Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates; summer transfer window runs from June 9 to August 31
Tuesday 31 August 2021 17:17, UK
Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
Takehiro Tomiyasu - Arsenal have agreed a deal worth €23m with Bologna for defender Tomiyasu (Sky Sports News, August 31).
Marco Asensio - Arsenal are plotting a shock swoop for the Real Madrid playmaker, who does not feature in Carlo Ancelotti's plans and is available for £34m (The Sun, August 30)
Houssem Aouar - The Arsenal transfer target has been offered on a loan-to-buy deal as Lyon desperately attempt to sell the midfielder (The Sun, August 26).
Kieran Trippier - Arsenal are looking to offload another six players before next week's deadline, mainly to raise funds to sign Trippier from Atletico Madrid (Daily Express, August 25); Arsenal are ready to revive their interest in Trippier - but need Atletico Madrid to slash their asking price (The Sun, August 24); Atletico Madrid are refusing to budge on their stance that Trippier will not leave for less than his £51m release clause, after an enquiry from Arsenal (Daily Mail, August 19)
Antonio Conte - Arsenal will give Mikel Arteta until the October international break to improve their Premier League fortunes but are likely to make Antonio Conte their first choice should they need a replacement (Daily Telegraph, August 24).
Various - Arsenal are continuing to revamp their transfer department with the addition of three new scouts (The Sun, August 19); Arsenal are prepared to sanction three more transfers for Mikel Arteta before the transfer window deadline at the end of the month (Daily Mirror, August 17).
Philippe Coutinho - Arsenal have no interest in Coutinho, following reports in Spain the Gunners are linked with the former Liverpool man (Daily Mirror, August 20); Barcelona are willing to offer former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho in part exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Sky Sports, August 16).
Dusan Vlahovic - Arsenal and Tottenham have been quoted £60m by Fiorentina as they eye a transfer for striker Vlahovic (Sunday Mirror, August 15).
Hector Bellerin - Arsenal right back Bellerin to have a medical in Seville ahead of a move to Real Betis (Sky Sports News, August 31); Bellerin is growing increasingly frustrated at Arsenal and could see further competition at right-back added to the squad in the form of Barcelona's Emerson (Daily Star, August 17).
Alex Runarsson - Arsenal goalkeeper Runarsson is close to signing for Belgian club OH Leuven on loan (Sky Sports News, August 31).
Ainsley Maitland-Niles - The right-back is increasingly likely to remain at Arsenal in this window. Arsenal were prepared to let him go this summer and Everton made loan with option to buy offer. Arsenal are in the market for a right-back, but it seems Maitland-Niles versatility will be utilised (Sky Sports News, August 30).
Eddie Nketiah - Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace are trying to agree a price for the Arsenal striker - and are willing to spend £12m (The Sun, August 29): Palace remain interested in signing Nketiah, who is now in the final year of his contract at the Emirates - but there is a gap in their valuation, with Arsenal expecting £20m (Sky Sports, August 24); Brighton could swoop for £20m-rated striker Nketiah to help address their goalscoring form (The Sun on Sunday, August 8); Nketiah could be used as makeweights as Arsenal pursue a player-plus-cash deal for Leicester City's James Maddison (Daily Mirror, August 4).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Juventus have identified the Arsenal striker and captain to replace the outgoing Cristiano Ronaldo (Daily Star, August 28); Barcelona are interested in signing Aubameyang (Sky Sports, August 16); Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are reportedly wanted by Barcelona (Daily Star, August 16); Arsenal are willing to sell their star striker just a year after he signed a lucrative new contract at the Emirates (Daily Mail, August 14).
Edu - The Arsenal technical director is coming under severe pressure with Marc Overmars and Ralf Rangnick among possible replacements for the Brazilian (Daily Mirror, August 25).
Alexandre Lacazette - Lacazette could be set to leave the club by the end of the week (Daily Express, August 18); Arsenal attacking duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are reportedly wanted by Barcelona (Daily Star, August 16); Arsenal are willing to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15m (Daily Mirror, July 26); the Gunners will not be offering a new contract to Lacazette and are inviting bids for their former record signing (The Sun, July 24).
Sead Kolasinac - The Arsenal outcast is reportedly in negotiations to terminate his deal with the club (The Sun, August 1).
Ben White - Brighton, £50m
Nuno Tavares - Benfica, undisclosed
Albert Sambi Lokonga - Anderlecht, £15m
Martin Odegaard - Real Madrid, undisclosed
Aaron Ramsdale - Bournemouth, £30m including add-ons
Willian - Corinthians, free
Joe Willock - Newcastle, £25m
Reiss Nelson - Feyenoord, loan
Dani Ceballos - end of loan
Lucas Torreira - Fiorentina, loan
Mat Ryan - end of loan
Martin Odegaard - end of loan
David Luiz - contract expired
Mark McGuinness - Cardiff, undisclosed
Trae Coyle - FC Lausanne-Sport, undisclosed
Zech Medkley - KV Oostende, undisclosed
Dinos Mavropanos - Stuttgart, loan
Daniel Ballard - Millwall, loan
Ben Sheaf - Coventry, undisclosed
Matt Smith - Doncaster, loan
Matteo Guendouzi - Marseille, loan
William Saliba - Marseille, loan
Tyreece John-Jules - Blackpool, loan
Harry Clarke - Ross County, loan
Miguel Azeez - Arsenal to Portsmouth, loan
Granit Xhaka - Xhaka has signed a one-year contract extension with Arsenal. The 28-year-old Switzerland captain's new deal will run until at least 2024, with the option for a further year.
Emile Smith Rowe - The midfielder had been the subject of two bids from Aston Villa, but signed a new contract at Arsenal on July 22.