Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Tielemans bid IMMINENT, James Maddison waiting on Gunners bid, Arteta expects MORE signings | The Sun

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

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.

During his press conference, Mikel Arteta gave fans plenty of cause for optimism as he said the club are extremely busy in the transfer market and more signings are expected.

And the Gunners highly-anticipated documentary All Or Nothing has now been released this morning.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    Arteta keen for more signings

    Mikel Arteta has revealed that the club's transfer business is not over during his pre-match press conference ahead of Friday's trip to Crystal Palace.

    He said: "We are really active as you can see with incomings and outgoings.

    "Everything is still open, it’s a long window, a lot has happened, it’s incredible how much business the clubs have done across the Premier League and it shows how competitive it is.

    "Players are going to have to leave, some others to move and everything is open still. It’s always been my team.

    "It’s true that obviously we have trimmed the squad and changed the squad massively in the last two windows especially,

    "And you feel that now the players we have are more specific and better for the way we want to play."

  • Jake Lambourne

    Henry to become Como shareholder

    Thierry Henry is set to become a shareholder in Serie B side Como.

    The development comes just days after former team-mate Cesc Fabregas joined the Italian side on a two-year deal.

    Fabregas sealed a move to Como after leaving Monaco on a free transfer over the summer, describing his final injury-riddled year with the club as the "worst year of my life."

    And as part of his deal in joining Como, he became a shareholder in the club.

    Now Henry is set to reunite with the Spaniard once again and join him as a shareholder of the club, as reported by Gianluca Di Marzio.

    According to Di Marzio, Henry will travel to Como in the coming days to announce his decision to become a shareholder.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Silvestre advises Utd against Tielemans

    Former Arsenal and Man Utd defender Mikael Silvestre has advised the Red Devils to not make a move for Gunners target Youri Tielemans.

    Instead, the Frenchman believes Erik ten Hag should still go all out for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

    He told bettingexpert:"If de Jong is still available, the club should pursue him, even if it means it will only be possible later in the window."

    "When you invest that much on a player and you sign a lengthy contract it’s important to have what you believe is the right fit." 

    "Fabian Ruiz and Youri Tielemans are good players but I think Frenkie de Jong really fits the club and the philosophy that Erik ten Hag has.

    That’s why he remains, and should remain, on the top of the transfer list."

  • Sam Dymond

    Captain Odegaard respected by all

    Mikel Arteta believes he has finally found the perfect captain in Martin Odegaard.

    The Gunners boss has had plenty of trouble with his skippers since taking over at the Emirates three years ago.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy after breaching disciplinary measures, Granit Xhaka refused to take the armband during a match, and Alexandre Lacazette suffered a loss of form while leading the side.

    But Arteta feels the club's fortunes on that front have changed following the arrival of Odegaard.

    We chose a player in Martin who has been with us for 18 months and represents the values of the club in the perfect way. He’s respected by all the dressing room and admired by the staff. I’m happy to have someone like him, he’s enjoying the responsibility and he’s going to need some support.

    Martin Odegaard

  • Sam Dymond

    Arteta keeps cards close to chest

    During his pre-match press conference, Mikel Arteta admitted that there has been progress made among his injured players.

    However, the Gunners boss refused to be drawn upon which of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney, Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe would be in contention for the opening weekend.

    "Three out of those four are going be in full training this afternoon, and if everything goes well, then hopefully they are going to be in the squad," he said.

    "I will not tell you which ones though."

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners won't repeat Brentford debacle

    For the second season in succession, Arsenal will open the Premier League campaign with a Friday night London derby.

    However, Mikel Arteta is certain that his side will not put in a repeat performance following last year's shocker at Brentford when he takes the Gunners to Crystal Palace.

    Last August, a poor Arsenal were outfought and outplayed by the newly-promoted Bees, eventually falling to a 2-0 defeat

    It is different. Everything that happened before that game [at Brentford] was pretty strange and unique – the preparation and the pre-season we had, it was a different context. We are really excited, and looking forward to the new season. We will try to start in the best possible way, and this is how we have focused our preparation.

    Mikel Arteta

  • Sam Dymond

    Arteta: Players key to style

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is currently giving his first pre-match press conference of the new season.

    And ahead of the Gunners' opener at Crystal Palace tomorrow evening, the Spaniard believes he now has the right personnel for how he wants his team to play.

    It’s always been my team and we have always had the intention to get the best out of them. We have changed the squad massively in the last two windows. The players we have are more specific and better to the way that we want to play.

    Mikel Arteta

  • Sam Dymond

    Aguero: Gunners can challenge for title

    Arsenal are dark horses for this season's Premier League title, according to one of the competition's greats.

    Former Manchester City star Sergio Aguero believes the Gunners can push his old club and Liverpool all the way after their summer in the transfer market.

    The Argentine ace told Stake.com: "My candidates are Manchester City, which I think can repeat, Liverpool, Chelsea, and I add Arsenal, which has strengthened very well and has had great games in the pre-season.

    "We will have to be attentive to Arsenal's performance. They have put together a great project with the help of Arteta and I think that this year they will give people something to talk about."

  • Sam Dymond

    Turkish delight? Torreira in talks

    Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira is considering a permanent move to Galatasaray.

    The Gunners are understood to have accepted a £7.5m bid from the Turkish club for the midfielder, who has been told he can leave the Emirates.

    However, Torreira is unsure of a move to Istanbul, and is said to be keeping his options open.

    The Uruguayan arrived at Arsenal in 2018 for £26m, but has spent the past two seasons out on loan, first at Atletico Madrid, and then Fiorentina.

  • Sam Dymond

    Excitement on eve of Eagles trip

    The Premier League returns tomorrow!

    And first up are Arsenal, who make the short trip across the capital for a Friday night London derby at Crystal Palace.

    It's the beginning of a favourable five fixtures for the Gunners, who also have games against two newly-promoted sides on the horizon, as well as a date with a Leicester squad in disarray.

  • Sam Dymond

    Blues interested in Auba move

    Chelsea are considering a shock approach for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    And the former Arsenal skipper is understood to be just as keen to make the move.

    That’s the belief of the Telegraph’s Matt Law, who tweeted this morning that any prospective deal is at the preliminary stage.

    However, the Blues do want to bolster their attacking options, and the Gabonese forward is a player that Thomas Tuchel knows well from their time together at Borussia Dortmund.

    The 33-year-old scored 92 goals in 163 appearances during four years with the Gunners but left the Emirates under a cloud, having been stripped of the captaincy by Mikel Arteta.

  • Sam Dymond

    Monza make move for Mari

    Serie A newcomers Monza have submitted an official bid for Pablo Mari.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the Lombardy club want to take the Arsenal defender on an initial loan with an obligation to make the move permanent an end of the season.

    However, the latter part of the deal will hinge on the minnows remaining in the Italian top-flight.

    Spanish centre-back Mari is set to leave the Emirates, having spent part of last season on loan at Udinese.

  • Etienne Fermie

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal have contacted West Ham to make an official bid for Jarrod Bowen.

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

    According to transfer expert Ben Jacobs, the North Londoners are considering a move 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."

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

    Torreira was expected to complete a £7.5million transfer to Galatasaray this week after being deemed surplus to requirements by manager 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 contract.

    But according to Daily Express reporter Ryan Taylor, Torreira decided not to board on Tuesday as planned – instead, he wanted more time to make a final call.

    And Arsenal ace Folarin Balogun has joined Reims on a season-long loan.

    Despite previous speculation linking Balogun with a permanent move to France, there is no option to buy clause in the contract.

    The Gunners still believe that the centre-forward will have a huge future at the club.

    A statement read: "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Flo all the best this coming season with Stade de Reims.

    "The loan deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

    Finally, Arsenal ace Pablo Mari is set to move to Monza this summer.

    According to transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, Mari is going to join the Italian outfit in the coming days.

    The defender spent last term with Udienese on loan.

    The Spaniard is among the players Arteta is looking to offload in the summer

  • Kostas Lianos

    Pick of the bunch

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

    Ramsdale 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"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Reiss Nelson revelation

    Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe claims forgotten ace Reiss Nelson overshadowed him in the academy before their careers went in opposite directions.

    When asked to name the best same-age player from the academy, Smith Rowe told Vibe with Five YouTube: "Reiss Nelson – he was the one in my age group.

    "The things he used to do, you couldn't believe it sometimes"

  • Kostas Lianos

    William Saliba praise

    Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn praised William Saliba after an impressive pre-season.

    Winterburn told SunSport: "If you look at Saliba, he's done very well defensively and it will be a step up for him in the Premier League, but he hasn't done anything wrong.

    "He looks comfortable, he looks good on the ball, and he has pace. Positioning wise it looks good, so let's take it forward into the Premier League and see what happens there.

    "With [Gabriel] Jesus and [Oleksandr] Zinchenko I fit they'll just slot right in, but what's impressed me most is the link up play between Jesus, [Martin] Odegaard, [Bukayo] Saka and [Gabriel] Martinelli.

    "That's alongside the work rate and the pressing from the front, it's high energy and if they can keep those players fit and in good form then it looks exciting.

    "Arsenal certainly look like they have an exciting attacking line up for the season"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Your the one

    Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has urged his former club to sign Leicester star Youri Tielemans as he states a new midfielder should be a priority.

    Speaking exclusively to SunSport on behalf of FreeSuperTips, Winterburn was asked who would his preferred signing be and said: "It's a tough one, but I do think we still need a midfield player so somebody like a Tielemans would be ideal.

    "He's had Premier League experience so he would fit into the sort of players Arsenal are looking at. I just think with that transfer that it's been mentioned for so long now that I'm not sure that it's going to happen.

    "But they need that sort of player in the midfield, you look at Arsenal's activity over the past two seasons, there's a lot of young talent coming in. There are also players coming in with Premier League experience as well, so I would think that's the strategy Arsenal are going with.

    "You're never quite sure what's fully going on at your club as a fan, but you'd think somebody along those lines would come in with Premier League experience.

    "They'll need to have the energy to play in this Arsenal side because I think Arsenal will look to play a pressing game this season, particularly at the start of games.

    "Somebody like Tielemans will be good but trying to predict what Arteta and Edu are going to do can be difficult. It could be someone younger who we've not heard about and developing for the future which is what did last season and this season.

    "But if they make another signing, I'm hoping it's the right one and that they can come straight into this team"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Mari on the move

    Arsenal ace Pablo Mari is set to move to Monza.

    According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Mari is going to join the Italian outfit in the coming days.

    The defender spent last season with Udienese on loan.

    The Spaniard is among the players Mikel Arteta is looking to offload in the summer

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  • Kostas Lianos

    'Next Thierry Henry'

    Gabriel Agbonlahor claims Arsenal have found their new Ian Wright and Thierry Henry in Gabriel Jesus.

    Agbonlahor told Football Insider: “I don’t really count pre-season because everyone is at different stages of fitness, the players you play against might not be as fit as you.

    “But what you can tell from pre-season is that he is going to fit into the Arsenal way. He’s going to get so many chances, chances that [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacezette, [Eddie] Nketiah and [Folarin] Balogun were all missing, he will put away.

    “He will get at least 15 Premier League goals, guaranteed. That’s huge and what Arsenal have been missing. Over the years they’ve had Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, now this is the next one for Arsenal. I’m sure he’ll be on penalties, he’ll be on everything, he’ll be the talisman”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Agbonlahor slams Arteta

    Gabriel Agbonlahor has described Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta's decision to play 'You'll Never Walk Alone' before the trip to Liverpool as the "most pathetic thing" he has seen.

    Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: "First of all, this documentary is going to be funnier than a Kevin Hart standup.

    "That is the most pathetic thing I’ve seen. If I was on that pitch training I would probably find it funny. You’d be laughing with your team-mates.

    “When they are playing in the Europa League and playing Fenerbahce away, are they going to get flares for the training ground and drums?

    "Someone coming in to play drums while they are training? Honestly, it’s ridiculous. The players are not going to be on board with that.

    “They lost the game by how many goals, was it 4-0? These are international players who have played in big atmospheres. I’m baffled”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Man Utd voted the best

    Manchester United’s 1999 Treble-winning team has been voted as the best Premier League team.

    A survey from Betfair, who asked more than 1,000 fans via YouGov, found that Sir Alex Ferguson’s Prem, FA Cup and Champions League winners are considered the all-time best.

    Arsenal’s legendary Invincibles from 2004 came second and tied with Liverpool’s 2019-2020 champions.

    Manchester City’s 2017-2018 team, which reached 100 league points, finished third

  • Kostas Lianos

    Gabriel Jesus surprise

    Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe admits he was surprised by Gabriel Jesus' form at the Emirates.

    Smith Rowe told Five: “The players that have come back [from last season], I already know how good they are so it’s not a surprise to see how good they are and how well they are doing.

    "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.

    "I’ve been telling my friends, they’re always asking, and I’m like ‘he’s ridiculous’. Everyone in the team is really excited for the new season and the fans should be as well I think”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Lokonga welcomes competition

    Arsenal ace Albert Sambi Lokonga is not afraid of competition at the Emirates.

    This comes amid reports the Gunners wish to sign a new midfielder.

    Lokonga told Counter Attack pod: "If I was scared of competition, I would've not signed for Arsenal.

    "It's part of football. Competition can get you better"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Go with the Flo

    Arsenal ace Folarin Balogun has joined Reims on a season-long loan.

    Despite previous speculation linking Balogun, 21, with a permanent move to France, there is no option to buy clause in the contract.

    The Gunners still believe that the striker will have a huge future at the club.

    A statement read: "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Flo all the best this coming season with Stade de Reims.

    "The loan deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Patino on the move

    Arsenal are set to loan Charlie Patino to Blackpool for the upcoming season.

    According to Gunners youth expert Jeorge Bird, the club has decided that the 18-year-old's development would be best served by a season in the Championship.

    The deal will see Patino play in the second tier during the 2022-2023 campaign, but will not include an option to buy.

    The midfielder will play under well regarded coach Michael Appleton at Bloomfield Road

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