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Arsenal transfer round-up: Gunners target Brighton ace, Torreira prediction

Arsenal’s poor start to the season furthers their need to add new faces when the opportunity arises.

Mikel Arteta has overseen the worst Premier League start to a season in the club’s history.

that despite bringing in several players in the summer, but he didn’t tick all of the boxes on his shortlist.

The Spaniard remains keen on signing a creative midfielder which their lack of goals becoming a real issue.

Arsenal are languishing in the bottom half and look set for another season out of the Champions League.

That could make recruitment that much harder should they eye elite level players.

Here are the latest transfer rumours surrounding the Gunners.

Yves Bissouma has attracted interest from several clubs

Arsenal and Liverpool eye Bissouma

Brighton’s Yves Bissouma is on Arsenal and Liverpool’s radar according to TalkSport.

The midfielder has played in all of his side’s game this term and continues to impress.

Arteta is understood to be a big fan of the Mali international who has a contract at the Amex until 2023.

But Arsenal may have to fend off competition from the Reds who see Bissouma as a replacement for the potentially departing Georginio Wijnaldum.

Lucas Torreira is spending the year at Atletico

Torreira backed for great future

Lucas Torreira is a “great player” who has an Arsenal future despite being loaned out according to Gilberto Silva.

The Uruguayan moved to the Emirates in 2018 but after two years and two managers has been sent away for the year.

Atletico Madrid are enjoying Torreira’s services but he has been backed to return to north London and come good.

Gilberto told Ladbrokes: “I think Torreira had a good start to his career at Arsenal.

“He played some really good games but then last season he played some not-so-good games and was dropped to the bench as a result.

“At some point players will believe they don’t have a chance at a team – especially when a new manager comes in.

“But Torreira definitely has quality. He’s a great player.”

Gunners slammed for Giroud transfer error

Arsenal have been slammed by Joe Cole for allowing Olivier Giroud to leave for London rivals Chelsea.

The Frenchman went from the north of the capital to the west in January 2018 after more than five years at the Emirates.

He scored four in Chelsea’s Champions League win on Wednesday and the former Blues has questioned the Emirates hierarchy.

Cole told Coral: “The whole structure at Arsenal at the moment is completely wrong. Whoever allowed Giroud the chance to leave to go to Chelsea is unbelievable.

“The problem lies above Arteta. It easier for them people to say, we are doing the right thing. Let’s get rid of Arteta and bring a new manager in.

“When was the last time Arsenal signed a bulk of players that everyone said, that makes sense?




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