Arsenal ‘weigh up’ two intriguing Youri Tielemans transfer alternatives as duo ‘attract interest’

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men look to build on their excellent start.

Arsenal have enjoyed a perfect start to the season so far.

The Gunners came into the new season with plenty of excitement after spending more than £100million on new additions.

And so far, Mikel Arteta’s men are backing it up, winning all three of their opening games, sitting top of the Premier League table.

Fulham are next up for the Gunners, and in the meantime, Arteta and Edu will be considering more incomings and outgoings ahead of the deadline.

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

Tielemans alternatives

Arsenal are said to have lined up two alternatives to Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners don’t appear any closer to wrapping up a deal for the Leicester City star ahead of next week’s deadline.

And The Daily Star say Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali are viewed as alternative options if a deal can’t be done for Tielemans.

Bellerin request

Barcelona are said to have asked Hector Bellerin to wait until the very end of the transfer window before deciding on his future.

According to Sport, Barca are still keen to land the out of favour Gunners right-back, but they still have some accounting to do.

It’s claimed Bellerin has now been asked by Barca to wait until late in the window, when they hope to have trimmed their squad.

Bellerin is still said to prefer a move to Real Betis, but that deal is looking more and more unlikely.

Maitland-Niles interest

Another player who finds himself surplus to requirements is Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

The versatile midfielder is going to see even less game time at Arsenal this season, and it’s reported he has been told he can leave.

According to Daily Express, West Ham, Bournemouth, Fulham and two European sides have expressed an interest in signing him.