Arsenal ‘hesitant’ over Premier League midfielder as chief ‘flies’ to London for talks

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men continue their fine pre-season.

Arsenal will be feeling very confident ahead of the new season.

The Gunners thrashed Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Albert Lokongo.

Mikel Arteta’s men are unbeaten in pre-season and they have just one uncompetitive fixture remaining, against Sevilla on Saturday, at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal will be heading into that game targeting a refined performance as they look to get ready for the opening Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

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

Tielemans update

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Arsenal are yet to make an offer for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Belgian, who could be sold on a cut-price deal this summer amid his expiring contract.

But according to talkSPORT, Arsenal are yet to make a move, concerned about the player’s physicality.

Arteta and Edu have spent big to improve the squad this summer, but is seems they are hesitant over Tielemans.

Saliba latest

Marseille are said to be stepping up their efforts to sign Gunners defender William Saliba.

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Marseille chief Pablo Longoria has now flown to Marseille to step up talks.

He said: “Olympique Marseille president Pablo Longoria was in London tonight to meet up with William Saliba’s agent for dinner.

“Arsenal consider Saliba important part of the team. “I’m pleased to see the way he is playing. He’s already a top player”.

Leno sale boost

Switching attention to a player Arsenal do want to sell, talks are said to be ongoing over the sale of Bernd Leno.

According to Evening Standard, talks are ongoing with Fulham over the goalkeeper, and Arsenal have now lowered their asking price in a bid to strike a deal.

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The Gunners were said to be asking for £10million, but the report claims they are now willing to offload the German for £8million.