Arsenal ‘plot’ intriguing swap deal for international midfielder as fresh update emerges over ‘target’

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men prepare for their final summer friendly.

Arsenal are heading towards the season on cloud nine amid a fine pre-season campaign.

The Gunners thrashed Chelsea in their last Stateside clash, and they face Sevilla in their final friendly of the summer this weekend.

In the meantime, Mikel Arteta and Edu will still be scanning the market to see what they can add to their squad.

It has already been a busy summer for the Gunners, but we could yet see more incomings and outgoings at the Emirates Stadium.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours.

Tielemans swap plan


Arsenal are now said to be weighing up a swap deal for Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are said to be interested in a deal to land the Leicester City star, and conveniently, the Foxes are now being linked with a move for Bernd Leno amid the expected exit of Kasper Schmeichel.

The Mirror claim Arsenal could now use Leno in a swap deal plot to land Tielemans for an even cheaper fee.

Paqueta latest

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Lyon star Lucas Paqueta this summer, but it seems a move is getting more ad more unlikely.


Edu has already played down interest in the midfielder, and L’Equipe via the Metro are now saying the midfielder has ‘snubbed’ a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Though, he is said to be interested in a move to the Premier League, specificially with Manchester City.

Icardi opportunity

The Gunners are said to have had the chance to sign PSG striker Mauro Icardi this summer.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told CaughtOffside: “Arsenal have had many opportunities that they have turned down, but this happens in all the top clubs every day.

“For example, Mauro Icardi was an option offered to the club in recent months and it was decided not to proceed because they were looking for a different striker, Edu has always had Gabriel Jesus in mind as a priority.


“Sometimes the refusal is for technical reasons, other times for economic reasons.”