ARSENAL are looking to make a big statement in the transfer market by securing Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.
The France international had been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but his agent has suggested the Gunners' lack of Champions League football will not prove a stumbling block if they want to do a deal.
Arsenal are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid loanee Moussa Dembele, valued at £25m by parent club Lyon.
And the Gunners are willing to sell Hector Bellerin for around £35m, with Max Aarons of Norwich a potential replacement.
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Arsenal are lining up two possible replacements for Hector Bellerin ahead of the summer transfer window.
Bellerin seems to want a new challenge in his career and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta won't stand in his way.
The right-back has been linked with a move to AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing Norwich ace Max Aarons as well as Real Betis’ Emerson as potential successors.
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Arsenal have been linked with Atletico Madrid loanee Moussa Dembele.
Dembele enjoyed an impressive campaign last season with Lyon as he netted 20 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions.
However, the striker has struggled at Atletico as he has only managed one goal in 22 matches.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is aiming to rebuild the squad ahead of next season and the France international poses as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, who could be on his way out of the club, according to the Daily Telegraph
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YES WE CAM
Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga's agent has given Arsenal a big boost in their pursuit of the star midfielder.
Jonathan Barnett stated that although Camavinga is good enough to play Champions League football, he is not looking only at clubs in Europe's elite competition.
Barnett said: "Playing games is the most important thing at his age. Playing in a good club is nice. And learning, for him."
Barnett also refused to rule out Camavinga staying at Rennes for another year, even though his contract expires next summer so that option may not be preferred by the Ligue 1 club.
Arsenal sit in ninth place in the Premier League table, mathematically out of Champions League contention and almost certain to miss out on the Europa League as well
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Arsenal take on Chelsea tonight at Stamford Bridge and can’t afford to drop any more points if they wish to qualify for Europe next season.
A top-four finish is officially out of the Gunners’ reach, but they can still challenge for fifth, sixth and seventh place in the Premier League table.
The north Londoners will be missing David Luiz due to a hamstring injury and thus the defender won’t get to play against his former team.
Manager Mikel Arteta also revealed that he had some other injury problems to deal with but didn’t include any names.
Arteta said: “There were some issues over the weekend again. We are playing every three days and there is no time to train yet, [Tuesday] is the first day so we will have to wait and see."
Meanwhile, Arsenal are planning for next season following a poor campaign that has seen them drop to ninth place in the table.
The Gunners are among Europe’s top hitters who are keeping tabs on Rennes star midfielder Eduardo Camavinga ahead of the summer transfer window.
Camavinga has also been linked with Real Madrid as well as Bayern Munich and insists no decisions have been made about his future yet.
The Frenchman recently said: “It makes you feel flattered and it’s nice that teams like Real Madrid or Bayern are interested in your situation.
“I’m not going to lie, but I have not yet thought it over with my family.”
Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe looks set to be offered a new deal at the Emirates following a breakthrough campaign.
However, club legend Ian Wright has warned the hierarchy that a lack of progress could see Rowe and fellow prospect Bukayo Saka leaving the Emirates.
Wright said: “Talking about him [Smith-Rowe] and Saka, you’re hoping Arsenal can match their progression because if they don’t, then clubs will try and take them off of us.
“It is a massive concern. It is a massive concern that are Arsenal are able to sort out whatever is going on upstairs, with the manager, with the players that are going to come in, whoever he is going to bring in to try and execute whatever game plan he wants to do, because these guys are going to be a major part of that.
“If they continue to play well, if we do not progress as quickly as these guys progress, then you have to be worried about their ambition and what they want to do because they’re fantastic players”
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