Arsenal transfer news round-up as Luiz to leave and five stars eyed

Arsenal fans are longing for the season to end after a torrid campaign so far, with the Gunners set to miss out on European football.

Mikel Arteta looks to have scraped his side into a top-half finish, but it’ll be close with 11th-placed Aston Villa five points behind with a game in hand.

The under-fire boss will reportedly be backed in the summer transfer window, and club officials remain confident that he’s the man to lead them into next season.

Plans are already being made behind the scenes to identify potential targets, with the club reportedly set to go after a whopping five new players.

Arsenal moved to offload Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi – two of the club’s highest earners – in January in order to free up funds on the wage bill.

Mirror Football has rounded up the latest Arsenal transfer news.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on May 11, 2021 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Arsenal are set to back Mikel Arteta in the transfer window

David Luiz to leave

David Luiz will leave Arsenal this summer
David Luiz will leave Arsenal this summer

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Central defender David Luiz will leave the club at the end of the season, it has been widely reported.

The Brazilian, 34, will become a free agent after next weekend’s game against Brighton, and it seems he won’t sign an extension.

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Luiz is believed to have told the club he wouldn’t sign a new deal, and that the club told him they would not offer him one.

Five targets eyed

Arsenal are in the mix for Norwich star Max Aarons
Arsenal are in the mix for Norwich star Max Aarons

Arsenal are looking at signing five players in the upcoming summer transfer window, reports claim.

Arteta is believed to be eager to find a partner for Thomas Partey in the middle of midfield, and wants the club to be “ruthless” in the market.

Max Aarons and Wyves Bissouma are among the players they are interested in, along with Hibernian left-back Josh Doig and Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand.

Ian Wright urges target to snub Gunners

Arsenal hero Ian Wright has urged Brighton star Bissouma to snub a move to the Emirates in favour of Manchester United, who have also been linked with him.

He told his podcast on The Ringer: “Bissouma’s making it clear now he wants to leave. Bissouma at United… that fits. He’s very goo.

“You look at Bissouma, and he’s looking at Liverpool, we know that Liverpool have had their problems this season and you’ve got to choose between Liverpool and Man United in the current climate.

“I’m probably going to go with Man United. Because if we didn’t have the pandemic there’s certain things that’s going to happen where someone gets sold so they can finance [another signing].”



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