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Arsenal handed huge boost in pursuit Facundo Pellistri
Arsenal have handed major boost in pursuit of teenage star Facundo Pellistri with his boss Diego Forlan confirmed the 18-year-old is likely to leave Uruguay this summer.
The 18-year-old winger has been monitoring by a number of European clubs with including Juventus and Newcastle United but Arsenal have reportedly leading the race to sign the teenage winger.
And according to his boss Diego Forlan confirmed the 18-year-old winger is likely to leave the homeland this summer.
‘I know he can leave at any time,’ Forlan told Uruguayan outlet Sport890 (via The Boot Room).
‘The financial situation of the club makes me think that I have to adapt to the current situation.’
Hector Bellerin is desperate to leave Arsenal for Bayern Munich
Hector Bellerin is desperate to leave Arsenal this summer for Bayern Munich but the Bundesliga champions have been rejected him due to his poor defending this season, according to reports.
According to The Sky Sports Germany, claims that the 25-year-old Spaniard is looking to change clubs after being left ‘unsatisfied’ following another disappointing campaign at the Emirates stadium.
Bellerin has been monitoring by Bayern since last two summer transfer window, but the reports say the German club are not keen, even with the player available for around £20million.
The reports also added that the German champions do not want to pay Bellerin’s price tag due to their reservations about the his defensive work.
After being poached from the Barcelona youth set-up nine years ago, Bellerin has spent his entire senior career at Arsenal, making his debut in 2013.
He became a favourite among supporters, featuring 195 times and providing 25 assists for the club, before struggling for form this season.
He has won just 41 per cent of his defensive duels and only 44 per cent of his aerial battles this season.
Bellerin has also endured his lowest tackle success rate – 65 per cent – since joining in 2011.
Mikel Arteta shuts down rumours of Tierney exit
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has insisted left-back Kieran Tierney will not be sold in the summer amid rumours of a move to Leicester City in recent month.
Tierney, 23, who joined Arsenal for £25million from Celtic last summer, has struggled for regular game time this season due to sidelined by injury.
But he has caught the eye following the resumption of the campaign, impressing at left wing-back in the Gunners’ back five.
Tierney, who labelled as one of the best left-back of his generation by Ashely Cole, has recently been linked with a move to Leicester as a possible replacement for Ben Chilwell, who is believed to be a Chelsea target.
‘He’s not going anywhere,’ Arteta said. ‘I really like him.
‘I’m very impressed with him. Everybody loves him at the club and he earns that every single day with the way he treats people, the way he works and the energy he brings to the place.
‘And then with his performances, I am delighted. He has adapted really well, he is a player that gives you everything in every session and every game. And the quality he has added as well.
‘He’s still so young, he has things to improve obviously but he’s been a great addition to the team.’
Arsenal to prioritise signings of midfield duo
MikelArteta is determined to secure deals for Dani Ceballos and Thomas Partey as he looks to further improve his squad ahead of next campaign,.the Times have reported.
Ceballos has impressed post-lockdown and the Gunners intend to keep him in North London on a permanent basis.
They want to add Atletico Madrid’s Parteyto their midfield, too, and hope both players can take the club forward.
With doubts over the future of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira playing little more than a bit-part role this season, that area of the pitch is the focus for Arsenal this summer.
Arsenal set to allow Konstantinos Mavropanos leave for a season-loan deal
Arsenal are ready to let defender Konstantinos Mavropanos leave for a season-loan with Werder Bremen leading a five club in race for Greek star.
Mavropanos, 22, has enjoyed an impressive second-half of the season on loan with Nurnberg and his performance attracted interest from the top tier in a loan deal for the centre-back.
According to latest reports, Werder Bremen are at the front of the queue to secure his signature on loan but Stuttgart have also expressed an interest in a deal for 22-year-old centre-back.
Initial talks are over a loan deal and there is so far no indication whether there will be an option for which ever club wins the race to sign Mavropanos permanently.