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The Gunners are one day away from one of their biggest clashes in the Premier League this season as they prepare to host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. The Red Devils are in ideal form as of late, potentially pushing themselves into the title picture which is led by Arsenal.
Elsewhere, a first signing for the North London club was announced on Friday as Leandro Trossard joined on an initial £21million fee from Brighton. The moves don't stop there though, with over one week left in the window and the likes of Jakub Kiwior, Eduardo Camavinga and Ivan Fresneda linked with a switch.
With that said, stay tuned as we bring you all the latest Arsenal news.
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Arsenal wanted to pay the clause of Martín Zubimendi in this winter market but he did not want to leave Real Sociedad in the middle of the season according to Carrusel Deportivo.
Arsenal boost vs Man United
Anthony Martial & Diogo Dalot are set to Miss Manchester United’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday. The duo were not seen among the travelling members of the squad according to the Manchester Evening News.
This comes after Erik ten Hag’s side already took a hit following the suspension of Casemiro. The Brazilian was booked in the 79th minute of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening. This was Casemiro’s fifth yellow card of the season, meaning he misses the clash against Arsenal due to the toting up of yellow cards.
According to Spanish news outlet Sport, Yannick Carrasco will be a Barcelona player this summer. This comes after Memphis Depay made the switch from the Catalan side to Atletico Madrid in the January window.
News of Carrasco’s move comes after Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri reported that Arsenal have made contact with Barcelona over a move for Raphinha. The Gunners were after the Brazilian in the summer and now see a chance to finally get their man. With Carrasco and Raphinha both playing on the wing, Barcelona's move for the Belgian could be to replace Raphinha.
The north London side already have a tainted past when it comes to their pursuit of Raphinha after the drama in the summer transfer window. Raphinha seemed to be the main target for the Gunners but a deal fell through after Chelsea attempted to hijack a deal, with the winger eventually joining Barcelona.
Arsenal open Fresneda talks
Arsenal told to sign Tielemans
Former Arsenal invincible Ray Parlour has advised Arsenal to sign Tielemans. Speaking via Lord Ping, he said: “Arsenal need another midfielder as backup to Xhaka and Partey and I know Tielemans was mentioned in that midfield area. He is very different to Partey.
“I know Partey is very good at winning the ball back. Very similar to Petit and Gilberto Silva. So it's a bit of a defensive midfielder, but obviously good on the ball as well that can make things happen.
With Tielemans. He doesn’t have long left in his contract. So Arsenal can put a little cheeky bid in. But at the same time, Leicester has their own problems fighting a relegation battle, and does not want to go down because they lost their best players.”
Kiwior girlfriend's social media hint
Kiwior’s girlfriend used Instagram to reveal that she is currently in London. This post comes after the Polish defender had been spotted at an Italian airport as he prepared to fly to London to complete the necessary medical tests ahead of his move to the Emirates Stadium.
A deal is said to be nearly completed for Kiwior to sign for Arsenal, says transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The reporter claims that all documents between the two clubs have been signed and exchanged in recent hours, with the versatile defender set to fly to London with his agent to sign a deal until 2028.
The Gunners were not the only interested party, however, as according to reports from Foot Mercato, rivals Chelsea had also shown interest in Kiwior in recent weeks as an option for their backline. However, the Blues opted to sign Benoit Badiashile from AS Monaco instead, meaning a move from them at this late stage is very unlikely.
Jaidon Anthony the subject of Arsenal interest
Arsenal have registered a surprise interest in Bournemouth attacker Jaidon Anthony despite all announcing the transfer of Brighton star Leandro Trossard.
Despite Trossard undoubtedly set to become an important option for Arteta, the Spaniard may not be completely satisfied with just one forward option joining in January.
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Moussa Diaby price and transfer timeline
Arsenal have been told how much it will cost for them to sign Moussa Diaby from Bayer Leverkusen and been handed an update on when could be the best time to sign him.
According to German journalist Patrick Berger, Arsenal are again very interested in Diaby after the Mykhailo Mudryk deal collapsed. He understands there has been initial talks between the Gunners and Leverkusen, but the Bundesliga side don’t want to sell the French winger in January.
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Trossard fears eased by Mikel Arteta staff
The advantages of Trossard are clear, as per The Athletic. He’s a player Arteta and his staff know well — assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg was his manager at Genk in 2017, and has assuaged some of the concerns about this attitude after recent comments by Brighton head coach Roberto De Zerbi.
Arsenal have shown previously they value experience in the Premier League. Until recently, Trossard had been one of Brighton’s key players, scoring seven goals and recording two assists in 16 league appearances this season. As someone who has played in a comparable tactical system, he should require little adaptation. He is accustomed to a front-footed, pressing style.
He’s versatile, too. Although he has played predominantly from the left, he is very two-footed, potentially allowing him to operate from either flank. Brighton have also used him through the middle, either as a quasi-striker or in a more withdrawn role. With Gabriel Jesus sidelined with an injury suffered on World Cup duty with Brazil, that ability to play through the middle might afford Eddie Nketiah an occasional rest.
It would not be as exciting a signing as the €100million (£87.4m; $108.2m) Mudryk — a younger player who arrives with plenty of untapped potential. After missing out on the 22-year-old Ukrainian, however, a deal for Trossard looks sensible.
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Carlo Ancelotti delivers Eduardo Camavinga transfer verdict
Arsenal's move for Eduardo Camavinga is looking unlikely in January after Carlo Ancelotti has offered an update on the Frenchman's future.
Wout Weghorst snubbed Arsenal before Man Utd move
Wout Weghorst landed his dream move to Old Trafford by going back to the drawing board following a snub from the Premier League’s two north London giants, according to The Mirror.
The 6ft 6in tall striker interested both Spurs and Arsenal before both decided that he wasn’t for them. Weghorst ended up at Burnley instead - finally proving he was worth a shot at the big-time following a starring role for Holland at the World Cup.
Fulham in talks with Arsenal over Soares
Fulham are in talks with Arsenal over the signing of right-back Cedric Soares after SkySports reported earlier this week that Fulham had been granted permission to talk to his representatives over personal terms.
All parties are hopeful of a positive resolution with regard to personal terms. It will then be up to the clubs to agree a deal for a player who has 18 months left on his Arsenal contract.
Michael Olise tipped to join Arsenal
Former Reading midfielder Charlie Adam believes his ex-teammate Michael Olise will sign for Arsenal. Speaking to Grosvenor Sport, Adam said: "I think Michael Olise has the personality and the talent to play for the likes of Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool.
"He always caught my eye when we were together at Reading, he was desperate to play every single week and he's now getting that platform to perform at Crystal Palace. He's done brilliantly and he's a player that everyone needs to look out for in the future.
"One of the bigger teams will definitely be looking at him. He's still young and I like seeing him when he smiles [which isn't very often]. He's a very, very good player.
"He used to always stay behind in training and practice freekicks so it's no surprise to see him benefit from the rewards of that now. I always saw something in him and when he puts the numbers together then there's no doubt the big teams will be looking at him."
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Arsenal can repeat Odegaard transfer
According to Spanish news outlet Revelo, internally at Real Madrid, they do not understand Carlo Ancelotti's treatment of Eduardo Camavinga. The young French midfielder was subbed at half time for the second game in a row.
Camavinga could potentially represent good business for Arsenal given his left-footedness, the age of the player and his reputation for being among the most coveted young midfielders in world football. And Edu can repeat the blueprint established to negotiate a deal for Odegaard if he was to press ahead with any such move.
After failing to break into the squad as a 16-year-old, Odegaard featured mostly for the Real Madrid Castilla team before multiple loans to the Dutch league for two seasons.
Trossard's first words
“I’m really excited to get started,” he said in his first interview with Arsenal.com. “This is a big club and I’m ready to show the fans what I can do. Everyone has seen how well we’re doing already and I’m here to help achieve their dreams - including myself.
“I’m going to take it day by day, work hard and try to help the team to achieve their goals. [I want to] get better as well. I know the manager is a great coach and I hope to be involved in doing great things and getting better as a player in every aspect.
“I’m really excited to see the fans in the stadium. I hope I can give you my all. I want to try and create as many magic moments as possible, and hopefully we can celebrate together.”
Eduardo Camavinga agent breaks silence on Arsenal transfer links
Eduardo Camavinga’s agent, Joshua Barnett, has revealed that there is "no truth" in reports linking the French midfielder with a move to Arsenal.
Barnett told Fabrizio Romano: “There’s no truth. Of course every club in the world would want him, but he’s very happy in Real Madrid and Real Madrid are very happy with Camavinga.”
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 21, 2023
EXCL — Eduardo Camavinga’s agent Joshua Barnett tells me on Arsenal and Chelsea loan links: “There’s no truth. Of course every club in the world would want him, but he’s very happy in Real Madrid and Real Madrid are very happy with Camavinga”. #RealMadrid
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Arsenal urged to sign Youri Tielemans
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes the Gunners should put a ‘cheeky bid’ in for Youri Tielemans as they need a back-up to Thomas Partey. The north London outfit are interested in signing Real Madrid star Eduardo Camavinga on loan this month, but Parlour feels Tielemans is the best fit for Mikel Arteta.
football.london understands Arsenal agreed personal terms with the Belgian midfielder last summer but would prefer to sign him on a free transfer when his contract at Leicester expires at the end of the season. Speaking to Lord Ping, Parlour said: "Arsenal need another midfielder as backup to Xhaka and Partey and I know Tielemans was mentioned in that midfield area.
"He is very different to Partey. I know Partey is very good at winning the ball back.
"Very similar to Petit and Gilberto Silva. So it's a bit of a defensive midfielder, but obviously good on the ball as well that can make things happen.
"With Tielemans. He doesn’t have long left in his contract.
"So Arsenal can put a little cheeky bid in. But at the same time, Leicester has their own problems fighting a relegation battle, and does not want to go down because they lost their best players."
Who is Jakub Kiwior? The 'next Vincent Kompany' close to completing Arsenal transfer
Arsenal are in talks to complete the signing of Jakub Kiwior from Spezia, football.london understands. As a young left-footed defender, Kiwior fits the ideal profile of a Mikel Arteta signing while also providing needed cover for Gabriel Magalhaes.
The 22-year-old has played 20 games for Spezia this season, but was on the bench for their last outing against Torino. Kiwior attracted a lot of European interest in the summer but made the decision to remain playing for Spezia in Italy in order to guarantee himself a spot in Poland's World Cup squad by playing as much first-team football as possible.
The interest from Arsenal has emerged from nowhere and with Kiwior not exactly a household name, not many are aware of his background or attributes as a defender. With that in mind football.london has taken a look at the latest potential recruit for Arteta's side.
Kiwior began his footballing career at GKS Tychy before being poached by Belgian giants Anderlecht, where he spent two years in the youth academy, famed for producing the likes of Vincent Kompany and Romelu Lukaku.
After leaving the academy setup in Anderlecht at 18, Kiwior made 76 appearances in Slovakia playing for FK Zeleziarne Podbrezova and MSK Zilina, scoring five goals and grabbing seven assists from 77 senior appearances (according to Transfermarkt).
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Robert Lewandowski on Jakub Kiwior's talent
Barcelona and Poland star Robert Lewandowski rates Jakub Kiwior very highly and spoke to Citta della Spezia about how good Kiwior is. Lewandowski said: "Oh Lord, listen to me: this is a real player!
"I noticed this during the warm-up before a game against the Netherlands. I asked: ‘But who is he’? Then I saw him in the game. Extraordinary. Really great potential."
It seems Arsenal are signing a talented centre-back to address a key area of concern for Mikel Arteta.
Trossard's preferred position
Should Trossard be selected to face Manchester United in a clash at the top of the table, the versatile forward may have hinted at his preferred position. He told the official club website: "I like to be in the pocket behind the striker. On the wings, I can explore myself as well. I’m comfortable in either of those positions but if I were to choose, behind the striker - but it all depends on the system."
That more central role as a second striker could see him take advantage of a key weakness for United in the match, which is the gap between the midfield and defence. Summer signing Casemiro has been instrumental in how the side have improved this season under Erik ten Hag, offering plenty on the ball with his progression in receiving the ball at the back to his off the ball work and the gaps he plugs - much similar to Thomas Partey's role for Arteta.
Trossard Premier League debut chance
The registration deadline for new signings to be able to play in this weekend's Premier League fixtures fell at 12:00pm on Friday, January 20. The deal may have been completed before then, even though the deal was announced at 15:30pm on social media outlets.
What has Mikel Arteta said?
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said: "I think he can have immediate impact in the team. He trained today, so hopefully he will be good to go. I think the paperwork is good to go."
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Eduardo Camavinga is struggling to break into the Real Madrid first-team this season, but manager Carlo Ancelotti has explained the reason for such difficulties, following some early substitutions: "The substitution against Valencia was a technical one. He played well, but I changed him so as not to risk playing with 10 players.
"He played well against Barcelona, but I switched him because I wanted to bring more players on up front. I really believe in him. Admittedly, I’ve taken him off a number of times at the end of the first half and I haven’t always been fair to him in this respect, but I have complete confidence in him and he’ll contribute to the team tomorrow just as he always does.”
Ben White welcomes Trossard
Ben White has been pictured welcoming former Brighton & Hove Albion teammate Leandro Trossard to Arsenal after completing a £21million transfer.
The Belgian forward will wear the No.19 at the Emirates Stadium as is set to be available for the clash against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
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Arsenal are eyeing a shock loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, according to reports.
The youngster has struggled for minutes this season with Los Blancos, but with the Gunners looking to bolster their ranks, he could be a huge addition.
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Jakub Kiwior set to fly to London ahead of £17.5m Arsenal move
Jakub Kiwior is set to fly to London today ahead of his £17.5m transfer to Arsenal.
The Polish centre-back is set to complete medical tests this weekend.
Mikel Arteta on Leandro Trossard arrival
Mikel Arteta added: “It is good work from everyone at the club to complete the signing of Leandro. He is a versatile player with high technical ability, intelligence and a great deal of experience in the Premier League and at international level.
"Leandro strengthens our squad as we head into the second part of the season and we’re all looking forward to working with him. We welcome Leandro and his family to Arsenal Football Club.”
Arsenal confirm Jorginho signing
In a surprise deadline day move, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has joined Arsenal on a deal believed to be worth £12m. The 31-year-old, who wear No. 20 at the Emirates, has signed an 18-month deal with an option for a further 12 months.
Eduardo Camavinga is staying at Real Madrid despite shock interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea according to the Frenchman's agent. At just 20 years of age, Camavinga is widely regarded as one of the most talented young midfielders in world football and boasts experience that defies his years.Who are Arsenal trying to buy? ›
Arsenal are considering a move for soon-to-be free agent Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. The Gunners are in the market for a midfielder before the January transfer window deadline following a long-term injury to Mohamed Elneny. Their top target has been Brighton's Moises Caicedo, for whom they have made two bids.How many players has Arsenal signed for 2022 2023? ›
What players have Arsenal signed in 2022-23? Arsenal prioritised quality over quantity in the summer transfer window, adding just five players to Arteta's squad. They did their business early in the window, which meant that they got good value for their buys.Who is Arsenal target for now? ›
Arsenal are considering a move for soon-to-be free agent Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. The Gunners are in the market for a midfielder before the January transfer window deadline following a long-term injury to Mohamed Elneny. Their top target has been Brighton's Moises Caicedo, for whom they have made two bids.Is Arsenal getting new players? ›
Leandro Trossard - Arsenal have completed the £27m signing of Brighton attacker Leandro Trossard. Jakub Kiwior - Arsenal have completed the £20m signing of Spezia defender Jakub Kiwio. Jorginho - Arsenal have signed Jorginho from Chelsea in a Deadline Day deal worth £12m.Which players has Arsenal signed for next season? ›
- Arsenal have signed Jakub Kiwior from Spezia Calcio.
- Arsenal have signed Leandro Trossard from Brighton.
- Harry Clarke has joined Ipswich Town on a permanent deal.
- Ovie Ejeheri has joined SJK Seinajoki on loan.
- Mana Iwabuchi has joined Tottenham on loan.
We end on a true club icon, fan favourite, and all-round English Football League legend. Tony Adams played his entire 19-year career with Arsenal, starting in 1983 (or 1980 if you want to count his youth career, too) and ending in 2002.
Arsenal confirmed sales in January ahead of a busy summer and the 2022-23 season. According to 'The Sun', the English club will spend big in the summer in order to sign three players: Isak, Ruben Neves and Calvert-Lewin.Have Arsenal signed any player this summer? ›
Arsenal has completed the signing of Matias Suarez, the 23-year-old Argentine striker who has been linked with the club in recent days.
There have been 550 total goals scored in the Premier League this season with 26 own goals: Arsenal (1): William Saliba.What is the latest breaking news in Arsenal? ›
- USMNT handed clear mission as Arsenal star Folarin Balogun betters Kylian Mbappe record. ...
- Jakub Kiwior sends message to Mikel Arteta with record-breaking start following Arsenal transfer. ...
- Arsenal face 'potential problem' as Mikel Arteta told how to unlock the next Kevin de Bruyne.
Arsenal's gone to Serie A for its latest signing, 22-year-old Jakub Kiwior of Spezia and the Poland national team. A member of Poland's World Cup team, Kiwior had been with Spezia since the start of the 2021-22 season.Which players have Arsenal signed? ›
- Leandro Trossard - Arsenal have completed the £27m signing of Brighton attacker Leandro Trossard.
- Brooke Norton-Cuffy - Coventry, loan.
- Miguel Azeez - Wigan, loan.
- Marquinhos - Norwich, loan.
- Albert Sambi Lokonga - Crystal Palace, loan.
Arsenal has completed the signing of Matias Suarez, the 23-year-old Argentine striker who has been linked with the club in recent days.How many players have Arsenal signed this summer? ›
Arsenal prioritised quality over quantity in the summer transfer window, adding just five players to Arteta's squad.