Arsenal are on the lookout for a striker and a midfielder as Deadline Day nears with Alexander Isak and Arthur Melo heir top two targets to fill those positions
It should be a busy 48 hours for Arsenal as they look to add reinforcements before the window closes.
The Gunners have missed out on multiple targets this month including Dusan Vlahovic, but there is still time for Mikel Arteta to make moves ahead of the deadline.
Arsenal are on the lookout for a striker and a midfielder with Alexander Isak and Arthur Melo their top two targets to fill those positions.
There could also be players going in the other direction as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been told he is not needed at the Emirates.
Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.
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Alexander Isak ‘spotted in London’
Alexander Isak has been ‘spotted in London’ as speculation over a move to Arsenal intensifies.
The Real Sociedad striker has emerged as the Gunners’ number one target after a move for Dusan Valhovic fell through as the Serbian joined Juventus.
And claims he has arrived in England’s capital this week has only added fuel to the fire.
Isak can be seen in a bar in Kingly Court in Soho and in a shopping centre alongside Sociedad teammate and former Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj.
It’s also claimed that Isak has been seen in a Rolls Royce with the number plate ‘I5 AAK’. According to reports, the car has allegedly been registered in the UK this month.
Vlahovic was “sensationally wrong” to snub Arsenal
Antonio Cassano reckons Dusan Vlahovic was “sensationally wrong” to snub Arsenal for Juventus.
The 21-year-old rejected the Gunners in favour of a switch to Turin, but the former Italy international believes it’s too big a jump and he would have been better joining an “intermediate” team such as Mikel Artea’s men.
“Juventus will not change with Allegri, neither next year nor in ten years,” the ex- Roma, AC Milan and Inter forward said on Christian Vieiri ‘s Twitch channel, Bobo TV, via Metro.
“In my opinion, [Vlahovic’s decision] is sensationally wrong. For the type of player I think he is he needed to make an intermediate step to a team like Arsenal, Tottenham [Hotspur], or Sevilla, who signed [Anthony] Martial.
“For me, you know, he has always been a second-tier player.”
Arthur Melo U-turn
Arsenal’s move for Arthur Melo has reignited after Juventus lined up a replacement for the Brazilian.
The Italians made it clear they would not let the midfielder go unless they were able to fill the void left by the playmaker.
And it seems they have found their man in Denis Zakaria.
Reports claim that Juventus have offered £5.8million for the highly-rated Bundesliga star. Gladbach are weighing up their offer but would want to cash in on the midfielder with Zakaria set to be a free agent in the summer.