Morning, Arsenal fans
Leicester superstar Youri Tielemans and Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez top the transfer gossip.
Tottenham have reportedly boosted the Gunners’ hopes of signing main target Tielemans.by winning the race for fellow midfielder Yves Bissouma.
And it’s claimed the Gunners have had a £25million bid rejected for Argentina star Martinez.
Emirates chief Mikel Arteta is still in the race for the 24-year-old – but Manchester United are also said to be keen.
Arteta wants a proven performer to compete for a role alongside Ben White in his improving defence.
A bigger priority, though, is the Arsenal attack – with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus still the top target.
But Arteta hopes Eddie Nketiah will finally produce a breakthrough WHOLE season after signing a new long-term contract.
Newcastle and Crystal Palace had been linked with the 23-year-old frontman.
And Arteta said: “I’m delighted Eddie is staying with us. He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club.
“We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him.”Finally, incoming keeper Matt Turner hopes to oust Aaron Ramsdale as No1 – just like the England stopper did to Bernd Leno last season.
The 16-cap USA star, 27, told Sky Sports: “Aaron had an amazing season.
“I’m coming in to push him and become the best goalkeeper I can become, while also making him the best goalkeeper he can become.”