Arsenal news LIVE: Gunners to LAUNCH a move for Dybala, Djed Spence back on radar, Ramsdale REVEALS Saka transfer role

Arsenal news LIVE: Gunners to LAUNCH a move for Dybala, Djed Spence back on radar, Ramsdale REVEALS Saka transfer role

ARSENAL midfield maestro Thomas Partey could miss the remainder of the season due to a 'significant' injury.

The Ghanaian international had an early exit in the Crystal Palace horror show.

And Mikel Arteta has now revealed that Partey's thigh issue is a potential season ender.

Elsewhere, former Blues talisman Eden Hazard has been surprisngly linked with a summer switch to North London.

Hazard, 31, has been riddled with injuries since his £89 million move to Real Madrid but the winger could be tempted to revive his career at Arsenal

Also stay tuned as we will have all the latest updates from Brighton as they take on the Gunners THIS AFTERNOON.

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  • Alex Cole

    Garden of Eden

    Eden Hazard could make a shock transfer to The Emirates from Real Madrid this summer.

    The Gunners reportedly want to help him revive his Premier League career by offering him a shock return to the Premier League.

    Now Foot Mercato are claiming talks have taken place between his representatives and the Gunners this week.

    They state that Mikel Arteta’s side are looking to initially complete a loan deal for Hazard.

    And that would include an option to buy.

  • Alex Cole

    Good morning, Arsenal fans

    Kieran Tierney has undergone successful surgery on the knee injury that has ended his season.

    The Scotland international wrote on Instagram on Thursday evening: “Op went well. Thank you so much for all the messages of support. Really appreciate it.”

    While Tierney will miss the Gunners’ run-in as they chase a top-four finish, he still harbours hope of recovering in time for his country’s World Cup qualifying play-off with Ukraine in June.

    Meanwhile, Tierney’s fellow Gunners team-mate Thomas Partey’s injury is significant, Mikel Arteta has revealed. 

    Speaking at his Friday press conference, the Gunners boss said: “It is a little bit ambiguous but he has a significant injury. We have to keep assessing him but he’ll be out for some weeks.”

    And Martin Keown reckons Arteta should play Bukayo Saka at left-back as the Gunners’ defensive woes pile up.

    He told talkSPORT: “It’s about your best 11. I think Saka can still do damage from left-back.”

    Elsewhere, Bernd Leno has opened the door to an Arsenal exit and admitted he feels like he was just “a pawn” in Mikel Arteta’s plan.

    Ahead of Arsenal’s home clash with Brighton, he has revealed how “bitter” he feels about it all as he suggested he could be on the move this summer.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Merson's view on Ten Hag

    Arsenal legend Paul Merson thinks Man United are taking a risk employing Erik Ten Hag.

    He told talkSPORT: "Manchester United are taking a big risk if they appoint Erik ten Hag as manager.

    "The players know now that their manager isn’t going to be in charge next season. But Ten Hag isn’t the answer for me.

    "He is coming from a club that’s in a two-team league where you dominate every match. He doesn’t know this league.

    "I think it’s a gamble. You can’t win anything without a good manager and I’m not sure how good a manager Ten Hag is."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ed-ing to Ghana

    Ghana have launched a bid to poach Arsenal's England starlet Eddie Nketiah in time for the World Cup.

    The London-born striker has won 17 England Under-21 caps, scoring 16 goals.

    However the 22-year-old's parents hail from Ghana, and he is eligible to switch national allegiance.

    Reports from Ghana Soccernet claim the Ghana FA has made contact with Nketiah's family about him playing for the Black Stars.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Gnabry transfer battle

    Juventus have waded into the race to try and sign ex-Arsenal star Serge Gnabry from Bayern Munich.

    Goal reported that Juve want to snag the winger on loan in the summer with an option to buy.

    But the Italian giants face stiff competition from Prem sides Liverpool, Man United and Gnabry's ex-club Arsenal who are also keen on bringing him back to the Prem.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Saka new role in defence

    Martin Keown has urged Mikel Arteta to play Bukayo Saka at left-back as Arsenal's defensive woes continue.

    He told talkSPORT: "It’s about your best 11. I think Saka can still do damage from left-back.

    "[Nicolas] Pepe would go to the right and [Gabriel] Martinelli on the left.

    "If you’ve got an issue with a player to such an extent that mistakes are being made down that side, then you can’t play him [Tavares],"

  • Justin Lawrence

    The Art of dialogue

    Mikel Arteta has had a heart-to-heart with Nuno Tavares to make sure the youngster is up to helping Arsenal back into the top four.

    Arteta admitted: “I have spoken with Nuno because I care about how he feels and we are here to help him and make his career better.

    “Obviously the decision on Monday hurt him but he understands that it was for the benefit of the team and there was nothing personal.

    “Everyone goes through difficult moments in their career and Nuno has already had some good moments since he arrived at the club.

    “He played more minutes than he was probably expecting earlier in the season and now he needs to react to this situation because he has a great opportunity to learn a lot.

    “His confidence probably wasn’t the best against Palace because he hadn’t been playing a lot and he needed the rhythm, the competition and the understanding with his team-mates.

    “He was ready and willing to play and he will be disappointed at being taken off, but we made a decision to try to change the game and he respects that.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Ozil's Fenerbahce future in doubt

    Fenerbahce are reportedly set to TERMINATE Mesut Ozil's contract following his exile from the first team.

    The Turkish giants suspended the World Cup winner last month following an alleged altercation with interim manager Ismail Kartal during a league match against Konyaspor.

    And the Super Lig club is in the process of ripping up the former Arsenal man's contract.

    When asked about reinstating Ozil to first-team duties, Fenerbache president Ali Koc said: "We do not have that plan at the moment.

    "This decision is not child's play. The most important thing is Fenerbahce."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Feeling Bernd out

    Bernd Leno has opened the door to an Arsenal exit and admitted he feels like he was just “a pawn” in Mikel Arteta’s plan.

    Leno has been restricted to just one Premier League appearance since.

    And ahead of the home clash with Brighton, he has revealed how “bitter” he feels about it all as he suggested he could be on the move this summer.

    Leno, who only has a year left on his contract, told GOAL and SPOX: “It was a setback and a bitter moment. But that's sport, you have to accept that.

    “I don't want to say I was a pawn, but when the results aren't right, sometimes things happen quickly in football.

    “My ambition is to always play, I know what I can do. I'm not 20 anymore, where I could say: 'I still have time'.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal meet Eden Hazard’s agent

    Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a stunning swoop for Chelsea legend Eden Hazard.

    The Gunners reportedly want to help him revive his Premier League career by offering him a shock return to the Premier League.

    Now Foot Mercato are claiming talks have taken place between his representatives and the Gunners this week.

    They state that Mikel Arteta’s side are looking to initially complete a loan deal for Hazard.

    And that would include an option to buy.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Prem giants transfer battle

    Man United and Arsenal are reportedly in a straight shootout to sign Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.

    Arsenal reportedly held talks with the midfielder's representatives in January over a potential switch to the Emirates.

    But a move then failed to materialise, which has allowed United to enter the chase.

    Both teams received a boost as Tielemans recently declared his ambition to play Champions League football next term with the two sides battling it out for a top four finish.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Partey doubts

    Mikel Arteta has admitted that Arsenal may have to do without Thomas Partey for a few weeks.

    The midfielder picked up a thigh injury during the Gunners' loss to Crystal Palace.

    And speaking on his absence, Arteta said to reporters: "It is a little bit ambiguous, but he has a significant injury and we’ll have to keep assessing him, but he will be out for some weeks."

  • Sam Dymond

    Tactful Arteta avoids Scotland spat

    Mikel Arteta refused to be drawn into a slanging match with Scotland boss Steve Clarke after being quizzed on Kieran Tierney's latest injury.

    Arsenal left-back Tierney featured twice for the Scots in two friendlies over the international break, and soon had his season ended by a knee problem on return to his club.

    Responding to a loaded question at his press conference, Arteta said smartly: "Our responsibility is took look after the players when we have them here. With the national team, it’s the job of – in this case – Steve Clarke to decide upon the team he thinks is best to win games."

  • Sam Dymond

    Arteta: Partey injury 'significant'

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been unable to provide further details on Thomas Partey's thigh injury, but has revealed that the damage is 'significant.'

    Speaking at his Friday press conference, the Gunners boss said: "It is a little bit ambiguous but he has a significant injury. We have to keep assessing him but he’ll be out for some weeks."

    The Spaniard added that the problem appears to have affected an area where the midfielder has had previous trouble.

  • Sam Dymond

    Bellerin to finalise Betis move

    Real Betis want to make Hector Bellerin's move from Arsenal permanent once the season comes to an end.

    That's the understanding of Mundo Deportivo, who report that the two clubs are already in discussion over a transfer fee.

    The 27-year-old right-back has spent the season on loan in Andalusia, and has contributed four assists in all competitions for the LaLiga club.

    Bellerin still has one year left to run on his contract with the Gunners, for whom he made his debut nine years ago, but wishes to move on to a new challenge.

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners will feel Partey absence

    It's been a week to forget for Arsenal.

    A thumping at Crystal Palace and news of Kieran Tierney's season-ending injury was followed by the revelation that midfielder Thomas Partey is also set for a spell on the sidelines.

    The midfielder suffered a thigh problem during defeat at Selhurst Park, and has subsequently been ruled out for at least a month.

    Tierney and Partey have been two of the Gunners' key performers this season, and, as Connor Humm points out on Twitter, the club's win percentage with the Ghanaian in the side is almost double that as to when he's absent.

    Credit: @TikiTakaConnor Twitter
  • Sam Dymond

    Cole backs Gunners for fourth

    Arsenal will finish in the top four and seal Champions League football for next season.

    That's the belief of former West Ham and Chelsea star Joe Cole, who has no doubts about the Gunners' credentials despite Monday's thrashing at Selhurst Park.

    The BT Sport pundit told JOE: "I can see Arsenal finishing fourth. I think it will be Chelsea and Arsenal in those last two positions.

    "Having the points on the board is massive. I covered Arsenal's win at Aston Villa and it was one of those where Arsenal might have got beat in the last few years.

    "I know they slipped up against Crystal Palace but I just think Arsenal will have enough. What Mikel Arteta has done there has been brilliant. I think Chelsea finish third and Arsenal should come fourth."

    The fifth-placed Gunners are currently tied on 54 points with Spurs above them, but do have a game in hand on their rivals.

    The north London pair meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday, May 12.

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners considering move for Konsa

    Arsenal are contemplating a move for Aston Villa's Ezri Konsa, according to Football Insider.

    Mikel Arteta is understood to want defensive recruitments this summer as he goes about strengthening his squad, and Villa centre-back Konsa has been shortlisted as a target.

    However, the news may concern some supporters who had been hoping to see Ben White partnered by the returning William Saliba next season – and for many years to come.

    Konsa has started 24 Premier League games for Villa this season, and is expected to cost in the region of £30 million.

  • Sam Dymond

    Tierney knee surgery a success

    Kieran Tierney has undergone successful surgery on the knee injury that has ended his season.

    The Arsenal left-back missed Monday's defeat at Crystal Palace as it was confirmed by the club that he had suffered a serious issue in training.

    The Scotland international wrote on Instagram on Thursday evening: "Op went well. Thank you so much for all the messages of support. Really appreciate it."

    While Tierney will miss the Gunners' run-in as they chase a top-four finish, he still harbours hope of recovering in time for his country's World Cup qualifying play-off with Ukraine in June.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger suggested Benfica star and Gunners target Darwin Nunez may struggle in the Premier League.

    Wenger told beIN SPORTS: “We spoke about Nunez before the game.

    “That’s where you realise the physical power in the Premier League.

    “What looks very quick in the Portuguese league suddenly when he was confronted with the pace and power of [Virgil] Van Dijk or [Ibrahima] Konate, he couldn’t cope.”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have suffered a significant transfer blow in their bid to sign Leeds star Kalvin Phillips in the summer.

    Phillips is among the players that have been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.

    But the Gunners look set to miss out on the midfielder with Manchester United working on a deal to secure his signature.

    Elsewhere, Robert Pires reckons Unai Emery should’ve been given more time as Arsenal boss.

    He said: “It’s impossible to compare Emery and Arsene Wenger in their times at Arsenal.

    “But the owner could have given him more time. It was difficult for him, especially with the language.

    “I thought he did a good job at the time.

    “Unfortunately for him and Arsenal they lost the 2019 Europa League final to Chelsea in Baku.

    “The pressure on the manager is hard.”

    Finally, Real Betis want to keep hold of Hector Bellerin, reports suggest.

    Bellerin has spent this season on loan with Los Verdiblancos and has stood out at the club.

    And now Mundo Deportivo claim Betis are eager to make his switch to Spain permanent.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Saliba gets mocked by Payet

    William Saliba's first France call-up was mocked by Marseille team-mate Dimitri Payet.

    Payet, who plays alongside Saliba whilst he's on loan for the Ligue 1 side. made the quip when the pair appeared together during RMC’s show – The Locker Room.

    When discussing Saliba's debut call-up, Payet said: "Yeah, but that’s because there were 14 injured behind him.

    "At one point it was either him or they were calling [Lilian] Thuram back.

    "Saliba didn’t appear to take Payet’s dig to heart as he laughed at the response along with his Marseille teammates."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Premier League and La Liga differences

    Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken on the differences between the Premier League and La Liga.

    He said: "I don't know if football people underestimate our league compared to the Premier League.

    "The Premier League is the one with the most income, it is a great league and it gives you the chance to have better players, but the Spanish league has always had more uniformity.

    "We have lost focus with the departure of (Lionel) Messi and Cristiano (Ronaldo) and I think that now we can recover with the ability of Madrid and Barca to bring in great footballers."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Big Bet on Bellerin

    Real Betis want to keep hold of Hector Bellerin, reports suggest.

    Bellerin has spent this season on loan with Los Verdiblancos and has stood out at the club.

    And now Mundo Deportivo claim Betis are eager to make his switch to Spain permanent.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pires on Emery

    Robert Pires reckons Unai Emery should've been given more time as Arsenal boss.

    He said: "It’s impossible to compare Emery and Arsene Wenger in their times at Arsenal.

    “But the owner could have given him more time. It was difficult for him, especially with the language.

    “I thought he did a good job at the time.

    “Unfortunately for him and Arsenal they lost the 2019 Europa League final to Chelsea in Baku.

    “The pressure on the manager is hard.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nkunku transfer race

    Arsenal have been joined by Barcelona in the transfer race to sign RB Leipzig superstar Christopher Nkunku.

    That's according to Foot Mercato who claim Barca have been blown away by the 24-year-old's displays this season.

    They also claim Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Manchester City are also chasing Nkunku.

    However, they also reckon Barca and PSG stick out more to Nkunku.

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