Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates Stadium
Confirmed Arsenal signings
Willian – Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal (August 14).
Willian the latest to cross Arsenal-Chelsea divide
Dani Ceballos – The midfielder has rejoined Arsenal on a second successive season-long loan from Real Madrid (September 4).
Confirmed new deals at Arsenal
Will Arsenal be successful with their renewed attempts to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon?
Will Arsenal be successful with their renewed attempts to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The Gunners captain has signed a new three-year contract with the club (September 15)
The latest players linked with a move to Arsenal…
David Raya – Brentford would only be prepared to sell David Raya to Arsenal if the Gunners loan him back to them for the rest of this season (Sky Sports, September 18); Arsenal are ready to up their bid for the Brentford goalkeeper and are prepared to spend £10m on the shotstopper, with Emiliano Martinez set to leave the club (Sun, September 13); Brentford goalkeeper Raya is prepared to hand in a transfer request to try and force through a move to Arsenal (Daily Mail, September 9); Arsenal have reportedly identified Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez (Daily Mirror, August 29).
Houssem Aouar – Arsenal ‘agreed terms’ with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar on a long-term contract two weeks ago (Daily Star, September 18); Arsenal will soon make an offer of over £36m for the Lyon midfielder, according to reports (Daily Express, September 17); Arsenal are set to make a new bid for 22-year-old Lyon midfielder after their initial offer of £31.2m was rejected (ESPN, September 10); Arsenal target Houssem Aouar reportedly ‘only wants’ Juventus this summer, in a transfer blow to the Gunners. Mikel Arteta’s side are interested in the Lyon ace, and are even believed to be willing to offer cash-plus-Matteo Guendouzi to land his signature (The Sun, August 25).
Runar Alex Runarsson – The Icelandic goalkeeper has reportedly visited London Colney to complete his Arsenal transfer (Mirror, September 19); Arsenal are hopeful they can secure the signing of the Dijon goalkeeper in time for him to make the squad for this weekend (Daily Star, September 17); Arsenal are close to signing Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson. Arsenal hope to have a deal completed “as soon as possible” as they look to find a replacement for former substitute goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who completed a move to Aston Villa on Wednesday (Sky Sports, September 16); Arsenal are in advanced talks with Dijon over the signing of goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson. The 25-year-old Iceland international has two years remaining on his contract with the French club having joined from Danish side Nordsjaelland in 2018 (Sky Sports, September 15)
Oscar – Former Chelsea star Oscar has revealed old team-mates Willian and David Luiz are trying to convince him to join Arsenal – but he would prefer a return to Stamford Bridge (Daily Star, September 15)
Mounir Chouiar – Arsenal are in the hunt for the French 21-year-old and want him to offer another option on the left hand-side of their attack (Independent, September 14).
Philippe Coutinho – Coutinho looks set to stay at Barcelona in a new role under manager Ronald Koeman – ending Arsenal’s hopes of signing him (The Sun, September 8); The Brazilian prefers a return to the Premier League and Arsenal are among a trio of clubs interested in the 28-year-old Champions League winner (Marca, August 26); Arsenal are seen as ‘only possible solution’ to the Coutinho transfer problem (Mirror, August 12).
Thomas Partey – Arsenal remain interested in the Atletico Madrid midfielder but Mikel Arteta would need to sanction at least one sale in order to activate the midfielder’s £45m release clause. (Sky Sports, September 3).
Felipe Anderson – Arsenal could make a shock move to sign West Ham’s Anderson following speculation he has been offered to the Gunners on loan for a £5m fee (Daily Mirror, September 4)
Thiago Alcantara – Arsenal are among the clubs to have checked on the midfielder but need Bayern Munich to drop their £23m asking price (Mail On Sunday, August 23)
The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit…
Rob Holding – The Arsenal centre-back is ready to snub a possible loan move to fight for his place in Mikel Arteta’s team (The Sun, September 17); West Ham are ready to offer Arsenal a stunning £5m rental deal for centre-back Rob Holding (The Sun, September 15); Mikel Arteta has all-but confirmed Holding, subject of a loan-signing bid from Newcastle, will stay at Arsenal, saying after the win at Fulham: “I said to him ‘change your mind because you are not going anywhere’. He stands for every value we want at the football club (September 12).
Sead Kolasinac – Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in bringing the Arsenal left-back back to the Bundesliga (The Sun, September 17)
Arsenal outcast Kolasinac has become a transfer target for West Ham as David Moyes attempts to land a new left-back (The Sun, September 15); The Arsenal full-back wants to return to Schalke (Sky Germany, August 26).
Folarin Balogun – Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for their striker prospect Balogun (Daily Mail, September 16)
Lucas Torreira – Torreira is closing in on a move away from Arsenal, with reports suggesting Torino are in talks over a potential loan deal for the midfielder (Daily Star, September 18); Arsenal are in talks with Serie A side Torino over a loan deal for midfielder Lucas Torreira with a view to a permanent move (Sky Sports, September 15); Arsenal could allow Lucas Torreira to leave on loan before the end of the transfer window, with Fiorentina and Torino both interested in signing the Uruguay midfielder (The Guardian, September 15).
Alexandre Lacazette – The player has confirmed he wants to stay at Arsenal, saying after the victory at Fulham: “”I’m really happy. It’s only the press who say l am unhappy and l want to leave. But me, from the beginning, I have said I am happy with Arsenal and I want to play and win titles, we won a title last month, so I am happy with Arsenal (September 12); Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette (Sky Sports, August 16); Lacazette will be on his way to Atletico Madrid for £30m – as soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new Arsenal deal (Daily Star, August 9).
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – Wolves are poised to make another attempt to sign the defender from Arsenal (Telegraph, September 14): Despite interest from Wolves, the player is now expected to stay at Arsenal and was among the starters for the win at Fulham (September 12).
Mesut Ozil – The German was absent once again for the opening-day win at Fulham and wasn’t even included among the substitutes (September 12); Ozil has been thrown an unlikely Arsenal lifeline and may be in contention to play in the Premier League opener against Fulham after playing his first game in six months for the club (The Sun, September 7); Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed interest in signing Ozil this summer, but the Arsenal playmaker remains insistent that he has no intention of leaving London (Daily Telegraph, September 1).
Matteo Guendouzi – Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel ruled out a move for Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi in the aftermath of his side’s 1-0 loss to Lens (The Sun, September 11); Arsenal outcast Guendouzi has hinted he is staying – despite interest from Valencia (The Sun, September 9); PSG have snubbed the chance to sign the Arsenal midfielder, who looks set for the exit door (Daily Mirror, September 3); Arsenal want to sell Matteo Guendouzi with Valencia interested in the out-of-favour French midfielder (Daily Mirror, September 2); Arsenal have offered midfielder Guendouzi as part of their bid to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar this summer, according to reports (Daily Mail, August 21).
Hector Bellerin – Barcelona have made contact over a potential move for the Arsenal right-back (Sport, September 10); Paris-Saint Germain are being tipped as Bellerin’s favoured destination (Independent, September 10); Bayer Leverkusen are surprise contenders for Arsenal full-back Bellerin (Daily Telegraph, September 7); Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with Arsenal over a £30m move for Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin (Daily Mail, September 2); Arsenal are holding firm on a £27m asking price for Bellerin, with Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo keen to bring him to Turin this summer (Daily Star, August 28).
Mohamed Elneny – Besiktas have tried and failed to sign the Egypt midfielder, saying the player is too expensive (Sky Sports, September 10); Arsenal will have Elneny back within their ranks this week, with the midfielder having completed his loan spell at Besiktas (Daily Mail, August 20).
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – Napoli are interested in signing Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to Sky in Italy (Sky Sports, September 3).Emile Smith Rowe – Arsenal have snubbed an approach from Monaco for the 20-year-old (Daily Mail, August 26).
Calum Chambers – Fulham are considering a move to sign Arsenal defender Chambers as they prepare for their return to the Premier League (The Sun, August 12)
Confirmed Arsenal departures
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – The forward has signed a permanent deal with Roma after terminating his contract with Arsenal by mutual consent.