal Eduardo Camavinga move scuppered by Arsenal being rubbish

Reports from France linking Arsenal to Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga have been shot down by those close to the player.
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends the signing cerenomy of his new contract with the Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk Ilgaz facilities on January 27, 2021 in Istanbul. - Ozil joins Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half year deal after last playing for the Gunners in March, both clubs announced on January 24. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Bild & Bartley Arsenal digs, Ozil on Smith Rowe, Alex Song, business man

Bild and Kyle Bartley stick the knife into Arsenal while Mesut Ozil gives his opinion on Smith Rowe replacing him and Alex Song ventures into business

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MOUSSA DEMBELE - OL FOOTBALL: Metz vs Lyon - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 06/12/2020 FEP / Panoramic

Arsenal consider move for £25m Lyon striker: Is he good enough?

Arsenal are looking into the potential signing of centre-forward Moussa Dembele from Lyon, according to a report.
Aaron Benn with Arsenal (Photo via Benn on Instagram)

Arsenal release teenager the day after he scores 2

Aaron Benn is one of the players Arsenal are letting go this summer, despite a brace in his only u18 appearance against Reading.
Lucas Torreira with Atletico Madrid (Photo via Twitter)

Sevilla and Inter Milan join race for Arsenal 25yo

Boca Juniors are yet to hold any kind of formal contact with Arsenal over Lucas Torreira, but a couple of top European clubs have shown an interest.
William Saliba of OGC Nice vs Stade de Reims - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - Nice - 11/04/2021. Norbert Scanella / PanoramiC

Arsenal make decision on William Saliba

William Saliba will be part of the Arsenal squad during pre-season and the start of the 2021/22 campaign, according to a report.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles should be wake-up call to Arsenal

Manchester United and Everton are reportedly interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles but they want the 23-year-old to play as a right-back which probably won't please him.
Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock, on loan from Arsenal, during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St. James' Park, Newcastle, England on 12 March 2021. Copyright: Simon Davies

Arsenal have Joe Willock decision to make

Steve Bruce has confirmed that Newcastle United want to sign Joe Willock on a permanent deal, assuming Arsenal are open to that possibility.
EDUARDO CAMAVINGA - Rennes vs Dijon - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 25/04/2021. FEP / Panoramic

Arsenal Eduardo Camavinga move scuppered by Arsenal being rubbish

Reports from France linking Arsenal to Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga have been shot down by those close to the player.
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends the signing cerenomy of his new contract with the Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk Ilgaz facilities on January 27, 2021 in Istanbul. - Ozil joins Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half year deal after last playing for the Gunners in March, both clubs announced on January 24. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Bild & Bartley Arsenal digs, Ozil on Smith Rowe, Alex Song, business man

Bild and Kyle Bartley stick the knife into Arsenal while Mesut Ozil gives his opinion on Smith Rowe replacing him and Alex Song ventures into business
West Bromwich Albion v Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion s Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Thursday March 4, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Ainsley Maitland-Niles speech inspires win over Chelsea

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was part of the inspiration for West Bromwich Albion's brief turnaround in early April, even if it did come much too late.
Arsenal v Qarabag - UEFA Europa League - Group E - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Ainsley Maitland-Niles (right) and Arsenal s Eddie Nketiah celebrate after the final whistle Copyright: Nigel French

Arsenal to ask £40m for Maitland-Niles and Nketiah

Arsenal reportedly want £20m each for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah as they try to get funds together to help Mikel Arteta fix the first team squad.
Unai Simon of Athletic Club warms up before the Spanish league, La Liga Santander, football match played between Athletic Club and Atletico de Madrid at San Mames stadium on April 25, 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v Atletico de Madrid, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 25 Apr 2021 Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v Atletico de Madrid, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 25 Apr 2021 Copyright: Inigo Larreina/Shutterstock

Arsenal identify 23yo Athletic Club goalkeeper as possible future #1

Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Athletico Bilbao's goalkeeper, Unai Simon as La Razon claim that Mikel Arteta isn't best pleased with Bernd Leno.
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River Plate want to help Arsenal sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis

River Plate want to help Arsenal to sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis this summer, find out why here.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Reiss Nelson to leave Arsenal

Reiss Nelson is expecting to leave Arsenal in the summer after being excluded from the matchday squad again on Sunday.
Arsenal transfer team: Mikel Arteta-Vinai-Edu People responsible for Arsenal's transfer window

Arsenal expect signings for 4 positions

Arsenal are expected to pursue two new full-backs, a centre-forward, and a central midfielder this summer, according to a report.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY: Matteo Guendouzi of Hertha BSC is challenged by Denis Zakaria of Borussia Monchengladbach during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hertha BSC at Borussia-Park on December 12, 2020. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach - Pool/Getty Images)

Marseille keen to help Arsenal shift unwanted midfielder

Olympique Marseille want to sign Matteo Guendouzi this summer as a replacement for Boubacar Kamara, according to reports in France.

Who are the 8 Arsenal players for sale this summer?

Lucas Torreira with Atletico Madrid (Photo via Twitter)
Arsenal players for sale this summer include Lucas Torreira (Photo via Twitter)

There are at least eight Arsenal players for sale this summer, so who are they all and how could it cause a homegrown problem for Arsenal?

The S*n write that Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette this summer, and are likely to sell loan midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira for around £25m each.

Left-back Sead Kolasinac will probably leave for a nominal fee, and Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah are all also at risk of being put up for sale.

In addition to sales, the report highlights the possibility that Arsenal and David Luiz will part ways. The player’s contract expires this summer, so that would be on a free transfer.

Despite the unreliability of the source, it’s hard to make an argument that it’s impossible for any one of these players to leave.

We’ve already heard rumours about Lacazette and Nketiah’s potential departures, and the reason Guendouzi and Torreira went on loan in the first place was that things weren’t completely working out in North London.

Kolasinac is almost certain to leave as long as Arsenal have a buyer. If Schalke stay up, they’ve already shown their intentions to sign him.

As for Willock, Maitland-Niles, and Nelson, none of them have much certainty over their long-term future right now. All three of them were up for loans in January, only Nelson stayed and he hasn’t made a matchday squad since.

Arsenal players for sale – The homegrown problem

Reiss Nelson with the Arsenal u23s at Meadow Park (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)
Reiss Nelson with the Arsenal u23s at Meadow Park (Photo via Arsenal Academy on Twitter)

I have to say it would surprise me to see all four of the homegrown youngsters leaving at once. Arsenal need to have at least some homegrown players in their squad, and having so few at the moment is why they keep struggling with non-homegrown spaces.

Obviously, when you don’t have many homegrown players, and you can only afford to sign non-homegrown players due to the premium on homegrown, you end up hitting the 17-player non-homegrown limit very quickly.

Arsenal have some homegrown players you’d expect to stick around for the long term. Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba (who should both get homegrown status) are among them.

But when you look at the homegrown Arsenal over-21s right now, it’s a short list: Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Dejan Iliev, plus Maitland-Niles on loan. How many of that list will even stay past the summer?

Unless Arsenal have some homegrown summer signings lined up, I think at least one or two of Willock, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah, and Nelson will stick around, because the club will need them to fill squad spaces.

Jordan Amavi

Arsenal recently made an enquiry with Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi, whose contract expires this summer.

Marseille's French defender Jordan Amavi (L) fights for the ball with Stade Rennais Belgian forward Jeremy Doku during the French L1 football match between Rennes (Stade Rennais) and Marseille (OM), at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, western France, on December 16, 2020. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP via Getty Images)
Marseille’s French defender Jordan Amavi (L) fights for the ball with Stade Rennais Belgian forward Jeremy Doku on December 16, 2020. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER / AFP via Getty Images)

L’Equipe report that Arsenal recently made an enquiry for Jordan Amavi, though they’re still yet to place any kind of formal offer. Amavi’s contract expires in June 2021, so he’s free to talk to foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement.

Crystal Palace and Napoli are also both looking to secure the player on a free transfer this summer. Palace are reportedly the favourites as things stand.

Amavi has made 14 appearances for Marseille this season, proving their first-choice left-back when available. However, he’s had a red-card suspension and a muscle injury to limit his minutes so far this campaign.

Some Premier League fans may remember Amavi from his time in the division with Aston Villa. He made 10 appearances before suffering an ACL tear in 2015/16, returning to make a further 34 appearances for them in the Championship the next season.

Since then, he’s been playing regularly for Marseille, but it looks like a return to England could be on the cards. There’s certainly no suggestion he plans to extend his contract with his current club.

We know Arsenal are in the market for a left-back, following Ryan Bertrand and Tyrick Mitchell, who are also free agents in the summer. Given the Gunners already have Kieran Tierney, signing someone on a free as a backup makes sense.

Players linked with Arsenal

From Houssem Aouar to Wilfried Zaha, Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Partey, the list of players linked with Arsenal is long.

Here are just some of the players linked with Arsenal over the past 12 months.

Josh Doig

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Josh Doig of Hibernian and Craig Conway of St Johnstone battle for possession during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between St Johnstone and Hibernian at Hampden Park on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Josh Doig of Hibernian and Craig Conway (L) of St Johnstone battle for possession during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between St Johnstone and Hibernian at Hampden Park on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)Arsenal are closely monitoring Hibernian defender Josh Doig, as they scour the market for a backup to Kieran Tierney.

Sky Sports report that Arsenal are among three clubs currently watching 18-year-old Hibs left-back Josh Doig. Celtic and Chelsea are also following the teenager’s progress after plenty of impressive displays since last August.

Doig has a deal lasting until 2023, but a transfer looks more likely for the summer. Sky claim that’s when Celtic are looking to make a deal, and you’d imagine it’s a similar situation for Arsenal.

Doig wouldn’t qualify as homegrown, so there isn’t much space for him in the squad right now. That could be different in the summer when Arsenal have the opportunity to move some players on.

Arsenal have already established a relationship with Hibs, having sold them Matt Macey earlier this month. The goalkeeper has made a couple of appearances for them since then, keeping a clean sheet against Kilmarnock and conceding once to Celtic.

You’d hope that would help to smooth negotiations, although Hibs will still be looking to get a good deal for such a young player who is having a big impact on their first team. Doig has made 19 appearances this season.

The Scottish youngster joins the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Tyrick Mitchell and Jordan Amavi on Arsenal’s apparent left-back shortlist – with all three available as free agents this summer.

Georginio Rutter

BELGRADE, SERBIA - APRIL 01: Georginio Rutter of France in action during the Elite Round Group B match between France U17 and Slovakia U17 at Stadium Zemun on April 1, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
BELGRADE, SERBIA – APRIL 01: Georginio Rutter of France in action during the Elite Round Group B match between France U17 and Slovakia U17 at Stadium Zemun on April 1, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

L’Equipe (via GFFN) reported that Arsenal were one of the clubs to place an enquiry with Stade Rennais over Georginio Rutter last summer.

There were plenty of other clubs in the race for the teenager as things stood. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, AC Milan and Newcastle all joined Arsenal in their pursuit of the France u18 international.

Thiago Alcantara

Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (L) and Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP) / DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND QUASI-VIDEO. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara (L) and Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Joshua Kimmich celebrate after the German Cup (DFB Pokal) quarter-final football match Schalke 04 v FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on March 3, 2020. (Photo by SASCHA SCHUERMANN / AFP)

This rumour didn’t last long. It was in the papers and then denied within the space of about two days. Arsenal are not, apparently, in for Thiago Alcantara. Besides, he went to Liverpool.

Felipe Anderson

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool is tackled by Felipe Anderson of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool is tackled by Felipe Anderson of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Ham United at Anfield on February 24, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal reportedly wanted to take Felipe Anderson on loan from West Ham but the Hammers wanted a permanent sale.

Houssem Aouar

Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)
Lyon’s French midfielder Houssem Aouar celebrates after scoring the opener during the French Cup quarter-final football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central eastern France on February 12, 2020. (Photo by ROMAIN LAFABREGUE / AFP)

Arsenal reportedly held talks over the signing of Houssem Aouar with more planned. But nothing came of it al.

Ousseynou BaLONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal FC is tackled by Pape Abou Cisse and Ousseynou Ba of Olympiacos FC during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal FC is tackled by Pape Abou Cisse and Ousseynou Ba of Olympiacos FC during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)A player who was lined with us after we played Olympacos, what happened with that?

Enis Bardhi

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 20: Enis Bardhi of Levante UD celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Levante UD at RCDE Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN – JUNE 20: Enis Bardhi of Levante UD celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Levante UD at RCDE Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Another random player we were meant to have made an offer for or showed interest in that popped up and then vanished.

Diego Carlos

Sevilla's Brazilian midfielder Diego Carlos celebrates at the end of the Spanish League football match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on July 9, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)
Sevilla’s Brazilian midfielder Diego Carlos celebrates at the end of the Spanish League football match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on July 9, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP) (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

Another Arsenal were said to be tracking.

Philippe Coutinho

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)

A strong rumour at the start of the window that died down significantly following Raul Sanllehi’s departure.

Amadou Diawara

FLORENCE, ITALY - DECEMBER 20: Amadou Diawara of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 22, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY – DECEMBER 20: Amadou Diawara of AS Roma reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 22, 2019 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Seen as a replacement for Lucas Torreira or a back-up to Thomas Partey, depending on where you do your reading.

Abdoulaye Doucouré

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Same as above.

Joelson Fernandes

Joelson Fernandes (Photo via A Bola)
Joelson Fernandes (Photo via A Bola)

Another we were heavily linked with until his agent said it was all nonsense.

Andrea Petagna

FERRARA, ITALY - JULY 09: Andrea Petagna of SPAL reacts during the Serie A match between SPAL and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 09, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
FERRARA, ITALY – JULY 09: Andrea Petagna of SPAL reacts during the Serie A match between SPAL and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Paolo Mazza on July 09, 2020 in Ferrara, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

A random link that won’t go anywhere and you can see here why.

Aaron Ramsey

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY – JANUARY 19: Aaron Ramsey of Juventus FC looks on during the Serie A match between Juventus and Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Told by Juventus he can leave, many want him to come back. It’s not a good idea.

Daniele Rugani

FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Daniele Rugani of Italy poses during the official portrait session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on September 4, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 04: Daniele Rugani of Italy poses during the official portrait session at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on September 4, 2018 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Mentioned only in terms of a swap with Hector Bellerin.

Wilfried Zaha

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace battles for possession with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace battles for possession with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Wanted by Unai Emery when the club bought Nicolas Pepe, he was back being linked again last summer even though Emery has gone and Zaha’s price is still stupid.

There have, of course, been others, but some, like Lionel Messi, are just too nonsensical to be bothered with.

MOUSSA DEMBELE - OL FOOTBALL: Metz vs Lyon - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 06/12/2020 FEP / Panoramic

Arsenal consider move for £25m Lyon striker: Is he good enough?

Arsenal are looking into the potential signing of centre-forward Moussa Dembele from Lyon, according to a report.
Aaron Benn with Arsenal (Photo via Benn on Instagram)

Arsenal release teenager the day after he scores 2

Aaron Benn is one of the players Arsenal are letting go this summer, despite a brace in his only u18 appearance against Reading.
Lucas Torreira with Atletico Madrid (Photo via Twitter)

Sevilla and Inter Milan join race for Arsenal 25yo

Boca Juniors are yet to hold any kind of formal contact with Arsenal over Lucas Torreira, but a couple of top European clubs have shown an interest.
William Saliba of OGC Nice vs Stade de Reims - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - Nice - 11/04/2021. Norbert Scanella / PanoramiC

Arsenal make decision on William Saliba

William Saliba will be part of the Arsenal squad during pre-season and the start of the 2021/22 campaign, according to a report.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (R) watches as Arsenal's English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles takes a throw in during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 16, 2020. (Photo by PETER CZIBORRA / POOL / AFP)

Manchester United interest in Ainsley Maitland-Niles should be wake-up call to Arsenal

Manchester United and Everton are reportedly interested in signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles but they want the 23-year-old to play as a right-back which probably won't please him.
Newcastle United midfielder Joe Willock, on loan from Arsenal, during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St. James' Park, Newcastle, England on 12 March 2021. Copyright: Simon Davies

Arsenal have Joe Willock decision to make

Steve Bruce has confirmed that Newcastle United want to sign Joe Willock on a permanent deal, assuming Arsenal are open to that possibility.
EDUARDO CAMAVINGA - Rennes vs Dijon - Ligue 1 Uber Eats - 25/04/2021. FEP / Panoramic

Arsenal Eduardo Camavinga move scuppered by Arsenal being rubbish

Reports from France linking Arsenal to Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga have been shot down by those close to the player.
Arsenal's former German midfielder Mesut Ozil attends the signing cerenomy of his new contract with the Turkish football club Fenerbahce at the Divan Faruk Ilgaz facilities on January 27, 2021 in Istanbul. - Ozil joins Fenerbahce on a three-and-a-half year deal after last playing for the Gunners in March, both clubs announced on January 24. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

Bild & Bartley Arsenal digs, Ozil on Smith Rowe, Alex Song, business man

Bild and Kyle Bartley stick the knife into Arsenal while Mesut Ozil gives his opinion on Smith Rowe replacing him and Alex Song ventures into business
West Bromwich Albion v Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion s Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Thursday March 4, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Ainsley Maitland-Niles speech inspires win over Chelsea

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was part of the inspiration for West Bromwich Albion's brief turnaround in early April, even if it did come much too late.
Arsenal v Qarabag - UEFA Europa League - Group E - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Ainsley Maitland-Niles (right) and Arsenal s Eddie Nketiah celebrate after the final whistle Copyright: Nigel French

Arsenal to ask £40m for Maitland-Niles and Nketiah

Arsenal reportedly want £20m each for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah as they try to get funds together to help Mikel Arteta fix the first team squad.
Unai Simon of Athletic Club warms up before the Spanish league, La Liga Santander, football match played between Athletic Club and Atletico de Madrid at San Mames stadium on April 25, 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v Atletico de Madrid, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 25 Apr 2021 Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v Atletico de Madrid, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain - 25 Apr 2021 Copyright: Inigo Larreina/Shutterstock

Arsenal identify 23yo Athletic Club goalkeeper as possible future #1

Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Athletico Bilbao's goalkeeper, Unai Simon as La Razon claim that Mikel Arteta isn't best pleased with Bernd Leno.
ESP: Cadiz CF-Real Betis. La Liga Santander. Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis during the La Liga match between Cadiz CF and Real Betis played at Ramon de Carranza Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Cadiz, Spain. kpng Copyright: PRESSINPHOTO

River Plate want to help Arsenal sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis

River Plate want to help Arsenal to sign Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis this summer, find out why here.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Reiss Nelson to leave Arsenal

Reiss Nelson is expecting to leave Arsenal in the summer after being excluded from the matchday squad again on Sunday.
Arsenal transfer team: Mikel Arteta-Vinai-Edu People responsible for Arsenal's transfer window

Arsenal expect signings for 4 positions

Arsenal are expected to pursue two new full-backs, a centre-forward, and a central midfielder this summer, according to a report.
MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY: Matteo Guendouzi of Hertha BSC is challenged by Denis Zakaria of Borussia Monchengladbach during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hertha BSC at Borussia-Park on December 12, 2020. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach - Pool/Getty Images)

Marseille keen to help Arsenal shift unwanted midfielder

Olympique Marseille want to sign Matteo Guendouzi this summer as a replacement for Boubacar Kamara, according to reports in France.