12pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gabriel Magalhaes LATEST, Aubameyang contract ‘this week’, Valencia in for Guendouzi – The Sun

ARSENAL fans are convinced Gabriel Magalhaes will be imminently unveiled as a Gunner after he replied to David Luiz on Instagram.

And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is edging closer to a new deal with Mikel Arteta saying he believes the captain "has been convinced to stay".

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  • OTD

    It was on this day NINE years ago that Arsenal signed a Spanish midfielder from Everton.

    Nearly a decade later, he is back at the Emirates, with the most important job at the club.

    Mikel Arteta is forging quite a reputation.

  • FIXTURES CONFIRMED

    Arsenal’s opening fixtures and kick-off times have been announced.

    There have been some tweaks to the original schedule so that broadcasters can have their say.

    Here are confirmed kick-off times and TV broadcasters for the opening games.

    Sat Sept 12 – Fulham (A) 12.30pm – BT Sport

    Sun Sept 20 – West Ham (H) 2pm – Sky Sports

    Mon Sept 28 – Liverpool (A) 8pm – Sky Sports

  • GOING, GOING, GUEN

    Valencia have joined Villarreal in the race to sign Matteo Guendouzi.

    The Arsenal midfielder is valued at £40million and has been ousted by Mikel Arteta ever since his infamous row with Brighton’s Neal Maupay.

    According to reports, Guendouzi has been encouraged to find a new club by the Gunners boss, a move that has sent a warning to the rest of his squad over player behaviour.

  • UP' TO THE TASK?

    Manchester United are aiming to make a move for Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano after landing Donny van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Red Devils have been quiet in this summer's transfer window, with Jadon Sancho a top priority.

    But with Dortmund so far playing hard ball with United over Sancho, they have targeted other areas, with centre-back a big priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    There have been question marks over Victor Lindelof as an adequate partner to Harry Maguire, especially after the way they conceded the winning goal to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals.

    ESPN report that Upamecano is the next target in United's sights, with just 12 days to go until the start of the Premier League season.

    The RB Leipzig defender, 21, has long been a target for Arsenal, but the Gunners have struggled to find the spare cash to spend on such a signing without making sales first.

  • 'HEART IS AT THE CLUB'

    Arsenal have shared a picture of Ainsley Maitland-Niles on their Instagram stories f the Community Shield win over Liverpool.

    Fans are eagerly awaiting news of whether the versatile winger and full-back is going to stay at the club, after Wolves baulked at his asking price.

    Maitland-Niles, 23, said: “It was a special moment.

    “The first time I've ever played on my birthday and playing at Wembley, fighting for another cup and another title for the club.

    “We brought it home today and it's just a fantastic feeling that this group of boys have proved something last season and kept going into this season.

    “I'm an Arsenal player until I'm told otherwise.

    “My heart is in this club and while I'm here I'm going to give 100 per cent to the club, so that's that.”

  • NO MAITS RATES

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up, reports MARK IRWIN.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old who joins up with Gareth Southgate's squad today for the Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants Maitland-Niles to replace Matt Doherty, who signed for Spurs in a £15m deal yesterday.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25m for the player before Saturday's man-of-the-match performance against Liverpool in the Community Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

  • BEE-LIEVERS

    Arsenal are reportedly lining up a double swoop for Brentford pair Said Benrahma and David Raya.

    Algerian winger Benrahma was one of the standout players in the Championship last season – chipping in with 17 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.

    And his team-mate David Raya played in every league game for the Bees as they lost to Fulham in the play-off final.

    The Gunners have already raided Brentford after bringing in coach Andreas Georgson to the Emirates from West London.

    And now 90min claim Arsenal are keen on signing two of their star players in Benrahma and Raya.

  • HOLD ON MAIT

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old who joins up with Gareth Southgate’s squad on Monday for the Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants Maitland-Niles to replace Matt Doherty, who signed for Spurs in a £15m deal on Sunday.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25m for the player before Saturday’s man-of-the-match performance against Liverpool in the Community Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

    Manager Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he would prefer to keep the London-born academy graduate at the Emirates but also needs to raise funds.

  • GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old who is seen as a direct replacement for Matt Doherty.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25million for the player before Saturday’s Man of the Match performance against Liverpool in the Charity Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

    Meanwhile, Leeds are planning a shock move for Arsenal's £20m goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

    The Mail claims Marcelo Bielsa wants to bring his Argentine compatriot to Elland Road this summer.

    Martinez wants to be Arsenal’s new No1 but knows Bernd Leno is likely to regain his place between the sticks after recovering from injury.

    Leeds are keen and Martinez could jump at the chance to play under Bielsa.

    Finally, Arsenal are reportedly considering a double swoop for Brentford duo Said Benrahma and David Raya.

    A source told 90min that Raya is being targeted as a replacement for Martinez after a fine debut season for the Bees.

    Benrahma has also caught Arsenal's eye after a string of impressive performances.

    Aston Villa are understood to be interested but are instead focused on sealing a deal for teammate Ollie Watkins.

  • FULL GOON

    Arsenal have two trophies under Mikel Arteta.

    Can they challenge for the title with these fixtures?

  • FROM SUNSPORT’S MARK IRWIN

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old, who is seen as a direct replacement for Matt Doherty.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25million for the player before Saturday’s Man of the Match performance against Liverpool in the Charity Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

  • MART MOVE

    Arsenal have offered Emiliano Martinez a new contract.

    The Telegraph claims Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep the goalie after his fine form during Bernd Leno's injury absence.

    But Martinez has no intention of sticking around if he demoted back to the bench.

    Leeds are interested in taking him to Elland Road this summer.

  • PIERRE WE GO

    Mikel Arteta is confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will commit his future to the club on a new three-year deal.

    Speaking after Arsenal's Community Shield win against Liverpool, Arteta said: “My job is to try to convince him he's at the right place at the right time.

    “I think we got that and then we have to make the paperwork and that takes a bit of time.”

  • AUBA ASSEMBLE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman by calling the Community Shield the 'Avengers Cup'.

    Boseman, who played Marvel superhero Black Panther, tragically passed away after a battle with cancer.

  • ARTFUL DODGER

    Mikel Arteta showed he could still do a job on the pitch with some delightful control in Arsenal's Community Shield win against Liverpool.

    What do you think, Gunners fans? Would you take Arteta in your midfield right now?

  • SWAP SHOP

    Samuel Umtiti has reportedly been offered to Lyon in exchange for Memphis Depay.

    Tancredi Palmeri claims Ronald Koeman is keen on bringing his former Netherlands winger to the Nou Camp this summer.

    And it means Umtiti, who has been linked with Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal this summer, could be returning to his former stomping ground at Lyon.

  • OH DANI BOY

    Dani Ceballos appears to have dropped a transfer hint that he will be back at Arsenal this season.

    The Gunners are in talks with Real Madrid to extend the midfielder’s loan by another year.

    And it looks like Ceballos will be a part of Mikel Arteta’s squad in the new campaign as he celebrated Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Liverpool.

  • AND THE EMI GOES TO…

    Leeds are planning a shock move for Arsenal's £20million goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

    The Mail claims Marcelo Bielsa wants to bring his Argentine compatriot to Elland Road this summer.

    Martinez wants to be Arsenal’s new No1 but knows Bernd Leno is likely to regain his place between the sticks after recovering from injury.

    Leeds are keen and Martinez could jump at the chance to play under Bielsa.

  • OLD HABITS DIE HARD

    Santi Cazorla may be 35 years old.

    But judging by this rocket on his debut for Al Sadd, the former Gooner has still got it.

    What a hit.

  • HE'S A KEEPER

    Emi Martinez attempted to psyche out Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk ahead of yesterday's Community Shield penalty shoot-out.

    The 90 minutes of action had come to an end, but for the 6ft 5in Argentine, the mind games were just beginning.

    As referee Andre Marriner gathered skippers on the day Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Virgil van Dijk to decide on who would take the first spot-kick, Martinez thought he would also gather round the official.

    And when Van Dijk, stepping into the role in the absence of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, confidently decided that the Reds would go first, the Argentine had something to say.

    Martinez, 27, looked straight at the Dutchman and asked: “Sure?”

    “Are you sure?”

  • WHO SAID?

    Arsenal are reportedly considering a double swoop for Brentford duo Said Benrahma and David Raya.

    A source told 90min that Raya is being targeted as a replacement for Martinez.

    Benrahma has also caught Arsenal's eye after a string of impressive performances.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes sent fans wild as he commented on David Luiz's Instagram video.

  • COME BACK, MAIT!

    Arsenal could reportedly do an incredible U-turn on their decision to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    Wolves are among the clubs that are keeping a close eye on the talented 23-year-old.

    But according to The Mirror, the Gunners are considering keeping hold of him for the 2020/21 season.

    The source states that: “Maitland-Niles is now purely focused on Arsenal, will ignore any transfer talk and is concentrated solely on nailing down a place at the Emirates.”

  • WORK OF ART

    Arsenal fans have plastered this picture across social media today.

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    The man. With the plan. ✊

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  • ON YOUR MARTS…

    Emiliano Martinez is close to signing a new Arsenal contract, according to The Telegraph.

    The goalkeeper has two seasons remaining on his current deal – but has been an offered an extension by the club.

    He has stepped up between the sticks while Bernd Leno has been out of action with an injury.

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