Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Trippier and Aurier LATEST, Leno eyed by Inter Milan, Lacazette 'to reject new deal'

ARSENAL have competition in the hunt for Keiran Trippier in January.

The England international is a target for Manchester United, while we have the latest on a potential swoop for Serge Aurier.

While Inter Milan are eyeing up a shock transfer for Gunners stopper Berndt Leno.

And reports suggest that Alexandre Lacazette is set to reject a new deal at the club.

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  • Simon Mail

    SAKA BACK?

    Will Bukayo Saka be back in the England team tomorrow against Andorra?

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    The Arsenal star came off the bench in the 88th minute of England's 4-0 win in Hungary on Thursday night.

    But Gareth Southgate could freshen up his team with another match against Poland to come in midweek.

  • Simon Mail

    WORK OF ART

    Arsenal technical director Edu has defended the club's £150million-plus summer spending spree.

    The Gunners splashed the cash on six players, though the North Londoners' business has been criticised with fans and pundits unsure whether the squad has been strengthened.

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    Asked by Sky Sports if he can understand fans being 'underwhelmed', he said: "Yes, I understand the reason because firstly, they have not seen the team playing together yet.

    "That's one of the reasons but I think we have to see the wider context than just to see the money around it. We signed six players who are under 23, which means a lot in terms of our planning.

    "Normally, people like to see just one window, so I have to say it is the bigger picture because we started planning this squad a year ago in terms of consolidating the team and to try to get a better foundation."

  • Simon Mail

    EDU WILL NOT AGREE

    Edu has refused to describe Willian's spell at Arsenal as a failure.

    The former Chelsea winger struggled to impress with the Gunners and left the club only halfway through his contract.

    But the club's technical director told Sky Sports: "If you saw the first game of last season, away at Fulham, he started very well and everyone thought 'wow'. 

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    "But a lot of different circumstances during the season, for the squad and for Willian as well, meant they were inconsistent. To be fair, every single player was inconsistent and now we want to be more consistent.

    "And then at the end of the season I came to Willian and myself and Mikel said: "How are you? Because I want you to be much more consistent. What is happening?"

    "And then he mentioned to us that he wasn't 100 per cent comfortable and when we heard that, we made the decision that we did not want a player at the club who is not 100 per cent comfortable or 10 per cent with the team."

  • Simon Mail

    GUNNER GET WORSE

    Arsenal are reportedly facing an injury crisis ahead of their crucial basement clash against Norwich next weekend.

    Mikel Arteta is set to be without Mohamed Elneny after the midfielder suffered a muscle injury away with Egypt.

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    Thomas Partey remains out with Eddie Nketiah is also unavailable while midfielder Granit Xhaka is suspended.

    The Norwich match pits two teams yet to secure a point against each other.

  • Simon Mail

    FA RAP

    Middlesbrough defender Marc Bola has been slapped with an 'aggravated' misconduct charge for a social media post he made nine years ago.

    The Arsenal academy product's tweet – which he posted at the tender age of 14 – is alleged to have made 'a reference to sexual orientation'.

    Bola, now 23, has until September 20 to respond to the charge.

  • Simon Mail

    EDU CALLS FOR PATIENCE

    Edu has pleaded with Arsenal supporters to give the team time to succeed on the pitch.

    The Gunners have lost their first three Premier League games but Edu wants them to be judged when all their new players are available.

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    Edu told Sky Sports: "I want to see the team play together and then let's judge the team when they play together. Then, after that, no problem. Judge us then.

    "I understand the situation we are in now is really tough. It's not an excuse but let's judge the team when they play together."

  • Jake Lambourne

    MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Kieran Trippier and Bernd Leno are at the centre of transfer speculation for the struggling Gunners

    Manchester United are tipped to re-open their hunt for Arsenal target Kieran Trippier in January.

    And that might strengthen ex-Tottenham right-back Serge Aurier's chances of a shock switch across North London.

    Inter Milan are reportedly monitoring a surprise bid for Leno in the next transfer window.

    The Germany star, 29, is under pressure following Aaron Ramsdale's arrival at the Emirates.

    Leno is entering the final year of his contract so can negotiate a pre-contract from January 2022.

    Finally, Roma boss Jose Mourinho has advised Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka on Instagram to ‘get the jab and be safe’.

    Swiss ace Xhaka was forced out of international duty and into isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, having declined to be vaccinated.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'I'M JUST A FAN NOW

    Arsene Wenger is surely the greatest manager in Arsenal's history.

    And it was the greatest time in his 47 years as a boss, judging by his latest comments.

    The Frenchman won the Prem three times and seven FA Cups in his Gunners' reign from 1996-2018.

  • Ian Tuckey

    WENGER BACKS WORLD CUP EVERY 2 YEARS

    Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ramping up the push for a World Cup every TWO YEARS.

    And Wenger has drafted a plan to see ALL tournament qualifiers players in a single elongated window every October.

    Frenchman Wenger, now Fifa’s head of global football development, has been a strong advocate of world chief Gianni Infantino’s new masterplan.

    That will see the World Cup becoming a biannual tournament, effectively from the 2026 event, due to be staged in the USA, Mexico and Canada.

    Wenger has embarked on a series of interviews across Europe, with the latest coming in L’Equipe.

    The 71-year-old said: “The principle would be a grouping of qualifiers every year and, at the end of the season, a major competition, World Cup or continental championship.

    "Between the two qualifying windows, the player would stay in his club all year.

    “There must be less of a mix in the calendar between periods of club and international football, and therefore fewer trans-continental trips for the players, for example.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    YES – BUT WHO’S THE BETTER PLAYER?

    Arsenal’s £50million summer signing Ben White could prove better value in central defence than new £42m Manchester United recruit Raphael Varane over the next four years at least according to the tweet below.

    But no financial predictions can replace the basic question: Which of them is and will be the ‘better’ player?

    That’s without even considering other issues, such as how they gel with team-mates and tactics, plus their facts and figures ON the pitch.

    French World Cup winner Varane, 27, has the greater pedigree after ten years with Real Madrid.

    But White, twice capped by England, is four years younger.

    Gunners’ fans, though, will want to know if has the stature, mentally as well as physically, to help Mikel Arteta’s men recover from opening with three straight Prem defeats – including conceding nine goals.

    Let’s discuss this again in 2025…!

  • Ian Tuckey

    BERND OUT TO INTER?

    Inter Milan are eyeing Arsenal No1 Bernd Leno, reports say. 

    According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, the cash-strapped Serie A champions Inter will target affordable alternatives in the next transfer window.

    Leno, 29, is coming into the final year of his contract meaning Inter can negotiate a pre-contract from January 2022.

  • Ian Tuckey

    JOSE URGES GRANIT TO GET JABBED

    Roma boss Jose Mourinho has advised Arsenal star Granit Xhaka on Instagram by telling him to 'get the jab and be safe'.

    The 28-year-old has contracted coronavirus while on international duty after refusing to get the vaccine.

    Xhaka is currently with the Switzerland national team and uploaded a picture of himself smiling to Instagram a few days ago.

    The photo was captioned: "Excited about the challenges ahead."

    But just hours later, he tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the national team's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

    Xhaka is the only member of the Swiss squad isolating after rejecting the opportunity to get the jab.

    And Mourinho, who tried to sign Xhaka for Roma during the summer, has replied to the player's Insta post to reveal his thoughts on the matter.

    The former Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea boss wrote: "Get the jab Granit and be safe."

  • Ian Tuckey

    GUNNER MAKE UNWANTED HISTORY?

    Arsenal could make history next week if they receive a thumping at home to Norwich City and an unwanted record.

    Pressure is mounting on boss Mikel Arteta after a dismal start to the Premier League campaign.

    They kicked off the season with a 2-0 defeat away to newly-promoted Brentford before they were easily brushed aside by Chelsea at home.

    But after some brief respite in the Carabao Cup, things got even worse for the Gunners last weekend when they were walloped 5-0 at Manchester City.

    Arteta’s side are yet to even score a goal in the Prem yet and if that dreadful run continues then they could write an unwanted new chapter in the Premier League’s history.

    However, Norwich have also endured a difficult time of it since returning to the top-flight. They sit above rock-bottom Arsenal only by virtue of having scored a goal – but they have shipped 10 in the process.

    The two clubs will go head-to-head after the international break – and it may just be one for the record books.

    Swindon Town made the worst start ever in the Premier League after losing all of their opening four games in the 1993-94 season with a -12 goal difference.

    So a three-goal victory for either side would condemn the losers to equalling Swindon’s record.

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD ‘BACK IN FOR ARSENAL TARGET TRIPPIER’

    Manchester United are tipped to re-open their hunt for Arsenal target Kieran Tripper in January.

    United bid £18m for Atletico Madrid’s England right-back shortly before the transfer window shut on Tuesday, Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger claimed.

    And Arsenal too were understood to have monitored the 30-year-old over the summer.

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    Now Mundo Deportivo say ‘Manchester United are expected to return to the fray’ when the January transfer window re-opens.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    UTD TO NAB ARSENAL WHIZKID

    Manchester United are tipped to sign one of the country's top defensive prospects after he left Arsenal.

    Harrison Parker, 15, had "all the top clubs in England chasing him" – according to Rising Ballers.

  • Ian Tuckey

    TORR’S TO BE RECKONED WITH

    Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has broken his silence on why he left Arsenal to head to Fiorentina on loan.

    And the midfielder simply says it’s because he feels ‘good’ in Italy, where he played before he joined the Gunners.

    He said: “I wanted to go back to Italy, where I felt good.

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    “For me the most important thing is to play. 

    “It’s true that we have been talking about Fiorentina for many years, I want to make the most of this experience now that I’m here.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    TAKEHIRO COMES OF AGE AT EMIRATES

    New defender Takehiro Tomiyasu will wear the No18 shirt for Arsenal this season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    YES – BUT WHO'S THE BETTER PLAYER?

    Arsenal's £50million summer signing Ben White could prove better value in central defence than new £42m Manchester United recruit Raphael Varane over the next four years at least according to this tweet below.

    But no financial predictions can replace the basic question: Which of them is and will be the 'better' player?

    That's without even considering other issues, such as how they gel with team-mates and tactics, plus their facts and figures ON the pitch.

    French World Cup winner Varane, 27, has the greater pedigree after ten years with Real Madrid.

    But White, twice capped by England, is four years younger.

    Gunners' fans, though, will want to know if has the stature, mentally as well as physically, to help Mikel Arteta's men recover from opening with three straight Prem defeats – including conceding nine goals.

    Let's discuss this again in 2025…!

  • Ian Tuckey

    MUSTAFI JOY AT LEVANTE DEAL

    Former Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi claims he was instantly impressed with Levante as he joined the Spaniards following his release from Schalke.

    The 20-cap Germany star, 29, held talks with Torino last month but the Serie A club chose not to pursue a deal.

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    Instead LaLiga club Levante have handed the ex-Valencia ace an 18-month contract.

    Mustafi said: "From the first moment I liked the idea of coming to Levante.

    "We are going to give everything to take the club as high as possible."

  • Ian Tuckey

    BERND OUT TO INTER?

    Inter Milan are eyeing Arsenal No1 Bernd Leno, reports say. 

    According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, the cash-strapped Serie A champions Inter will target affordable alternatives in the next transfer window.

    Leno, 29, is coming into the final year of his contract meaning Inter can negotiate a pre-contract from January 2022.

  • Ian Tuckey

    WENGER: ARSENAL ARE IN GOOD SHAPE

    Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are in a good place despite making their worst start to a season for 67 years, writes KEALAN HUGHES.

    The Gunners have lost their opening three Premier League games without scoring a goal.

    But former manager Wenger believes Arsenal have had a tough fixture list to contend with.

    Mikel Arteta has also lost key players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ben White to Covid while others such as Thomas Partey have been ruled out with injury.

    Wenger told German outlet BILD Live: “I’m 71. I’ve given this club the best years of my life. At the moment I’m just a fan.

    “Today the club is in good shape. 

    “They had two tough games (against Chelsea and Manchester City), the team has potential and I hope they can come back.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SILKY SAMBI

    Sambi Lokonga has started two games for Arsenal so far this season.

    He's settled into the midfield well, and Gunners fans should get a glimpse of him alongside Thomas Partey in their next game against Norwich.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GAB’S BACK

    Arsenal defender Gabriel made his return to action in a behind closed doors game against Brentford. 

    The Brazilian starred alongside summer signing Ben White, and the pair would most likely be the Gunners’ starting centre-back partnership. 

    Arsenal won the game 4-0, and seeing some stars return from injury made boss Mikel Arteta happy.

    He said: “Yeah, really good. 

    “We don’t have any big injuries as well, they have the minutes, we could work on some things, so it was a good idea to play the game.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    TORREIRA SPEAKS

    Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has broken his silence on why he left Arsenal to head to Fiorentina on loan.

    And the midfielder simply says it's because he feels 'good' in Italy, where he played before he joined the Gunners.

    He said: "I wanted to go back to Italy, where I felt good.

    "For me the most important thing is to play.

    "It’s true that we have been talking about Fiorentina for many years, I want to make the most of this experience now that I’m here.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    SAK THATS

    Saka was brought on late on in England's thumping 4-0 win over Hungary in Budapest.

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