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Arsenal transfer round-up as Mavropanos’s faces uncertain Gunners future

Arsenal’s season suggests it may be another busy summer for the north London outfit.

Several new faces arrived this season but Mikel Arteta’s side remain someway off the pace and could miss out on European football.

The Spanish boss is still in the midst of overhauling the squad he inherited which could take some time yet.

Arteta has backed youth throughout this season and that could be the stance he takes in the transfer market.

Here are the latest transfer rumours coming out of the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta is eyeing a Brazilian star

Talks held with Brazil youngster

Arsenal have made moves to sign Fluminense youngster Matheus Martinelli, according to reports in Brazil.

Globo Esporte reports that the Gunners have been scouting the 19-year-old Brazilian in recent months.

They have opened talks with his entourage to see whether he would be keen on a switch to the Emirates.

Arsenal know the benefits of the Brazilian market having signed Gabriel Martinelli in recent years.

Konstantinos Mavropanos is away on loan
Konstantinos Mavropanos is away on loan

Mavropanos future unknown

Konstantinos Mavropanos admits he has no idea where his future lies.

The Greek international, who was signed by Arsene Wenger, is on loan at Stuttgart this term.

He doesn’t know what the future holds, but could be keen to remain in Germany.

He told BILD : “I can’t say that at the moment (if I will return to Arsenal).

“Things can change quickly in football. I still have two months here in Stuttgart and would like to end the season with the team as high up as possible.

“The door at VfB is open for me [to stay another year] – that’s very good, but I can only think specifically about the future when we have talks with Arsenal for the new season.”

North London Kokcu battle

Arsenal and Tottenham will go head-to-head in the battle to sign Orkun Kokcu from Feyenoord, claims the Daily Mail .

The midfielder is on the Gunners wish list as they again look to strengthen and bolster Arteta’s squad.

Tottenham though, who haven’t decided on Jose Mourinho’s future, are looking to secure his services.

The Turk came through the ranks in Rotterdam and has now represented his country.




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