The Gunners’ January additions all arrived on a temporary basis, although Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari have both now joined the club permanently.
This summer, Arteta will venture into the transfer market for immediate permanent signings for the first time and there is plenty of speculation floating around.
Here, we have gathered some of the latest snippets.
RB Leipzig expect Upamecano deal
Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig expect Dayot Upamecano to pen a new contract to ensure he doesn’t leave on a free transfer next summer, the Mirror reports.
Arsenal are extremely keen on signing the French youngster, who has also been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich in recent years, and he’d currently be able to move for nothing next summer.
However, Leipzig expect him to extend his deal with the club: “I assume that he [Upamecano] will also play for us next season. We are in good talks to find a solution to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer next year,” Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff told Kicker.
“It worked out with Timo Werner, and I assume that we will do our homework with regard to Dayot as well.”
Alexandre Lacazette exit talks
Juventus and Atletico Madrid have opened discussions with Arsenal regarding a potential deal for Alexandre Lacazette, according to L’Equipe.
The France international has two years remaining on his current deal and his future at the Emirates Stadium is far from certain, having been linked with a number of clubs.
Atletico Madrid have held long-term interest in the former Lyon man, including previously having a deal in place to sign him prior to when he joined the Gunners.
The Rojiblancos are determined not to miss out on Lacazette for a second time and are willing to include one of their players in any deal to secure the Frenchman’s signing, with Arsenal extremely keen on Thomas Partey.
Arteta confirms Dani Ceballos interest
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed he would like to sign Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos on a permanent basis this summer.
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The Spain midfielder has spent the last year at the Emirates Stadium and has enjoyed a rise in importance since the Premier League’s restart, leading Arteta to confirm his interest in a permanent transfer.
“Yeah, we are talking to the club. Obviously we don’t own the player, he’s not in our hands so the clubs will need to have a communication and see what we can do,” he said in a press conference.
“I’m really happy with him, the way he’s evolving, and I love how much he likes to play football – the passion he puts into every training session and every game, you just have to see his celebrations. I think he’s evolving in the right way and he’s becoming a really important player for us.”