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HECTOR BELLERIN could be set to end his nine-year stay at Arsenal, according to reports.

Meanwhile Gunners fans are waiting for the imminent signing of Gabriel Magalhaes to be confirmed.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Newcastle are set to launch a move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding.

    The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates since the arrival of Mikel Arteta.

    Now the Daily Mail claim the Gunners are open to offers for the centre-back.

    In other news, Dani Ceballos has reportedly informed Real Madrid he wishes to rejoin Arsenal.

    It was suggested that AC Milan were keen on bringing Ceballos in on loan, but the player himself would rather return to North London.

    A report from Marca states Ceballos could be signed permanently for £22.5million, but Arteta favours another loan deal with an option to buy at the end of this season.

    Meanwhile, Wolves have bid £15m for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to Sky Sports.

    The Gunners rejected the offer immediately, stating that the Wolves would need to increase their offer to £20 million to begin negotiations.

    Maitland-Niles is said to be interested in a move away from The Gunners to pursue first-team action.

    And finally, Atletico Madrid want to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexandre Lacazette by offering one of three players, according to Spanish media.

    Diego Simeone is prepared to sacrifice wingers Thomas Lemar, Vitolo or forward Angel Correa to land the Frenchman.

  • IT'S NOT WRIGHT

    Ian Wright hit out at the racists who blamed black pundits for Sky Sports' decision to sack three Soccer Saturday pundits.

    As revealed by SunSport, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas were axed from the show – although Paul Merson and host Jeff Stelling stay on.

    The trio worked for the broadcaster for almost 50 years combined but were let go on Tuesday in a bombshell cut.

    But Arsenal legend Wright, 56, took to Twitter this evening to blast viewers who said black pundits such as Micah Richards and Alex Scott are the reason behind the others losing their jobs.

    The former England striker labelled the social media trolls as “racists” with “stinking unbrushed-teeth mouths” in the video.

    He said: “I've had to pull the car over – the racism is going through the roof today. Can someone answer me this: what does Micah Richards, Alex Scott, Sol Campbell, Clinton Morrison or any other black pundit have to do with Sky's decision to get rid of these guys?

    “All because three middle-aged white guys got the sack… I kiss my teeth. Why are people upset? Alex Scott, for me, is easily one of the best-prepared pundits out there. Easily.

    “Micah Richards is the most exciting pundit to hit the scene in years. Keep their names out of your stinking unbrushed-teeth mouths.”

  • GUNNER BE FUN

    Jonathan Dinzeyi has revealed he has ALWAYS been a Gooner, even when coming through the ranks with rivals Tottenham.

    After signing on a free, he told Arsenal.com: “It's a great feeling (to become an Arsenal player).

    “Arsenal is a massive club and they were actually the first club I supported as a child.

    “They have a great history and with the new manager coming in who likes to play a lot of young players.

    “I think it's a great opportunity for me to show the fans and the coaching staff what I'm about. I'm really excited to get started now.”

  • THREE DAYS TO GO

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  • MATT-ER OF TIME

    Tottenham are edging closer to signing Wolves star Matt Doherty for £15million, according to reports.

    And Nuno Espirito Santo's side are lining up Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Valencia's Thierry Correia as replacements.

    Spurs are reportedly looking for a new right-back to enable Serge Aurier to leave if an acceptable bid comes in.

    And Irish international Doherty is Jose Mourinho's No1 target in that position, according to the Telegraph.

    Wolves are close to agreeing a £20million deal with Arsenal to sign Maitland-Niles in Doherty's place.

    However, despite the fact he still has three years remaining on his current Emirates deal, one of Arsenal’s brightest young talents has made it clear he is interested in a move to Molineux.

  • SAL SEARCHING

  • CAL ME MAYBE

    Leeds are reportedly set to move for Arsenal outcast Calum Chambers.

    TeamTalk claims Marcelo Bielsa is targeting the centre-back after Brighton rejected his £25million bid for Ben White.

    SunSport understands the former Leeds loanee will not be leaving the Seagulls this summer.

    And it means Chambers, 25, has become the centre of attention for Championship title winner Bielsa.

    The former Southampton youngster, who can also play at right-back, featured just 14 times in the Premier League last season due to an injury he picked up in the 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

    And Chambers has apparently been put up for sale at just £12m after being told he is not in Mikel Arteta’s plans this term.

  • LAC OF CASH

    Atletico Madrid want to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexandre Lacazette by offering one of three players, according to reports.

    Diego Simeone is prepared to sacrifice wingers Thomas Lemar, Vitolo or forward Angel Correa to land the Frenchman.

    Atletico are in the market for a new striker with a lack of firepower in attack.

    Lacazette has been a long-term target of Atleti's and almost signed him in 2017 before they were handed a transfer ban.

    Mikel Arteta is not desperate to sell the striker but would be open to offers of around £30million in a bid to raise funds to land other targets.

    It remains unlikely that he would entertain a swap deal unless Atletico offered some cash with it.

  • FANS FOOLED

    Arsenal fans thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was filming a contract announcement video at the Emirates, only to find out rapper Yizzy was filming a music video.

    Some supporters even believed the person in question was incoming arrival Gabriel Magalhaes.

    But the mystery is over after Yizzy took to Instagram to share snaps of himself inside the ground.

  • WEN WILL IT END

  • GUNNER GO?

    Fulham are reportedly keen to sign Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe on loan.

    According to the Mirror, the Cottagers are keen to snap up the 20-year-old for the 2020/21 season.

    The Gunners have already knocked back an approach for Monaco for the midfielder.

    Mikel Arteta is understood to be a fan of the player, but it remains to be seen whether he will be allowed to depart the Emirates for a third loan spell away.

  • BYE BELLERIN

    Hector Bellerin is on his way out the club, according to reports.

    After a poor season, The Gunners are planning to rebuild, and the sword will fall on Bellerin, amongst others.

    The Times have said that Bellerin has been offered to French champions, PSG.

  • LOAN GONE

    Arsenal have announced that Jordi Osei-Tutu has joined Championship side Cardiff City on a season-long loan.

    In a statement, Arsenal said: “We wish Jordi the best of luck for his time with Cardiff and we look forward to seeing his continued development.

    The 21-year-old defender joined Arsenal from Reading in 2015.

  • CHARITY PAYS

    Arsenal could be in for a big payday when they take on Liverpool in the Charity Shield on the weekend.

    Figures for this years Charity Shield match have not yet been released, but according to Manchester Evening News, last year's competitors were paid£1.25million each.

    McDonald's, the events main sponsors, reportedly pay £1million towards the overall fund.

  • AUBAMEYANG RUMOURS

    There was a buzz around The Emirates earlier today when fans thought they caught a glimpse of the star signing a new contract in the stadium.

    It later emerged that the person in question was not Aubameyang, but a musician recording a music video, to the devastation of Arsenal fans.

    Aubameyang himself put the rumours to rest by posting a video on his Instagram at home whilst the frenzy was taking place online.

  • ARSENAL FIXTURES

    Here are the Gunners' opening Premier League games, as well as their clashes against the other 'Big Six' clubs.

  • ROMA EYE KOLASINAC

    According to reports in Italy, Roma are keen on bringing Arsenal left back Sead Kolasinac to the club.

    Kolasinac has fallen out of favour at The Emirates, with Kieran Tierney now fully established as the number one left back for Mikel Arteta.

    Any move for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international will cost Roma around £13.5 million, who are looking to strengthen at left back.

  • CEBALLOS EYES EMIRATES RETURN

    Dani Ceballos has reportedly informed Real Madrid he wishes to rejoin Arsenal.

    The midfielder spent the 2019/20 season on loan at The Emirates, and it seems like Los Blancos intend for Ceballos to be loaned out once more this season.

    Reports suggest AC Milan were keen on bringing Ceballos in on loan, but the player himself would a rather return to North London.

    A report from MARCA states Ceballos could be signed permanently for £22.5 million, but Arteta favours another loan deal with an option to buy at the end of this season.

  • COMMETH THE AOUAR

    Juventus are still front-runners to sign Lyon’s midfield star Houssem Aouar, ahead of Arsenal.

    The Gunners have scouted the midfielder, 22, as a replacement for Matteo Guendouzi.

    They were even ready to offer Guendouzi as part of the deal for Aouar.

    But Juventus are leading the race for the £45million-rated star, whose value rose dramatically during the latter stages of the Champions League after victories over Juventus and Manchester City.

  • CHAMBERS PRICE SET

    A £12 million asking price has reportedly been set by the Gunners for defender Calum Chambers, with newly promoted Leeds and Fulham interested in signing the 25-year-old.

    Mikel Arteta is looking to offload some players, after the signing of Pablo Mari, and the imminent arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Fulham seems a more likely destination, after Chambers spent the 2018/19 season on loan with The Cottagers.

    There is also reported interest from Europe, with teams in France and Germany keen on Chambers' signature, but it is believed Chambers' preference is to stay in the Premier League.

  • NEW CLUB FOR NICKLAS

    Former Arsenal frontman Nicklas Bendtner has found himself a new team.

    He was released by Copenhagen in January, but will join Tarnby FF, a lower league Danish side.

    However, Bendtner will not be playing for the first team.

    Instead he will be playing for the club's 'Old Boys' team, a senior side that do not compete in the Danish League.

    His first appearance for the veterans side is set for September 9.

    Bendtner played over 100 times for the Gunners, scoring 24 goals, before leaving for Wolfsburg in 2014.

  • YOUNG GUN OFF TO LEEDS

    Gunners Under-23 striker Sam Greenwood is expected to sign for Premier League new boys Leeds United today.

    The deal is reported to cost the Yorkshire club an initial £1.5m, and it is believed he will initially be a part of Leeds' Under-23 set-up.

    Greenwood joined Arsenal in 2018, after impressing for Sunderland's Under-18's side, but Leeds are looking to add some youth to their ranks after being awarded Category One academy status.

  • SAKA CALLED UP

    Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka has been handed his first England Under-21 call-up by manager Aidy Boothroyd.

    Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah have also been named in the squad for the Under-21 Euro qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria.

  • WOLVES AT THE DOOR

    Wolves have made a formal bid of under £20million for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

    The initial offer was rejected by the Gunners, who want to maximise their return on the youth player.

    Maitland-Niles, 22, played in the FA Cup final, and was a key cog in Mikel Arteta’s tactical masterplan as the Gunners turned the game around to win 2-1.

    But he is up for sale and the North London club want to get the most cash they can to reinvest in the squad.

    According to David Ornstein, the bidding negotiations have begun and are likely to continue.

  • HOLDING COURT

    Newcastle United are set to launch a move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding.

    The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates since the arrival of Mikel Arteta.

    Now the Daily Mail claims the Gunners are open to offers for the centre-back.

    And they state the Magpies are interested in bringing in the former Bolton ace on a season-long loan.

    Arsenal are on the verge of bolstering their defence with Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Gabriel, 22, flew to London this week and went straight to Arsenal’s London Colney training ground for his medical.

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