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Holding loan move cancelled after Luiz injury

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Rob Holding’s proposed season-long loan move to Newcastle United is off. That is because David Luiz has picked-up a neck injury, and may miss the first six weeks of the new season. The Brazilian was in line to start for the Gunners in their opening day fixture at Craven Cottage, but his lack of fitness means that the rest of ...

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Torreira to join Fiorentina

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Lucas Torreira will leave Arsenal in the next few days and join Serie A side Fiorentina. The Uruguayan international midfielder will join the Italian team on loan for next season, but the deal will contain an obligation to buy at the end of it. The total deal is worth €24 million – €8 million for the loan fee, and then ...

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Ceballos returns to Arsenal

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Dani Ceballos has returned to Arsenal for a second season on loan. The 24-year-old Spaniard spent the 2019-20 season on loan in North London from his parent club, and both parties had made it clear that they were happy for the arrangement to continue. That was despite him being recalled to Madrid in the summer, where he had offers to ...

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PSG table Bellerin bid

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PSG have made a £25 million bid to sign Arsenal right-back Héctor Bellerín. Arsenal want to keep the 25-year-old, but they are open to offers for their vice-captain if the price is right, recognising the need to sell players in order to free-up funds to pursue some of their transfer targets. Bayern Munich and Juventus are also monitoring his situation. ...

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Napoli want Arsenal defender

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Napoli want Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Greek defender is in the final year of his contract, having signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2018. He is very much surplus to requirements at the Emirates, especially with the confirmed arrival of Gabriel Magalhães at the club, and barely played for Mikel Arteta’s side after lockdown. The Serie A side are hoping ...

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Ceballos poised for Arsenal return

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Dani Ceballos is set to re-join Arsenal on loan again. The Real Madrid midfielder was recalled by his parent club at the end of last season, and there had been reports that he was about to move back to Real Betis, the side he left in 2017 to move to Madrid. However, his preference was always to return to the ...

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Ozil offered lucrative Saudi deal

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Mesut Ozil has been offered a deal worth £15 million a year to join Saudi club Al-Nassr The Riyad-based side would like to sign him this summer, but, if he chooses to see out the final year of his contract at the Emirates, will look to sign him on a free transfer next year. Ozil has been out in the ...

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Fiorentina closing in on Torreira loan move

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Serie A side Fiorentina are closing in on a loan move for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira. Reports in the Italian press suggest that a deal could be wrapped-up later this week, although Roma and AC Milan both also remain interested in the player. Fiorentina want to take the 24-year old initially on loan, with an option to buy at the ...

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Arenal set to do Maitland-Niles U-turn

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However, Mikel Arteta has aid that he wants to keep the England under-21 international, and now the club are having a re-think after Maitland-Niles produced a man of the match display against Liverpool in the Community Shield on Sunday. Arsenal are set for a dramatic change of heart about Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Last week he was the subject of a £15 ...

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Holding set for Newcastle loan move

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Arsenal defender Rob Holding is set to join Newcastle United on a season-long loan. The 24-year old joined the Gunners from Bolton Wanderers in 2016 and has gone on to win two FA Cup Winners medals with them, although he missed much of last season after incurring an ACL-injury. Holding is under contract at the Emirates until 2023, but there ...

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