Despite completing impressive deals in the summer transfer window, this season has not gone according to plan for Arsenal.
The Gunners are currently lying in 11th place in the Premier League table after four wins, four defeats and a draw from their first nine matches.
Despite splashing out on Thomas Partey over the summer, Arsenal may need reinforcements if they are to challenge for a Champions League spot.
Goalscoring has been the major issue for Mikel Arteta’s side with only nine goals scored.
And, with the January transfer window a little more than a month from opening, we round up the latest Arsenal rumours.
PSG rule out Szoboszlai move
Paris Saint-Germain have ruled out a potential move for Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai, with the Ligue 1 champions unable to afford the much-coveted playmaker.
Szoboszlai has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur after a series of impressive displays for Red Bull Salzburg.
However, PSG assistant manager Zsolt Low has said Les Parisiens will not be in the running for the 20-year-old – whose release clause is reportedly £23million – come January.
“We have a very big financial loss, hundreds of millions, which is why we could already see (in the summer) it wasn’t typical for the club to buy players for tens of millions.”
Saliba set for January loan
Arsenal signed Saliba, 19, from the French side in 2019 before loaning him back for the 2019/20 season.
However, the France Under-20 international is yet to feature under Arteta in the Premier League and was left out of the Spaniard’s Europa League squad.
Saint-Etienne attempted to secure another loan move for Saliba in the summer, and while he does not appear to figure prominently in Arteta’s plans at the moment, the French club are fearful the Arsenal manager will call upon the centre-back during the busy festive period, which would hinder their chances of snapping him up for another temporary spell.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners have been starved of title glory for a while now – but things could be changing as a new-look Arsenal side plot a course to success.
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New signings Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey have hit the ground running following their big money summer arrivals, and the new-look Gunners are going all out for a top four spot and Europa League glory this term.
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Arsenal sign United youngster
Arsenal have completed the signing of Manchester United academy defender Reuell Walters.
The 15-year-old right-back only moved to United last year after leaving Tottenham but now looks set to return to north London.
“New chapter. New beginning,” tweeted Walters.
“Thanks to God and everyone who has played a part in my journey so far, especially my mum, dad, sister, family, and friends.
“Also a very special thank you to everyone at Arsenal for believing in me. Excited to get started!”
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