Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates; summer transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1
Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Udinese show interest in Bellerin
Udinese are the latest club to show an interest in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.
Bellerin’s preference is to return to Spain, with three clubs keen to sign him.
The full-back spent last season on loan at Real Betis and has made no secret of his desire to return. However, Betis do not want to pay a transfer fee.
As a result, Bellerin is exploring the possibility of terminating his contract at Arsenal to become a free agent. He has entered the final year of his deal at the Emirates.
Nice in talks to sign Pepe
Nice are in talks with Arsenal over a deal to sign winger Nicolas Pepe on loan.
Pepe is not part of manager Mikel Arteta’s long term plans.
The winger has not started a Premier League match since October and has now entered the final two years of his Emirates contract.
Arsenal’s Mari joins Monza on loan
Pablo Mari has joined Serie A side AC Monza on loan for the 2022/23 season.
The 28-year-old initially joined us on loan from Brazilian side Flamengo in January 2020 and made the move permanent in the summer of that year.
He has made 22 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.
Who have Arsenal been linked with?
Yeremy Pino – Arsenal sporting director Edu has been spotted boarding a flight to Valencia amid suggestions the Gunners are ready to move for Yeremy Pino (Daily Mirror, August 15); Villarreal could be forced to let wonderkid Yeremy Pino go for a cut price this summer after manager Unai Emery revealed the player ‘will have to leave’ if a suitable bid is made (Daily Mail, August 13); Arsenal are set to have a £33m offer for midfielder Yeremy Pino accepted by Villarreal according to reports in Spain, with the Spanish club desperate for funds after missing out on Champions League football (Daily Mirror, August 11).
Youri Tielemans – Leicester are willing to let star player Youri Tielemans join Arsenal for free next summer (The Sun on Sunday, August 14). Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Youri Tielemans with Leicester City looking to replace their in-demand midfielder with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar (Daily Mail, August 6); Leicester expect Arsenal to move for Tielemans but are yet to receive any offers for the Belgium midfielder (Guardian, August 2).
Sandro Tonali – Italy midfielder has poured cold water on a move to Arsenal by reiterating he joined Milan at the right moment and is keen to stay with the Serie A champions (Daily Mail, August 13).
Arthur Melo – Arsenal could renew their interest in Juventus outcast Arthur Melo with the midfielder’s proposed move to Valencia at risk of collapse (Daily Express, August 11); Arsenal will submit an offer for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo soon, according to reports (Daily Express, July 21); Arsenal have been given the opportunity to secure the signature of long-term target Arthur this summer (Daily Express, July 20); Arsenal are monitoring developments with Juventus midfielder Arthur, who may be allowed to leave on loan (Daily Mail, July 19).
Pepe – Arsenal are reportedly interested in bringing FC Porto’s Brazilian forward Pepe to the club (The Sun, August 11).
Pedro Neto – Wolves winger Pedro Neto could join Arsenal if boss Bruno Lage lands Goncalo Guedes from Valencia (Daily Express, August 8)
Cody Gakpo – Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag ‘appreciates’ PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, who is also linked to Arsenal and Leeds (The Sun, August 8).
Victor Osimhen – Arsenal target Osimhen has revealed he will stay at Napoli despite transfer rumours linking him away from the club (The Sun, July 27)
Lucas Paqueta – Arsenal have admitted that they are interested in the attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta but said that there are no present talks with Lyon about the Brazil international (The Times, July 25); Arsenal’s hopes of landing Lyon star Lucas Paqueta have been handed a huge boost with the Ligue 1 side having dropped their excessive demands (Daily Mirror, July 19); Arsenal have moved on from Houssem Aouar, but one of his Lyon team-mates is of interest this summer. The Gunners along with Newcastle and Roma are all chasing Lyon player Lucas Paqueta (Daily Mirror, July 14); Paqueta has yet to hold any negotiations with Arsenal but would be open to a Premier League switch (Daily Mirror; July 13); Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed bids have come in for Paqueta, with the Brazil international targeted by Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Newcastle United (Daily Express, July 11).
Thomas Muller – The Germany international spared no time in denying Arsenal links after Bayern Munich’s 6-2 pre-season win over Wayne Rooney’s DC United (Daily Mail, July 22).
Marco Asensio – Asensio has reportedly sacked his agent – and that could put Arsenal and Newcastle on red alert (The Sun, July 20).
Edmond Tapsoba – Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba amid uncertainty over William Saliba’s future at the club (Daily Express, July 16).
Kyle Walker-Peters – Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly interested in a transfer for Walker-Peters (The Sun, July 13).
Alex Grimaldo – Arsenal have reportedly been joined by Manchester City in the race to sign Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo (The Sun, July 28); Arsenal have tabled a £6.4m offer for the Benfica left back with negotiations now underway with the Portuguese club, according to reports (Daily Express, July 11); Grimaldo remains on Arsenal’s radar and could be available for a cut-price £6m with his contract winding down (The Sun; July 7) Arsenal have reportedly contacted Benfica over a possible deal for Grimaldo having missed out on the signing of Aaron Hickey (The Sun on Sunday, July 3).
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Arsenal have been told to pay £55m for the Lazio midfielder, according to reports (Daily Express, July 6).
The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit
Nicolas Pepe – Arsenal are set to clear out another unwanted player as Nicolas Pepe closes on a loan move to Nice (The Times, August 20); Arsenal are looking to offload eight players, including record signing Nicolas Pepe, to pay for their summer signing spree (The Sun, August 4).
Hector Bellerin – Hector Bellerin has requested that Arsenal terminate his £110,00-a-week contract at the club as he enters the final 12 months of his deal (Daily Mail, August 16); Arsenal have held talks over cancelling Hector Bellerin’s contract with Real Betis waiting to bring the full-back in on a free transfer (Daily Mail, August 10); Real Betis’ Borja Iglesias has revealed Bellerin wants to return to the Spanish club and joked he would start up a crowdfunding effort to secure the Arsenal right back (The Sun, July 23).
Kieran Tierney – Manchester City are plotting a late swoop to sign Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney this summer following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s move to the Emirates Stadium (Daily Mirror, August 12).
Lucas Torreira – Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira has reached an agreement on personal terms to join Turkish team Galatasaray (Mail on Sunday, August 7); The Uruguay international has agreed to join Galatasaray, who will pay Arsenal between £5m and £6m (Fabrizio Romano, August 5); Arsenal are close to selling Torreira to Galatasaray and complete his long-awaited departure from the club (Daily Mirror, August 2).