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Arsenal transfers: The latest deals and rumours at the Emirates

| 20.07.2022

Arsenal transfers, departures and rumours

Arsenal just missed out on Champions League football after finishing in fifth spot last season, but hopes are high they can get over the line in the forthcoming campaign.

Mikel Arteta has already brought in several major signings and there could be more before the summer transfer window closes as he looks to ensure a top-four finish next season for which they are priced at 6/4. 

We’re taking a look at the Arsenal transfers and departures since the window opened, potential targets and the latest rumours, and some of their business features in our best transfers of the summer.

Who have Arsenal signed?

The Gunners have filled a gap up front by signing Brazil attacker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City in a £45million deal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Barcelona at the end of the winter window and with Alexandre Lacazette moving back to Lyon, Arteta was determined to bring in a quality striker to help boost his young squad, one he knew well from his time as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Jesus, 16/1 to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot, is capable of playing as a centre-forward, false nine or either side of the front three, qualities that appealed to Arteta, who told the club website: “We have a very, very dynamic team up front. We have three or four players who can play in various positions, and play with each other in different positions.

“We want to be unpredictable, but at the same time we want to be specific in certain areas, to achieve certain qualities that we didn’t have in the squad, and with Gabi I think we are doing both of those at the same time.”

On his time with Arteta at City, Jesus said: “He helped me a lot. We would always stick together after the training sessions and do some finishing or something. He’s a very intelligent guy and was an amazing player, so if he knows something he can teach me or the young players.”

We looked at how Gabriel Jesus could fit in to Arsenal’s starting XI where he could be playing alongside another player signed from City, Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The versatile Ukrainian spent six seasons at City, where he made 128 appearances after joining them from Russian club FC Ufa in June 2016.

He won both the Premier League and League Cup four times during his stay at the Etihad Stadium, as well as the FA Cup once. Zinchenko has won 52 caps for Ukraine and can operate in defence or midfield.

Arteta signed 22-year-old midfielder Fabio Vieira in June for £35m and he is just one of many young attackers that matches the Spaniard’s long-term plans for the club.

Vieira scored six goals and provided 14 assists in 27 league appearances last season for Porto and is an exciting addition to a squad brimming with talent.

The Gunners also added teenage Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos from Sao Paulo and United States goalkeeper Matt Turner to provide back-up for Aaron Ramsdale.

Arsenal signings:

Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City – £45m)
Fabio Vieira (Porto – £35m)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City – £32m)
Matt Turner (New England Revolution – £7.5m)
Marquinhos (Sao Paulo – £3m)

Who has left Arsenal?

Lacazette has been the highest-profile departure in terms of Arsenal transfers this summer, returning to Lyon five years after he left the club for the Gunners.

Alexandre Lacazette, Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips

The 31-year-old striker was a peripheral figure towards the end of last season when Eddie Nketiah was preferred up front and his exit came as no surprise.

French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi spent last season on loan at Marseille, but has since joined the Ligue 1 club on a permanent basis.

Arsenal departures:

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon – free)
Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille – £9m)
Konstantinos Mavropanos (Stuttgart – £3m)
Nuno Tavares (Marseille – loan)

Who have Arsenal been linked with?

Youri Tielemans (Leicester)

Youri Tielemans, Leicester

The Belgium midfielder had been fuelling rumours that last season could be his last at the King Power and it appears he would prefer to join the Gunners rather than Manchester United, who are also in the frame.

Lucas Paqueta (Lyon)

The Brazilian midfielder is thought to be wanted by the Gunners, but they face competition from Newcastle and Roma. Bids have been made for the Lyon star, but as yet Arsenal have yet to submit an offer.

Arthur (Juventus)

Another Brazilian midfielder on Arsenal’s radar is Arthur, but the north Londoners have yet to make a bid.

Who could be leaving Arsenal?

Bernd Leno

The Gunners are holding talks with Premier League newcomers Fulham about an £8m deal for the German goalkeeper, who is likely to be third choice behind Ramsdale and Turner.

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Warren Barner