Arsenal 'on verge of Marquinhos signing', Gunners 'counting' on Saliba, Dybala's agent in London – transfer latest

ARSENAL are reportedly on the verge of signing Brazilian star Marquinhos.

The 19-year-old Sao Paulo winger (not to be confused with the PSG centre-back) is out of contract this year and the Gunners are preparing the paperwork to complete the deal.

A fee of around £2.9m is expected to be paid to the Brazilian club for the transfer to go through.

Arsenal are also reportedly planning for on loan Frenchman William Saliba to return to the club and fight for his spot next season.

Paulo Dybala is another talented star who the Gunners could be tempted into luring to the Emirates as the Argentinian's agent has been spotted in London.

Keep up to date with all of the latest updates from the Emirates in our live blog…

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Fabregas plans Monaco exit

    Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will quit Monaco in the summer after the “worst year of his life”.

    Fabregas has made just two league appearances this campaign but the 35-year-old isn’t ready to hang up his boots just yet.

    He told So Foot: “It’s certain that it’s finished between me and Monaco. My contract expires in June and I am looking to depart. My head needs a departure elsewhere.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bacary Sagna's title claim

    Arsenal cult hero Bacary Sagna has declared that the club can win the Premier League within the next TWO years.

    That is despite Arsenal being thumped 3-0 by arch-rivals Tottenham in Thursday's North London derby.

    Sagna has stated that his former employers were "robbed" in the clash as he slammed the questionable decisions made by referee Paul Tierney.

    But even though Arsenal failed to impress against Antonio Conte's men, Sagna has seen enough of them this season to be confident going into next campaign.

    Regardless of whether Arsenal finish in the Champions League, Sagna believes they can soon challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dybala transfer scramble

    Paulo Dybala's agent is reportedly in London to hold transfer talks with Premier League clubs.

    The 28-year-old forward is set to leave Juventus in the summer upon the expiry of his contract.

    And there's no shortage of interest in the Argentina international from the Prem.

    Dybala's agent, Jorge Antun, is currently in the capital to listen to offers from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, according to Calciomercato.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Good morning Gunners fans

    Bacary Sagna believes Eddie Nketiah should stay at Arsenal and commit his future on a new deal.

    He exclusively told SunSport: “Nketiah should stay. It's never been easy for him. 

    “But he's played a few games in a row now and demonstrated his ability and answered his critics perfectly. 

    “He's shown the world he's a top striker that can really help the club.

    “He's a great addition to the team, he's scored some great goals and should think about committing his future to Arsenal.”

    Meanwhile, the Gunners are keen on Racing star Charly Alcaraz who has already been named the 'next Lautaro Martinez'.

    Spanish outlet Marca report that nine clubs are set to battle for the 19-year-old's signature.

    Alongside Arsenal, the teams that are ready to bid are Spurs, Wolves, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan.

    Alcaraz has a contract until 2026 but there is a release clause of £20.5million.

    Finally, Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has been nominated for the Premier League's Player of the Season award.

    The 20-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding season scoring 11 times in the league as the Gunners go for a top four finish.

    He has been nominated along with Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-Min and James Ward Prowse.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Sagna backs Arsenal for title

    Bacary Sagna reckons Arsenal can win the title in the next TWO years.

    He exclusively told SunSport: "I was worried about how Arsenal were going to perform this season, but they've proven me wrong.

    "There's clearly a process and fans need to trust the process and keep the faith.

    "Write them off next season if you want, but I'm sure in two seasons' time, they'll be topping the league as champions."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Nketiah told to sign contract

    Bacary Sagna believes Eddie Nketiah should stay at Arsenal and commit his future on a new deal.

    He exclusively told SunSport: “Nketiah should stay. It's never been easy for him. 

    “But he's played a few games in a row now and demonstrated his ability and answered his critics perfectly. 

    “He's shown the world he's a top striker that can really help the club.

    “He's a great addition to the team, he's scored some great goals and should think about committing his future to Arsenal.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Keown haunted by derby prediction

    Martin Keown was left red-faced after predicting a simple win for Arsenal against Spurs… with Tottenham ending up winning 3-0.

    He said: "Tottenham are dangerous and have become so much more difficult to beat under Conte.

    "Their front three is different class, and I’ve been immensely impressed by their new signings, Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.

    "But I believe this will finish 2-1 to Arsenal, with the confident Nketiah bagging the winner."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Exclusive by SunSport's Jake Lambourne

    Bacary Sagna has warned Arsenal off a move for Leicester star Youri Tielemans, urging Mikel Arteta to invest in other areas of his squad.

    Sagna said: "Arsenal already have quality midfield players and [Mohamed] Elneny who's doing really well. 

    "So, I'm not sure whether they should cover more of the midfield position, we've got [Thomas] Partey too and he's important.

    "In my mind they should focus on signing a centre-back and a striker."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Exclusive by SunSport’s Jake Lambourne

    Bacary Sagna believes Arsenal were ROBBED in their defeat at Spurs.

    He said: "Arsenal were robbed. The two major events changed the game for me.

    "Ultimately it’s a shame, it was a really important game for Arsenal and by making such a big decision, the referee changed the outcome of the game. 

    "For me it wasn't a penalty, and it wasn't a red card for Rob Holding either.

    "It's crazy how other players and teams can get away with bad tackles and even worse behaviour and then you see a player being booked so easily at Arsenal?”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Keane targeted revenge on Fabregas

    Roy Keane threatened to “SMASH” Cesc Fabregas after claiming the Spaniard “killed” him with a brutal tackle in 2005.

    The Manchester United legend was left fuming during the 2005 FA Cup final against Arsenal following a chunky challenge from Fabregas.

    The ace said: “I tackled Roy Keane really hard and felt really good about it because he was always giving me a tough time.

    “A few years later, Pique said to be that at half-time Keane said, ‘That Spanish friend of yours, I will smash him, he killed me’.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Parlour slams Son over elbow

    Ray Parlour led the Arsenal fans' fury as Son Heung-min went unpunished for an alleged "elbow" on Rob Holding.

    He said: "When Son was on the floor, I think this was the first one, he was holding onto Holding and he just gave him a little elbow.

    "I don’t know if you saw it. No one saw it, to be fair.

    "Maybe that’s a reason he was a little bit highly strung through the game, Holding, because he got an elbow."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Teams with most Prem titles

    Arsenal have won an impressive three titles in the Premier League era.

    The most famous of those was the "Invincibles" season of 2003/04, when Arsenal went the WHOLE season unbeaten.

    However, the Gunners are yet to top the league ever since.

    Can Mikel Arteta finally steer the ship around next term?

  • Alex Smith

    Dybala's agent in London

    According to Italian outlet Calciomercato.com via Football Italia, the agent of Juventus star Paulo Dybala is in London.

    Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea have all be rumoured to be interested in the attacker previously,

    The 28-year-old's contract is set to expire at the end of this season.

  • Alex Smith

    Arsenal join race for £42.5million rated teenager

    The Gunners have joined Wolves in the hunt for Brazilian teenage winger Marquinhos.

    The 19-year-old plays for Sao Paolo in Brazil and technical director Edu seems to be using his links to his homeland once again just as he did to sign a then unknown Gabriel Martinelli.

    The interest in Marquinhos draws parallels to Martinelli as he is also a winger that can play off the striker.

  • Alex Smith

    The race for top four

    Premier League table

    4th – Arsenal: 66 points

    5th – Spurs: 65 points

    Fixtures

    Arsenal: Newcastle (A) and Everton (H)

    Spurs: Burnley (H), Norwich (A)

  • Alex Smith

    Arsenal second favourites to sign Calvert-Lewin

    Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had a difficult season as he battles with injury.

    However, the Englishman could be on the move this summer with Newcastle favourites to sign him at 7/4.

    Arsenal are also in the mix at 9/4 just in front of West Ham and Manchester United.

    Credit: Getty
  • Alex Smith

    Sinclair blames Arteta for derby collpase

    Former England winger now pundit Trevor Sinclair has shockingly blamed Mikel Arteta for the 3-0 defeat to Spurs.

    Sinclair believes the manager is to blame for the lack of discipline shown.

    He told talkSPORT: "I struggle to be able to defend how they’ve gone into that game.

    "Six red cards this season – Gabriel, Xhaka, Martinelli, Holding – the list goes on. Every time they go into a big game, they have head loss.

    "For me, it’s not one individual player, it has to come from the manager. He’s agitated, he’s animated on the side."

  • Alex Smith

    Neville says Arsenal won't get top four

    Man Utd legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has claimed Arsenal will miss out on a top four finish after losing to Spurs 3-0.

    Neville claimed that Arsenal "capitulated" and he now backs Tottenham to qualify for Champions League football.

    He told his podcast: "You'd want Tottenham's games.

    "I think Tottenham will beat Burnley and Arsenal will have to win their last two matches – but I'm not sure they will.

    "Tonight was a really big blow – I might be wrong and I'm neutral between these two clubs – but I do feel now if I had to put money on it, it would be on Tottenham"

  • Alex Smith

    Supercomputer predicts final Premier League table

    Following the North London derby defeat, the battle for top four could go right down to the wire.

    And according to data from FiveThirtyEight, they predict Arsenal will get 4th place.

    They believe both sides will end on 70 points and the Gunners will get it on goal difference.

    They also suggest that Mikel Arteta's men have a 54 per cent chance meanwhile Spurs have a 46 per cent chance of securing Champions League football for next season.

  • Alex Smith

    Ramsdale and Saka nominated for Young Player of the Season

    Arsenal duo Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka have been nominated for the Premier League's Young Player of the Season award.

    Saka has been nominated for the main Player of the Season trophy too.

    Alexander-Arnold, Phil Foden, Conor Gallagher, Tyrick Mitchell, Mason Mount and Declan Rice are the other up for the award.

  • Alex Smith

    Keown looking silly

    Arsenal legend Martin Kewon has been left red faced after tipping the Gunners to beat Spurs in the crucial North London derby.

    He predicted 2-1 to Arsenal.

    Keown said: "Tottenham are dangerous and have become so much more difficult to beat under Conte.

    "Their front three is different class, and I’ve been immensely impressed by their new signings, Kulusevski and Bentancur.

    "But I believe this will finish 2-1 to Arsenal, with the confident Nketiah bagging the winner."

    His positivity has backfired.

  • Alex Smith

    Arsenal want the 'next Martinez'

    The Gunners are keen on Racing star Charly Alcaraz who has already been named the 'next Lautaro Martinez'.

    Spanish outlet Marca report that nine clubs are set to battle for the 19-year-old's signature.

    Alongside Arsenal, the teams that are ready to bid are Spurs, Wolves, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan.

    Alcaraz has a contract until 2026 but there is a release clause of £20.5million.

  • Alex Smith

    Saka nominated for Player of the Season

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has been nominated for the Premier League's Player of the Season award.

    The 20-year-old has enjoyed an outstanding season scoring 11 times in the league as the Gunners go for a top four finish.

    He has been nominated along with Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-Min and James Ward Prowse.

  • Alex Smith

    Wright makes Holding claim

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that Rob Holding was "terrified" of Son Heung-Min in last night's North London Derby.

    Holding was sent off after 33 minutes after fouling to South Korean numerous times.

    Wright said: “Rob Holding is terrified of Son’s pace. In each instance, we are seeing Holding trying to win the ball.

    "You can’t afford to go down to ten men.

    “He has got no complaints [for the red card]. That right side has been a problem for us.

    “It has been a mismatch. You can see how uncomfortable Holding was.

    “In the end, the way he has been sent off, he has no defence of himself there.”

  • Alex Smith

    Conte launches attack on Arteta

    Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has launched an incredible attack on Mikel Arteta after his side beat Arsenal 3-0.

    The Spaniard was left raging as a result of refereeing decisions.

    But Conte speaking to Sky Sports post-match said: "(Arteta) has to be focused more on his team and not complaining.

    "He has just started his work. He has to be calm… To listen to a coach complaining a lot of times is not good."

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