summing up the news, rumors and gossip regarding the Arsenal transfer in the January 2022 window.
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Arsenal have been told they will have to pay the full release clause of around £75m if they want to sign Real Sociedad striker alexander isak (Daily Mirror, January 31) ; arsenal target isakhas has been spotted in london as the transfer deadline approaches (sunday 30 january post).
arsenal appears to have missed out on the signing of Romanian sensation kevin ciubotaru, who will instead join the academy at the rangers (Daily Telegraph, January 31).
Arsenal’s chances of landing dominic calvert-lewin in the summer have been shaken by the imminent appointment of frank lampard as everton boss (daily star on sunday jan 30); arsenal continue their search for a striker, with everton’s dominic calvert-lewin under consideration, although borussia dortmund are also monitoring the toffees’ hitman as they prepare for the possible loss of starman erling haaland in the summer (daily mail , January 28). /p>
arsenal is close to closing a deal to sign american goalkeeper matt turner from new england revolution in the summer, with the fee expected to be around £6m with up to £2, 5 million in accessories (the guardian, January 28).
Arsenal could switch its search for a defensive midfielder to Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz after apparently dropping out of the competition to sign Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes (Daily Express, January 27).
Arsenal could turn their attention to Napoli striker Victor Osimhen after Juventus beat them to the signing of Dusan Vlahovic (Daily Mirror, January 27).
ajax star noussair mazraoui has issued a plea to come and bring me to Arsenal, but gunners face a tough challenge in completing a transfer for him (Daily Express, January 27)
arsenal could seek a short-term loan for real madrid strikerluka jovicafter dusan vlahovic joined juventus (el sol, january 25).
renato sanches has hinted at leaving lille and named arsenal as one of the clubs he could move to (daily mail 24 jan); Sanches has put talks on a new contract with Lille on hold due to increased transfer interest from Arsenal (Daily Mirror, January 22).
bayern munich have joined manchester united and arsenal in the race to sign borussia monchengladbach midfielder denis zakaria(the sun, january 20); Man Utd and Arsenal have been put on red alert after Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl admitted transfer target Zakaria could leave (Sun Jan 18); Denis Zakaria has told Gladbach that he will leave the club in the summer, and Arsenal have already expressed interest in him (Sun, December 30).
Arsenal’s move for Juventus midfielder arthur could collapse after they refused to sanction an 18-month loan (Daily Mail, Jan 28); Arsenal’s efforts to sign Arthur have been hampered by the Italian side’s inability to land the preferred replacement for Bruno Guimares (Express Sunday, Jan 23); Arthur’s agent visited Arsenal’s London Colney training ground in midweek and the Juventus midfielder reached a verdict on a January transfer (Daily Mirror, January 22); Arsenal want to sign Juventus midfielder Arthur on loan, with the Brazilian’s agent in London on Wednesday for talks with the gunners (Sky Sports, Jan 19).
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vickery: arthur is an arteta style player
tim vickery, expert on south american football:
“It has been surprising in recent years how the Brazilian midfielders have struggled when they came to Europe. They have struggled with the added intensity of the European game.
“arthurfits into that category. he was the great hope when the guild was developing in brazil. we immediately thought of ‘barcelona’: it was tailor-made for barcelona. it was there, it started quite well, but it hasn’t gone well since.
“He now spends most of his time on the juventus bench. Brazilian correspondents in Europe have told me that part of the problem is that he got a bit off the rails with his behavior off the pitch.
“but there is a player there and there is a player in the style of arteta. with his ability to retain possession, to receive and play the ball in the half turn, his career can get back on track because he is a talent”.
what kind of player is bruno guimaraes?
arsenal has also been linked to the lyon midfielder bruno guimaraes.
tim vickery, expert on south american football:
“arsenal is light in the midfield positions as arteta recently said, and bruno guimaraes is strong, competitive, box-to-box but a bit dependent on his right foot. he has had problems against teams that pressurize. he won an Olympic gold medal in Brazil starting that game.
“at the senior level, brazil looked at him. he’s never going to be a world champion, but he could be a useful player.”
gladbach is still interested in nketiah
dharmesh sheth, reporter for sky sports news, on the transfer show (January 27):
“borussia monchengladbach remains interested in signing eddie nketiah in a pre-contract deal.
“he has six months left on his contract and has turned down arsenal’s offer of a new deal in november and it seems to be a case of when not if nketiah will leave the club. a source told us today that crystal palace have turned down an offer to nketiah.
“palace has been a long time fan of nketiah and tried to sign him earlier. as for arsenal, they and mikel arteta have made it clear in several press conferences that they want nketiah to stay.
“but they will have to make a decision because if he is not going to sign a new contract and there is a cash offer in this window, it is something that they will have to discuss with nketiah and see what is the best way forward”. it’s for them.”
the last players linked with an exit from the arsenal
Barcelona is in advanced talks with Arsenal about the loan of pierre-emerick aubameyang (sky sports news, January 30).
crystal palace are interested in signing eddie nketiah but face competition for the Arsenal striker from another premier league team (sky sports, January 7); Bayer Leverkusen is ready to sign a pre-contract agreement (Sun, Jan 2); Arsenal’s renewed interest in using nketiah more often might not pay dividends with a January move to West Ham or Brighton still possible (Sun Dec 24).
jose mourinho plans to sign arsenal midfielder granit xhaka as he looks to bolster the midfield options at his disposal at roma (daily mirror, 28 January).
arsenal is willing to let cedric soares leave the club in January as they look to renew their right-back options (the sun, Jan 20); atletico de madrid is considering loaning out arsenal right-back cedric (sky sports, january 7).
arsenal midfielder mohamed elneny could be leaving the emirates in the winter transfer window with fenerbahce keen to bring him back to turkey (el sol, january 19).
alexandre lacazette reportedly rejected arsenal’s latest contract offer, leaving boss mikel arteta with a striker dilemma ahead of the January transfer window (daily mirror, December 27 ); Lacazette admits his agents are already canvassing potential suitors as the clock ticks down on his Arsenal career (Daily Mirror, Nov. 28).
arsenal wonderkid charlie patino is being tracked by barcelona (el sol, december 23).
arsenal has told marseille that it does not want to sell william saliba, the defender who is currently on loan at the stade velodrome and has impressed in ligue 1 this season (daily mirror, January 14 ). William Salibahas refused to reveal where he will play next season, as he dismissed a question about his Arsenal future (The Sun, December 13).
arsenal faces a battle to keep rising star khayon edwards amid growing interest from clubs in england and abroad, including london rivals chelsea (daily mail, 13 December).
arsenal could sell club-record buy nicolas pepe after English youngsters emile smith rowe and bukayo saka stole his spot (the sun, 27 nov)
confirmed arsenal transfers
will appear here.
army exits confirmed
daniel ballard – sunderland, undisclosed
calum cameras – aston villa, undisclosed
harry clarke – hibernian, loan
folarin balogun– middlesbrough, loan
ainsley maitland-niles– rome, loan
brook norton-cuffy – lincoln, loan
sead kolasinac – marseille, free
pablo mari – udinese, loan
karl hein – reading, borrowing
tyreece john-jules– sheffield wednesday, loan
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