ARSENAL are closing in on the crucial signing of Martin Odegaard, and the Norwegian could even face Chelsea this Sunday.
And former target Houssem Aouar could also be available for a cut price fee after reportedly being transfer listed by Lyon.
Meanwhile Sheffield United boss Slavisa Jokanovic has confirmed Arsenal are still in talks with his club to sign goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
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- Jake Lambourne
RING THE BELL
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes there is conflict within the Gunners camp.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette missed Friday’s 2-0 defeat against Brentford with a mystery illness, and it’s not confirmed how long they will be out for.
Campbell, who played over 200 games for Arsenal, told Sky Sports: “I am not too sure what’s going on, something isn’t right.
“Right up until the game, they were going to be in the starting line-up, then all of a sudden, they are out.
“So, if they are ill then let us know why they are ill. But I just think there is some infighting going on and Arsenal don’t need this because there’s some serious work to be done.”
- Jake Lambourne
AOUAR OF NEED
Arsenal target Houssem Aouar has reportedly been put up for sale by Lyon.
That is according to French news outlet RMC Sport who have declared that multiple players have been put on the transfer list.
They state that the Ligue 1 side are looking to offload any players with attitude issues.
And of those players in the list is Aouar, with the Gunners already in contact with his agent.
Mikel Arteta is known to be a huge fan of the midfielder with the Spaniard failing to bring him to the Emirates last summer.
- Jake Lambourne
Hello and welcome Arsenal fans! It's been a busy 24 hours with the Gunners reportedly closing in on TWO signings.
According to various outlets in England and Spain, Arsenal are poised to bring Martin Odegaard back to the Emirates, only this time it is on a permanent deal.
A deal in the region of £29million has been agreed with Real Madrid who have been reluctant to part ways with him up until this point.
And it has even been suggested that he could be available for Sunday's London derby clash against rivals Chelsea.
In other news, Arsenal are believed to be back in for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale to provide competition for Bernd Leno.
Commenting on the shot-stopper, Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic said: “He is a talented English player and I understand Arsenal are interested, but this is the business.
“If he is one of the best players in the league, his price is high and it’s up to Arsenal if they want him. They need to spend a lot of money.
“I will be disappointed [if he leaves] but it’s part of the realistic situation. Arsenal are pushing from one side and I am pulling from a different side.”
And Spanish news outlet Sport that Barcelona will open talks with Arsenal to discuss the signing of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
It’s believed the Catalan club will offer Mikel Arteta's side Philippe Coutinho in a swap deal for the Gabon international.
Meanwhile transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has stated that Arsenal are in contact with Houssem Aouar's agent with the playmaker keen to depart Lyon.
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