Arsenal Transfer: Smith Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi updates

Arsenal transfer news and rumours with the latest on the likes of Martin Odegaard, Granit Xhaka, Ruben Neves and much more ahead of an important summer for Mikel Arteta

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After a very disappointing season for the Gunners, it’s set to be a very busy summer transfer window – with a massive overhaul expected.

However, Mikel Arteta and Edu have already suffered one setback with Aston Villa reaching an agreement with Norwich City to sign talented playmaker Emiliano Buendia

However, the good news is that there’s still time to sign an alternative and strengthen elsewhere with the likes of Julian Brandt, Martin Odegaard, and Ruben Neves just some of the names tipped to move to the Emirates Stadium in the coming months.

There is also talk of Granit Xhaka edging closer to sealing a move away from north London, while Hector Bellerin continues to be linked with a return to Spain.

Neves talks

Goal are reporting that Arsenal have held talks about signing Ruben Neves this summer.

Further talks with Wolves are expected to accelerate once Granit Xhaka’s move to AS Roma is finalised.

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Guendouzi decision

Arsenal transfer news and rumours with the latest on the likes of Martin Odegaard, Granit Xhaka, Ruben Neves and much more ahead of an important summer for Mikel Arteta

According to reports in France, Arsenal will take up the option to extend Matteo Guendouzi’s contract by a year.

This decision will allow the Gunners to demand a decent fee for the midfielder.

Whilst there has been positive talks between Arsenal and Marseille over a deal for Guendouzi, no agreement has been reached yet.

Martinelli praise

Arsenal Transfer: Smith Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi updates

Gabriel Martinelli is once again the man on many Arsenal supporters’ minds.

The 19-year-old has made quite the impression among the supporters at the Emirates Stadium since arriving from Ituano in 2019.

And after seeing what he did for Brazil under-23s in training recently, some fans are calling him phenomenal.

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Edu to sanction deal

Arsenal defender Dan Ballard is close to sealing a loan move which will see him spend next season in the Championship.

The Northern Ireland international spent last season on loan at League One side Blackpool, where he helped Tangerines to gain promotion.

Ballard is in talks with several established Championship sides as Edu is ready to sanction a deal.

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Maitland-Niles hint

Arsenal Transfer: Smith Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi updates

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has hinted at leaving Arsenal this summer as he waits to learn of Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu’s plans for the summer transfer window.

I want a decision. I want some clarity. And then hopefully I can get to work with whoever I need to get to work with.

If it works out it works out, if it doesn’t then kiss Arsenal goodbye.

Gunners interested in Fekir

Arsenal Transfer: Smith Rowe, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi updates

Nabil Fekir is interested in a move to the Premier League this summer after interest from Arsenal, according to Goal journalist Charles Watts.

The Gunners are after a creative midfielder and football.london understands Martin Odegaard is top of Mikel Arteta’s wishlist.

However, Watts is saying that Fekir now wants a move to England after first reporting Arsenal’s interest in the Real Betis star back in March.

White price tag revealed

Brighton are demanding £50million for Ben White this summer, following transfer links to Arsenal.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who are reporting that White will not be available unless a big-money offer comes in for his services.

The Gunners, as well as Liverpool and Manchester United, have been linked with the 23-year-old, as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his defensive options.

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Premier League rule change

The Premier League is set to adopt yet another adaptation of the handball rule that will impact Arsenal.

The handball rule was changed ahead of this season to adopt the t-shirt rule, which allowed the ball to touch the top of the arm, but the change was particularly harsh on accidental handballs.

Under the change, the ball could not touch a hand at all in the lead up to a goal, even if accidental, and that saw a number of goals ruled out with the help of VAR.

But in yet another change, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has confirmed that will no longer be the case, unless the scoring player uses their hand in the lead up to a goal.

Read the full story here.