Arsenal make Houssem Aouar transfer decision as Mikel Arteta and Edu work on six deals


Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.

Arteta and Edu already working on six deals

Arsenal have already begun making moves to improve Mikel Arteta’s squad for what is shaping up to be a big 2021/22 season.

As first reported by football.london,the Gunners’ squad planning for the summer transfer window is underway, with several players having uncertainties over their futures at the club.

If all the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are to be believed, manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu are already working on six deals ahead of the summer window.

In addition to the Lucas Torreira, Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, and Tariq Lamptey rumours, the Gunners are also being linked with a new centre-forward and central defender.

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According to the Transfer Window podcast, the north London outfit have made a solid enquiry for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

And as per the Evening Standard, Arsenal are one of several clubs across Europe interested in signing RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

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Aouar transfer decision

Could six soon become seven?

Well, reports in Italy – as per Sport Witness – claim the Gunners are still interested in Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar after failing to sign him last summer.

However, whilst the 22-year-old is on the radar for Arteta’s side, so are Serie A giants Juventus.

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is continuing to attract Arsenal’s attention. (Image: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images).

The report states that Andrea Pirlo wants to bolster his midfield in the summer and the Lyon star is his favoured option in what could be a blow for Arsenal’s chances.

Furthermore, Manchester City are also said to be following developments closely.

Lyon have reportedly set a price tag of €55m (£47m) for Aouar and are not willing to accept a penny less despite the current economic climate. Will Arsenal make a move?

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What Aubameyang has done to Kane on FIFA 21

The North London Derby is fast approaching and the build-up has already begun.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has done something that will surely delight Arsenal fans ahead of the match, and risk the wrath of the Spurs faithful.

Off the pitch, Aubameyang is a prolific gamer and was doing a live stream of FIFA 21 on Twitch on Wednesday night, revealing the squad of players he had at his disposal.

Arsenal fans will delight at Aubameyang’s Harry Kane FIFA 21 decision

In a very attacking line up the 31-year-old had a 99-rated Pro Player version of himself in attack, which is an incredible maxed out item that EA Sports give out to professional footballers who are fans of the game.

In what is an incredible squad, the striker has FUT Icons like Pele, Didier Drogba, the Brazilian Ronaldo and Ruud Gullit in his eleven, with players like Kylian Mbappe, Ferland Mendy, Raphael Varane, Virgil van Dijk, Kyle Walker and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen completing his squad.

However, Aubameyang also had none other than Spurs striker Harry Kane in his squad, but he’s left him to rot in his reserves!

Kane had to make do with a place in the reserves, alongside Liverpool defender Joe Gomez and Leeds United striker Rodrigo.





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