Arsenal transfer news with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dusan Vlahovic and Jonathan David latest
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Monday has brought fresh news concerning the Gunners, who remain firmly in the chase for fourth place in the league and a seat at the table of the lucrative Champions League next season.
If Arteta and technical director Edu can get any deals over the line in the final seven days of the January transfer window, it could yet make the difference as Arsenal look to clamber past Spurs, West Ham and Manchester United in what looks like a four-horse race.
Here’s a rundown of the latest links to the team from the Emirates Stadium.
The clock is ticking with a week to possibly replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang wants to stay in Europe [The Athletic]
utstanding reporter David Ornstein says that the 32-year-old former Borussia Dortmund striker prefers to stay in Europe if he is to leave Arsenal this winter, with an offer from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal to take the forward on loan expected to be rebuffed.
Dusan Vlahovic chase floundering [Multi]
The Fiorentina forward is believed to prefer a move to Juventus and to wait until the summer to make that happen, despite the Gunners finding Fiorentina receptive to a big money sale this January.
Alexander Isak in the sights of Arteta [The Athletic]
With a move for Vlahovic not moving forward, Arsenal are exploring other options in the transfer market.
And that includes Real Sociedad front-man Isak.
The Swede has four goals in 15 starts for the La Liga outfit so far this season, but the Londeners may have to meet the stipulated release clause in the 22-year-old’s contract to prise him away this month.
Move for Arthur Melo moves forward [90 Mins]
Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo has agreed personal terms on a switch from Serie A to the Premier League, although the Gunners still need to convince Juventus - and particularly manager Max Allegri - to let the Brazilian depart.
Six clubs in for Aubameyang [The Telegraph]
The broadsheet says that there is no shortage of clubs wishing to take Aubameyang on loan this month, if a deal can be agreed regarding wages.
They include Marseille, AC Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Sevilla and even PSG.