Granit Xhaka finally seems poised to complete a £15million switch to Roma – but the Gunners face disappointment if they want Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga to replace him.

Swiss star Xhaka is one of a few Arsenal midfielders tipped to depart in boss Mikel Arteta’s summer shake-up.

And Camavinga, 18, who has already won three full France caps, has reportedly been pursued by the Gunners, Manchester United and PSG.

But it’s claimed he would prefer to join a Spanish giant like Real Madrid or Barcelona, although both have financial problems.

Emirates’ technical director Edu insists William Saliba’s latest loan return to France is a positive mood for his Arsenal future.

Edu said: “Together with William, we have decided it will be good for his continued development to spend another season on loan.

“William joined us as an 18-year-old, and he is still only 20, so he is still developing all the time. 

“William is a player with strong natural ability and next season has the potential to be really beneficial for him at Marseille, a good club.”

And England’s Euro 2020 starlet Bukayo Saka has posted to say he knew “instantly” he would face racial abuse after missing the last penalty in Italy’s final shootout win.

The Arsenal wideman, 19, added: “This message won’t do it justice how grateful I am for all the love that I have received, and I feel that I need to thank everyone who has supported me.

“It was an honour to be part of an England squad that leads by example, they are brothers for life and I’m grateful for everything that I have learnt from every one of the players and staff who worked so hard.”

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