Arsenal joined by Chelsea in transfer pursuit with club chief to pursue new ‘challenge’ elsewhere

Latest Arsenal news and rumours as they prepare for their Premier League return after the international break

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Arsenal are back in action this weekend with an away trip to Goodison Park to face Everton. The Gunners have picked up 10 points so far from their first four fixtures.

Mikel Arteta’s side beat Manchester United 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium last time out. Here is a look at some of the latest transfer news and rumours coming out of the club...

Attacker target latest

Arsenal have been linked with a swoop for Club Brugge attacker Antonio Nusa ahead of the January transfer window. However, they may well need to face competition from Premier League rivals Chelsea with the Blues now in the frame for his signature as well, as covered by the Evening Standard.

Nusa, 18, has been a key player for his current club over recent years despite his young age. He broke into their first-team back in 2021 and has since made 45 appearances in all competitions, finding the net four times as other clubs cast their eyes over a potential future move.

CEO to leave

Arsenal’s CEO Vinai Venkatesham will leave the club next summer, as announced on their official club website. He has been with the London club for the past 14 years but will be cutting ties with them next year.

He will be taking on a new role somewhere else and has said: “This was a tough decision, but it is time to pursue another challenge. Now is not the time for goodbyes as I remain focused until my last day and supporting a seamless transition.”

Meanwhile, Co-Chair Josh Kroenke said: “The Board is fully supportive of Vinai’s desire to pursue his next challenge. Whilst it is business as usual with everyone focused on the season ahead, we’d like to take this moment to thank him for his contribution and long service.

“Vinai will always be part of the Arsenal family and always welcome back at Emirates Stadium.

“Change and succession is something the club is well prepared for. The Board remains committed to our strategy and will address leadership change as we continue to drive the club forward.”

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