Summarizing the news, rumors and gossip about Arsenal’s transfer in the summer window of 2021.
Arsenal strike £ 50million deal to sign White
Arsenal have reached a deal to sign Brighton center-back Ben White for an estimated fee of around £ 50million.
Arteta coy on future transfers
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has remained tight-lipped on any future transfers following his side’s 2-1 loss to Hibernian at Easter Road.
“We have one at the moment and we are really happy with the one we have,” said Arteta. Sky Sports News. “Unfortunately, he couldn’t play today. Maybe he can play on Saturday.
“We’re going to work with the players we have, try to make them better and try to compete as best we can.”
Who are Arsenal linked with?
Manuel Locatelli – Arsenal are ready to pay Sassuolo’s asking price of £ 34million for the Italian midfielder, but his preference is to join Juventus (The Guardian, July 19)
Houssem Aouar – Arsenal will start a £ 100million spending spree with the Lyon midfielder set to join White to sign for the club next week (Star of the day, July 18).
Martin Odegaard – Arsenal are “ready to pounce” if the Real Madrid playmaker becomes available this summer (Mirror, July 17); Arsenal’s hopes of bringing the playmaker back to the Emirates have been boosted by claims that Real Madrid need to lower their salary cap with Odegaard at risk of a transfer (Athleticism, July 13).
Tammy Abraham – Arsenal are interested in Abraham, who Chelsea have already offered to several clubs as part of their search for a new striker (The telegraph of the day, July 16).
Ruben Neves – Arsenal have started negotiations with Wolves over signing Neves (Record, July 12).
James Maddison – Arsenal should take an important step for the Leicester City playmaker in the next weeks (Star of the day, July 12).
Thilo Kehrer – Arsenal inquired about PSG defender Kehrer as he fielded a replacement for right-back Hector Bellerin (The sun, July 14th).
Latest players linked to Arsenal exit
Hector Bellerin – Inter Milan step up pursuit of Arsenal defender – but don’t want to commit to paying a fee (Sun, July 17); The right-back has told Arsenal he wants to sign for Inter Milan this summer, but the two clubs have yet to come to a deal for the 26-year-old (Daily Mail, July 13).
Emile Smith Rowe – Talks on a new contract for Smith Rowe are progressing “positively”, all parties hope a deal can be reached after Aston Villa saw two bids rejected (Air sports, July 15th)
Joe willock – Newcastle are in talks to bring Joe Willock back to Tyneside (Time, July 13)
Granite Xhaka – Xhaka’s move to Rome has stalled due to Arsenal struggling to find a suitable replacement (Daily Express, July 14).
Signatures confirmed at Arsenal
Nuno tavares – Benfica, undisclosed
Albert Sambi Lokonga – Anderlecht, £ 15m
Confirmed departures from Arsenal
Matteo guendouzi – Marseille, ready
Guillaume Saliba – Marseille, ready
Dani Ceballos – end of loan
Mat Ryan – end of loan
Martin Odegaard – end of loan
David Luiz – contract expired
Mark McGuinness – Cardiff, undisclosed
Trae Coyle – FC Lausanne-Sport, undisclosed
Zech Medley – KV Oostende, undisclosed
Dinos Mavropanos – Stuttgart, loan
Daniel Ballard – Millwall, loan
Ben Sheaf – Coventry, undisclosed
Matt Smith – Doncaster, Ready