Alexandre Lacazette linked with La Liga move as Arsenal battle Tottenham for starlet

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men prepare to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Arsenal are preparing to return to action following a long wait due to a postponement and the international break.

The Gunners face Crystal Palace on Monday, when they will hope to strengthen their top four bid having put three points between themselves and Tottenham.

Mikel Arteta’s men are favourites to secure fourth spot, but they still have work to do, and a win over Palace will be another step towards sealing the deal.

But as we wait for Monday night’s clash, we have rounded up all the latest transfer rumours.

Araujo is out of contract in 2023

Araujo interest intensifies

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo in recent weeks, with the defender out of contract in 2023.

The centre-back has rejected Barca’s early extension offers, and the Gunners have been tipped to take advantage.

But with Manchester United already linked, Super Deporte are now saying Manchester City have entered the race.

Lacazette interest

Barcelona are said to be interested in a move for Arsenal frontman and captain Alexandre Lacazette.

Xavi already recently signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer, and the Gabon international has been a success at Camp Nou.

According to Sport, they are now eyeing up a potential free move for Lacazette, who is out of contract this summer as things stand.

Middlesbrough's Djed Spence has revealed that he wants to play in the Premier League after making his England U21 debut on Tuesday. Arsenal and Tottenham are among the teams eyeing a move for the Nottingham Forest loanee. (Mirror)

Spence race

The Gunners are said to be competing for the signature of Middlesbrough star Djed Spence ahead of this summer.

Spence has impressed during his loan spell with Nottingham Forest, and according to the Evening Standard, the full-back could be available on a cut-price deal.

Arsenal are said to be keen to take advantage, but Tottenham are also in the race, according to the report.