Arsenal news and gossip is coming in thick and fast and Sportarena is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Emirates stadium.
Isak clause may be paid
Arsenal are willing to pay the release clause of Swedish striker Alexander Isak to bring the Real Sociedad forward over to the Emirates stadium, according to reports.
Isak, 20, establish himself as one of the exciting attacker in world of football, scored 17 goals in La-liga last season, including a spectacular flurry of nine goals in six games across January and February.
The highly-rated forward taking his fabulous form into Euro 2020, and report by AS, claim the Gunners prepared to trigger Alexander Isak release clause of £60.2million in order to bringing in to Emirates stadium this summer.
Arsenal submit an offer for Manuel Locatelli
Arsenal have submitted an offer for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli as Mikel Arteta keen on strengthen his midfield options with Italian star.
The Spanish coach is looking to overhaul his squad this summer summer after a disappointing campaign that saw them miss out on European qualification for the first time in 25 years following an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League.
Midfield is expected to be a particular area of concern as Granit Xhaka is agree to join AS Roma, Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard have returned to Real Madrid while Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Joe Willock are all set to leave the Emirates.
As a result of that, Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team are in the market for at least two central midfielders and Locatelli, who impressed at Euro 2020 become an emerged target for the Gunners.
However, reports via the Daily Star, claimed the north London club have tabled an ‘important’ offer for Locatelli but will face stiff competitions in pursuit of Italian star.
Report by Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that Borussia Dortmund have also submitted an offer for the midfielder, Manchester City and PSG are showing a keen interest while Juventus are hoping to land the player on an initial two year loan.
The report says Sassuolo are demanding £34m for the 23-year-old, however, Juve are hoping to sweeten their offer by including either Radu Dragusin, Nicolò Fagioli or Felix Correia in any potential deal.
Sassuolo would prefer to sell rather than loan Manuel Locatelli if they have to lose the player this summer which should put Arsenal in a decent position to get a deal agreed with the Serie A outfit ahead of the Old Lady.
Roma Close to Agreement with Arsenal for Granit Xhaka
Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma are on verge to completing the signing of Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka after negotiations between the parties progressed.
Report by Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, claim the north Londoner have lowered their initial demands of €23 million for the 28-year-old star, whilst Roma are ready to add to their initial by including performance-related bonuses, taking the total cost of the deal to €18m.
As such, a breakthrough is thought to be close and negotiations are reaching their final stages, with Granit Xhaka set to become the first Giallorossi signing under new coach Jose Mourinho.
The Switzerland skipper has already agreed terms with Roma and is keen to make the switch to the Stadio Olimpico, with a four-year contract worth €2.5m per season awaiting him.
Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Moenchengladbach in 2016 and has scored 13 goals in 220 appearances for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup twice and reaching the Europa League Final in 2019.
Kieran Tierney Singed a new five-year deal with Arsenal
Kieran Tierney has committed his future at Emirates stadium, by signed a new long-term contract with the London club, two years after arriving from Celtic.
The left-back, who establish himself as a pivotal player in Mikel Arteta’s squad signed a five-year deal as well as taking a new wage of £110,000-a-week.
Tierney, who swapping Celtic Park for Emirates Stadium, has become a leading figure within the Gunners squad since the arrival of Mikel Arteta.
The 24-year-old defender, who made 62 appearances for the London club, scored three goals with additional of three assists and was has hailed the Gunners fans for replicating the love he received in Scotland after pen a new deal.
Writing on his social media channels, the Scot said: ‘Delighted to announce I’ve signed a new long-term deal with the club.
‘I’d just like to thank you all for your support and messages always. Can’t wait to get started next year.’
He added: ‘It feels amazing, First of all with the manager, who came to me and said ”we want you to extend your deal”.
‘It was amazing for me to hear because I have worked hard since I joined. The club have been brilliant with me so I am more than happy to extend it, I am delighted.
‘The vision of the club and where it wants to go, and the expectation of the club is where I want to be in football, which is at the top.
‘There is no doubt about it, we are not where we want to be right now, but we are going in the right direction.’
Arsenal Given Condition to Sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona this summer
Arsenal will sign attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, from Barcelona this summer on one condition.
According to Le10 Sport, Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team will considering sign the Brazilian only if there is good news involving his knee injury.
The Spanish coach is a huge admirer of Coutinho but any move for the 29-year-old hinges on his rehabilitation regarding a knee injury he sustained at the tail end of last season.
The reports explain in details that Arsenal technical director Edu Gasper is is planning on bringing in at least five new players to Emirates this summer, with moves for two midfielders, two full-backs and a centre-back all potentially on the cards.
Recall that the Catalan giants was keen to sell Coutinho last summer and the player’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, had held talks with Arsenal over a potential deal.
Coutinho, who established himself as one of best attacker in the world of football during his time in Premier League, joined Barcelona from Liverpool in a £145 million deal in January 2018.