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ARSENAL are locked in negotiations with Gabriel Martinelli and these are set to continue over the break.

The winger is at the World Cup with Brazil but will continue to negotiate his future at Arsenal after previously declaring his wishes to remain in London.

Furthermore, the Brazilian could face competition for his place soon as Shakthar Donetsk have revealed their asking price for Arsenal target Mykhailo Mudryk.

The Gunners will have to pay up if they wish to get their man as Premier League clubs and Real Madrid are all circling for the Ukraine international ahead of the January transfer window.

And this has upset the winger, with him taking to the media to reveal that the talks surrounding his price have left him disappointed.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Winterburn on Maguire

    Harry Maguire will play for England despite his Manchester United struggles, claims Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn.

    Winterburn told FreeSuperTips: “I wouldn’t think he’s very happy at the moment not playing, I don’t know any player who would be.

    “If you want a move away you have to weigh up how long you have left on your contract, do you believe in yourself to force your way back into the team, do you fit into the managers plans and it doesn’t seem that way at the moment.

    “I wonder if it’s solely down to form or the way that the manager wants to play. ou’ve got to make sure that your own form is right, and Maguire is going through a hugely difficult period.

    “It’s difficult to then go and play for England when you’re under the spotlight for Manchester United. coming into this World Cup every single performance is going to be judged because he’s going to play.

    “I don’t see any way that he doesn’t play for Gareth Southgate, but everything he does is going to be analysed. Southgate has put himself under huge pressure with certain comments on why certain players haven’t gone and others have.

    “The thing that we get at the end of it all, Southgate trusts certain players and Harry Maguire is clearly one of those players”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Qatar wall advert

    SunSport’s Andrew Dillon found a wall advert on the underground in Doha.

    A reminder that this is a winter World Cup, it seems – but who are they trying to kid?

    It’s over 30C in Qatar and England players are truly feeling the heat.

    The players are all training with vests instead of shirts

  • Kostas Lianos

    Bukayo Saka's charity

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has paid for 120 children in Nigeria to undergo life-changing surgery, writes SunSport's Jack Rosser.

    Saka, 21, teamed up with the charity BigShoe to help children in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city, who were suffering from hernias and brain tumours.

    The winger's parents were both raised in Nigeria before moving to London, where the Gunners forward was born in 2001.

    Saka said: "I feel blessed to be in a position where I can contribute to making the children's lives easier and better through these surgeries.

    "I still feel very connected to Nigeria. For me, it is very important to use my abilities to have a positive impact where I can and I have to say a big thank you to the whole BigShoe team for making this possible.

    "For me it is important that every child has the same opportunity to achieve their dreams. If I can do anything to help then I really want to do this, it was very important to me.

    "It makes me happy when I can see the kids happy and their parents happy. I want to do more and more and help as many children as I can. This isn't about me, it is about the 120 children"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Pat on the back

    Arsenal are facing the prospect of losing wonderkid Charlie Patino to Barcelona as his contract runs out next summer.

    Barca are closely monitoring the situation as they consider poaching Patino.

    That is according to CalcioMercato, who add that the midfielder's Spanish father idolises Andres Iniesta and Santi Cazorla.

    And the Catalan giants are looking to cash in on this link by convincing Patino to swap the Emirates for the Nou Camp

  • Kostas Lianos

    Where the Art is

    Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has admitted he would like "to come back" to the Emirates.

    Cazorla still holds the Gunners close to his heart as he keeps tabs on them and has admitted that he would be interested in working for the club again.

    The Al Sadd star told the Daily Mail: "My dream was to play more and more years for [Arsenal].

    "Of course, I would like to come back, I have to wait if the club thinks about me, if I can help in something – as a coach or a sporting director"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Mudryk "upset" with price tag

    Arsenal transfer target Mykhailo Mudryk has hit out at Shakhtar Donetsk after their director valued him at €‎100million (£87.3m).

    Mudryk said: "After reading the interview of [Shakhtar] director [in The Atheltic], I was very upset.

    "The amount of €100m puts a barrier for my transition to the top championship, which I so dreamed of.

    "I can't say that my dream was killed, but wounded, for sure"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Mudryk price tag

    Arsenal would have to splash a minimum of €50million (£43.8m) for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Shaktar's asking price is closer to €65m (£56.9m)

    But The Athletic claim the Ukrainian outfit have told clubs that they will need to pay close to £90m.

    Mudryk has been linked with various Premier League teams as well as Real Madrid

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Cole on Saka

    Joe Cole claims Arsenal star Bukayo Saka should start ahead of Chelsea ace Raheem Sterling.

    Cole told William Hill’s Stripped Podcast: “As much as I love Raheem [Sterling], he’s not in form. Saka’s playing for the team at the top of the league, and the same could be said with [James] Maddison.

    “It will evolve as the tournament goes on. Five substitutions as well – it’s a game of 16 players effectively.

    "I’ll go [Jordan] Pickford in goal, centre halves I’ll go [John] Stones and [Ben] White in the group stage. [Kieran] Trippier right back, [Luke] Shaw left back. Then I’d play a midfield of Declan [Rice], [Jude] Bellingham and Mason [Mount] – Declan holding then the two 10s given licence to go forward.

    “Then I’d play Harry Kane up top obviously, then probably start with Phil Foden on the right, then Saka or Sterling on the left. There are four players who are going to play regularly – Pickford, Stones, Declan Rice, then Harry Kane.

    "You only take Kane off when the game’s done. That will be a problem for the other strikers because they know they’re going there to play second fiddle. Everywhere else is up for grabs.

    “I hate it when people say Gareth [Southgate] doesn’t know what he’s doing – he’s the most successful England manager since Alf Ramsey, that’s a fact. He’s got all the information and he can see how they’re training. So, let’s all get behind Gareth”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Martinelli contract latest

    Arsenal are continuing to negotiate a new deal for Gabriel Martinelli amid his impressive performances this season.

    Martinelli's current contract expires at the end of the 2023/2024 campaign.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has tweeted: "Arsenal are still working on Gabriel Martinelli’s new contract.

    "Talks are ongoing as new deal for Brazilian star is considered one of the priorities.

    "Negotiations will continue as current deal includes an option to extend until June 2026"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Winterburn on Maguire

    Harry Maguire will play for England despite his Manchester United struggles, claims Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn.

    Winterburn told FreeSuperTips: “I wouldn’t think he’s very happy at the moment not playing, I don’t know any player who would be.

    “If you want a move away you have to weigh up how long you have left on your contract, do you believe in yourself to force your way back into the team, do you fit into the managers plans and it doesn’t seem that way at the moment.

    “I wonder if it’s solely down to form or the way that the manager wants to play. ou’ve got to make sure that your own form is right, and Maguire is going through a hugely difficult period.

    “It’s difficult to then go and play for England when you’re under the spotlight for Manchester United. coming into this World Cup every single performance is going to be judged because he’s going to play.

    “I don’t see any way that he doesn’t play for Gareth Southgate, but everything he does is going to be analysed. Southgate has put himself under huge pressure with certain comments on why certain players haven’t gone and others have.

    “The thing that we get at the end of it all, Southgate trusts certain players and Harry Maguire is clearly one of those players”

  • Kostas Lianos

    England feel the burn

    Arsenal stars are training with the rest of the England squad under sweltering heat in Qatar ahead of their World Cup opener.

    Gareth Southgate’s side felt the burn – literally – during today’s training session.

    The Three Lions arrived in the Middle Eastern nation yesterday.

    And they are set to take on Iran in their first game of the tournament

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal fixtures moved after TV picks

    Arsenal's trip to face rivals Tottenham has been moved after the Premier League announced their latest TV picks.

    The Gunners were set to play the North London derby at 3pm on Saturday, 14 January.

    However, Mikel Arteta’s men will now head to the Tottenham Stadium the following day after it was moved to a 4.30pm kick-off on Sunday, 15 January.

    Their home clash with Manchester United has also been put back from Saturday to Sunday.

    That means Arsenal will now take on Erik ten Hag’s side at the Emirates at 4:30pm on Sunday, 22 January

  • Nick Emms

    Santi Cazorla wants reunion with 'best friend' Mikel Arteta at Arsenal

    Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has admitted that he would be interested in joining Mikel Arteta's backroom staff at the Emirates.

    The pair played together during their time in north London and Cazorla is keen to link up once again.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, when asked about Arteta he admitted: "One of the best friends I have in football."

    He continued to hint at a future at the club he so loves, stating: "Of course I would like to come back.

    "I have to wait if the club thinks about me, if I can help in something – as a coach or a sporting director."

  • Nick Emms

    Gunners linked with Tammy Abraham move

    Mikel Arteta's side have been linked with a move for former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, according to reports in Italy.

    The AS Roma forward has been out of form of late and missed the England squad, with Callum Wilson the preferred back-up for Harry Kane in Qatar.

    However, he could earn himself a move to the Emirates according to Tuttomercatoweb.

    The transfer would be popular with Bukayo Saka no doubt, who has previously revealed the strong relationship he shares with the forward, stating: "He's my boy!"

  • Jack Figg

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal are reportedly continuing to negotiate a new deal for Gabriel Martinelli.

    The Brazilian’s current contract expires at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

    And transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has tweeted: “Arsenal are still working on Gabriel Martinelli’s new contract.

    “Talks are ongoing as new deal for Brazilian star is considered one of the priorities.

    “Negotiations will continue as current deal includes an option to extend until June 2026.”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal’s trip to face neighbours Tottenham has been moved after the Premier League announced their latest TV picks.

    The Gunners were scheduled to play the North London derby at 3pm on Saturday 14 January.

    However, Mikel Arteta’s team will now head to the Tottenham Stadium the following day after it was moved to a 4.30pm kick-off on Sunday 15 January.

    And their home clash with Manchester United has also been put back from Saturday to Sunday.

    That means they will now take on Erik ten Hag’s side at the Emirates at 4:30pm on Sunday 22 January.

  • Dylan Terry

    Mudryk to set Arsenal back £88.8million

    Arsenal have been told to pay £88.8million if they want to land Mykhaylo Mudryk.

    SunSport exclusively revealed last month that Gunners chiefs are willing to inject a further £50m into the transfer kitty to help Mikel Arteta bolster his squad mid-season.

    But Shakhtar Donetsk director of football Dario Srna told The Athletic: "If somebody wants to buy Mudryk, they must pay huge, huge, huge money. Otherwise the president of the club (Rinat Akhmetov) will not sell him.

    "All the clubs must respect the President, respect Shakhtar and in the end they must respect Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is one of the best players I saw. The price is so big."

    In determining an £88.8m price tag – Srna pointed to the exorbitant fees splashed out on what he deems to be similar talents.

    He added: "The market is deciding the price — not me. Antony, Grealish, they are players of more than €100m (£88.8m) and for me, Mudryk does not have less quality than them.

    "This is the last two transfers in the past year, in more or less the same positions. Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

    "We want just respect. The market is deciding the price, not me, it shows which kind of players cost this kind of money."

  • Dylan Terry

    Martinelli on making Brazil's World Cup squad

    Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli described it as a "dream" to make Brazil's World Cup squad.

    Speaking on social media, he said: "Never give up your dreams.

    "A proud moment for me and my family, as I have the chance to represent my country in a World Cup. QATAR 2022!!"

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  • Dylan Terry

    Saka on England selection

    Bukayo Saka is thrilled to be included in his first World Cup squad for England.

    Speaking on Twitter, he said: My childhood dream to play in a World Cup has come true!

    "Qatar 2022. Let’s go @england 🦁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #GodsPlan 🙏🏿."

  • Dylan Terry

    Arteta on Super Cup

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is convinced the Dubai Super Cup will pay dividends for his side during the World Cup break.

    Arteta said: “We’re looking forward to spending time together on the training pitch in a warmer climate.

    “It’ll be a nice change of environment and a great opportunity for us to work hard and prepare for the second half of the season.

    “Dubai is a fantastic place and the football facilities there are first-class.

    “The Dubai Super Cup also gives us the opportunity to test ourselves against two strong sides in Lyon and AC Milan – it’ll be a great experience for the squad.”

  • Dylan Terry

    Saka jokes with Walker over Premier League start

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka gave a confident response to Manchester City star Kyle Walker when discussing the start to the Premier League season.

    The two players have jetted off to Qatar for the World Cup and Walker couldn’t resist asking Saka about Arsenal's sensational form.

    The City full-back asked: “When are you guys going to stop winning?”

    And Saka responded superbly, saying: “Don’t worry about that bro!”

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  • Dylan Terry

    Arsenal in Skriniar transfer hunt

    Arsenal and Manchester United are set to duke it out in the transfer market as Inter Milan struggle to tie down Milan Skriniar to a new deal, according to reports.

    Skriniar, 27, has been a long-term transfer target for a number of top Premier League sides.

    And now it finally seems Arsenal and Man Utd could pounce this January.

    Inter CEO Beppe Marotta had claimed he was "confident" of striking a deal with the Slovakian.

    However, according to 90min, Inter failed to agree new terms with the defender in time for their self-imposed deadline set for November 13.

    Skriniar's contract with the Serie A giants expires next summer, meaning clubs could either make a cut-price swoop for him in January or try and sign him on a free next summer.

  • Dylan Terry

    Can Arsenal maintain their form?

    Arsenal have made a sensational start to their Premier League campaign, dropping just five points on their way to opening up a healthy lead at the top of the table.

    They currently sit five points above reigning champions Manchester City.

    But Gunners fans… are you confident you can keep that up for the rest of the campaign?

    There are still 24 games to go…

  • Dylan Terry

    Turkey 2-1 Scotland

    Turkey hold on to beat Kieran Tierney's Scotland in their friendly match.

    Aston Villa's John McGinn pulled a goal back with a stunning solo strike but it proved to be merely a consolation for the visitors.

  • Dylan Terry

    Tierney's Scotland pull goal back

    Scotland have pulled a goal back against Turkey and now trail just 2-1 heading into the final stages.

    Can Tierney and Co force a late equaliser?

  • Dylan Terry

    Mudryk on choosing Arsenal or Real Madrid

    Arsenal transfer target Mykhailo Mudryk has claimed he would rather join Arsenal over Real Madrid if they promised him more game time.

    The Shakhtar Donetsk forward, 21, is currently being linked with a big-money move to a European giant.

    And he has admitted the opportunity to play is something he will seriously consider before deciding his next move.

    Speaking to Oleksandr Zinchenko's wife, Vlada Sedan, he said: "From a purely theoretical-fantasy perspective, if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal."

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