Arsenal are now stepping up their preparations ahead of the return of Premier League football.
The Gunners are now less than three weeks away from their first game back, and they are now in Dubai as they look to get a pre-season of sorts under their belt, training in 30 degree heat. Mikel Arteta’s men will need to hit the ground running to make sure they continue their dominance at the top of the Premier League, and they are hoping a dose of vitamin D will help them manage that.
In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are still in the race to sign Leicester City star Youri Tielemans in January, but the midfielder has not ‘given his word’ to the Gunners despite recent reports, according to Fabrizio Romano.
He told Caught Offside: “Tielemans has not given his word to any club, yet, it’s still open and he will decide at the right moment. Barcelona are linked to all the free agent players on the market as they always monitor the free agents market, but it’s not something advanced as things stand.”
Tielemans is out of contract at the end of the season, and Leicester may have to sell in January if they want avoid losing him for free in the summer.
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Bayern Munich star Leroy Sane, who is being tipped to leave the Allianz Arena.
According to Fichajes, the Gunners are interested, but they would have to pay a fee worth £60million to strike a deal, which would likely throw up issues as far as the January transfer window is concerned. Arsenal spent big in the summer, and they are unlikely to spend quite so much in the winter window.
Sane has been with Bayern since 2020 after leaving Manchester City.