Morning Arsenal fans
Leicester superstar Youri Tielemans and Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez lead the transfer gossip.
Tottenham have reportedly dropped the Gunners’ hopes of signing main target Tielemans. bolstered by winning the race for fellow midfielder Yves Bissouma.
And it’s claimed the Gunners have turned down a £25m bid for Argentina star Martinez.
Emirates boss Mikel Arteta is still in the running for the 24-year-old – but Manchester United are also said to be interested.
Arteta wants a proven performer to fight for a role alongside Ben White in his improving defense.
A bigger priority, however, is Arsenal’s attack – with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus still the number one target.
But Arteta is hoping Eddie Nketiah will finally make a breakthrough ENTIRE season after signing a new long-term deal.
Newcastle and Crystal Palace have been linked with the 23-year-old frontman.
And Arteta said: “I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are about and all the values of the club.
“We’re very happy he’s extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and the person we have in him.” Finally, Matt Turner’s new goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale hopes to displace as number 1 – just like the English stopper Bernd Leno last season.
The 27-year-old US star with 16 caps told Sky Sports: “Aaron has had a fantastic season.
“I’m coming to push him and become the best goalkeeper I can be while also making him the best goalkeeper he can be.”
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