Arsenal ‘braced’ for £30m offer after ‘deal struck’ to send 28-year-old out on loan

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Arsenal as Mikel Arteta prepares his men for an all-London clash.

Arsenal are now preparing for a clash with Crystal Palace on Monday night following a win in their season opener.

The Gunners defeated Nottingham Forest over the weekend, but it wasn’t all good news, with new signing Jurrien Timber suffering a potentially serious injury. Mikel Arteta must now weigh up whether Arsenal need to replace Timber, while exits will also be required at the Emirates Stadium after a summer of big spending.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Gunners.

Tavares interest

Arsenal could do with a sale or two in the back end of the window, and they could be helped out by a Premier League rival.

According to the Daily Mirror, Nottingham Forest are interested in snapping up Nuno Tavares, who looks to be available this summer. It’s claimed Forest are willing to pay as much as £30million for the full-back.

If the offer comes in, Arsenal may well bite Forest’s hand off given they only paid around £7million for Tavares two years ago. Tavares did not impress during his first campaign, and he spent last season out on loan. The only concern for the Gunners will be their lack of depth on the left side, with Kieran Tierney also potentially moving on, while Timber’s injury will also impact exit decisions.

Runarsson deal struck

Arsenal have agreed to send goalkeeper Alex Runar Runarsson out on loan for the season.

According to Mike McGrath of The Daily Telegraph, Runarrson has been sent to Cardiff City on loan, with the 28-year-old only having made one senior appearance since his since his arrival in 2020. Runarsson has already had two loan spells, one with OH Leuven and the other with Alanyaspor.

He will now look to revitalise his career in the Championship as the Bluebirds look to turn things around under new boss Erol Bulut.