Arsenal in Gnabry BOOST, Lacazette exit CONFIRMED, Gunners 'discuss' Nuno Tavares loan deal – latest updates

Arsenal in Gnabry BOOST, Lacazette exit CONFIRMED, Gunners 'discuss' Nuno Tavares loan deal – latest updates

ARSENAL have been given a huge BOOST in their sensational pursuit of Serge Gnabry.

The German star has rejected Bayern Munich's final contract, according to reports.

Gnabry, 26, has one year left on his deal with the Bavarians and the German giants will be keen to avoid losing him on a free.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have officially confirmed that they have cut ties with their 2018/2019 Player of the Season Alexandre Lacazette.

And the Gunners are currently discussing the possibilities sending last year's summer signing Nuno Tavares out on a loan deal according to reports.

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  • Alex Cole

    Lacazette exit reminder

    Arsenal have announced that Alexandre Lacazette will leave later this month when his contract expires.

    An official statement read: “Alex Lacazette will be leaving us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30.”

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: “Laca has been a fantastic player for us.

    “He’s been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players.

    “His commitment with us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family success and happiness”.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal have announced that Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club later this month when his contract expires.

    An official statement from the Gunners read: "Alex Lacazette will be leaving us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30."

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: "Laca has been a fantastic player for us.

    "He’s been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players.

    "His commitment with us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family success and happiness”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal target Serge Gnabry has rejected Bayern Munich's latest contract offer.

    With one year left on his deal at the Allianz Arena, the Gunners have been linked with bringing Gnabry back to the Emirates.

    According to Sport Bild, the North Londoners could have received positive news in their bid to re-sign the winger.

    They state that the Germany international has turned down Bayern's latest contract offer, with the club not willing to improve their proposal.

    No further discussions are planned, and a sale is now likely with the German champions keen to offload the 26-year-old to avoid losing him on a free.

    And Arsenal are increasingly confident of sealing a deal for Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus in the summer.

    But Arteta is scaling back on his plans for a major spending spree after initially targeting up to seven new signings.

    Now the Spanis head coach might have to settle for just three new faces as the Gunners count the cost of missing out on Champions League qualification.

    And that will leave him relying on many of the players who came up just short in the fight with Spurs for a fourth place finish last season.

    Arteta has told Arsenal’s technical director Edu that he needs a squad of 22 outfield players to cope with the extra demands of Europa League football next term.

    He currently has just 16, although Eddie Nketiah is expected to accept the offer of a new £100,000-a-week deal to keep him at the Emirates for a further five years.

    Finally, Arsenal are "convinced" they can complete the bargain deal of £25million-rated Leicester star Youri Tielemans.

    Tielemans is on the Gunners' radar, and according to the Mirror, the North Londoners are "convinced" they can pull a deal off in the summer.

    The midfielder is available for just £25m as he is entering the final year of his Foxes contract.

    The Belgium international is said to still be keen on a move to Arsenal despite them narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification

  • Kostas Lianos

    Tor de force

    Lazio have entered the race to sign Arsenal outcast and Fiorentina loanee Lucas Torreira.

    The Viola have failed to trigger their option to buy Torreira on a permanent deal worth £12.5million.

    Now, Tuttomercatoweb.com claim Lazio boss and former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants to bring the midfielder to Rome.

    The story also claims that Fiorentina are still hopeful of a deal for the Uruguay international

  • Kostas Lianos

    What the Hec

    Arsenal are unwilling to let Hector Bellerin leave on a free transfer this summer.

    Bellerin spent the last season on loan at Real Betis and revealed his wish to stay there permanently in an emotional goodbye message.

    The Gunners though are refusing to release him from his contract, according to Estadio Deportivo.

    The right-back has just one year remaining on his current deal and is said to be open to having it ripped up.

    That would save the North Londoners around £100,000-a-week on wages but the club are not likely to sanction the Spain international's wishes

  • Kostas Lianos

    Faith in Jesus

    Arsenal are increasingly confident of sealing a deal for Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus.

    But manager Mikel Arteta is scaling back on his plans for a major spending spree after initially targeting up to seven new signings.

    Now Arteta might have to settle for just three new faces as the Gunners count the cost of missing out on Champions League qualification.

    And that will leave the Spanish tactician relying on many of the players who came up just short in the fight with Spurs for a fourth place finish last season.

    Arteta has told technical director Edu that he needs a squad of 22 outfield players to cope with the extra demands of Europa League football next term.

    He currently has just 16, although Eddie Nketiah is expected to accept the offer of a new £100,000-a-week deal to keep him at the Emirates for another five years

  • Kostas Lianos

    You're the Man

    Arsenal are "convinced" they can complete the bargain signing of £25million Leicester star Youri Tielemans.

    Tielemans is on the Gunners' radar, and according to the Mirror, the North Londoners are "convinced" they can pull a deal off.

    The midfielder is available for just £25m this summer as he is entering the final year of his Foxes contract.

    The Belgium international is said to still be keen on a move to Arsenal despite them narrowly missing out on Champions League football.

    Midfield isn't the only area of the pitch manager Mikel Arteta is looking to improve in

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Aaron Hickey blow

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is said to have "doubts" over the potential signing of Bologna star Aaron Hickey.

    That gives a major boost to other suitors, such as Brentford who are also hoping to land Hickey in the summer.

    The Gunners want the left-back to cover for fellow Scot Kieran Tierney, whose injury problems continue to plague his career.

    Meanwhile, the Bees only have one pair of recognised senior full-backs, with Rico Henry their only natural option on the left side of Thomas Frank's back five.

    According to the Mirror, there are 'doubts' over the interest Arsenal are said to be expressing in the 19-year-old

  • Kostas Lianos

    Nuno Tavares loan

    Arsenal are prepared to offload Nuno Tavares on loan after just one season.

    Tavares was guilty of inconsistent performances when deputising for Kieran Tierney.

    According to The Athletic, the left-back could be available for loan to aid his development.

    The report states the Portuguese defender could be on the move in January to give time to impress in the Europa League group stage

  • Kostas Lianos

    Lacazette exit reminder

    Arsenal have announced that Alexandre Lacazette will leave later this month when his contract expires.

    An official statement read: "Alex Lacazette will be leaving us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30."

    Manager Mikel Arteta said: "Laca has been a fantastic player for us.

    "He’s been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players.

    "His commitment with us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family success and happiness”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Serge Gnabry boost

    Arsenal transfer target Serge Gnabry has rejected Bayern Munich's latest contract offer.

    With one year left on his deal at the Allianz Arena, the Gunners have been linked with bringing Gnabry to the Emirates.

    According to Sport Bild, the North Londoners could have received positive news in their quest to sign the winger.

    They state that the Germany international has turned down Bayern's latest contract proposal, with the club not willing to improve their offer.

    No further talks are planned, and a sale is now likely with the German champions keen to offload the 26-year-old to avoid losing him on a free

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  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal closing in on Jesus, writes Mark Irwin

    Arsenal are increasingly confident of sealing a deal for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

    But Mikel Arteta is scaling back on his plans for a major spending spree after initially targeting up to seven new signings.

    Now he might have to settle for just three new faces as Arsenal count the cost of missing out on Champions League qualification.

    And that will leave him relying on many of the players who came up just short in the fight with Spurs for a fourth place finish last season.

    Arteta has told technical director Edu that he needs a squad of 22 outfield players to cope with the extra demands of Europa League football next season.

    Read more HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Tavares available on loan

    Arsenal are reportedly prepared to offload Nuno Tavares on loan after just one season.

    The Portuguese left-back was guilty of inconsistent performances when deputising for Kieran Tierney.

    And according to The Athletic, Tavares could be available for loan to aid his development.

    Though they state he could be on the move in January to give time to impress in the Europa League group stage.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Szczesny disappointed by Arsenal

    Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has declared he was left disappointed that the club failed to secure a top four finish.

    But the Juventus ace believes it won't be too long until Mikel Arteta's side are back in the Champions League.

    He said: "As a fan, it was really disappointing. They gave it a good go and nobody would have said before the season started that they had a chance.

    "They were still in it with two games of the season left. It’s disappointing but they have actually done a good job this year.

    "I can see Mikel’s idea of football, he has a young team so they will be all right. Another couple of years and they will be back in the Champions League.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal warned by Barcelona over Depay

    Barcelona have reportedly warned Arsenal they are unwilling to sell Memphis Depay this summer unless they find a replacement.

    Sport claims the Gunners are eager to snap up Barca’s Dutch forward after returning to the Europa League.

    But the Spaniards will not part ways with Depay unless they can find a suitable attacker to fill his shoes.

    Depay, 28, has just one year left on his Nou Camp deal despite only joining Barcelona from Lyon last June.

    And Mikel Arteta reckons he can land a real bargain for Arsenal’s attack in the upcoming transfer window, allowing the club to focus the majority of their resources elsewhere.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Lacazette writes emotions goodbye statement

    Alexandre Lacazette has declared it was a "dream come true" to sign for Arsenal after it was announced he will be leaving the club.

    Taking to social media, he said: "5 years ago, my dream came true.. To sign for Arsenal.

    "It’s been an honour to wear the jersey, to be a part of this family.

    "I won trophies, I met real and nice people, and I fell even more in love with this club.

    "Good luck for the future of the club and the fans, it’s been a pleasure.

    "Once a gunner, Always a Gunner. Thank you Arsenal."

  • Jake Lambourne

    Lacazette exit continued

    Technical director Edu added: "A big thank you to Laca from everyone at Arsenal.

    "He’s been really important for us.

    "He will always be part of the Arsenal family and we wish him well for everything in the future.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal confirm Lacazette exit

    Alexandre Lacazette will depart Arsenal when his contract expires, the club have announced.

    In a statement released on the Gunners' website, Arsenal said: "Alex Lacazette will be leaving us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30."

    Boss Mikel Arteta remarked: "Laca has been a fantastic player for us.

    "He’s been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players.

    "His commitment with us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family success and happiness.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal fail in Scamacca bid

    Gianluca Scamacca has snubbed a £35million move to Arsenal in favour of staying in Italy, according to reports.

    Arsenal offered a transfer package of £35million plus bonuses to Sassuolo in order to bring the 23-year-old to The Emirates, but this was rejected by the player.

    Alfredo Pedulla has reported Scamacca rejected the bid as he is waiting for a move to one of the Italian giants.

    He is hoping the likes of Inter, AC Milan, or Napoli will make a concrete offer for him.

    However, the report indicates that this could be some way off.

    A move to this year's Serie A runner ups Inter would take time to materialise, while one to the likes of champions Milan or third place Napoli would require more than an enquiry to be made.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Lazio enter Lucas Torreira race

    Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly a target for Lazio after his impressive loan at Fiorentina.

    It has been thought that the Florence outfit was set to activate Torreira's £12.5million buyout clause in his contract, but they are now unwilling to match that fee.

    And according to Tuttomercatoweb, that has led Lazio to believe they can now secure the Uruguayan's services.

    Though they add that Fiorentin are still determined to land the player.

  • Jake Lambourne

    No free transfer for Bellerin

    Arsenal will NOT release Hector Bellerin to allow him to join Real Betis on a free transfer.

    Bellerin in keen to remain at his boyhood club are starring on loan where he held the Seville outfit win the Copa del Rey.

    But the LaLiga side are struggling to stump up the cash needed to turn his temporary stay into a permanent switch.

    With Bellerin's contract at the Emirates to expire in 2023, Arsenal want to sell the player this summer to avoid losing him for nothing.

    And because, Estadio Deportivo have stated that the North London giants will not terminate his contract a year early.

    It has been said that Bellerin is willing to halve his salary in order to force through a move to Betis.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal coach set to join Crawley

    Arsenal's Under-23 coach Kevin Betsy is set to be named as Crawley Town's next manager.

    The 44-year-old is highly regarded having managed a number of England's youth sides.

    And after his U23 team finished second in Premier League 2, he is now set to move into first team management.

    It is understood that Betsy will shortly be appointed in charge of the League Two outfit.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Inter in for Dybala

    Arsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala.

    Inter Milan have reportedly been holding talks with the Argentine ace and are optimistic that a deal can be struck.

    Dybala, 28, is set to leave Juve this summer when his contract expires.

    As well as Premier League interest, Dybala has also been in direct talks with Inter Milan vice president Javier Zanetti, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    Commenting on a potential transfer, Zanetti told ESPN: "I am quite calm, the people who work with are taking care.

    "In Italy I am very comfortable. I would still like to know other leagues like the Premier League, LaLiga… but I’m happy in Italy."

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal in Sao Paulo relationship

    Sao Paulo director of football Carlos Belmonte has declared the club will be having a partnership with Arsenal which will see the Gunners sign their top talents.

    Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Marquinhos from Sao Paulo, where they have offered them a small fee instead of nabbing him as a free agent.

    In an interview with Canal do Arnaldo e Tironi, Belmonte said: "We have a spectacular relationship with Edu Gaspar, who told us that he knew that Marquinhos could leave for free.

    "But that he was still going to look for funds to pay for Sao Paulo, because he wants to have a relationship with Soo Paulo similar to the one that Ajax has it with us."

    Belmonte added: "He [Edu Gaspar] wants to be closer to eventually be able to bring younger players from Sao Paulo to Arsenal.

    "We are even studying the possibility of exchanging our base with their base."

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal in Serge Gnabry boost

    Serge Gnabry has reportedly rejected Bayern Munich's latest contract offer in a boost for Arsenal.

    With one year left on his deal at the Allianz Arena, the Gunners have been linked with bringing the German back to the Emirates.

    And according to Sport Bild, the North London outfit could have received positive news in their quest to sign the ex-West Brom loanee.

    They state that Gnabry has turned down Bayern's latest contract proposal, with the club not willing to improve their offer.

    No further talks are planned, and a sale is now likely with Bayern keen to offload him to avoid losing him on a free.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal transfer round-up

    Arsenal are reportedly confident of snapping up Leicester contract rebel Youri Tielemans in a £25million deal.

    That is according to John Cross of the Mirror who has outlined the Gunners' transfer targets.

    He stated that Manchester City ace Gabriel Jesus remains a top priority with Alexandre Lacazette set to return to Lyon.

    As for Bologna's versatile full-back Aaron Hickey, reports that he is close to joining is wide of the mark.

    Cross claims that are doubts whether Mikel Arteta is as interested in the player as Italian media is playing out.

    Meanwhile Arsenal are convinced they have done enough to persuade Gabriel to stay instead of joining Juventus, and are considering offering the defender a new contract.

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