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Arsenal away shirt 2021/22

What Arsenal shirt numbers are available for new players?

As the new season approaches and the transfer window gets going, all these wonderful, shiny new Arsenal signings are going to need a shirt number, so what Arsenal shirt numbers are available at the club?
Joaquin Correa of SS Lazio during the Serie A 2020/21 season, at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. Copyright: LiveMedia / Reporter Torino / IPA / LiveMedia

Arsenal make opening €20m bid for Joaquin Correa

Arsenal have made an opening €20m bid for Lazio forward Joaquin Correa, according to reports in Italy.
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1 year left: Arsenal not in extension talks with Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal are not currently in talks with Mohamed Elneny over a contract extension, as his deal approaches its final year.
12.06.2021, Baku Olympic Stadium, Euro 2020: Wales - Switzerland, Granit Xhaka. Copyright: JustPictures.ch / JustPicturesPlus

Arsenal reject 3rd AS Roma bid for Granit Xhaka

Arsenal and AS Roma still haven't reached a full agreement over a transfer fee for Granit Xhaka, after a second bid was rejected.
Bernd Leno Arsenal, APRIL 29, 2021 - Football / Soccer : UEFA Europa League Semi-finals 1st leg match between Villarreal CF 2-1 Arsenal FC at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Vila-Real, Spain.

Arsenal set valuation for Bernd Leno as they consider sale

Arsenal have set a rough valuation for Bernd Leno, as they consider offloading him if they can find a replacement.
Vanderson of Gremio celebrates his goal during the Brazilian League Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A football match between Ceara v Gremio at the Castelao Arena in Fortaleza, Brazil. Photo: Imago Images

Arsenal eyeing Gremio’s Vanderson despite new contract

Arsenal are closely watching Gremio right-back Vanderson ahead of the summer transfer window, despite his recent contract renewal.
Ben White of Brighton and Hove Albion controls the ball watched by Bukayo Saka of Arsenal - 23/05/2021. Copyright: Matt Impey / Shutterstock

Arsenal hold initial talks over Ben White signing

Arsenal have held initial talks over the summer signing of Brighton & Hove Albion defender Ben White, who is currently away with England.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal applauds after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka will earn much less at Roma than at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka appears to be taking a substantial paycut to leave Arsenal and sign for Jose Mourinho at Roma but will benefit from a tax break called the 'brain return'.
Martin Odegaard during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Thursday May 6, 2021. Copyright: John Walton

Real Madrid make Martin Odegaard contract decision

Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a new deal for Martin Odegaard with the midfielder's current deal set to expire in two years.
Hertha BSC - RB Leipzig, Matteo Guendouzi of Hertha BSC warming up, 21 02 2021, Copyright: Matthias Koch

Arsenal may extend Guendouzi’s deal despite exit talks

Arsenal could extend Matteo Guendouzi's deal before loaning him to Marseille with a purchase obligation clause, according to a report from France.

Arsenal release 5 senior players & 4 youngsters

3/6/21

Arsenal have confirmed that a number of first teamers for the men’s team, one from the women’s and four from the u18 and u23 squads have been released at the end of their contracts with the club.

18th March 2021 Emirates Stadium, London, England UEFA Europa League Football, Arsenal versus Olympiacos Dani Ceballos of Arsenal takes on Thanasis Androutsos of Olympiakos Shaun Brooks
18th March 2021 Emirates Stadium, London, England UEFA Europa League Football, Arsenal versus Olympiacos Dani Ceballos of Arsenal takes on Thanasis Androutsos of Olympiakos ActionPlus Shaun Brooks

On Thursday, Arsenal confirmed that Dani Ceballos, David Luiz, Leonie Maier, Martin Odegaard and Mat Ryan will all leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of June.

We all knew that Luiz was off and we expected the loan players, Odegaard, Ceballos and Ryan to depart, with only Ryan holding a chance of a return to the club. As for Leonie Maier, well, we also knew she was off as she already told us she’s leaving.

All in all, there wasn’t much we all didn’t already know when it came to the senior players.

As for the Arsenal youngsters, there had been talk of a new contract for Joseph Olowu but he joins Levi Lang, Luke Plange and Jason Sraha in not signing new deals (or being offered them) and will also depart on 30 June.

Players linked with an Arsenal transfer recently

Aaron Ramsey

Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Udinese on January 3, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)
Juventus’ Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Udinese on January 3, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)
  • Position: Two-footed midfielder
  • Club: Juventus
  • Age: 30
  • Injury history: Poor, although far better since leaving Arsenal
  • Fee: Fee €18m (£15.56m)
  • Value: Value €18m
  • Contract until: 2023
  • Agent: Avid Sports Group (David Baldwin, owner)
  • Other clubs interested: Liverpool
  • How likely to happen: Unclear
  • What else do I need to know? Ramsey is known to be very open to a return to Arsenal but while the club are consistently linked with him it’s not clear how much this is just a reflection of his former status as an Arsenal player

Samuele Ricci

Samuele Ricci, Pisa 20/02/2021 - campionato di calcio serie B / Pisa-Empoli / foto Image nella foto:
Samuele Ricci, Pisa 20/02/2021 – campionato di calcio serie B / Pisa-Empoli / foto Image nella foto:
  • Position: Right-footed midfielder
  • Club: Empoli
  • Age: 19
  • Injury history: Good
  • Fee: €15m (£13m)
  • Value: £8.10m
  • Contract until: 2024
  • Agent: P&P Sports Management S.A.M. (Federico Pastorello, owner)
  • Other clubs interested: Leicester
  • How likely to happen: Leicester said to be ahead of Arsenal after ‘days of talks’ and are willing to meet Empoli’s valuation.
  • What else do I need to know? La Nazione, via Calciomercato, report that Arsenal are in talks with both Ricci’s club and the player himself.

Whether the transfer window is open or not, there are always players being reported as Arsenal transfer targets, so let’s have a look at some of those players.

PERTH, SCOTLAND: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates with teammate Tomas Rogic after scoring their team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between St. Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
PERTH, SCOTLAND: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates with teammate Tomas Rogic after scoring their team’s second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between St. Johnstone and Celtic at McDiarmid Park on February 14, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It won’t be long until this season is over and the summer transfer window is open.

Arsenal have a number of positions they need to reinforce or find replacements for, including Hector Bellerin who looks set to end his stay with the club after 10 years, Lucas Torreira who has already publicly stated he wants to leave Europe after the death of his mother, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles who wants to leave this summer.

In addition, we know the club are looking for another forward, with Alexandre Lacazette about to enter the final year of his deal and we definitely need to be in the market for a keeper.

So, bearing that in mind, let’s look at 10 of the latest Arsenal transfer targets, at least according to those in the media.

10 Arsenal transfer targets 2021

Martin Odegaard

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Martin Odegaard centre celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Martin Odegaard centre celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Nick Potts

Arsenal are reportedly ready to pursue their interest in Martin Odegaard with a permanent offer this summer, as Real Madrid look to raise funds for a rebuild.

For his part, Odegaard would like to remain with Arsenal next season, according to a report.

Achraf Hamkimi

UDINE, ITALY: Achraf Hakimi of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Dacia Arena on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
UDINE, ITALY: Achraf Hakimi of FC Internazionale looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Dacia Arena on January 23, 2021. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Arsenal are scouting potential replacements for Hector Bellerin in the right-back position this summer, with interest in Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi.

Ismaël Doukouré

Ismaël Doukouré with the France u19s (Photo via Doukouré on Instagram)
Ismaël Doukouré with the France u19s (Photo via Doukouré on Instagram)

Arsenal are interested in 17-year-old Valenciennes centre-back Ismaël Doukouré, according to reports in France, though they aren’t the only ones.

Emi Buendia

NORWICH, ENGLAND: Emi Buendia of Norwich City celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Barnsley at Carrow Road on January 02, 2021. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND: Emi Buendia of Norwich City celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Barnsley at Carrow Road on January 02, 2021. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Emi Buendia remains on Arsenal’s radar and the club may look to sign him even if they also bring back Martin Odegaard, according to a report.

Nabil Fekir

ESP: Real Betis - Levante UD. La Liga Santander. Nabil Fekir of Real Betis during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Levante UD played at Benito Villamarin Stadium on March 19, 2021 in Sevilla, Spain. Copyright: Antonio Pozo/PRESSINPHOTO
ESP: Real Betis – Levante UD. La Liga Santander. Nabil Fekir of Real Betis during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Levante UD played at Benito Villamarin Stadium on March 19, 2021 in Sevilla, Spain. Copyright: Antonio Pozo/PRESSINPHOTO

Arsenal are looking at a move for £26m Nabil Fekir this summer as an alternative to Martin Odegaard, according to a report in the English media.

Patson Daka

Salzburg's Zambian forward Patson Daka celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between (KRC) Genk and RB Salzburg on November 27, 2019 at the Cristal Arena in Genk. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)
Salzburg’s Zambian forward Patson Daka celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between (KRC) Genk and RB Salzburg on November 27, 2019 at the Cristal Arena in Genk. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Arsenal are reportedly among a number of top Premier League clubs with an interest in Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka ahead of this summer.

Guido Rodriguez

Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis, La Liga Santander, Benito Villamarin Stadium - 19 MAR 2021. Copyright: Pressinphoto / Shutterstock
Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis, La Liga Santander, Benito Villamarin Stadium – 19 MAR 2021. Copyright: Pressinphoto / Shutterstock

Arsenal will try to sign 26-year-old midfielder Guido Rodriguez from Real Betis this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Yves Bissouma

Brighton's Ivorian midfielder Yves Bissouma (C) comes under pressure from Liverpool's Japanese midfielder Takumi Minamino (L) and Liverpool's Portuguese striker Diogo Jota during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on November 28, 2020. (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Brighton’s Ivorian midfielder Yves Bissouma (C) comes under pressure from Liverpool’s Japanese midfielder Takumi Minamino (L) and Liverpool’s Portuguese striker Diogo Jota during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on November 28, 2020. (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Leicester City have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Yves Bissouma this summer, according to reports in the English media.

Antoine Griezmann

France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates his goal with France's forward Alexandre Lacazette (L) during the friendly football match France vs Paraguay on June 2, 2017 at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE
France’s forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates his goal with France’s forward Alexandre Lacazette (L) during the friendly football match France vs Paraguay on June 2, 2017 at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Arsenal have reportedly made an offer to Antoine Griezmann, who many seem to think will be leaving Barcelona this summer after the election of Joan Laporta as President.

Odsonne Edouard

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 07: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic is seen prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and St. Mirren at Celtic Park on March 07, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MARCH 07: Odsonne Edouard of Celtic is seen prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and St. Mirren at Celtic Park on March 07, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Celtic over the signing of forward Odsonne Edouard to replace Alexandre Lacazette this summer.