Arsenal transfer round-up: Premier League equals eye Nketiah, Bellerin in need
Arsenal are among a number of Premier League clubs to be keeping tabs on Antoine Griezmann but young forward Eddie Nketiah and protector Hector Bellerin are both attracting attention
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal reconstruct appearances set to continue this summertime with the Gunners boss seeking to revitalize a squad that has actually fallen some method from the Premier League and European elite recently.
Despite an excellent FA Cup triumph last season, Arteta will not neglect the reality his side finished a lowly eighth in table, a large 43 points behind champions Liverpool.
To that end, the former club captain has already generated Willian from Chelsea, defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille and re-signed Dani Ceballos on a second loan spell after the Spaniard amazed last term.
The club haven’t completed shopping, nevertheless, and still want to grab a couple of players from the midfielder aisle of the brand-new signing supermarket in the type of Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.
Rumours of outgoings continue too, as the Gunners hierarchy understand they require to balance out any new incomings by letting specific players leave.
Here is the newest from the Emirates.
Arsenal on red alert over Griezmann accessibility after Messi U-turn
The shock announcement that Lionel Messi was set to leave Barcelona and the subsequent reversal of this choice is set to have a major knock-on effect for among his teammates.
After the Argentine superstar made it clear he wanted out from the Nou Camp, new Barca employer Ronald Koeman was reportedly set to hand Antonie Griezmann a starring function in his new-look group.
Nevertheless, according to the Mail, Messi’s U-turn has actually left the French forward ‘vulnerable’ and he could be moved on rather.
Arsenal are among the names linked with the gamer’s signature however they would likely deal with competition from Premier League equals Liverpool and Manchester United.
Lacazette drops hint over Arsenal future in puzzling social media post
Gunners striker Alexandre Lacazette is among the players rumoured to be leaving the Emirates as Mikel Arteta continues to improve the current squad.
Italian giants Juventus had actually been stated to be thinking about the Frenchman previously this summer, while Arsenal are likewise apparently prepared to let the 29-year-old go to Atletico Madrid as part of a swap offer for Thomas Partey.
The gamer himself has actually not discussed speculation regarding his future but has now hinted he will be remaining at the Emirates for the foreseeable future.
After a fan published a talk about Lacazette’s Instagram account asking him to ‘stay’, the striker posted a saucy action suggesting that he will continue to be an Arsenal player moving forward.
Bayer Leverkusen get in race for Hector Bellerin
Another Arsenal star rumoured to be leaving the club is long-serving full back Hector Bellerin.
Champions League winners Bayern Munich are said to be interested in the Spaniard however face competitors from beaten finalists Paris Saint Germain, who have supposedly already tabled a ₤ 25million deal.
Likewise equaling Bayern and fellow Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen who are recently flush following the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea for a preliminary ₤ 62m.
Leverkusen may not have the status of the other teams taking a look at Bellerin however their current windfall could see them win any bidding war for the gamer.
Premier League competitors want to sign Nketiah on loan
Eddie Nketiah is reportedly a target for Newcastle with Steve Bruce stated to be eager to take the striker to St James’ Park on loan.
Nketiah, who invested the beginning of last season on loan at Leeds United, might be in line for another short-term switch in order to get regular first-team football.
However, the 21-year-old has actually included a variety of times under Arteta, although typically as a replacement, including in the current Neighborhood Guard penalty shootout win over Liverpool.
The Arsenal manager might be reluctant to let Nketiah leave if he sees him as part his first-team plans this coming season.
Nketiah demonstrated his goalscoring quality with a hat-trick for England under 21s in a 6-0 win over Kosovo on Friday.