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JAMES MADDISON is reportedly keen to join Arsenal, as he stalls over a potential move to Newcastle.

The Leicester star was thought to be a transfer target for the Gunners last summer.

And one man from Brendan Rodgers side who could definitely be rocking up at the Emirates is Youri Tielemans.

A bid for the Belgian is believed to be imminent, with the Gunners ready to make their move once a number of fringe players have been sold.

Arsenal have also contacted West Ham to make an enquiry about England star Jarrod Bowen, according to reports.

And the Gunners highly-anticipated documentary All Or Nothing is gearing up for its big release.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Torreira not keen

    Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira's exit is stalling after he refused to get on a plane to Turkey.

    Torreira, 26, was expected to complete a £7.5million transfer to Galatasaray this week after being deemed surplus to requirements by Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.

    It is understood a fee has been agreed between the North Londoners and the Turkish giants, including add-ons.

    An aircraft was booked and ready to transport the midfielder to Istanbul for his medical and to sign the paperwork on a three-year deal.

    But according to Daily Express reporter Ryan Taylor, the Uruguay international decided not to board on Tuesday as planned.

    Instead, Torreira wanted more time to make a final call about his future

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arteta cuts continue

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s cull is gathering pace as he looks to offload another players who were part of the pre-season tour of America, reports SunSport's Mark Irwin.

    Bernd Leno is gone after agreeing a move to newly-promoted Fulham.

    Nuno Tavares as well as Arthur Okonwko have already been loaned out to Marseille and Crewe respectively.

    And Folarin Balogun is set to spend a season on loan over in France with Reims.

    But the Gunners have still not found any buyers for Hector Bellerin, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson.

    Record signing Nicolas Pepe will also be shifted if Arteta signs another winger.

    Alex Runarsson is also up for grabs despite offering potential Europa League back-up to Aaron Ramsdale and Matt Turner

  • Kostas Lianos

    Take a Bow

    Arsenal have contacted West Ham to make an official enquiry about Jarrod Bowen.

    The Gunners are looking to sign a new winger before the summer transfer window slams shut.

    According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, the North Londoners are considering a swoop for Bowen but the Hammers are not keen to sell.

    When speaking to Give Me Sport, Jacobs said: "With Bowen, West Ham’s stance remains that they really don’t want to sell.

    "So there’s a lot of clubs circling over Bowen, but the challenge, much like Declan Rice, is persuading West Ham to sell during this window and West Ham remain pretty intent not to let him go.

    "So, there’s lots of excitement about Bowen moving potentially to a club like Arsenal, but it’s all hypothetical at the moment, because West Ham don’t want to sell.

    "Arsenal have definitely made an enquiry around Bowen to see what the situation is, but that’s what they’ve been told"

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pick of the bunch

    Aaron Ramsdale is expecting stiff competiton from his international counterparts to earn his spot in England's World Cup squad.

    He said: "I'm in and around it at the moment. Things can change very quickly, especially this season there is going to be Jordan [Pickford], myself, Sam Johnstone, Dean Henderson, Nick Pope.

    "There are probably going to be five or six English goalkeepers trying to get on the plane. So, although I'm around at the moment, I need to keep myself there."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Jesus' sharpness suprises Smith-Rowe

    Gabriel Jesus has blown Emile Smith-Rowe away with his sharpness since joining Arsenal.

    Smith-Rowe's been impressed with all of Arsenal's new recruits this summer.

    But Jesus is the star that has surprised Smith-Rowe the most out of the bunch.

    The England star raved on Five: "But from the new players, I think Gabriel Jesus. I didn't actually realise how sharp he was.

    "Obviously, playing against him it's different. You see him watching Man City before. But when you actually see him in training."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Odegaard issues social media warning

    Martin Odegaard has urged players to protect themselves on social media.

    He told Norwegian media: "Today it is impossible not to get anything.

    "For players especially – and coaches – it is important to protect yourself a little bit.

    “In football, you are either the best or the worst and if you listen to the media, or social media, or fans, every time you play a game you will be very unstable emotionally.

    “When I talk about myself, I think they are too positive when I play well and too negative when I play bad. It is important to block it out a little bit, to keep your focus and listen to the right people."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Torreira delays Arsenal exit

    Lucas Torreira's Arsenal exit is stalling after the midfielder refused to get on the plane to Turkey, according to reports.

    The Gunners star, 26, was expected to complete a £7.5million transfer to Galatasaray this week after being deemed surplus to requirements by Mikel Arteta.

    An aircraft was booked and ready to transport him to Istanbul for his medical and to sign the paperwork on a three-year deal.

    But according to Express reporter Ryan Taylor, Torreira decided not to board on Tuesday as planned.

    Instead, he wanted more time to make a final call.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arteta's tactics questioned by Piers

    Arsenal fans – including Piers Morgan – have been left baffled after Mikel Arteta blared Liverpool's famous 'You'll Never Walk Alone' anthem in training.

    A number of the Spaniard's unique methods are set to be revealed in Amazon Prime's All Or Nothing documentary on the Gunners, which is released tomorrow.

    Lifelong supporter Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: "What on earth is Arteta doing? This is insane… and guess what, we lost 4-0."

    Another wrote: "This guy making us look small bring back Wenger NOW."

    A third added: "This is honestly one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen."

  • Justin Lawrence

    New Arsenal Number One revealed

    Aaron Ramsdale has been handed the No1 shirt at Arsenal following Bernd Leno's departure.

    Ramsdale became the Gunners' main stopper when he arrived at the club last summer.

    And his presence prompted Leno to leave in pursuit of regular football.

    Leno donned the No1 shirt during his tenure at the club, but the digit will now been given to Ramsdale who previously wore the No32 shirt, Arsenal have revealed.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arteta's close eye to detail

    Cedric Soares has revealed the meticulous preparation Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta puts in to getting the team ready for matches.

    He said: “I would say maybe to pick a moment when he is not would be easier. He always tries to prepare the game with a lot of detail. In all the games we played there was a lot of detail in every perspective.

    “He tried to help with a lot of information also with the game plan so we cannot really complain about not having enough information because he is on it, he tries to work on every detail of the game and obviously after it is down to the players so I would pick every week. He is all about every small detail.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    'Arsenal fans are wxxxers'

    Arsenal's new All Or Nothing documentary on Amazon Prime is being narrated by Hollywood A-lister Daniel Kaluuya.

    But the die-hard Gunners fan has admitted that the club's supporters aren't the easiest to deal with.

    While attending the documentary's launch party, Kaluuya told Joe: "I can't lie, Arsenal fans are wxxxers."

    You can catch Kaluuya's full exchange on Twitter where he spoke with JOE.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pepe's Arsenal career analysed

    Nicolas Pepe is a flop who Arsenal should get rid of immediately, according to Jamie O'Hara.

    The football pundit delivered the brutal verdit whilst analysing Pepe's impact at the club.

    He said on talkSPORT: "I would say sell.

    “Get rid. It was kind of a shocking signing really. £75 million, what paid over five years?

    “What is that? It’s ridiculous. If they can get money back for him, then get rid of him because I don’t think he is good enough to play in this Arteta team.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    How Ramsdale handled online trolls

    Aaron Ramsdale has revealed how he dealt with the abuse aimed at him by online trolls when he moved to Arsenal.

    Ramsdale said: "At the very start it was difficult. I had a lot of negativity around the signing, with idiots online saying don't sign. Not necessarily death threats but threats saying, 'we know where you live' and things like that. Trying to scare me.

    "Quite quickly I turned all that stuff off. Social media for me is a place to communicate with my friends and with the fans as well, but with limits on who can actually reach me.

    "It was safer for me, but also my family as well. My mum and dad are obviously on social media. 

    “They don't really know what they are doing, but it's quite easy for them to type in 'Ramsdale' on Twitter to get to my page and end up on a page where there is a lot of negativity and abuse and then they read it and get upset. So it did make me feel a lot safer."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Guendozi's not to blame

    Matteo Guendozi's not to blame for his ill-fated spell with Arsenal, according to club legend Jérémie Aliadière.

    Speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at the launch of their 5-A-Side bet on Crystal Palace v Arsenal', he said : “Things have changed a lot at Arsenal from when Matteo joined to where the club are today.

    “Sometimes it's a little bit too easy to just blame the player's attitude when explaining why things haven't quite worked out.

    “Sometimes it's simply a matter of timing and, like I said, he was brought in at a very important transitional phase for Arsenal, and was a player Mikel Arteta inherited when the club were under a lot of pressure to deliver performances, and his personality at that moment in time perhaps wasn't right for the manager.

    “But it's a different team now and you do wonder how things might have been if he was still an Arsenal player today.”

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