Arsenal now know striker ‘price tag’ as Barcelona enter ‘battle’ for Gunners star

All the latest transfer news and rumours concerning Arsenal as the Gunners step up preparations in Dubai.
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Arsenal’s season is still on hold for the time being as the World Cup moves into the quarter-final stage.

But Mikel Arteta and his men are now ramping up preparations in the Middle East, and just a few hours away from Qatar, in Dubai. The Gunners will want to hit the ground running when they return to continue their title bid, though they have been dealt a cruel blow with Gabriel Jesus facing months on the sidelines following knee surgery.

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Arsenal may well need to find a replacement for their £50million summer signing, and with the upcoming window in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Abraham price

Arsenal now know how much they will have to pay to land reported striker target Tammy Abraham.

The AS Roma frontman has been touted as a potential option to replace the Gabriel Jesus, though, it has been reported Chelsea have first refusal on any deal. In any case, it’s reported by Tuttomercatoweb that Roma could sell Abraham in the winter, but it would take £43million to convince them to do so.

That’s by no means an extortionate figure, but having spent so much in the summer, the Gunners face a tricky situation, needing to find a striker in the expensive January window.

Martinelli interest

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Arsenal could face a battle to keep hold of star winger Gabriel Martinelli, according to reports.

Martinelli has enjoyed an impressive season so far, both with Arsenal and with Brazil at the World Cup, and according to Calciomercato, Barcelona and AC Milan are now vying for the signing of the young star.

It’s claimed Barca are leading Milan for the signing, though Arsenal are not going to accept an approach any time soon, and certainly not in the January window, so the report might just be getting ahead of itself, especially after the Gunners have lost Jesus to injury.

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