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Arsenal: Latest Transfer Rumours

Football Whispers is always on the lookout for new transfer rumours regarding Arsenal. All of the top Arsenal transfer rumours over the last week are available on this page along with a rating to assess the potential for the transfer to take place.

Sandro Tonali rules out Arsenal move in favour of Milan stay


Arsenal’s prospects of signing AC Milan youngster Sandro Tonali has been dealt a major blow with the 22-year-old midfielder deciding to stay at the San Siro, according to the Daily Mail. Milan were able to sign Sandro Tonali from Brescia just two years ago. After being signed on a loan deal initially, the switch was made permanent in 2021 for €15 million.

Sandro Tonali went on to play an integral role in the club’s league success last season after making 36 appearances in the league while scoring five goals in the process.

The towering performances for AC Milan have also led the player breaking through into the Italian national team fold under Roberto Mancini. Arsenal were keen on bringing the competitive and competitive midfielder. A £40 million bid was made to test Milan’s resolve, but the Gunners failed in the same. Now, the player’s decision to stay with Milan is likely to be a huge blow for Mikel Arteta, who may have to look for opportunities elsewhere.

Arsenal have clearly indicated that they are still looking to strengthen the squad in the forthcoming weeks. Arteta has a number of players like Youri Tielemans that he would like to sign this summer.

FW rumour rating: 1/5

Hector Bellerin ready to write off millions to cancel Arsenal contract

Hector Bellerin has been keen on a switch away from Arsenal for quite a while. He has been out of favour at the Emirates Stadium for a considerable period of time. There is also very less likelihood of Mikel Arteta bringing him back into the first-team fold. After spending the last season on loan at Real Betis, it is understood that Bellerin wants to make the switch permanent. He had a productive spell at the Spanish club with 23 appearances in the La Liga last season.

Even though Hector Bellerin has been at Arsenal since the 2012-13 campaign, he had been a regular from 2014 to 2020. During this period, the right-back made more than 180 appearances including several more in European competitions. Once the relationship with Mikel Arteta soured when the Spaniard took over the helm in 2019, it has never improved. Even though he has played more than 4000 minutes of action under Arteta – the second-highest after Arsene Wenger, it does not appear that Bellerin is going to be introduced into the fold anytime soon.

No, he is even ready to rip up a contract – according to the Daily Mail – which pays him £7.5 million per year in order to seal a deal to Real Betis – at substantially lower wages. As a result of this being a World Cup year, Bellerin is quite confident about returning back to the Spanish national team fold with good performances in the La Liga.

FW rumour rating: 3/5

Arsenal given a boost in their efforts to sign Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino


Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino has been chased by several clubs including Liverpool and Arsenal. The Gunners have had a keen interest in the 19-year-old, who has been valued in excess of £40 million by the Spanish club. The young sensation remains a key figure for the Yellow Submarines and he was part of the starting line-up that opened up the La Liga adventures for the 2022-23 season. Even though Pino was substituted after 63 minutes, his contribution against Real Valladolid was quite crucial in the 3-0 win.

After the game, manager Unai Emery admitted that the club would be powerless to stop Yeremy Pino from leaving if they receive an offer that matches their valuation. The youngster has a contract with Villarreal until 2027 and a number of clubs have been interested in his signature. This has been a crucial factor in driving up the price.

Arsenal’s technical director Edu has been spotted near the Spanish city on a handful of occasions this week. He has been trying hard to come up with the deal before the end of the transfer window on September 1.

The Gunners have also been clearing a lot of space in the first team. The club are expected to further intensify the weeding process with the likes of Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira, and Alex Runarsson expected to complete their departures this week.

FW rumour rating: 3/5

Arsenal hoping to land Leicester Youri Tielemans on a free


Arsenal are becoming increasingly confident that they will be able to sign Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans on a free transfer next summer, according to the Sun. The Leicester City midfielder is out of contract in less than 12 months and Arsenal have shown tremendous interest in the player. However, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Arsenal have not made an offer for the 25-year-old even with only a few days left in this transfer window.

Since joining Leicester City in 2019, Youri Tielemans has been an integral part of the club and he has gone on to make more than 30 Premier league appearances in each of the last three seasons. The former Monaco star had been signed for £35 million initially on a loan deal. It is understood that he has made it clear to Leicester that he has no intention of signing a new contract. This has forced Leicester into a predicament that the club are ready to sell the player for a cut-price deal rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.

Despite the contractual stand-off, Youri Tielemans continues to be part of the Leicester team and he has played 153 minutes of league football for the foxes in the first two games of the season. During the 2021-22 season, Tielemans was very influential in the centre of the park with six goals and four assists from his 32 league appearances.

Arsenal have been keen on strengthening in different areas of the pitch so far this summer. Mikel Arteta has also been keen on letting several underperforming players leave in the window.

FW rumour rating: 2.5/5

Last Week's Arsenal Transfer Rumours

Arsenal keen on bringing Porto’s Pepe for £60 million


Just when it seemed that Arsenal have been unable to get the best out of Nicolas Pepe, the Gunners are edging closer towards bringing in another Pepe, according to the Sun. Mikel Arteta is keen on Arsenal signing Porto star Pepe, who is valued at around £60 million by the Portuguese outfit.

The 23-year-old happens to be a Brazilian forward who is not to be confused with the veteran defender, who used to play for Real Madrid. Eduardo Gabriel Aquino Cossa, commonly known as Pepe, happens to play much ahead on the pitch. He moved to Porto in 2021 from Gremio for around €15 million. So far in his Porto career, the Brazilian has displayed a decent amount of form with three goals and three assists from 18 matches. As he continues to settle in European football, there appears to be a lot of promise which has attracted the attention of Mikel Arteta.

The major stumbling block in the deal could be the valuation of the player by Porto. Arsenal value the player at around £25 million while Porto are not interested in selling him for anything less than £60 million. A £60 million bid would also be sufficient to involve the release clause in the player’s contract. If a deal does not happen this summer, Arsenal are likely to come back next summer after having given keen attention to Pepe’s performances – especially in the Champions League.

FW rumour rating: 2/5

Arthur Melo to Arsenal still a possibility before the deadline day

MADRID, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 24: Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals 2019 at Caja Magica on November 24, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Diego Souto / Kosmos Tennis)

Arsenal have been showing interest in bringing Arthur Melo throughout the summer. However, it had appeared that Valencia had stolen the march on the Juventus midfielder by moving closer to signing him on a permanent basis. Now, Valencia are struggling to complete the deal and the central midfielder could actually end up at the Emirates Stadium, according to the Daily Express.

The Brazilian has been a transfer target for Arsenal even from January. The Juventus midfielder is no longer part of the plans at Turin. His current contract with Juventus comes to an end next summer and he will be free to negotiate terms from January.

Juventus are unlikely to sanction a potential exit for Arthur Melo unless a replacement has been signed. As a result, there were plans of sending the midfielder on a loan move to Valencia since it would provide some level of safety. The deal appeared to be close to conclusion on Thursday, but the latest developments have seen a shift in the situation. Arsenal could pounce on the uncertainty by bringing the 25-year-old, who played in just 958 minutes of league action last season.

Arsenal may be tempted by the prospect of being able to sign the player for free next summer.

FW rumour rating: 2/5

Arsenal ready to battle with Liverpool for Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino


Yeremy Pino is one of the top young stars to come out of the Villarreal youth setup in recent years. The 19-year-old has been with the Yellow Submarines since 2017, but the Spanish club are ready to cash in on the enormous interest surrounding the young winger. Arsenal and Liverpool are ready to battle out for the 19-year-old before the end of this window, according to the Sun.

Villarreal are aware that it will take something remarkable from their end to keep Yeremy Pino, who has ambitions of playing at the very top level. Despite being extremely young, Pino has already made his international debut for Spain in 2021 and he has already been able to pick up his first goal at international level. Last season, he came up with six goals and created four assists in the 31 league appearances and it is a sizable improvement over his return during the 2020-21 campaign.

The Yellow Submarines are resigned to losing Pino before the end of this window, but they are not ready to sell him cheap. The player has a contract with Villarreal until the summer of 2027 putting the club in an incredibly strong position on the negotiation front. The Sun reports that Pino has a release clause of £67 million and any club who wants to sign the youngster might have to stump up this cash.

FW rumour rating: 3/5

Arsenal and Hector Bellerin negotiating over contract cancellation

Hector Bellerin continues to be an outcast at Arsenal for the last few weeks. The player is keen to resolve the solution in order to play on a regular basis. According to the Daily Mail, Hector Bellerin and his agent have been in negotiations with Arsenal about cancelling the contract, with still has a year to run. Getting out of the contract will allow Hector Bellerin to complete a move to Real Betis, where he was able to enjoy a decent amount of success last season while on loan.

Mikel Arteta was initially in favour of letting the player leave, but Arsenal later warmed up to the idea of retaining the right back through the rest of the season even if it meant that he would leave on a free summer.

Bellerin shared the dressing room with Arteta not too long ago, but he has not played much football under the Spaniard. After being loaned out to Real Betis last season, Bellerin went on to make 23 appearances in the La Liga while also coming up with five assists.

Arsenal have been trying to clear many of the underperforming players from the squad. In the last two seasons, the club has seen the departure of no less than 17 first-team players including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil. Apart from Hector Bellerin, the Gunners are also trying to get players like Nicolas Pepe and Pablo Mari out of the squad as well.

The Gunners have spent in excess of £ 100 million this summer by bringing in the likes of Gabriel Jesus.

FW rumour rating: 3/5


Arsenal History and Information

Formed in 1886 as Dial Square by Woolwich munitions workers, the club we now know as Arsenal crossed the city of London to Arsenal Stadium in Highbury in 1913, in doing so becoming rivals of Tottenham Hotspur. Currently playing in the Premier League, Arsenal are managed by Mikel Arteta and are considered one of the most successful clubs in English football. In total, they have won the English top-flight on 13 occasions, the FA Cup a record 13 times, the League Cup (2), Community Shield (15), UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

This club is one of the few that have been a part of the Premier League in all seasons since the league’s inception in 1992. It is also one of the 7 clubs that managed to win the Premier League so far. Arsenal FC holds many records but the most impressive one is probably the undefeated season in 2002-2003.

After spending nearly a century playing their games at Highbury, Arsenal moved to their newly built Emirates Stadium in 2006. The current club manager is Mikel Arteta, a Spaniard who played 5 seasons for the club and previously worked as an assistant to the legendary manager Pep Guardiola.

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Arsenal Transfer

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for £57.4m in 2017

This is one of the most expensive transfers in the history of the club but one that is seemingly paid off. While Arsenal had little success so far with the Gabonian striker in the club, the individual performances of the man who earned the captaincy at Emirates have been stellar.

Nicolas Pépé from LOSC Lille for £72m in 2019

Being the most expensive transfer in Arsenal’s history, the arrival of the French winger from Lille was anticipated with great hope. And while his career with the Gunners is still in its infancy, Pépé could end up being a very expensive flop or at best a solid starter but hardly a difference-maker the Gunners hoped he can be.

Thierry Henry from Juventus for £11m in 1999

While the price of £11m was not really cheap back in 1999, hardly anyone could expect that the French striker who struggled in Juventus could turn into one of the greatest Gunners in history. But Henry did exactly that – with 226 goals, he is the team’s best goalscorer of all time and an overall legend of the club.

Ian Wright from Crystal Palace for £2.5m in 1991

Brought to the club for a fee of just £2.5 million, Ian Wright had no trouble adjusting to life in English football since he came from another English club. He spent seven seasons in Arsenal and is still the club’s second-leading scorer with 185 goals in all competitions.

Dennis Bergkamp from Inter for £7.5m in 1995

The Dutch virtuoso took some time to adjust to the Premier League and the physicality of English football but once he got used to it, he showed his goalscoring and playmaking talent during 11 seasons at the club.

Patrick Vieira from Milan for £3.5m in 1996

After he arrived at Arsenal in 1996, the French international quickly become one of the most important players in Wenger’s team. He was a key part of the team for a decade and one of the main contributors to the team’s undefeated season in 2002-2003.