Arsenal ‘close’ to signing Brazilian starlet as deal for transfer ‘target’ collapses

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men prepare for their Premier League finale.

Arsenal head into the final weekend of the season needing a big favour.

The Gunners have allowed their grasp on fourth spot to slip, and heading into this Sunday’s last game, they need Norwich City to stun Tottenham.

If the relegated Canaries can beat Spurs, Arsenal can secure Champions League football with a win of their own.

Mikel Arteta’s men know that scenario is not likely, with Europa League football now the more likely result of this campaign.

But as we wait for the action to play out, let’s take a look at the latest transfer news and rumours.

Marquinhos ‘close’

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Arsenal are said to be closing in on a deal for Sao Paulo Marquinhos.

The Brazilian winger is said to be in London ahead of completing his move to the Gunners, with paperwork expected to be sorted out in the coming days.

That’s according to Goal via Metro, who say a deal worth £3million is likely to completed soon.

Marquinhos is only 19 years of age and is viewed as a talent for the future.

Winger issues update

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Another winger being linked with a move to Arsenal is Feyenoord star Luis Sinisterra.

Sinisterra has attracted attention due to his impressive performances in Eredivisie, and he has now opened up on his future amid links with Arsenal.

He told AS: “I’m very calm and I try not to be aware of news that in the end are nothing more than rumours.

“I try to be focused on the day to day with my team, train in the best way for the matches and give them the best. Coming to the end of the season, I’ll sit down with the club and my agent and we’ll look at what is best for me.

“There’s a lot of talk, we all know that the situation of the teams is not at its best due to Covid, but it would also be a nice achievement to be able to go out and set a record.

“We’ll know that after the season, when the final is over, that will be the right time to find out and see what awaits me in the future.”

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Solomon chance

With Sinisterra future unclear, Arsenal could circle back around for Manor Solomon.

The Shakhtar Donetsk star was expected to join Fulham this summer, but Fabrizio Romano has reported the deal could be set to collapse.

Arsenal have been linked with the winger in the past, and it will be interesting to see if they reconsider a deal.