Arsenal transfer news live today! Latest reports, rumors, updates

Arsenal transfer news: This summer transfer window will be interesting (and important) for the Gunners after Mikel Arteta’s side narrowly missed out on the top four in the Premier League last season.

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After Arsenal finished two points behind North London’s Tottenham Hotspur with back-to-back defeats on Matchday 36 and 37 and an almost finished UEFA Champions League qualification, Arsenal will at least be back in the League Europe when the 2022-23 season starts. . After a year outside of Europe, this young Arsenal team is set to continue its development in continental competitions.

With the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona, ​​January) and Alexandre Lacazette (end of contract this summer), Arteta would certainly like to see a new striker (or two) introduced at the Emirates Stadium in the coming weeks.

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Below we round up the latest deals, reports and rumours, as well as our analysis of Arsenal’s transfer news as Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) guide you through the hectic coming a few months.

Arsenal 2022-23 confirm transfers and signings


Marquinhos – Sao Paulo ($3.5 million)


Alexandre Lacazette (end of contract)

Arsenal transfer news and rumors live today!

June 20 – Will Rafinha sign a contract this week?

Report from says Rafinha could sign for Arsenal as early as this week as the $53m deal is “very close” to completion. The 25-year-old Brazilian winger has been linked with leaving Leeds for much of the last 12 months and it looks like Arsenal have beaten Tottenham, Barcelona and many others to his credit. Rafinha has performed well in the Premier League and his agent Deco has been talking about his next move for some time now, as Leeds fans expected the Brazilian to leave this summer. Fabrizio Romano added that Barcelona had agreed a contract with Rafinha but not a transfer fee with Leeds, while Chelsea and Tottenham were interested in signing the Leeds star.

Do Arsenal really need another attacking midfielder? Rafinha has a lot of end product and will suit Mikel Arteta’s style of play well. It looks like Arsenal are going to really freshen up their attack this summer as Fabio Vieira is set to come from Porto, Gabriel Jesus could come from Manchester City and the Gunners have already signed a new long-term deal with Eddie Nketiah. Add to the trio of Rafinha, Vieira and Jesus Bukayo Saka, Emil Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli and you have incredible attack depth. It remains to be seen how Arteta will be able to keep all these forward-thinking players happy, but these are exciting times for Arsenal as they look to keep moving forward as they just missed out on the top four last season. (Japan)

June 18 – Gunners push for deals for Martinez, Rafinha and Jesus.

Things are really starting to heat up now, aren’t they? As the holidays for managers, some players and agents start to come to an end, the rumor mill is picking up steam and it looks like Arsenal are closing in on a few deals. Our partners in Sky Sport Arsenal are said to be “cautiously optimistic” that Jesus, 25, will arrive from Manchester City this summer. According to the report, Arsenal are valuing Jesus at around $35m, but City are looking for around $60m for the Brazilian striker. Arteta has worked closely with Jesus in the past and he would fit in perfectly with the Arsenal squad, and his playing time at City is likely to be cut back by the arrival of Erling Haaland and Julián Alvarez this summer.

According to the report, Arteta worked closely with Jesus in individual training when he was an assistant at Man City, and Jesus wants more responsibility and knows he will lead at Arsenal. With the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette over the past six months, Arsenal need a striker to capitalize on the many chances they create. Jesus is certainly a perfect fit and now the whole point is that City and Arsenal are negotiating a fee. Despite the fact that Eddie Nketiah has signed a new long-term contract (which is great news for Arsenal), they are still on top.

As for other possible deals, Athletic claims that Arsenal want to sign Rafinha and Lisandro Martinez. Their interest in Rafinha has been known for quite some time and they are clearly looking to fill up their offensive options with Fabio Vieira, also en route from Porto (see below). As for Martinez, the Ajax and Argentinian star is a versatile defender who can play both in the center and on the left flank. Martinez, 24, is said to be interested in a move and Arsenal are in talks with Ajax over a deal. However, one player that Arsenal may not sign is Youri Tielemans as several reports say they may now be looking for another player. The Belgian midfielder will be in demand this summer as he has just one year left on his current deal with Leicester City. Nonetheless London Evening Standard says the Gunners could still switch to Tielemans as he fits their needs in a deeper central midfield role. (Japan)

Jun 17 – Fabio Vieira deal closed, Porto says

Porto have released a statement saying that Arsenal have agreed to pay up to $42 million for Fabio Vieira. The 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder is a slick player and fits perfectly into Arsenal’s model of buying talented young players who are on the rise. Considered to be the next best attacking midfielder in Portugal, he should fit in very well with the likes of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Emil Smith Rowe. The move came out of nowhere and Arsenal fans are now hoping that Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans will follow suit as they want the Gunners to keep moving forward after being so close to finishing in the top four in the past. season. (Japan)

Jun 11 – The Gunners investigate if they can sign Rafinha.

We know Arsenal are prioritizing the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans this summer, but according to Telegraph they also have multiple eyes on Rafinha. The 25-year-old Leeds and Brazil striker has just two years left on his contract with Elland Road and many expect him to leave the club this summer. Barcelona, ​​Liverpool and many other teams have been linked with Rafinha in the past, but no progress has been made, although his agent (former Portugal legend Deco) has repeatedly discussed that his client will soon leave.

Will this be a good move for Arsenal? They already have a lot of Rafinha-like players and strengthening in midfield and at the top (ahem, Tielemans and Jesus) should be their priority. If after that Rafinha is still available, then he is worth looking at, but does Arsenal need him? They have Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli as attacking midfielders and it feels like a flashy and slightly unnecessary signing. But if the price is right (the asking price is around $61 million), its quality is undeniable. (Japan)

Jun 10 – Young forward Marquinhos joins Gunners for $3.7 million.

Marquinhos, 19, will join Arsenal from Sao Paulo. The keeper. Arsenal are said to have “won the race” for the Brazilian striker to sign a five-year contract. Marquinhos is definitely the player of the future after breaking through in Sao Paulo last season and playing for Brazil at U17 level. In terms of the player here and now, this report states that Gabriel Jesus remains Arsenal’s top target. If they can bring in Jesus, then Arteta will be thrilled as the young Gunners squad continues in the direction they are vying for a top four finish. (Japan)

9 June – Alexandre Lacazette returns to Lyon, where he left to sign with Arsenal.

The departure of Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal has already been confirmed, but now we know that the 31-year-old French forward has returned to Lyon for free. Lacazette spent seven seasons with the Lyon first team where he scored 129 goals in 275 appearances (all competitions) from 2010 to 2017 before leaving the Ligue 1 side to sign for Arsenal. He made 206 appearances for the Gunners and scored 71 goals in five seasons at the Emirates Stadium. (AE)

Jun 4 – Arsenal are one of the few clubs interested in Leeds’ Rafinha.

Nicolas Pepe expects (or at least hoping) to leave the club this summer, Arsenal may soon have two things in abundance: 1) a place in the payroll (Pepe earns $175,000 a week) and 2) playing time for the star striker (this was already present). That’s why Arsenal reportedly are considering a move to Leeds star Rafinha, although they are likely to face stiff competition from other clubs, as well as Leeds, who are stubborn and have said Rafinha will only leave if the club lives up to their assessment. Although he and Bukayo Saka play a similar role, Rafinha is versatile enough to play in other attacking positions to unite two of Arsenal’s best (theoretical) strikers on the pitch. (AE)

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