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Arsenal submitted £10m bid for David Raya

Arsenal are reportedly set to waste no time in addressing their goalkeeping situation and make a £10million bid for Brentford stopper David Raya.

Mikel Arteta’s side are on the verge of shaking on a £20million agreement to see Emiliano Martinez switch to Aston Villa this summer, to become first choice at Villa Park.

And according to The Sun, claims the Gunners will then directly invest half of these funds into signing David Raya from Brentford.

Raya, 25, is said to be keen to play Premier League football, though would be brought in as understudy to Bernd Leno.

Arsenal submitted £22.5m bid for Odsonne Edouard

Arsenal have reportedly made £22.5million bid for Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard, who netted 28 goals in all competitions for Scottish side last season.

Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad in his first full season in charge of the north London club, with bolster attacking options is part of his plans.

And according to the journalist Ian McGarry, claims Mikel Arteta’s side have shows interest in the France youth international striker Odsonne Edouard, who is currently at Celtic.

‘It’s our information that the initial offer from Arsenal was £15m, which was rejected by Celtic.

‘That offer has since been increased to £20m with add-ons up to the value of another £2.5m.

‘However, the payment would be staged over four years, something which of course we saw last season with the transfer of Kieran Tierney to the Emirates. Celtic would prefer to have a much bigger payment up front.’

Arsenal remains talks over Houssem Aouar

Arsenal are reportedly set to hold another talks with Lyon in order to snap up playmaker Houssem Aouar.

The highly-rated attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in this window, with Lyon sporting director Juninho previously confirming talks had taken place.

Arsenal and Lyon seemed to have hit a stumbling block, though, with Juninho telling RMC Sport he wasn’t interested in a swap deal involving Matteo Guendouzi, which was put forward.

But according to the ESPN, claims The Gunners are determined to sign the 22-year-old this summer, but do not have the resources to fund a deal worth 60 million euros (£55.4m).

It adds that Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar is in ongoing discussions with Lyon counterpart and close friend Juninho, and remains hopeful that the two clubs can reach an agreement.

Thomas Partey on proposed switch to Emirates

Thomas Partey has been remains Arsenal’s main target to bolster their midfield options but they want to selling some player before triggered his release-clause.

The powerful central midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates with talks between the Gunners and LaLiga side have seemed to have hit a stumbling block due to price tag.

But according to Marca, Partey, 27, who is available for £40million this summer via release clause remains Arsenal main target to bolster their midfield options.

It adds that the Ghanian international is said to be very much intrigued by the idea of playing under Mikel Arteta in a new-look Arsenal, though the Gunners are tied down by the fact they must raise funds.

Guendouzi would be happily offered by the club as a makeweight in the deal, though Atletico Madrid have no interest.

With consideration given to selling the likes of the Emiliano Martinez, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis, Arsenal are very much weighing up a fire sale to generate capital to sign their main target.

Emiliano Martinez is set to seal a £20m switch to Aston Villa this week

Aston Villa are reportedly closing in on completing the deal of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta’s side are on the verge of shaking on a £20million agreement to see Emiliano Martinez switch to Aston Villa this summer, to become first choice at Villa Park.

Martinez, 28, was out of the Mikel Arteta’s squad that win 3-0 against Fulham on Saturday as he heading to Villa Park for his medical ahead of completing his £20m move.

The Argentinian has agreed a long-term contract believed to be worth around £60,000-a-week to join Dean Smith’s team, and will represent a injection into the transfer kitty for Arsenal.

Aubameyang set to sign new three-year contract

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangis ‘poised to sign a new three-year contract at Emirates’ that will see him become the club’s highest-paid player.

The news that the 31-year-old forward – Arsenal’s leading goalscorer with 29 last season – has committed his future to the club will come as a huge relief to fans.

It follows months of negotiations between the Gabon international and the London club and will see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang eclipse £350,000 a week Mesut Ozil as the club’s highest earner.

The influence of Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta and Aubameyang’s father were key in persuading the 31-year-old striker to commit, according to The Athletic.



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