Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Pepe tipped to LEAVE, Calvert-Lewin, Ruben Neves latest & Isak £180m TRIPLE deal – updates

ARSENAL are chasing a £180m TRIPLE deal this summer, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

The Gunners are looking to sign Ruben Neves from Wolves, as well as attacking duo Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert Lewin respectively.

This could be made possible by the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, which sees the former captain's sizeable pay packet removed from the books.

Aubameyang has joined Barcelona, where he has an £84m release clause.

And Alexandre Lacazette has hinted at a move away from the Emirates this summer, with the French star's contract up.

Keep up to date with all the latest Arsenal transfer news here at SunSport


  • Dylan Terry

    West Ham eye Arsenal's Saliba

    West Ham have made Arsenal outcast William Saliba a transfer "priority", reports suggest.

    That is according to Jeunes Footeux, who report that the Hammers are so keen on Marseille loanee Saliba that they are willing to splash up to €30million (£25m) in the summer transfer window.

    The east Londoners are dealing with quite a limited squad and need reinforcement at the back.

    Manager David Moyes didn't get any significant new arrivals in January, which means there should be extra cash for some transfer business at the end of the season.

    But West Ham won't be without opposition as Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan also appear to be keeping tabs on the centre-back.

  • Dylan Terry

    Arsenal return on Thursday

    The FA Cup fourth round takes place this weekend but Arsenal are not involved as they were eliminated by Nottingham Forest.

    Mikel Arteta's side's next game comes in the Premier League against Wolves at Molineux on Thursday.

  • Dylan Terry

    Tottenham line up Osimhen bid

    Tottenham are planning a £70million summer transfer bid for Napoli star and Arsenal target Victor Osimhen, reports suggest.

    That is according to Football Insider, who report that Spurs tried to sign Osimhen during the January transfer window.

    But the Partenopei rejected the approach made by the north Londoners, who are still looking to add a striker to the team.

    However, the Premier League giants are planning to return for the Nigeria international once the season is completed.

    And Tottenham appear to have decided to meet the Serie A side's asking price for the 23-year-old.

  • Dylan Terry

    Elneny into Afcon final

    Mohamed Elneny has helped Egypt reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

    Egypt came past hosts Cameroon on penalties and will now meet Senegal in Sunday's final.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal's education and football plan

    Arsenal have reportedly joined up with Digital learning provider Extramarks to provide football and education awareness across the globe.

    The Gunners and Extramarks plan to merge football and education in India, South Africa, Indonesia, and the Middle East, Insideworldfootball reported.

    In a statement, Arsenal said the agreement will: "Enable Extramarks to combine football and education to drive awareness of its offerings, attract new-age learners and promote access to ‘Complete Learning Solutions’ for their holistic learning and development."

    The deal will also give Extramarks a range of digital, social, and logistical assets, including Arsenal imagery, club-certified coaches, and access to the club’s London Colney Training Centre.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Merson speaks on De Beek

    Paul Merson reckons Donny van de Beek will be a good signing for Everton.

    Merson also praised the Dutch ace for never complaining at Man United despite hardly getting any playing time.

    Merson wrote in his Sky Sport’s column: “Donny van de Beek just hasn’t got started in England.

    “I feel for him, I really do. I really like his attitude. He has never moaned, he’s always there and you never see him throwing his toys out the pram.

    “I just hope he does well, and he’s given a chance finally because I think there’s a top player in there. He just needs to let it come out and he needs a run of games to be able to do that. He doesn’t need one game here or one game there or 10 minutes here or 10 minutes there in a game where it is a hiding to nothing.

    “For Everton, it’s a really good signing. Dominic Calvert-Lewin comes short, Dele Alli goes in behind and Van de Beek will find him. I think we could see that happen quite a few times in the coming weeks and before the end of the season.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal's transfer strategy verdict

    Kevin Campbell reckons Arsenal done the right thing by not panic buying in the transfer window.

    He told Football Insider: “If the right player isn’t available, the right player isn’t available. Don’t just sign someone to appease the fans. That’s not right. I agree with the club on that.

    “If the right player is not available then you have to take the risk and wait until the next window. You have to go with what you’ve got.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lacazette and Aubameyang to reunite?

    Alexandre Lacazette appears to have hinted at a future move to Barcelona after sending an emotional farewell to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    After the ex-Borussia Dortmund man was officially presented today in Catalonia, his former team-mate at Arsenal decided to still pay tribute with a goodbye message on Twitter.

    Sharing a snap of them together celebrating for the Gunners, the Frenchman wrote: “My bro !! Thanks for the last 4 years , my experience in arsenal would have been different without you.. Wish you good luck in your next chapter !”

    And in a cryptic ending, Lacazette added with a smirking and laughing emoji: “See you soon.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Not Keane on Vieira

    West Ham star Declan Rice has revealed that he prefers Roy Keane over Patrick Vieira as a football player.

    Ex-Man United ace Keane and former Arsenal midfielder Vieira were sworn enemies on the pitch.

    But Rice admitted that Keane was the one that he watched more out of the pair when he was growing up.

    When asked by Gary Neville who his favourite was on the Overlap show, Rice said: “I just feel like I’ve probably watched him more as a player.

    “Even though I was a kid when he was playing or coming towards the end of his career in terms of clips, how he played and what he was like as a captain.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Prem fixture's Covid reshuffle

    Arsenal's clash with Wolves has been rescheduled for the end of this month in one of four Premier League fixture changes.

    The Gunners will take on Wolves on Thursday 24 February two months after it was supposed to be played between Christmas and New Year.

    Three other games were also rescheduled by Prem officials.

    Burnley will host Tottenham at Turf Moor and Watford will take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday 23rd February.

    And Liverpool's clash with Leeds which was due to take place on Boxing Day will also be played that night.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Haaland may join Aubameyang

    Barcelona's president Joan Laporta has hinted that the club may try to recruit Erling Haaland to become Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike partner in the summer.

    Barca recruited ex-Gunner Aubameyang on the transfer deadline day, but the Spanish giants might not be done yet as they aim to bolster their firing line.

    Asked about whether the Borussia Dortmund ace Haaland could be next, Laporta confirmed that his team would be active in the market this summer.

    He said: "Haaland? Today we're occupied and very excited with Aubameyang, who will score goals here.

    "In June we will try to strengthen the team even more and we are on the right track."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Gunning for the Ron spot

    Dusan Vlahovic has been handed Cristiano Ronaldo’s old No7 shirt at Juventus.

    That’s after moving into the Manchester United star’s stunning former Turin mansion.

    Vlahovic rejected interest from Arsenal to seal a £62million transfer to Juventus from Fiorentina last week.

    Serbia international Vlahovic has already been given the keys to Ronnie’s old pad, which is a luxury hilltop mansion complete with an indoor swimming and Spiderman wallpaper.

    But Juventus have gone a step further to indicate their trust in Vlahovic by giving him the iconic No7 jersey vacated by Ronaldo.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Aubameyang hits out at Arteta

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims he would still be at Arsenal if he hadn’t been forced out by Mikel Arteta.

    He said: “I think my only problem was with Arteta and he made the decision.

    “I stayed calm but he wasn’t very happy and that’s it. It happened like that and I can’t say much.

    “The last months were complicated but for my part I never wanted to do something wrong .

    “But now I think that is in the past and I want to think about the present.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Pepe could be next

    Ian Wright reckons Nicolas Pepe could be the next Arsenal star to get shown the door by Mikel Arteta.

    Speaking on Wrighty's House podcast, the ex-Gunners star said: "Up to this point he’s not used Pepe in any way that makes me think he’s got love for Pepe.

    "I think Pepe might be in the last chance saloon, with the number of games he hasn't played."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal chase Cody Gakpo transfer

    Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuit of Cody Gakpo after PSV director of football John de Jong admitted he is unsure how long they can keep him.

    Just a week after the four-cap Holland international extended his stay at the club, De Jong has revealed the player could still soon depart the Dutch giants.

    He has admitted that PSV are resigned to top teams being interested in Gakpo which could see him be sold in the near future.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Saka bids farewell to Auba

    Bukayo Saka has posted a simple yet emotional farewell to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Instagram.

    Saka posted a picture alongside the former Arsenal skipper after the 2020 Community Shield victory over Liverpool.

    And he wrote: "Thank you for everything @auba, legend."

    Credit: Instagram / bukayosaka87
  • Giacomo Pisa

    Man City 'watching' Bukayo Saka

    Bukayo Saka's excellent form has not gone unnoticed.

    The starlet has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, and now another contender has emerged for his signature.

    ESPN claim Manchester City are 'watching' the 20-year-olds progress, with a view to possibly making a move for his signature.

    Arsenal will be desperate not to lose one of their key players, especially to a direct rival.

    The Gunners are lining up a contract extension for the England star in the summer, but if they fail to qualify for the Champions League City are claimed to be ready to pounce.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    New shirt for Martinelli?

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not only opened the door for Gabriel Martinelli to possibly play through the middle by leaving, but he has also left his No14 shirt vacant at Arsenal.

    Martinelli previously stated he wanted to 'follow in Aubameyang's footsteps', which could be through taking his shirt number.

    And of course the shirt was made famous at the club by the legendary Thierry Henry.

    Martinelli told ESPN last year: "I want to follow into Aubameyang’s footsteps, he’s a captain, he wears the number 14 shirt.

    "That is a symbol for this club and of course, I hope to be very successful at Arsenal."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Zakaria’s Arsenal idol is Vieira

    Denis Zakaria snubbed a move to Arsenal in favour of Juventus despite admitting Gunners legend Patrick Vieira is his ‘role model.’

    With his contract ticking into the final six months, Juve were able to snap up Zakaria for just £7million.

    Zakaria was attracting interest from a host of top European clubs, including Arsenal, but eventually chose a move to Italy.

    But when asked if he had a role model, Zakaria named Gunners legend Vieira as his inspiration.

    He said: “If I think about someone, I would say Patrick Vieira, I’ve always liked him.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Aubameyang takes aim at Arteta

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also hit out at Mikel Arteta, claiming the Arsenal boss 'wasn't very happy', while Aubameyang remained 'very calm' after their bust up.

    Auba claimed: "It was just him and he made that decision.

    "He wasn't happy, I can't tell you more. He wasn't very happy, I was very calm."

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Aubameyang speaks out on Arsenal

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed he had a 'problem' with Mikel Arteta, which led to him leaving the club.

    In his Barcelona unveiling press conference, Aubameyang said, as per "My last few months at Arsenal were complicated, that's football sometimes.

    "For my part, I never wanted to do anything wrong.

    "My problem was only with Arteta. I can't say much more, I wasn't happy."

    He added: "Those were difficult months. This is football. I've never wanted to do anything wrong, it's the past and I want to think about the present."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Saliba set to win new contract

    William Saliba's future is subject to speculation, with reports this morning suggesting Real Madrid are readying a £25m bid.

    But according to The Athletic, Saliba is considered part of Arsenal's plans for next season.

    The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Marseille, and yet to make his debut for the club after joining for £27m in 2019.

    But it's claimed the Gunners view tying Saliba down to an extension is a 'priority' for the summer.

    Ben White and Gabriel have formed an impressive partnership at the back this season, but they might have some competition for their places comes next season.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Auba in Barcelona press conference

    Barcelona have held a press conference for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after announcing the striker on a permanent transfer.

    Does it feel weird seeing him holding a Barca shirt, Arsenal fans?

    Or are did you not mind him leaving considering the circumstances of the last couple of months?

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright – Arteta has 'no love' for Pepe

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright reckons £72m flop Nicolas Pepe is in the 'last chance saloon' at Arsenal, having failed to score a league goal this season.

    Pepe is an outcast under Mikel Arteta, and only used sparingly by the Spaniard.

    And Wright said on the Wrighty House podcast: "Up to this point he’s [Arteta] not used Pepe in any way that makes me think he’s got love for Pepe.

    "I think Pepe might be in the last chance saloon, with the number of games he hasn't played.

    "I’d like to see something from him.

    "When you watch him in the Africa Cup of Nations, where I think the defender is even harder with them guys, with how athletic, how good and how intelligent they are.

    "You’ve got to do a lot more, and when you watch him, he’s done it! Why aren’t we getting that out of him?"

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Willian details exit that cost him £20m

    When Willian agreed to terminate his Arsenal contract, he missed out on up to £20m in wages.

    But he has revealed he didn't even give the money a second thought when making his decision.

    He said: "There are moments in life when the money isn’t so important and you need to focus on what makes you happy; to look for a place where you have some pleasure working.

    "That’s something I didn’t have there, and staying only for the money isn’t something I’m capable of doing – there are many other things that come first for me.

    "I thought to myself that I couldn’t stay just because of a contract – after all, if I did, where would my motivation, my pleasure and my well-being go?

    "So that’s what I had in mind. Everybody saw what I left behind in order to pursue my happiness again."

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