Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang LATEST, Houssem Aouar loan-to-buy offered by Lyon, Saka injury update

Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang LATEST, Houssem Aouar loan-to-buy offered by Lyon, Saka injury update

August 27, 2021

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG hit a stunning hat-trick as Arsenal finally got a win on the board with a 6-0 victory at West Brom in the EFL Cup.

And Mikel Arteta has confirmed the Arsenal captain is set to stay at the club this summer, while also giving an update on the injury sustained by Bukayo Saka.

And on the incoming front we've got the very latest on Houssem Aouar, who Lyon are now ready to farm out on a loan-to-buy basis.

However, it is Spurs who are reported to be most likely to make their interest concrete.

Meanwhile Joao Felix has replied to Arsenal's Instagram post on the future of Lucas Torreira.

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  • Kealan Hughes

    LOAN DEAL

    Sunderland are expected to secure a loan move for Arsenal defender Ryan Alebiosu in the coming days, report football.london.

    Sunderland are closing in on the addition of the young right-back.

    Alebiosu, who is 19-years-old, has been in talks with the League One side over recent times.

    Lee Johnson’s side will be aiming to get the deal over the line before the end of the transfer window next Tuesday.

  • Kealan Hughes

     

    Ian Wright has said on The Kelly & Wrighty Show that Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka is starting to get back his old form.

    The Arsenal legend made the comments in the wake of Saka’s performance for the Gunners against West Bromwich Albion in midweek.

    The 19-year-old, who can play as a winger, midfielder or left-back, scored for Arsenal in their win against the Baggies in the EFL Cup.

    Wright said: "Saka is like starting to get his form."

    The trip to Manchester Ciy will prove a more difficult test for the England winger but he will be key to Arsenal's chances of picking up their first points of the season.

  • Kealan Hughes

    MORE ON AUBA

    With Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Manchester City growing increasingly likely Juventus are in the market for a new striker.

    And according to Tuttomercato, the Old Lady have identified Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the player they want to sign.

    The report claims the striker is keen to leave and would fancy a move to Serie A.

    His salary could prove a sticking point but if Ronaldo is offloaded Juve will have freed up a large portion of their wage budget.

  • Kealan Hughes

    'HE WILL REMAIN'

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has ruled out selling striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.

    The north London club are seeking to offload several members of their squad, sources have told ESPN, after spending more than £130million on new players.

    There has been speculation that the club were willing to listen to offers for their leading striker, but it seems Arteta is intent on keeping him.

    And when asked if Manchester City would make a move for Aubameyang Arteta said: "I don't know. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will remain here."

  • Etienne Fermie

    MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    Mikel Arteta says Arsenal need to "suffer" and "make sacrifices" if they are to end their two-game losing start to the Prem season at champs Manchester City on Saturday.

    The Gunners boss was not fooled by Wednesday's 6-0 Carabao Cup rout of a young West Brom side, led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's hat-trick in his first full game this season.

    And the Spaniard is still eyeing a new signing or two before the transfer window shuts next Tuesday.

    Arteta said of this weekend's ultimate test: “It is the level of the game that you have to be mentally ready to run for long periods of the game without touching the ball.

    “To make the sacrifices, being prepared to suffer in the right moments.

    “But as well it is having the conviction that we’re going to have our moments in the game, and when those opportunities arise, we have to take them.

    “That’s how I want to see the team, they are fully committed, fully prepared and they believe that we can go to Manchester and get the result.”

    And of possible new recruits he added: “There are still some things to do in the last few days because there are still some questions marks and deals that can happen."

    Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are still in talks over luring Gunners' striker Eddie Nketiah.

    And Arteta confirmed Arsenal’s Brazilian midfielder Willian HAS held negotiations with home-country giants Corinthians.

    Finally, Lazio’s Argentina midfielder Joaquin Correa has joined Inter Milan on loan after being linked to the Gunners and Everton.

  • Ian Tuckey

    FOUR DAYS TO BEAT THE RECORD…

    Mikel Arteta still wants to strengthen Arsenal's squad before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday.

    But surely there's no chance he will break the club transfer record in the next four days…?

  • Ian Tuckey

    PIERS IS RON TO A LOSER

    It could be the end of the Piers glow if Cristiano Ronaldo swaps Juventus for Manchester City by tomorrow..

    TV celebrity Piers Morgan joked his friendship with Ron would become “truly awks” should the Manchester United legend make the move and bag an instant debut hat-trick against Arsenal at the Etihad on Saturday.

    City are said to be in with a serious shot of signing Portugal frontman Ronaldo, 36, despite potential interest from PSG.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ARTETA: I'M STILL LOOKING

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he will keep pushing to strengthening his squad before the deadline shuts on August 31.

    Under fire after two straight Prem losses, Arteta said: "We've already done a lot of things – ins and outs – I think it is 16 or 17 deals in total, with some renewals, which is a lot of things.

    "There are still some things to do in the last few days because there are still some questions marks and deals that can happen, but we will see."

  • Ian Tuckey

    PALACE PUMPED UP FOR TIAH

    Crystal Palace are still in discussions with Arsenal over signing striker Eddie Nketiah.

    But it’s thought the Eagles have yet to meet the Gunners’ valuation of the former England Under-21 star.

    And other clubs, including from the continent are also keen on the 22-year-old, whose Emirates’ contract runs out next summer.

    Credit: Getty
  • Ian Tuckey

    WIGAN WOULD ‘WELCOME’ WILSHERE

    Wigan chairman Talal Al Hammad has tweeted to say Jack Wilshere is “most welcome” to join the League One side.

    Former England, Arsenal and West Ham star Wilshere, 29, is club-less after Championship side Bournemouth chose not to offer him a new contract.

    But Wilshere has suggested a move abroad would be his best option after he  even considered retirement.

    In a revealing interview with The Athletic, he explained: “I’ve said before that I’m open to going abroad. In fact, I probably want to go abroad.

    “I want to try something different. I think it’ll be good for me, for my life, for my family.

    “Have a fresh start somewhere where people, clubs, fans don’t think, ‘Oh, that’s Jack Wilshere. He’s going to get injured today’, or, ‘He’ll play five games and that’s it… waste of an investment.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    MIKEL CONFIRMS WILLIAN TALKS

    Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian HAS held talks with home-country giants Corinthians.

    Gunners' boss Mikel Aretta said: "We are having some conversations with him and the agent, and we are evaluating the position

    "I don't know [why it hasn't worked out for him here]. At the moment he is an Arsenal player, and we are trying to get the best out of him while he is here."

    Willian, 33, has struggled since moving across London last summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ARTETA: WE MUST SUFFER AT CITY

    Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal players they need to be prepared to suffer if they want any chance of avoiding a drubbing at Manchester City.

    The Gunners travel to the defending champions on Sunday desperate to avoid going into the international break rooted to the foot of the Premier League on the back of three straight defeats.

    Wednesday’s 6-0 Carabao Cup win at West Brom at least lifted morale after the dismal loss to Chelsea last week – but Arteta has warned his players they have to be ready to go to the depths of their reserves against City.

    He said: “It is the level of the game that you have to be mentally ready to run for long periods of the game without touching the ball.

    “To make the sacrifices, being prepared to suffer in the right moments.

    “But as well it is having the conviction that we're going to have our moments in the game, and when those opportunities arise, we have to take them.

    “That's how I want to see the team, they are fully committed, fully prepared and they believe that we can go to Manchester and get the result.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    INTER ‘BEAT ARSENAL AND EVERTON’ TO CORREA

    Lazio’s Argentina midfielder Joaquin Correa has joined Inter Milan on loan – despite being linked to Arsenal and Everton.

    The Gunners reportedly bid £17million for th 27-year-old earlier this summer.

    And then new Everton chief Rafa Benitez was said to have joined the race for the former Sampdoria and Sevilla star.

    Instead he has switched Maurizio’s Sarri for the Serie A champs – with Inter having the option to make the deal permanent.

  • Ian Tuckey

    RAMSEY FOR NEVES SWAP ‘OFFERED’

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly proposed Juventus swapping their ex-Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey for Wolves’ fellow midfielder Ruben Neves.

    Ramsey, 30, has struggled for regular football at the Italian giants, while 24-year-old Neves has shone in the Premier League and for Portugal.

    Now La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Juve could be ready to offload Ramsey – as they try to fight off Manchester City’s interest in ex-United frontman Ronaldo.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GUNNERS CAN FER-GET EURO PUSH

    Rio Ferdinand has tipped Arsenal to scrape a top-half finish in the Premier League this season after their horror start.

    The Gunners suffered 2-0 defeats in their opening two Prem matches – firstly away at Brentford and then at home to Chelsea.

    Manchester United legend Ferdinand told his FIVE YouTube channel: “I would be happy with top ten if I was you lot [Arsenal fans].

    “I think you will finish ninth. Let me look at the league table right now, you’re 19th right now.

    “Brighton would bang up Arsenal right now! Brighton would be a problem for you lot!”

  • Thomas Blow

    EARN IT

    Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal players they need to be prepared to suffer if they want any chance of avoiding a drubbing at Manchester City.

    He said: “It is the level of the game that you have to be mentally ready to run for long periods of the game without touching the ball.

    “To make the sacrifices, being prepared to suffer in the right moments.

    “But as well it is having the conviction that we're going to have our moments in the game, and when those opportunities arise, we have to take them.

    “That's how I want to see the team, they are fully committed, fully prepared and they believe that we can go to Manchester and get the result.”

  • Thomas Blow

    WILLIAN EXIT TALKS ONGOING – ARTETA

    Mikel Arteta has confirmed Willian and his representatives are in talks to leave the Emirates in the coming days.

    The Spanish coach said: "We are having some conversations with him and the agent, and we are evaluating the position that we are in at the moment."

  • Thomas Blow

    AUBA GOING NOWHERE – ARTETA

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be leaving the Emirates this summer.

    The Spanish coach told the press: "Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will remain here."

  • Thomas Blow

    AOUAR LATEST

    Arsenal have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Houssem Aouar as Lyon will now accept a loan deal, according to reports in France.

    The Gunners had made Aouar one of their top targets last summer but their £32million bid was rejected by Lyon, who were demanding £55.5m.

    The French club have been actively looking to sell Aouar during the current window and had even reduced the 23-year-old’s asking price to just £25m.

    But Lyon have received no firm offers and with the transfer deadline looming, they are willing to compromise even further to complete a deal.

  • Thomas Blow

    MORE ON WILLIAN

    It's thought Willian, who joined Arsenal from Chelsea last summer, could be set to join Brazilian club Corinthians shortly.

    There were high expectations following the winger's move to North London after the end of his Blues playing career.

    But Willian has struggled to replicate the dazzling form that helped Chelsea win two Prem titles, the FA Cup and Europa League.

    The Brazil international appears to have fallen behind Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe in the race for a starting spot.

    And Willian was also absent from the Arsenal squad that thrashed West Brom 6-0 in the second round of the League Cup.

    Credit: Getty
  • Thomas Blow

    WILLIAN 'REMOVES' ARSENAL FROM BIO

    Willian has reportedly removed Arsenal from his Instagram bio – hinting at a potential departure.

    Watch this space…

  • Thomas Blow

    BRUY OH BRUY

    Manchester City will be without Kevin De Bruyne against Arsenal on Saturday after the midfielder failed to shake off an ankle injury.

    The Belgian has had little luck with injuries of late, having been forced out of the Champions League final before battling a fresh blow at Euro 2020.

    The ankle problem he picked up in the summer has not gone and national team boss Roberto Martinez hasn't called De Bruyne up to his latest squad.

    And the manager ruled the 30-year-old out of City's weekend game when confirming the decision.

    Martinez told reporters on Thursday: "Kevin is not available. He played a few minutes against Tottenham, but was sore afterwards.

    "He won't play this weekend – and then his progress will be looked at."

  • Thomas Blow

    ELNENY LATEST

    Mohamed Elneny is expected to remain at Arsenal but they may sell him if they receive an adequate bid, according to reports.

    It was recently rumored the Egypt international might leave North London to return to Besiktas, where he had spent the 2019-20 season on loan.

    It was also believed newly-promoted Watford were interested in Elneny’s services and were prepared to make an offer for the 29-year-old.

    These rumours were refuted by TheAFCBell, who claim a club source said they hadn't receive any offers from the Hornets or any other club.

  • Thomas Blow

    GUNNERS CONFIRM TORRIERA LOAN

    Arsenal have officially confirmed Lucas Torreira has joined Fiorentina on loan for the 2021-22 campaign.

    The club said: "Everyone at Arsenal wishes Lucas all the best in Italy with Fiorentina this season."

  • Thomas Blow

    YOU-TURN

    Arsenal supporters loudly chanted 'Arsenal Fan TV, get out of our club' at the end of their League Cup victory against West Brom.

    A large section of the travelling Gunners shouted and pointed towards those involved in the controversial YouTube channel after the 6-0 win.

    Arsenal fans were in fine voice throughout the evening as they backed manager Mikel Arteta and his players in a dominant performance.

    But at the end of the game, a large section of supporters began singing: "Arsenal Fan TV, get out of our club."

    Many of these fans were pointing in the direction of those who contribute to the divisive YouTube channel, officially known as AFTV.

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