Arsenal news LIVE: Paredes 'targeted' as Tielemans alternative, Roy Keane SLAMS Partey, Danilo transfer latest | The Sun

ARSENAL could turn their attentions towards Argentinian star Leandro Paredes as an alternative to Youri Tielemans according to reports.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Tielemans as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his midfield.

But with a move yet to materialise, the Arsenal boss is reportedly ready to look into Paredes' contractual situation.

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Roy Keane has slammed Thomas Partey for his leadership skills.

And SunSport can exclusively reveal that Arsenal are set to step up their transfer talks with Palmeiras for Brazilian wonderkid Danilo.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal's midfield again dominates transfer talk.

    Napoli are being linked with Albert Sambi Lokonga as the Belgian is reportedly unhappy with his bit-part role for the Premier League leaders.

    Lokonga hoped this would be his breakthrough season but instead boss Mikel Arteta still favours Thomas Partey.

    And Arteta is expected to target two major signings in January.

    So it would be no surprise if Lokonga moved on to help free up space.

    The Gunners are said to be keen on Marco Asensio.

    But the Spain wideman, 26, took time out from the World Cup to insist he wants to stay at Real Madrid for "10 more years".

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are tipped to up their bid for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo after the World Cup.

    And long-term target Youri Tielmans is still regarded as an option for Arteta as he nears the end of his Leicester contract.

    Finally Bukayo Saka, England's star man against Iran, was one of their many subdued performers in last night's 0-0 draw with the USA in Qatar.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Your still a contender

    The Gunners are still reportedly pondering a January move for long-term target Youri Tielemans.

    Leicester’s Belgium midfielder is in the final year of his contract so can leave for free in the summer.

    Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen all round in midfield.

    And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Give Me Sport: “Tielemans is a player they’ve always appreciated.

    “So, let’s see if Arsenal will decide to try to bring in a new midfielder in the January transfer window or in the summer.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Napoli going Loko for Gunner

    Albert Sambi Lokonga is being linked with Napoli.

    The Belgium midfielder is reportedly unhappy at failing to earn a regular Arsenal starting spot.

    Lokonga has largely played second fiddle to more defensive Thomas Partey for Mikel Arteta's table-topping Gunners.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Time will Tiele…

    The Gunners are still reportedly pondering a January move for long-term target Youri Tielemans.

    Leicester's Belgium midfielder is in the final year of his contract so can leave for free in the summer.

    Arsenal chief Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen all round in midfield.

    And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Give Me Sport: “Tielemans is a player they’ve always appreciated.

    “So, let’s see if Arsenal will decide to try to bring in a new midfielder in the January transfer window or in the summer.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners 'line up second bid for Danilo'

    Arsenal are tipped to up their bid for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo in January.

    The Brazilian media suggest his home country club are steeling themselves for more offers for the anchorman, 21.

    Danilo has not publicly revealed if he would like to join the Premier League leaders.

    But Emirates chief Mikel Arteta has long been hungry to find more cover at the base of his midfield.

  • Ian Tuckey

    No Ase in pack for Gunners?

    Arsenal’s hopes of a January dash for Marco Asensio are left looking uncertain after the Spaniard revealed he was perfectly happy at the Bernabeu.

    Amid speculation of his future, the forward said: “Hopefully the renewal can be done and I will be very happy at Real Madrid. 

    “Hopefully it’s to stay for 10 more years 

  • Alex Cole

    Full time: England 0-0 USA

    The referee blows the full-time whistle.

     This hasn't quite been the performance of would-be winners.

    But the Three Lions have essentially qualified.

    Southgate's men now just need to avoid a four-goal defeat against Wales to qualify for the knockouts.

  • Alex Cole

    England 0-0 USA

    No breakthrough at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

    62 minutes gone.

    Keep up with the game with the SunSport live blog.

    Credit: Getty
  • Alex Cole

    Half time: England 0-0 USA

    England had the lion's share of possession for most of the half.

    But USA have kept their shape, grown into the game and worried the Three Lions towards the end of the first period.

    Here are the half time stats.

    Credit: Getty
  • Alex Cole

    Update: England 0-0 USA

    It’s the 17th minute and England continue to patiently build attacks.

    Both Shaw and Trippier are trying to get forward to support the attacks more and more.

    Arsenal's Saka is seeing plenty of the ball down the left-hand side.

    Still goalless.

  • Alex Cole

    England vs USA – kick off looms

    Sun reporter Jordan Davies reports from Al Khor:

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. At the Al Bayt Stadium, just under 50km north of Doha’s centre, Gareth Southgate has gone with an unchanged team that beat Iran 6-2 on Monday.

    Meanwhile, Gregg Berhalter has brought in Haji Wright for Josh Sargent up top. Wright only made his senior debut on June 1. This is his fourth cap, and has one goal to his name so far.

    Confidence is high in the England camp, and a favourable knock-out spot could be guaranteed with another win against the States – a nation they have remarkably never beaten at a World Cup.

    After a loss and a draw dating back to 1950 up to 2010, Southgate will be hoping it is third time lucky at this incredible arena.

    The US know whatever happens tonight, the decider against Iran next week is the big one, but they could do with not damaging their goal difference…

    Kick-off is almost among us… keep up with the game with the SunSport live blog.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal could go after Tielemans again this summer

    Arsenal continue to admire Leicester star Youri Tielemans, who is in the final year of his contract and can leave the Foxes for free in the summer.

    The Gunners are said to be keen with Mikel Arteta wanting to bolster his midfield options.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told Give Me Sport: “Tielemans is a player they’ve always appreciated.

    “So, let’s see if Arsenal will decide to try to bring in a new midfielder in the January transfer window or in the summer”.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal star in England starting XI

    Gareth Southgate names an unchanged side from the one that humbled Iran on Monday.

    Bukayo Saka starts for the Three Lions while Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale watch from the bench.

    Go on lads!

  • Alex Cole

    Transfer blow for Arsenal Asensio bid

    Arsenal’s hopes of a January dash for Marco Asensio are left looking uncertain after the Spaniard revealed he was perfectly happy at the Bernabeu.

    Amid speculation of his future, the forward said: “Hopefully the renewal can be done and I will be very happy at Real Madrid. 

    “Hopefully it’s to stay for 10 more years here at Real. It’s not just me deciding — it’s also up to the club.”

  • Alex Cole

    I hope Kane wins the Golden Boot, says club team-mate Son

    Arsenal's North London rivals are sticking together in Qatar.

    Son Heung-Min has spoken about team-mate Harry Kane and the chances of him becoming the first England player to get two golden boots at the tournament.

    Son said: “Obviously, we’re good friends and I’ve spoken to him about what’s been going on.”

    “He’s one of the best. He should be at the World Cup. He can show everyone that he’s one of the best strikers in the world.”

    “I wish him all the best and I hope he wins the Golden Boot.”

    Credit: Getty
  • Alex Cole

    Former youth star Musah to face Three Lions

    Gareth Southgate revealed his frustration that Yunus Musah will line up for the USA tonight.

    The former Arsenal midfielder, who featured for England at four youth age groups and was under-18s captain, switched allegiances in March 2021.

    Asked about tonight’s opponents, the Three Lions manager said: “Firstly, they are very proactive on recruitment.

    “They took one of ours which we were not very happy about but fair play.

    “Yunus was in our Under-19s and then we went into lockdown.

    “He was a player at that stage I had not had a lot of contact with and the decision was made before I had the chance to get to know him well.”

  • Alex Cole

    Baddiel and Skinner heard around the country

    Can Saka, White and Ramsdale help football come home for Christmas?

    Loving that Lionesses win,

    But thoughts of last year’s final kick in

    And Moscow and Turin.

    The blokes seem cursed whatever they try

    And I think I know why, they’re just jinxed in July.

  • Alex Cole

    Group A – as it stands

    Here's Group A ahead of the Netherlands vs Ecuador clash this afternoon.

    Arsenal target Frenkie de Jong is in the Dutch starting line up.

    The 25-year-old once revealed he wanted to join the Gunners as a stepping stone to Barcelona.

  • Alex Cole

    Ramsey off pace for Wales

    While completely off the pace from start to finish, how Ramsey stayed on until Wayne Hennessey’s 86th-minute red card with the Dragos desperate for victory was a mystery.

    The Nice man lost possession an astonishing 21 times. Yes, you read that correctly, writes Oscar Paul.

    It wasn’t for a want of trying, it’s just that nothing he did attempt came off.

    The ex-Arsenal midfielder unsurprisingly offered no protection to the defence.

    He clearly doesn’t have the legs anymore to get up and down anymore, and his touch in the final third was hopeless.

    A shadow of his former self, Ramsey – who came into the tournament undercooked following ANOTHER stop-start season – offers nothing to this Welsh side.

    Terrible for the majority of the opener against the USA too, Rob Page has got to seriously consider dropping him for next Tuesday’s must-win clash against England.

  • Alex Cole

    Ex-Gooner struggling to find old touch

    Maybe Aaron Ramsey thought he would rekindle the old magic by bringing back his Euros 2016 peroxide blonde trim.

    At the peak of his powers six years ago, Rambo was named in the team of the tournament as Wales reached the last four.

    Yet the 2022 version could not be further removed from that midfield maestro – same haircut or not.

    Footballers don’t deserve much sympathy yet it was bordering on sad watching Ramsey toil in the Qatari heat during this crushing 2-0 defeat to Iran.

    Once the poster boy of Welsh football alongside Gareth Bale, he has become a liability.

  • Alex Cole

    Saka 'making the right decisions, says Wilshere

    Bukayo Saka has received praise from Jack Wilshere ahead of England’s clash with the USA.

    Saka scored twice as England thumped Iran on Monday and former Arsenal and England midfielder Wilshere could not help but admire the star.

    Wilshere wrote for SunSport: “I told Sun readers yesterday how good Bukayo Saka was at always making the right decisions. And if you didn’t know that before, you do now.

    “His performance against Iran was exactly what I expected from him, creating and scoring goals in what was a superb team display.

    “Bukayo has improved his finishing over the last couple of seasons — he now instinctively knows the right time to shoot.”

  • Etienne Fermie

    More Nelson on Arteta

    Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson has had his say on Mikel Arteta's methods.

    He told the Mirror: "I feel like it has always been the same, he has always had the same blueprint in terms of what he wants to do it was just about getting the right players in to follow the same path.

    "He has got a group of players now that would do anything for him, anything he says and if you have that as a manager, the things you want to do will come good as everyone is fighting and understands what you want."

    Reiss Nelson has come back into the fold at Arsenal this termCredit: Getty
  • Etienne Fermie

    Reiss Nelson on Mikel Arteta

    Winger has revealed how his manager helps Arsenal players focus on one game at a time.

    He told the Mirror: "After every game, we have a picture on the board of the plan for the next game, so it is game by game, step by step, it is about how everyone can improve themselves and make the team get better.

    "Of course, the title is something that we all dream of and want to do, but that is not worth thinking about all the time."

  • Etienne Fermie

    One Gunner to start for England

    Bukayo Saka will keep his place and start for England against the USA this evening.

    But Arsenal team-mates Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White will again have to be content with a place on the bench.

    Here is how Southgate will line his side up this evening.

  • Etienne Fermie

    England's Arsenal ace inspired by Charlton

    Aaron Ramsdale has revealed his bizarre pre-match ritual – and it was inspired by England legend Bobby Charlton.

    The Arsenal keeper, who is part of the Three Lions' World Cup squad, does a specific routine before each and every game.

    Ramsdale said: "In the changing rooms, if I am playing, I take myself away from the main changing room to put my gloves on.

    "I don’t like everyone giving me well wishes.

    "I put my right glove on, my left glove, take my right glove off and shake everyone’s hand so they are not touching my gloves. It is also a respect thing.

    "It comes from Bobby Charlton. My dad met him once and he went to shake his hand and Bobby Charlton took his glove off to shake his hand so that sort of resonated with me.

    "I am not massively bothered if I do not touch the ball or crossbar but the gloves one is the main one."

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