Fabrizio Romano issues ‘never say never’ Arsenal transfer claim as Kieran Tierney update emerges
All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as the Gunners prepare to face Fulham.
The Gunners haven’t been all that convincing so far, but they have managed to beat both Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace to get off to a good start, and they should only get better from here as new sinings get used to Mikel Arteta’s system. In the meantime, the club will continue to work to shape the squad ahead of the deadline on September 1.
With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal can’t be ruled out of the race to sign Ajax star Mohammed Kudus, according to Fabrizio Romano.
“Let’s see what happens also with Arsenal. Because Arsenal in June called for Kudus then they invested big money on Kai Havertz and all the other players they signed this summer including [Jurrien] Timber and Declan Rice,” Romano said on YouTube.
“So that’s why with Arsenal nothing was going to continue but never say never. That’s why Ajax decided to wait and not accept West Ham’s proposals.”
Arsenal insider Charles Watts has provided the latest on Kieran Tierney’s situation.
He told TeamTalk: “We’re not seeing him while these talks are going on. I don’t think they’ve progressed anywhere.
“Newcastle have signed Lewis Hall now so that’s one potential exit route closed for Tierney which was a surprise. I thought he’d go to Newcastle. There’s lots of doors that seem to be closing for Tierney. I don’t know what Newcastle’s scouting department has seen and recommended.
“But clearly they felt that Hall was a better long-term investment than Kieran Tierney. Tierney’s a fantastic left-back, who would have suited Newcastle really well. But obviously the scouting department felt differently. Hall looks like a decent player in the few games that I’ve seen him. But if you’ve got a choice between Kieran Tierney and Lewis Hall for around the same sort of transfer fee, for me, there’s only one player I’m signing there and it’s not Hall.”