Arsenal given ‘fresh opportunity’ to complete Juventus transfer amid William Saliba update

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men pick up the pieces from their north London derby defeat.

Arsenal are licking their wounds today, following a brutal defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Tottenham.

The Gunners had the chance to wrap up the top four race in style against Antonio Conte’s side, but it couldn’t have gone much worse, with Mikel Arteta’s men losing 3-0.

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The advantage over Spurs is now down to just one point, setting up a nervy finish with just two games remaining.

Arsenal are going to have to hold their nerve against Newcastle and Everton, and they will likely have to win both games, with Tottenham facing Burnley and Norwich City.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours.

Melo opportunity

Arsenal will have another chance to sign Arthur Melo from Juventus this summer,

That’s according to the player’s agent, Federico Pastorello, who told La Repubblica via the Metro: “In January he was close to leaving and joining Arsenal.

“He is too important a player to be marginalised, he must also think about his situation with the national team.

“He was signed to play a different style of football, with Maurizio Sarri he would have played Jorginho, Allegri likes him but instead he wants to play with two more physical midfielders.

“It’s a tactical question, and I don’t make the technical choices.

“But it’s not in anyone’s interest to continue in this situation.”

Sampaoli’s Saliba wish

Marseille boss Jorge Sampaoli has made it clear that he would like to keep Arsenal defender William Saliba around beyond this season.

“William’s progress is linked to his development this season and the maturity he now has and his playing time. He is now consistent, he’s grown up as a player,” the Argentine said.

“In relation to his situation at the club, I hope that there is a possibility for us to retain a player like him, who knows the team.

“But I don’t know if it depends on OM, William or Arsenal, I don’t know the possibilities in this case.”

Marquinhos chase

Arsenal are said to be chasing Sao Paulo star Marquinhos ahead of the summer transfer window.

Marquinhos is still only 19 years of age, but he already has more than 40 appearances to his name, and he is being tipped for a big future.

According to Globo, Arsenal are closing in on a deal for the striker, potentially needing more than one frontman this summer amid difficult contract scenarios with Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette.