Arsenal ‘confident’ of pulling off transfer as Gunners ‘plot’ £34m future boost

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta looks to add to his early summer business.

Arsenal are still working away on new arrivals after getting their summer business up and running.

The Gunners have snapped up Marquinhos and Matt Turner so far, and they will be looking to add more players this summer.

Mikel Arteta needs to improve quality and depth ahead of Arsenal’s return to Europe, and that is not going to be achieved without incomings.

The striking department is one Arteta certainly wants to improve this season, with Alexandre Lacazette leaving at the end of his deal.

And it’s up top where we begin today’s Gunners transfer news and rumours round-up.

Jesus latest

Arsenal are said to be ‘confident’ of pulling off a deal for Mancester City star Gabriel Jesus this summer.

According to the Evening Standard, the Gunners lead the race to sign the Brazilian, hoping add-ons will take them to the figure desired by City.

It’s claimed the Gunners’ confidence is ‘growing’ over a £50million deal, with talks ongoing between the two Premier League rivals.

Vieira deal done

One deal that has now been done is the one involving Porto star Fabio Vieira.

The Portuguese club have announced that a £34million deal has been struck with the Gunners for the talented 22-year-old midfielder.

Vieria is seen as a creative talent, winning the player of the tournement at the last under-21s European Championship.

Tavares exit links

Arsenal could be set to offload defender Nuno Tavares after just one season.

The Portuguese full-back had a mixed first season with the Gunners, but it seems Arsenal are eyeing a quick profit.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Atalanta are in talks over a loan deal for Tavares, but Arsenal are attempting to insert a £34million option to buy in the deal.

It seems Arsenal don’t have long-term plans for Tavares, despite only taking him to the Emirates Stadium last summer.