1.15pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gabriel LANDS IN LONDON, Aubameyang ‘new deal THIS WEEK’, Coutinho LATEST – The Sun

GABRIEL MAGALHAES has landed in London to complete his move to Arsenal, according to reports.

And in more good news, the Gunners are said to believe they'll be able to announce a new deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this week.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • CO-WORKER

    Arsenal “really tried” to sign Kingsley Coman before the Bayern Munich hero joined Juventus, according to former boss Arsene Wenger.

    The France winger, 24, scored the winner as the Bundesliga giants won their sixth Champions League title on Sunday, completing a famous treble.

    Coman has now won 20 trophies in just 193 games – and has even won a league title in EVERY season he's played.

    And for Arsenal fans it will feel like a case of what might have been.

    In 2015, Wenger admitted he tried to sign Coman on a free transfer a year earlier – when he left Paris Saint-Germain.

    Instead, Coman opted to head to Italy, where he enjoyed great success at Juventus.

  • GOING, GOING, GUEN

    Matteo Guendouzi is being lined up for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Arsenal midfielder would make a cheaper alternative to Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, say L'Equipe.

    But the Champions League runners-up are also keeping close tabs on AC Milan's Ismael Bennacer as another transfer option.

    Guendouzi, 21, looks set to leave the Emirates this summer after a number of bust-ups with chiefs – and his embarrassing remark to Brighton's Neal Maupay.

    Boss Mikel Arteta is said to have given the green light to his transfer – with Unai Emery's Villarreal a supposed destination.

    That would be a year-long loan move with a permanent £30million transfer at the end of it.

  • COU: NOU OR DIE

    Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has not ruled out STAYING at Barcelona.

    The £145million Brazilian winger came off the bench during Bayern Munich's 1-0 Champions League final win against Paris Saint-Germain.

    But speaking after lifting Champions League silverware, the 28-year-old refused to rule anything out.

    He said: “Of course, I have to go back to Barcelona and then we'll see what happens.

    “I haven't really thought about it much, I've only been focused on the final.

    “What I can say is that I really want to work hard to have a great year, but let's see what happens.”

  • FLOWN IN

    Gabriel is now in the UK after flying into Luton Airport on a private jet.

    The 22-year-old will have to isolate from Arsenal players for two weeks after landing in the UK as part of the government's quarantine rules for travellers arriving from France.

    Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the flight that landed is, indeed, that of the Lille defender.

  • 'LANG TIME

    Arsenal are set to join Barcelona and Chelsea in the chase for free agent Malang Sarr, 21.

    The former Nice defender is available to sign for whichever club he wants after leaving the Cote d’Azur club at the end of the French season.

    Barcelona have been scouting him and Sky Sports reported that Chelsea are preparing a bid as well.

    But now, according to the Mail, Arsenal are also keen to bolster their defensive ranks with their third recruit of the summer.

    Sarr is reportedly keen for regular playing time and would face plenty of competition in North London alongside new boy William Saliba and imminent signing Gabriel Magalhaes.

  • GREEN AND WHITE

    Leeds are set to sign Arsenal academy prospect Sam Greenwood, 18, for a 'six-figure sum'.

    The centre-forward was signed by the Gunners from Sunderland in 2018 and has scored three goals in the Under-18 Premier League last season, before it was canned due to coronavirus.

    The youngster is part of an overhaul of the Throp Arch, where Marcelo Bielsa’s side are determined to develop more players like Kalvin Phillips, who are ready-made for first-team football, according to the Athletic.

  • ACADEMY SUCCESS

    Serge Gnabry has broken an Arsenal record by winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich last night.

    Of course, Gunners fans are still confused as to why he was let go four years ago.

    But he has pipped Ashley Cole to a record, mainly because of a minor technicality.

    The question remains though: why would you have an academy if you let your best young players from it leave?

  • RETURN OF DEN

    Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal icon Dennis Bergkamp to return to the club.

    The Dutchman is being eyed for the role of assistant coach after Freddie Ljungberg’s exit.

    Bergkamp, 51, would jump at the chance of a Gunners return and boss Arteta is hoping to bolster his backroom staff with a figure who commands instant respect from the current players.

    And no one is more revered than former Invincible Bergkamp, who spent 11 years at the club and has his own statue outside the Emirates.

    Arteta considered asking ex-Arsenal midfield partner Santi Cazorla to become part of his team.

    But those plans were scuppered when the Spaniard signed for Qatari team Al Sadd to extend his playing career.

  • QUAR BLIMEY

    The Times report that Gabriel Magalhaes is likely to join Arsenal today but their version of events somewhat conflicts with that of ESPN.

    According to Gary Jacob, Gabriel has already had his medical in France and his agent is now flying to London to push the deal through.

    One of the reasons for this is the Brazilian will be forced to quarantine on arrival as new signings from France are not exempt from the UK government regulations.

    Gabriel is reportedly set to sign a five-year deal worth £80,000 a week.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes will fly to London for a medical today, according to reports.

    ESPN sources claim that a £27m fee has been agreed for the Gunners to sign the Brazilian from Lille.

    Gabriel was pulled from the squad to face Rennes on Saturday ahead of his move to Arsenal.

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Incoming Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left awestruck by Mikel Arteta following a phone chat with the Gunners boss.

    It is thought the call helped to convince the Lille star to make a North London switch, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

    The Brazilian is expected to be flying into London imminently, with Arsenal to confirm his signing in the coming days.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have made an enquiry for Thiago Alcantara as Arteta looks to stun Liverpool and bring the Bayern Munich star to the Emirates.

    The midfielder was reported to be on the verge of moving to Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp is not yet prepared to meet Bayern's £23m asking price as Thiago will be available for free next summer.

    That could leave the door open for Arsenal, but they will need to sell players like Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny to be able to afford the fee themselves.

    In other news, Arsenal defender Rob Holding is reportedly free to complete a transfer to Leeds.

    The Gunners centre-back is reportedly one of FIFTEEN players up for sale at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta targets a huge summer overhaul.

    And finally, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign his new deal with Arsenal this week after coming back from holiday.

  • TAKE THE MIK

    Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the hunt for Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara, according to reports

    The midfielder has been linked with Jurgen Klopp's Reds all summer after telling the Germans he will not be signing a new deal.

    Thiago, 29, is understood to want to move to Anfield and has reportedly agreed personal terms on a four-year deal.

    However, it is thought the Premier League champions are unwilling to pay Bayern’s £29milion asking price, with the player available to discuss a Bosman move from January.

    Now, according to the Mail, Arsenal are ready try to tempt the Spain international – but, also, will not stump up the fee.

  • FEET UP CHALLENGE

    Here is how the off season stacks up for the 'Big Six' clubs ahead of a busy Premier League season.

    United have the joint-shortest break along with Liverpool, with Manchester City a day more, while Arsenal have the shortest rest period.

    Chelsea and Spurs, by comparison, are laughing all the way to the beach bar.

  • DAN THE MAN

    Arsenal reportedly face competition from AC Milan in their quest to sign Dani Ceballos on loan.

    According to the Telegraph, Milan want to take advantage of the Gunners' changes behind the scenes and move for the Spanish midfielder.

    Ceballos was a standout player under Mikel Arteta when football restarted.

    The ex-Real Betis ace still may be given another chance at Real Madrid.

  • RIGHT SAID FRED

  • GABRIEL 'BLOWN AWAY'

    Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left awestruck by Mikael Arteta following an Emirates move phone chat with the Gunners boss.

    It is thought the call helped to convince the Lille star to make a North London switch, according to Corriere Dello Sport.

    FA Cup winners Arsenal are the top destination for the Brazilian starlet, despite Napoli matching the club’s £21.6million bid for the player.

    And although Manchester United held late discussions in a battle to sign the Lille star, it appears Gabriel is set to join Arsenal who are strengthening their defence.

    This summer Arsenal officials are thought to have been in contact with Gabriel’s representatives with Arteta keen on adding a new centre-back to his squad.

    But it is thought the Emirates manager may have to sell a few of his existing playing personnel to fund the move for the Brazil Under-20 star.

  • COU VS KOE

    Ronald Koeman is reportedly due to hold talks with Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho in a make or break meeting on the playmaker’s Barcelona future.

    The new Barca boss is expected to speak to the Brazil star after the Champions League final in a bid to persuade him to stay at the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo.

    Coutinho, 28, is on loan at the Bundesliga champions and could well make an appearance in their highly anticipated clash against PSG tonight.

    And Bayern Munich, who are five-times Champions League trophy winners, are reportedly unlikely to push for a permanent deal for the player.

    This means the midfielder, who is an Arsenal target, could be heading back to his parent club following the final.

    A Champions League victory for the star could reportedly cost Barcelona £4.5million due to a contract clause stating Liverpool should receive the fee if he wins the competition.

  • HOLDING COURT

    Arsenal defender Rob Holding is free to complete a transfer to Leeds, according to reports.

    The Gunners centre-back is reportedly one of FIFTEEN players up for sale at the Emirates as Mikel Arteta targets a huge summer overhaul.

    Holding, 24, made just eight Premier League appearances for the North Londoners this season.

    And, with William Saliba joining up with the squad after his loan at Saint-Etienne as well as the imminent arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, Holding is likely to find opportunities even harder to come by.

    And, according to the Star, Premier League new boys Leeds are keen to take him off of the Gunners' hands.

    Marcelo Bielsa is desperate to bolster his defence and is said to favour Holding because of his Prem experience.

  • FOUR F'S SAKE

    Arsenal’s incoming signing Gabriel Magalhaes will be denied his favourite shirt number with William Saliba pipping him to the No4 jersey.

    The Lille centre-back is closing in on a switch to join the Gunners after a fee of £27million was agreed with the Ligue 1 outfit.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that the 22-year-old will pen a five-year deal at the Emirates.

    Gabriel is due to arrive in London on Monday, with Arsenal set to announce the move in the coming days.

    Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, here we go!

    “Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week.

    “The deal is finally done.”

  • WORK OF ART

    Arsenal have shared this wonderful piece of artwork featuring Bukayo Saka on their Instagram page.

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    🌶 S A K A#arsenal #saka #bukayosaka #gunners #arsenalfc #readyforsport

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  • GUNNERS FIXTURES

    Here are some upcoming games for Arsenal, when the season resumes.

    That is, of course, after the Community Shield on August 29.

  • UN-PEA-LIEVABLE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will sign his new deal with Arsenal this week after coming back from holiday.

    The striker has been enjoying a well-earned break and has dropped several hints an announcement over his new contract is due imminently.

    The Gabon ace, 29, added on an Instagram Live chat with his brother Willy that there would be an announcement soon.

    According to the Times, Arsenal expect to make the long-awaited news public this coming week.

  • LJUNG LIVE THE KING

    Arsenal are saying goodbye to club legend Freddie Ljungberg as he leaves his coaching role in the hope of finding a management position elsewhere.

  • ISOLATION SITUATION

    Gabriel Magalhaes will need to spend two weeks in quarantine after joining Arsenal from Lille.

    The Brazilian, 22, is heading to London after the two clubs agreed a deal for him to join the Gunners.

    But he will need to isolate for two weeks before he can even meet his new North London team-mates.

  • GRATIDAO

    Gabriel Magalhaes has posted an update on his Instagram stories.

    In Portuguese, it says: “Thank you, for the good things, and the bad things that made me grow and mature.”

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