Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ruben Neves approach, Buendia agrees terms with Villa, Arteta speaks out on Odegaard

ARSENAL have reportedly made contact with Wolves as the Gunners make a move for midfielder Ruben Neves.

It comes after the Gunners look to have missed out on Emi Buendia, who is bound for Aston Villa..

Mikel Arteta has also provided an update on Martin Odegaard, who is reportedly the 'No1 target' this summer.

Follow all the latest from North London with our live blog below…

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  • Kostas Lianos

    EDD-ING TO LEEDS

    Leeds have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal ace, and former loanee, Eddie Nketiah in the summer.

    That is according to Football Insider, who claim that the Gunners would be keen to let Nketiah go to Elland Road.

    The striker spent half a season on loan at Leeds in the 2019-2020 season, but struggled for minutes with Patrick Bamford as the first-choice.

    Arsenal are looking to sell players in order to raise funds for new transfers

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARTETA ON ODEGAARD

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has previously confirmed that he would like Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard to be signed on a permanent basis.

    Arteta said: “We have a very clear and strong opinion on what we would like to do.

    “He’s not our player. We will have discussions in the next few weeks. And respect first of all because he’s a Real Madrid player, and we will have those communications.

    “We’ve tried to make everything that we could to get Martin performing for the team, which I think he’s done.

    “And he’s adapted really well to our way of playing and to our football club. And hopefully we have given him as well the hope and the feeling that it could be a good place for him”

  • Kostas Lianos

    BUENDIA TRUTH

    Arsenal were 'seriously' interested in signing Norwich ace Emi Buendia, who is now set to join Aston Villa.

    According to Football London, the Gunners launched a bid for Buendia on Wednesday, but Villa matched the offer.

    Martin Odegaard remains the north Londoners' main target and technical director Edu is convinced he can reach a deal with Real Madrid.

    However, it seems like new Real manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen to hold on to the attacking midfielder

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVES CONTACT

    Arsenal have made contact with Wolves regarding a potential deal involving Ruben Neves.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim that Neves will be allowed to leave Molineux in the summer.

    The Gunners are keen to sign the star midfielder as manager Mikel Arteta is looking for someone to link up with Thomas Partey.

    Manchester United have also been linked with the Portugal international

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  • Kostas Lianos

    ENGLAND SQUAD

    Let's have another look at the players England manager Gareth Southgate has called up.

    As you can see only one Arsenal star made the cut and that is Bukayo Saka:

    Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford

    Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (injured), Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

    Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

    Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

  • Kostas Lianos

    WEST HAM LING

    Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn doesn’t see Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard moving to any other club this summer apart from West Ham.

    Winterburn told SunSport: “He [Lingard] looked like someone going nowhere but he’s been sensational at West Ham.

    “I think there’s a conversation to be had at Man Utd as to whether he’d fit back into their plans.

    “If not, he’s had this success at West Ham, so I don’t know why he’d want to sign elsewhere.

    “He knows the club, so I think West Ham would be favourites to sign him”

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAKA INJURED

    Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka is set to miss England's friendly with Romania this evening.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Saka suffered a hip injury.

    The star winger netted his first goal for the Three Lions on Wednesday's friendly against Austria.

    However, there is no indication that the 19-year-old could miss Euro 2020

  • Kostas Lianos

    BERN-ING QUESTION

    Arsenal have been linked with a move for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, depending on what the courts decide regarding his suspension.

    This begs the question about whether starting keeper Bernd Leno will leave the Gunners in the summer.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, there are a number of interested teams for the German shot-stopper.

    Leno, however, is currently focused on Euro 2020 as he prepares with the Germany national team

  • Kostas Lianos

    GUEND WHAT

    Marseille's interest for Arsenal ace Matteo Guendouzi is still on despite the recent arrival of Gerson.

    That is according to L'Equipe, who claim L'OM are still keeping tabs on Guendouzi.

    The Ligue 1 giants signed Brazilian midfielder Gerson but his arrival won't compromise a deal for the Gunners' wantaway ace.

    Guendouzi spent the season on loan at Hertha Berlin

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  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVES SAY NEVER

    Arsenal have been linked with a summer swoop for Wolves ace Ruben Neves.

    According to The Times, Neves poses as a transfer target for the Gunners, who are looking to boost their midfield.

    However, Manchester United are closely monitoring the situation and may try to meet Wolves’ £35million asking price.

    The north Londoners, though, appear to have made the first move

  • Kostas Lianos

    ED OF THE LINE

    Arsenal target Odsonne Edouard is set to complete a £15million move to Leicester.

    That is according to The Times, who claim Edouard is likely to reunite with former Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium.

    The Gunners had been linked with a move for the Hoops' striker, with the future of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette in doubt.

    However, it looks like the north Londoners may have to look elsewhere

  • Kostas Lianos

    NOT COU-L

    Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has warned his former club not to sign Barcelona ace Philippe Coutinho.

    Winterburn believes a move for former Liverpool ace Coutinho would be unwise given the amount of young talent the Gunners already have at their disposal.

    The Arsenal great told Goal: "I wouldn't go down that line, we've got a lot of young talent coming through.

    "Unless he would be on the right wages or if there was a way to fit him in then it could be an option"

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEXT MOVE

    Arsenal look set to miss out on Norwich ace Emi Buendia, who is close to signing with Aston Villa.

    According to Football London, however, Gunners technical director Edu has turned his attention to five main transfer targets after missing out on Buendia.

    To be more specific, the north Londoners want to strengthen in five key positions in the summer transfer window.

    Arsenal are keeping tabs on Ajax ace Andre Onana as well as left-back Ryan Bertrand, who recently left Southampton.

    Mikel Arteta will also need a new right-back if Hector Bellerin leaves and thus may move for the likes of Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi or Norwich ace Max Aarons and Brighton's Tariq Lamptey.

    Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard, who spent the second half of the season on loan at the Emirates, remains a top target for the No10 position that Buendia who have filled.

    And finally, Arsenal will be looking for a box-to-box midfielder with the likes of Brighton star Yves Bissouma and Sheffield United ace Sander Berge posing as a priority

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAK ATTACK

    Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka sent a message to the fans after being named the club's Player of the Season.

    Saka stood out despite a turbulent campaign, which saw the Gunners missing out on European qualification for the first time in 25 years.

    The star winger is now training with England ahead of the summer's delayed Euro 2020.

    Here's what he had to say:

  • Kostas Lianos

    YUR ON

    Arsenal are pursuing highly-rated striker Yuri Alberto.

    Alberto has impressed for Internacional this season, scoring seven goals in 17 appearances for the club.

    According to Globoesporte, the Gunners are keen to bring the 20-year-old in to bolster their attacking options.

    But they will have to fend off interest from Barcelona if they are to seal the deal.

  • Kostas Lianos

    ONANA WISH

    Ajax ace Andre Onana wants to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims the Gunners are awaiting the court's decision regarding Onana's recent suspension.

    Romano told The Arsenal Lounge: “Onana is absolutely open to joining Arsenal, but it’s not a done deal yet.

    "They need to wait about the situation of the ban or the suspension, they are waiting for the court to see what’s happening with Onana, how many months he will be out”

  • Kostas Lianos

    ZEK IT OUT

    Lille star Zeki Celik has been linked with a move to Arsenal after a title-winning campaign in France.

    Celik played quite a role in his team's shock Ligue 1 triumph as he registered 29 appearances in the league.

    However, the right-back has also attracted interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham.

    The £13m-rated Turkey international would be a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who seems ready to leave the club

  • Kostas Lianos

    ODEGAARD BLOW

    As Norwich star Emi Buendia comes close to Aston Villa, Arsenal have also been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Real Madrid ace Martin Odegaard for the playmaker position.

    Odegaard spent the second half of the season on loan at the Gunners where his impressive performances convinced manager Mikel Arteta of signing him on a permanent basis.

    According to Diario AS, however, Real consider the Norway international as "untransferable".

    Plus, new manager Carlo Ancelotti seems to have the 22-year-old in much higher regard than his predecessor Zinedine Zidane

  • Kostas Lianos

    EM-INENT TRANSFER

    Aston Villa are close to signing Norwich star and Arsenal transfer target Emi Buendia.

    That is according to The Guardian, who report that Buendia is set to become Villa's record signing.

    The Canaries accepted a £30million bid, plus add-ons that could take the final fee to £40m.

    Norwich will be entitled to a sell-on fee as part of the deal

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  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Arsenal have lost out to Ason Villa in the race to sign Norwich ace Emiliano Buendia.

    Journalist David Ornstein has stated that a deal is close to being announced.

    Buendia, 24, has agreed personal terms with the Villans while he has already carried out his medical in Argentina.

    He will move to Villa Park in a £30million deal plus add-ons.

    Meanwhile, Ajax star Andre Onana wants to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims the Gunners are waiting on the court's decision regarding Onana's recent suspension.

    Romano told The Arsenal Lounge: “Onana is absolutely open to joining Arsenal, but it’s not a done deal yet.

    "They need to wait about the situation of the ban or the suspension, they are waiting for the court to see what’s happening with Onana, how many months he will be out.”

    Finally, Arsenal are pursuing highly-rated striker Yuri Alberto.

    The 20-year-old has impressed for Brazilian side Internacional this season, scoring seven goals in 17 appearances for the club.

    According to Globoesporte, the Gunners are keen to bring Alberto in to bolster their attacking options.

    But they will have to fend off interest from Spanish giants Barcelona if they are to seal the deal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    OD ONE OUT

    Arsenal have given up hope of retaining Martin Odegaard's services for next season.

    Odegaard joined the Gunners in January on loan from Real Madrid and impressed manager Mikel Arteta.

    According to The Times, the north Londoners don't expect to keep the Norway international.

    Arsenal were instead hoping to land Emi Buendia.

    But they have now missed out on the Norwich ace to Aston Villa.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY WILLIAM PUGH

    Nigel Winterburn says Ben Chilwell should start ahead of Luke Shaw at the Euros for England.

    But Bukayo Saka could also fill in at left-back for the Three Lions.

    He said: "I wouldn't mind if either of them played, but if I'm to pick one I'd go Chilwell just based on the feel-good factor.

    "He's been in great form and Chelsea had an unbelievable finish to the season, so I'd go that way.

    "The question is whether Southgate goes with four or five at the back and if he prefers one or the other based on the system. 

    “[Bukayo] Saka is another player who could equally play in that position, so England have some good options there."

  • Jake Lambourne

    KOUNDE RACE

    Arsenal have been joined by Barcelona and Real Madrid in the transfer race for highly-rated Sevilla star Jules Kounde.

    Kounde has also been linked with Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United in recent months.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca have been monitoring the star centre-back for two years.

    Real are also thought to be keeping a close eye on the France international as they may have to replace Raphael Varane.

  • Jake Lambourne

    FEELING THE BRUN

    Bruno Fernandes finished the season 'on his knees', according to Arsene Wenger.

    Fernandes, 26, was an absolutely pivotal figure for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, scoring 28 goals and assisting 17 during the 2020-21 season.

    But Wenger reckons that his 58 appearances in all competitions across the campaign may have caught up with him.

    The Frenchman told beINSports: "I personally feel that he finished the season on his knees, and he missed the spark.

    "Sometimes you can see as well, I found him much more nervous in the game. So that, as well, is a sign of fatigue. Your top level is calm, concentration, control.

    "And in the last four or five games, I found him a bit weak on that front."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TEENAGE DREAMS

    Arsenal's Player of the Season Bukayo Saka has delivered a message to the fans.

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