Arsenal COMPLETE Iwabuchi transfer, Vieira pleas with Kroenkes over Daniel Ek takeover – latest updates

ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed the club will open transfer talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Martin Odegaard ‘in the next few weeks’.

Elsewhere, Wilfried Zaha has insisted again he would leave Crystal Palace for a ‘top’ club with reports of Arsenal and Tottenhm interest.

And, there's been a big change in the backroom with club legend and Under-23s coach Steve Bould dismissed.

Dennis Bergkamp has told Arsenal fans that Daniel Ek is STILL interested in buying the club off Stan Kroenke.

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  • Dylan Terry

    ON THIS DAY

    On this day in 1989, Arsenal won the title in the final minute of the season by beating Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield.

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    CITIZEN KANE

    Gareth Southgate insists Manchester United transfer target Harry Kane will not be leaving Tottenham until after the Euros.

    He said: “I don’t feel I need to talk to Harry Kane regarding focus or professionalism.

    "He has one goal with us and that’s to win the European Championship. He knows how important that is at this moment in time. What’s happening at his club is a matter for him and Tottenham.

    "He’s made some statements in the last few days, but that is out of the way now. It’s very unlikely that transfer deals will be done while we are away.

    "It’s different when we meet up in September and I’m very realistic that you can’t stop phones ringing, but most deals will be done at the end of the tournament or in the first week before it starts.

    “I would expect most deals in terms of our players to be done after the tournament.”

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    SEAGULLS SWOOP

    Brighton have joined the race for Celtic striker and Arsenal transfer target Odsonne Edouard.

    The French forward, 23, is also being chased by Leicester.

    But the Seagulls hope their promise of a regular starting berth could convince Edouard to head to the South Coast.

    Former Paris Saint-Germain kid Edouard may find it difficult to dislodge first-choice Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho should he go to the FA Cup-winning Foxes.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal’s interest is understood to be dependent on whether Alexandre Lacazette stays or goes this summer.

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    BUEN BATTLE

    Arsenal and Aston Villa are in a transfer fight for Emiliano Buendia, according to reports.

    The Norwich playmaker, 24, enjoyed a stunning season helping fire the Canaries to a second Championship promotion in his three years at Carrow Road.

    But Daniel Farke faces a huge battle keeping hold of his star man this summer.

    Arsenal were linked with him last year and look set to revive their interest.

    According to The Telegraph, the Gunners may be forced to act quickly if they want to secure the Argentine.

    It is thought Aston Villa are prioritising a new No10 and preparing a bid.

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  • Dylan Terry

    RENNES FOR THE HILLS

    Arsenal target Eduardo Camavinga has handed in a transfer request but the teenage sensation has his heart set on Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Rennes midfielder, 18, is one of Europe's hottest properties following yet another brilliant season.

    PSG are one of the clubs monitoring his situation closely and believe he is the future in their midfield.

    And it appears his head has been turned after telling Rennes he won't be signing a new contract.

    Camavinga has just a year left on his current deal meaning the club will be forced to flog him this summer or lose him for nothing.

    According to RMC Sport, Rennes are prepared to play hardball having slapped a £100million price-tag on their star man.

    With the current financial crisis in football due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rennes risk pricing out Europe's biggest clubs for his signature.

    The report adds how club owner Francois Pinault is hoping to spark a bidding war with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid also all interested.

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    CAMINGS AND GOINGS

    Arsenal target Eduardo Camavinga has handed in a transfer request but the teenage sensation has his heart set on Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Rennes midfielder, 18, is one of Europe's hottest properties following yet another brilliant season.

    PSG are one of the clubs monitoring his situation closely and believe he is the future in their midfield.

    And it appears his head has been turned after telling Rennes he won't be signing a new contract.

    Camavinga has just a year left on his current deal meaning the club will be forced to flog him this summer or lose him for nothing.

    According to RMC Sport, Rennes are prepared to play hardball having slapped a £100million price-tag on their star man.

  • Richard Forrester

    MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    Arsenal’s season may have ended on Sunday, but a number of players and staff are up for individual gongs this week.

    Boss Mikel Arteta has been nominated for Manager of the Month for May, after guiding his side to five consecutive domestic wins.

    And Nicolas Pepe, who finished the season in a rich vein of form, could win another end-of-season double.

    The Ivorian, having scored twice during the final day 2-0 win Brighton, has been nominated for Goal of the Month for his effort against West Brom, as well as Player of the Month.

    In the latter, he will be up against Joe Willock, who has impressed on loan at Newcastle United.

    Meanwhile, in transfer news, Willian reportedly wants to leave Emirates Stadium, just one season into his three-year deal.

    And controversially, the Brazilian is believed to want to join Chelsea.

    In terms of incomings, the Gunners have been linked with impressive Celtic star Odsonne Edouard.

    But they will have to compete with Brighton and Leicester, as revealed by SunSport last night.

    Finally, Bukayo Saka was named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man England squad for Euro 2020.

    The talented teen is Arsenal’s only representative in the Three Lions camp.

    Southgate, 50, is expected to whittle his squad down to 26 next week.

  • Etienne Fermie

    ICYMI – CE-BYE-LLOS

    Dani Ceballos has taken to Instagram to thank Arsenal fans as he departs the club for a second time.

    The Spaniard has spent the last two seasons on loan in North London.

    And while things largely haven’t gone well on the pitch in that time, Ceballos, 24, still has plenty of amazing memories to take back to Madrid with him.

    None more so than helping the Gunners win the FA Cup last season.

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    A post shared by Daniel Ceballos Fernandez (@danifuli10)

  • Etienne Fermie

    GOAL OF THE MONTH?

    Here's the Nicolas Pepe strike that has been nominated for May's Goal of the Month award.

    Pick that one out.

  • Etienne Fermie

    WILL TO WIN

    Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for May.

    And he's joined on the shortlist by on loan star Joe Willock.

    The pair have been put forward for the award alongside Aaron Ramsdale, Gareth Bale, Christian Benteke, Sadio Mane and Rodrigo.

    Nicolas Pepe has been in hot form this monthCredit: Reuters
  • Etienne Fermie

    EM-BELIEVABLE

    Arsenal are 'seriously considering' a move for Norwich star Emi Buendia, according to reports.

    The Argentine impressed for the Canaries this season, as Daniel Farke's side romped to the Championship title.

    And according to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have 're-started talks' with his representatives having held conversations in December.

    Buendia, 24, won his second Championship title this seasonCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    NIC OF TIME

    Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe has been nominated for May's Premier League goal of the month award.

    The Ivorian winger finished the season in red hot form for Mikel Arteta's side.

    And it is his beauty against West Brom that has earned him the nomination.

    He will be up against goals from Danny Welbeck, Bertrand Traore, Luke Thomas, Ferran Torres, Edinson Cavani, Phil Foden and Steven Bergwijn.

    Nicolas Pepe slapped a beauty past West BromCredit: AFP
  • Etienne Fermie

    MUY BUEN

    Arsenal and Aston Villa are in a transfer fight for Emiliano Buendia, according to reports.

    The Norwich playmaker, 24, enjoyed a stunning season helping fire the Canaries to a second Championship promotion in his three years at Carrow Road.

    But Daniel Farke faces a huge battle keeping hold of his star man this summer.

    Arsenal were linked with him last year and look set to revive their interest.

    According to The Telegraph, the Gunners may be forced to act quickly if they want to secure the Argentine.

    It is thought Aston Villa are prioritising a new No10 and preparing a bid.

    Norwich ace Emiliano Buendia is a transfer target for Arsenal and Aston Villa
  • Etienne Fermie

    PICK THAT OUT

    Arsenal Women's star Vivianne Miedema has won the WSL's goal of the season.

    And not bad to do it in a North London derby at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!

  • Etienne Fermie

    TAKING THE MIK

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been nominated for May's Premier League Manager of the Month award.

    The Spaniard guided the Gunners to wins in their final five domestic matches of the campaign.

    These results included a stunning 1-0 win at Chelsea, but wasn't enough to seal the North Londoners European football for next term.

    Arteta, 39, is up against Marcelo Bielsa, David Moyes and Jurgen Klopp for the gong.

    Mikel Arteta guided Arsenal to five domestic victories on the bounceCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    OD ONE OUT

    SunSport Exclusive by Tom Barclay

    Brighton have joined the race for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

    The French forward, 23, is also being chased by Leicester and Arsenal.

    But the Seagulls hope their promise of a regular starting berth could convince Edouard to head to the South Coast.

    Former Paris Saint-Germain kid Edouard may find it difficult to dislodge first-choice Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho should he go to the FA Cup-winning Foxes.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal’s interest is understood to be dependent on whether Alexandre Lacazette stays or goes this summer.

    Odsonne Edouard has plenty of Premier League interestCredit: PA
  • Etienne Fermie

    CALLING A CEB

    Outgoing loanee Dani Ceballos has wished Arsenal a hearty thanks on social media this afternoon.

    The Spaniard, 24, wrote: "Thanks @Arsenal and thanks to all Gunners.

    "I wish you all the best and the success that I'm sure will come.

    "Let's go Gunners!

    "Goodbye

    "THANKS FOR ALL!"

  • Etienne Fermie

    WILF HUNTER

    Tottenham and Everton have reportedly joined the race for long-term Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha this summer.

    The 28-year-old winger is once again facing an uncertain future as he looks to depart Selhurst Park in his quest to win silverware.

    And with just two years left to run on his contract in South London, the Ivory Coast international is unlikely to pen a new deal.

    According to Goal, both Spurs and the Toffees are chasing Zaha, while long-term admirers Arsenal are now claimed to be eyeing up Norwich's Emiliano Buendia instead.

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  • Dylan Terry

    CIAO JOE

    Joe Montemurro is rumoured to be close to becoming Juventus Women’s head coach following his Arsenal departure, according to reports.

    The 51-year-old is top of the Serie A Women’s side’s shortlist for the role according to the Italian newspaper Affari Italiani.

    Speculation has grown following the news of Rita Guarino’s decision to leave the Italian champions after four years at the helm.

    Guarino, 50, had been in charge since the Old Lady’s women’s team was established in 2017.

    Juve, who crushed Inter Milan in their final Serie A game of the 2020-21 season, won their fourth top-flight title this year.

    And the Turin juggernauts have dominated the Italian women’s game since their creation winning one Cup and two Super Cups.

    Australian Montemurro has Italian parents and spent five years as a player in the country.

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    ARSENAL BACK SAKA AFTER ENGLAND CALL-UP

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    ARSEN-ALL OVER

    Willian is keen to quit Arsenal and re-join Chelsea just 12 months after leaving on a free, according to reports.

    The Brazilian forward, 32, walked away from Stamford Bridge last year after the Blues refused to offer him a three-year contract extension.

    Chelsea famously refuse to offer more than one-year extensions to players over the age of 30, but were willing to compromise and hand Willian a two-year deal.

    But Willian instead opted to sign a three-year deal at Arsenal.

    Things haven't gone smoothly for the winger though, after a tricky debut season in North London.

    It's now believed Willian and is keen to quit the Emirates – with a number of clubs monitoring his situation.

    Willian believed to have offers from across Europe, with David Beckham's Inter Miami also keen.

    But Sky Sports now say the forward is keen to head back to Chelsea, where he played over 300 times in seven years – helping the club win two Premier League crowns.

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    ENGLAND'S EUROS SQUAD BY CLUB

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    'BACKED OFF'

    Jamie Vardy “backed off” from a move to Arsenal from Leicester after a meeting with Arsene Wenger in 2016.

    The Gunners matched the £20million release fee clause inserted in the striker’s contract at the time and soon opened talks with the hotshot.

    Vardy, who had just returned from Euro 2016 with England, scored 24 goals to fire Leicester to their magical Premier League title win the season previous.

    The ex-Fleetwood marksman looked set to leave the King Power to join Arsenal only to change his mind late on, and he still remains at the Foxes.

    He previously told Sun Sport: “I've always said the brotherhood at Leicester is unbelievable.

    “It wasn't that big a decision, it was quite easy, this is where I wanted to be.”

    Now Dick Law, who was Arsenal’s transfer negotiator at the time, has now revealed how the deal broke down.

    He told The Athletic: “The deal with Leicester was done, the deal with the player was done.

    “He came down to visit with his wife Rebekah, he sat on the couch in front of Arsene…and then he backed off.

    “On his way back to Leicester I get a call from the player saying he wants to think about it overnight. At that point, you know it’s bad news.”

  • Dylan Terry

    HEROES & VILLAINS

    Arsenal finished two places below where they were expected to in the Premier League this season, according to a Premier League supercomputer

    But Wolves and relegated Sheffield United were the biggest disappointments of the campaign.

    Dean Smith's side avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth on the final day of last season but have transformed themselves this campaign.

    But the Blades were a revelation in 2019-20 before capitulating this season and dropping into the Championship.

    After Villa, West Ham and Newcastle were the next biggest over-achievers.

    Both sides finished five positions higher than Bettingexperts' supercomputer predicted they would at the start of the campaign.

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    SAKA THE ONLY ARSENAL PLAYER IN ENGLAND SQUAD

    Bukayo Saka is the only Arsenal player to be named in England manager Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man Euro 2020 squad.

    Credit: Getty

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