The January transfer window is just over a month away.
As a number of players are set to miss at least a few weeks of action at the beginning of 2022 because of the Africa Cup of Nations, Edu may need to dip into the market to add to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad.
Meanwhile, some players have uncertain futures at the Emirates.
The likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are coming to the end of their contracts at the club and may well move on in January.
With that all in mind, let’s take a look at some of the latest rumours surrounding the club.
Gianluca di Marzio, via fiorentina.it
Arsenal are the only team to have made an approach for Fiorentina striker, Vlahovic.
“In the summer there were a couple of concrete offers, with Atletico Madrid on pole. But [Rocco] Commisso imposed himself also hoping that Vlahovic would renew his contract,” said di Marzio.
“But the demands of the agents have been higher and higher not to renew. In June, someone like Vlahovic, even if one year from the deadline, could be worth as much as 50 million.
“In my opinion Juventus will make an attempt in June. To date, only Arsenal has come forward but Vlahovic’s agents have not even answered the phone.”
Arteta is eyeing up a January move for Romania U21 international Ianis Stoica.
Despite mainly starting on the bench, Stoica has scored six goals in 14 appearances from out wide in all competitions for Steaua Bucharest so far this season.
Arsenal’s scouts are said to have been monitoring him for the past two months and are now ready to travel to Romania next year to negotiate a deal.
However, the club’s owner, Gigi Becali, has warned the Gunners that he has no intention of selling their crown jewel.
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Mikel Arteta has no intention of letting Bernd Leno leave in January, despite the German’s ambition to make his country’s 2022 World Cup squad.
The German lost his place in the Gunners’ starting XI to Aaron Ramsdale in September following a string of poor performances in the Premier League in August.
He’s not featured in the league since and is understandably frustrated by a lack of game time but Arsenal plan to hold onto him until at least the summer.