Arsenal pair to sign new deals as Gunners face competition for transfer target

A pair of Arsenal players are on the cusp of signing new deals as the Gunners face competition for one of their summer transfer targets.
Israel’s midfielder Oscar Gloukh (L) is marked by Kosovo’s midfielder Bersant Celina during the UEFA Euro 2024 group  (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)Israel’s midfielder Oscar Gloukh (L) is marked by Kosovo’s midfielder Bersant Celina during the UEFA Euro 2024 group  (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
Israel’s midfielder Oscar Gloukh (L) is marked by Kosovo’s midfielder Bersant Celina during the UEFA Euro 2024 group (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

While the summer transfer window is still several months away, teams in the Premier League - including Arsenal - are preparing for yet another hectic post-season period, with more money set to be thrown around than ever before. Who will the Gunners look to bring on board?

Two Arsenal defenders, both of whom are enjoying excellent seasons, are expected to sign new contracts at the Emirates Stadium - meanwhile, a fellow Premier League club has registered an interest in a Gunners transfer target. But who is it?

Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu to sign new contracts

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Defensive duo Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu are set to be rewarded for their fine form this season with new contracts, according to a report from journalist Fabrizio Romano on the Daily Briefing.

Neither of the two have signed on the dotted line just yet - White's negotiations have been ongoing since October - but it is expected that they will do so sooner, rather than later. Tomiyasu's deal, in particular, has been handed to him to ward off attention from interested clubs - teams in Serie A have previously been linked with the player.

Aston Villa register interest in Arsenal target Oscar Gloukh

Arsenal's interest in RB Salzburg midfielder Oscar Gloukh is apparent, with the Gunners 'monitoring' his progress ahead of the summer transfer window - but the Gunners will be joined in the race for his signature by fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa.

This is according to a report from Football Insider, who mention that Villa have also 'extensively' scouted the Israeli starlet. Gloukh is enjoying a fantastic run under the Red Bull umbrella, having scored six goals and notching up seven assists in 28 games this season. At the age of just 19, his potential in football is limitless - but where will it take place?

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