Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has a big rebuilding job on his hands.
The Gunners won the FA Cup in 2019/20 but finished in eighth place in the Premier League, 43 points off champions Liverpool.
They are expected to do plenty of business this summer, with players coming in and out of the Emirates.
Keep up to date with all the latest Arsenal news and gossip below.
Good mornung, Arsenal fans. Some positive news regarding Philippe Coutinho emerged today.
It’s claimed he’s agreed personal terms to move to the Emirates and it’s now up to the clubs to work out a deal.
Alexandre Lacazette looks set to leave the Emirates to pursue more regular football in Spain.
According to the Star, if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who has been named AFC’s Player of the Season – signs a new deal then his strike partner will make a £30m move to Atletico Madrid.
The Gunners are said to be battling with Manchester City to sign Lyon star Houssem Aoua.
The midfielder is valued at £54million by the French club and has a contract until 2023.
Leeds United are reportedly eyeing Rob Holding as a potential loan signing.
Arsenal are reportedly set to sell Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid for £30m.
According to the Star, if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new deal then his strike partner will depart the Emirates.
It’s claimed Lacazette is unhappy to be merely a bit-part player in Mikel Arteta’s first-team plans.
Following the Premier League restart, he was on the bench until Eddie Nketiah’s suspension allowed him back into the side.
Gabriel Martinelli is also in contention for the lone striker role, prompting Lacazette to look elsewhere
Arsenal have reportedly agreed personal terms with Philippe Coutinho as the playmaker visited the club’s training ground.
Catalan Sport say all the Gunners need to do is agree a deal with Barcelona, who paid £142million to sign the Brazilian from Liverpool in January 2018
Printed edition of Catalan Sport say Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Coutinho to come to Arsenal. They now have to agree on a deal with Barca. pic.twitter.com/lPwWxjAME3
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) August 8, 2020
Quique Setien says Lionel Messi suffered a ‘fierce knock’ after being kicked in the leg by Kalidou Koulibaly in Barcelona’s win over Napoli but he expects the forward to make a speedy recovery.
The Catalan giants secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Napoli 3-1 (agg 4-2) on Saturday night, with Clement Lenglet, Messi and Luis Suarez getting on the scoresheet for the hosts at the Nou Camp.
Lorenzo Insigne converted from the penalty spot to give Napoli hope right on half-time but Messi and co held on to their advantage to set up a mouthwatering clash with Bayern Munich in the next round.
Messi appeared in some discomfort after Koulibaly struck his left leg while attempting to clear the ball when the scoreline was 2-0 and Barcelona’s medical staff ran on to attend to the iconic attacker.
Barca will no doubt have been sweating at the sight of the Argentinian on the ground but he stayed on for the full 90 minutes – and Setien reassured supporters it will not be a ‘big problem’ ahead of the side’s quarter-final with Bayern. ‘Lionel took quite a fierce knock in that challenge from Koulibaly,’ the Barcelona manager said. ‘But I don’t think it’ll become a big problem for him.’Add your comments:
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