Arsenal ‘confident’ of striking deal for exciting La Liga star as ‘contact’ made over new contract

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men prepare for their second Premier League outing.

Arsenal are preparing for the second game of the new season.

The Gunners got off to a winning start last week, defeating Crystal Palace, and they will face Leicester City in a tricky first home clash on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta will want his men to build on the momentum and excitement built up from a busy summer, which included a number of new signings.

Arsenal will now be assessing whether they need even more signings to round off the squad, and as they do, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Saliba contract

The Gunners are said to be pushing to tie William Saliba down to a new contract.

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The Frenchman looks set to play a key part this season after spending the last two seasons out on loan.

Saliba hadn’t played a single Premier League game for Arsenal heading into this season, but he now looks to be a big part of Arteta’s plans.

90min say Arsenal have now reached out in a bid to strike a new deal that will reflect his importance going forward.

They are said to be confident of agreeing new terms.

Yeremy latest

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Journalist Ben Jacobs believes there could be ‘substance’ to Arsenal’s interest in Villarreal star Yeremy Pino.

“From what I understand, this does actually genuinely have a little bit more substance to it,” he told The Done Deal Show. “I made an enquiry 24 hours ago to find out from the player’s agent if there was any desire to move and got quite a coy response.

“A lot may just come down, a bit like [Benjamin] Sesko as well, to whether a young 19-year-old thinks it’s the right time to make a move to Arsenal with a big tag over him and how often is game time going to be provided.

“So that’s a factor, but unlike some of the other less-substance transfers that we’ve spoken about, the reason why I think Arsenal are a bit more confident in this is because they’re moving for the future, as per Marquinhos, but also, Villarreal are going to have to find income from somewhere.

“So I would classify this one as one to watch and it could well move quickly.”