Arsenal ‘making strides’ in £72m midfielder transfer chase as Gunners man ‘in discussions’ over exit

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The latest Arsenal news and rumours on Monday.

Arsenal battered London rivals Chelsea in the Florida Cup final 4-0 over the weekend, courtesy of goals from Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

The Gunners have been over in America for some pre-season training and have also beaten Everton and Orlando City out there.

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Mikel Arteta’s side have one more friendly to get through against Sevilla next weekend before the start of the new Premier League campaign away at Crystal Palace.

Here is a look at all the latest news and rumours coming out of the club today...

Arthur latest

Arsenal are reportedly progressing in their pursuit of Juventus’ £72m midfielder Arthur.

The Brazil International, formerly of Barcelona, has been playing in Italy since 2020.

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As per TuttoMercatoWeb (via the Express) the Gunners are ‘making strides’ with this potential deal as they look to lure him to England.

Left-back in talks over exit

Defender Nuno Tavares could be leaving for a new chapter in Italy, reports claim.

The left-back has struggled to make an impact since making the switch to the Premier League last year and has slipped down the pecking order now behind new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko.

According to a report by the Evening Standard, Arsenal are in ‘discussions’ with Serie A side Atalanta about a loan, Marseille and Real Sociedad also said to be keen.

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Leno latest

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been linked with a move to Fulham for the past couple of months now.

The German stopper lost his place as number one last term to Aaron Ramsdale.

The Evening Standard report the Gunners have lowered their price tag for him now and talks over a transfer to Craven Cottage are ‘progressing’.

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