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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Xhaka to STAY, Gunners ‘make Lautaro Martinez enquiry’, Ben White SIGNS, Locatelli update


GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists Granit Xhaka will STAY at the club after transfer talks with Jose Mourinho’s Roma collapsed.

The Spanish manager said: “Granit is going to stay with us. He is a key member of our squad and a player that we rate and value so much.

“He only trained for two days but still wanted to play in this game and I think that is a very clear commitment from him that he wants to be here.”

Fenerbahce are thought to be considering signing Arsenal star Cedric Soares, who has made just 15 Premier League appearances in the last 18 months.

And new signings Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga made their Arsenal debuts in the 2-1 friendly defeat to Chelsea.

Around 20,000 fans attended the match at the Emirates, the club’s largest home crowd since March 2020.

Goals from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham, who’s been linked with a move to Arsenal, secured victory for the European champions.

Thomas Partey was substituted in the first half with suspected ankle damage and could miss Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Brentford on August 13.





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