September 19, 2021

Maitland-Niles begs to be let go, Asensio link, Aubameyang future UPDATE, Nketiah to Palace

ARSENAL are reeling from their squad being in disarray with Ainsley Maitland-Niles the latest star begging to be let go.

The Gunners youth team product has asked the club openly on Instagram: “All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play.”

There could be more ins and outs over the next 48 hours at the Emirates, with the transfer window shutting on Tuesday evening.

Reports had linked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Juventus, but the Gunners captain is set to stay at the club.

And after raiding Real Madrid already for Martin Odegaard, reports in Spain suggest the Gunners could go back in for Marco Asensio before deadline day.

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Get all the latest transfer news, gossip and updates below…

  • MAKING HIS MARC

    Arsenal are continuing to monitor Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio.

    The Spaniard is not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans this season.

    But he will cost at least £34million to sign on a permanent deal.

  • REISS LIGHTNING

    Reiss Nelson is set to complete a loan move to Feyenoord.

    The Dutch side turned to Arsenal’s misfit winger after seeing first target Amad Diallo suffer a long-term injury at Man United.

    Fabrizio Romano claims Nelson is currently on his way to the Netherlands to complete his switch.

  • BRIGHT IDEA

    A late Arsenal move for Yves Bissouma looks unlikely after the Brighton ace hinted he was staying with the Seagulls.

    Bissouma tweeted after the 2-0 defeat to Everton: “I find it hard to digest this defeat by what we wanted. to win our third game in a row for a great club with incredible fans.

    “But unfortunately as we say in football nothing is planned in advance but the best is yet to come focus for next one Brighton & Hove Albion FC.”

  • BREAKING

    Spurs have agreed a £25million deal with Barcelona for right-back Emerson Royal.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the highly-rated defender is on his way to Tottenham despite only joining Barca earlier this summer.

    And Sky Sports claims Arsenal also made a late approach before being snubbed by Emerson.

  • LYON IN WAIT

    French side outfit Lyon have offered a two-year deal to Willian.

    L’Equipe says the Brazilian could now be heading to France despite looking set for a move to Corinthians.

    Willian has offered to tear up his Arsenal contract and leave on a free transfer.

  • CA$H CITY

    Man City and Chelsea were the world’s biggest spenders on overseas transfers over the past completed decade.

    Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham also made it into the top ten.

    But despite their outlays, none of the City or Chelsea purchases ranked in the top 10 most expensive transfers globally, while United’s captures of Paul Pogba and Argentine flop Angel Di Maria did. 

  • GUNNER MAKE CUTS

    Arsenal are trying to offload seven senior players before the transfer window closes tomorrow.

    They hope that Willian, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and Alex Runarsson will all be off the books by midnight tomorrow.

    The Gunners have already sold Joe Willock to Newcastle for £25m, released David Luiz and loaned out Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba.

    But all of the potential 12 departures will not offset the £128million summer signings of Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares.

  • UPTOWN KROENKE

    Stan Kroenke has no intention of parting ways with Mikel Arteta despite Arsenal’s disastrous start to the season.

    Goal claims the American supremo still has faith in his manager.

    And Arteta will be given time to turn things around after losing his first three Premier League games of the new campaign.

  • MAITLAND-NILES UPDATE

    Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles has dropped a major transfer hint on his future amid speculation of a move to Everton.

    Maitland-Niles has been linked with a transfer to Goodison Park and took to social media where he appeared keen to exit from the Emirates.

    The midfielder, who spent last season on loan to West Brom, hinted that he doesn’t feel “wanted” by the Gunners.

    Maitland-Niles posted in a story on his Instagram account: “All I wanna do is go where I’m wanted and where I’m gonna play”

  • DALOT UPDATE

    Manchester United ace Diogo Dalot will definitely stay at Manchester United.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims there is a “100%” chance Dalot is staying.

    The same goes for Amad Diallo, who was linked with a loan move to Feyenoord.

    However, Diallo’s transfer fell through due to an injury and thus the Eredivisie giants turned their attention on Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson

  • NELSON DEAL

    Arsenal ace Reiss Nelson is on his way to Feyenoord ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline day.

    That is according to Football London, who claim that a deal has been reached between the Eredivisie giants and the Gunners.

    Nelson, who has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates, is moving to the Dutch side on a season-long loan.

    Feyenoord decided to move for the winger after missing out on Manchester United ace Amad Diallo

  • KEEP COLE OF THEM

    Joe Cole heaped praise at Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney after Arsenal’s shambolic performance against Manchester City.

    Cole said: “Whenever I see Mikel Arteta, for me, he looks like a manager.

    “I don’t think he understood how difficult the job was or what the Arsenal fans are demanding.

    “When I talk about Arsenal, three players spring to mind; Saka, Smith Rowe and Tierney. They’re three excellent young footballers who any club would take.

    “They can come back from this but I think it will be a long journey. For so long, they haven’t dealt with the centre-half and the defensive midfield position”

  • BRUN-TALLY HONEST

    Lyon ace Bruno Guimaraes confirmed that Arsenal were interested in signing him during the summer transfer window.

    Guimaraes told Globo Esporte: “There were talks with my manager.

    “But nothing official, they asked… well, there was no official proposal.

    “My goal, and I made it clear to Juninho, is to win a title here.

    “Lyon fans are lacking in titles, they haven’t won something for a long time”

  • THANK YOU

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta came under fire following the Gunners’ 5-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad during the weekend.

    This marked the north Londoners’ worst start in 67 years after losing all of their first three games while conceding nine goals without scoring once.

    Arteta, though, thanked the fans for showing up and supporting the team.

    More below:

  • TRIPPIER BOOST

    Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier.

    This comes after Lille star Zeki Celik’s agent claimed that Atletico are keeping tabs on his client.

    He told Haber Global: “It is true that Atletico are interested in Zeki Celik, there is the proposal.

    “We are evaluating it.”

    Manchester United also ended their pursuit of Trippier as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is satisfied with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot covering that position this season

  • CHECK MAIT

    Everton are interested in signing Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline day.

    According to the Daily Mail, the Toffees have made an approach to take Maitland-Niles on loan.

    The 24-year-old has found himself largely sidelined by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, and was loaned out to West Brom during the second half of last season.

    The academy graduate prefers to play as a midfielder but the Merseysiders could use him as a right-back, having been looking to sign one this summer

  • WILLIAN FUTURE

    Arsenal wantaway player Willian is close to joining Corinthians before Tuesday’s transfer deadline day.

    That is according to Football London, who report that the former Chelsea star has walked away from his Gunners contract.

    The north Londoners have been unable to attract suitors due to the winger’s expensive wages.

    Sources close to the Brazil international insist he “wants to do the right thing” and that is why he wants to “walk away” from his contract, with Arsenal potentially saving up to £20million

  • SHEAR CRITICISM

    Newcastle legend Alan Shearer slammed Arsenal star Granit Xhaka after he was sent off during the Gunners’ 5-0 thrashing to Manchester City on Saturday.

    Shearer told Match of the Day: “That’s 11 red cards in his career now.

    “You just can’t excuse this. All he’s said to his team-mates is ‘Sorry lads, I don’t fancy this today’.

    “Who he’s trying to impress I don’t know. You cannot tackle [like that]. We all know the laws, you can’t go in like that.

    “He’s putting his opponent in danger. He’s out of control. It’s the correct decision. It’s a red card”

  • DOUBLE DIP

    Crystal Palace are trying to agree a price for Arsenal ace Eddie Nketiah — and are willing to spend £12million, reports SunSport’s Alan Nixon.

    But Palace have also tabled a £15m offer for Celtic star Odsonne Edouard as they put pressure on both to commit and join them.

    Gunners legend and Eagles manager Patrick Vieira decided to go for Nketiah despite his lack of experience and now hopes to end a chase that began on his arrival at Selhurst Park.

    The young striker can leave and the north Londoners initially wanted around £20m but they may drop the fee — with Palace currently leading the hunt despite Brighton considering a move.

    Edouard is also liked by Vieira but the cost of signing him from Celtic is high and will not be coming down

  • DIALL-OFF

    Feyenoord are keeping tabs on Arsenal ace Reiss Nelson after their loan move for Amad Diallo fell through.

    The Eredivisie giants shifted their attention to Nelson, whom they also wish to land on loan, after Diallo sustained an injury.

    Feyenoord technical director Frank Arnesen told AD: “He got injured, it’s cancelled.

    “Too bad, everything was done. I’ve talked a lot with the people at Manchester United, but it’s more sensible to let him recover at that club”

  • ASENSIO REMINDER

    Arsenal are keeping tabs on Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio ahead of transfer deadline day.

    That is according to Transfermarketweb, who report that Asensio has emerged as a target for the Gunners.

    The north Londoners have already raided Real to bring Martin Odegaard back.

    The Spain international is also out of Carlo Ancelotti’s plans, just like Odegaard was, and is available for £34million

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  • ARTETA FUTURE

    Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will give Mikel Arteta more time as Arsenal manager despite the club’s disastrous start in the Premier League.

    That is according to Goal, who claim that Kroenke is still placing his faith on Arteta.

    However, the Gunners’ owner is thought to have a limit and will likely sack the Spaniard if results don’t improve

    The north Londoners have lost their first three games in the Prem having conceded nine goals without scoring once

  • BISSOUMA FUTURE

    Brighton star Yves Bissouma has hinted that he won’t be leaving the Amex Stadium this summer.

    Bissouma has been linked with a move away as various clubs have been keeping tabs, such as Arsenal.

    However, the midfielder took to Twitter after the Seagulls’ 2-0 loss to Everton on Saturday and said, ‘the best is yet to come’.

    Bissouma tweeted: “I find it hard to digest this defeat by what we wanted to win our third game in a row for a great club with incredible fans but unfortunately as we say in football nothing is planned in advance but the best is yet to come focus for next one Brighton & Hove Albion FC”

  • MES-ING AROUND

    Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil appeared to have taken a dig at his former club and manager Mikel Arteta following their 5-0 thrashing to Manchester City.

    The Gunners have been enduring a horrid start to the Premier League as they lost all of their three first fixtures by conceding nine goals without scoring once.

    Ozil, who now competes for Fenerbahce, took to Twitter where he posted the following: “Trust the process.”

    This has been seen as a tongue-in-cheek tweet targeting a saying that a large section of the north Londoners’ faithful have coined in regards to giving Arteta more time

  • AUBAMEYANG REMINDER

    Juventus are not looking to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the summer transfer window.

    That is according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who claims Aubameyang is not on Juve’s radar.

    Reports suggested the star striker was tipped to replace replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s rejoining Manchester United.

    Romano adds that the Bianconeri are also not interested in Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero or Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard after being linked with them as well

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