Tottenham could ‘hijack’ Arsenal striker transfer amid ‘substantial bid’ for Serie A star

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men pick up the pieces following their crushing defeat to Newcastle United.

Arsenal are still reeling from their devastating loss to Newcastle United on Monday night.

The Gunners were beaten 2-0 at St James’ Park and it could have been more following a disappointing performance.

The defeat means Tottenham now have control of the top four race, only needing to win against relegated Norwich City to secure Champions League football.

Arsenal can only do their job against Everton and hope for a slip-up, otherwise, it will be Europa League football for Mikel Arteta’s men.

As we await the final weekend, we have rounded up all the latest Gunners transfer rumours.

Hickey bid

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Arsenal are said to have made a substantial offer to Bologna for their promising right-back.

According to Corriere di Bologna via SportWitness, the Gunners have now made their move to sign Scotland-born full-back Aaron Hickey.

Arteta needs reinforcements at right-back, and it seems Hickey is the man, with Arsenal pressing ahead after weeks of links.

Martinez hijack

The Mirror believe Arsenal could be dealt a double blow by Spurs this summer.

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Not only could Tottenham beat Arsenal to Champions League football, but they could also beat them to Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.

The report claims Inter are willing to sell if they receive a bid of £70million, and Antonio Conte is being tipped to seal a reunion with the Argentine ace should his side wrap up their top four finish.

Jesus problem

Arsenal have focused recent efforts on signing Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, but lack of Champions League football could cost them.

Two other clubs are said to be expressing an interest, according to fresh reports from Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet names Juventus and Newcastle United as interested clubs, meaning this move could be far from straightforward for the Gunners.