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WILL Arsenal be making moves on transfer deadline day TODAY?

The Gunners are looking at ways to freshen up their squad and a deal for Patrick van Aanholt at left-back looks like it may be a goer.

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    START THE VAN

    Arsenal are lining up a move for Patrick van Aanholt as cover for Kieran Tierney.

    The Gunners are currently short in the left-back position after Sead Kolasinac left for Schalke on loan.

    And the Mirror claim that Crystal Palace star Van Aanholt is the man they've identified as a backup.

    Van Aanholt, 30, is out of contract in South London this summer so any deal would not break the bank.

    And Crystal Palace are believed to be willing to sell following the emergence of Tyrick Mitchell this season.

    Here's how Van Aanholt has done at Selhurt Park in 2020/21.

  • James Orr

    SHK EXIT

    Will Mustafi be on his way out of the Emirates on deadline day today? Liverpool have been linked in a shock move for the defender.

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  • James Orr

    5. AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES

    Versatile homegrown talent Ainsley Maitland-Niles had a positive summer, helping the Gunners win last season's FA Cup before earning his first England caps.

    But once again he finds himself out of favour, with Southampton and West Brom both reportedly pushing to sign him on loan before TODAY'S deadline.

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    4. EMI BUENDIA

    Arsenal are interested in signing Argentine schemer Emi Buendia from Norwich, with the attacking midfielder in sensational form for the Championship leaders.

    But the 24-year-old has reportedly accepted that he is likely to have to wait until the summer to join the North London club because of the £40million price-tag on his head.

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    3. ALEX RUNARSSON

    The Gunners could ditch summer signing Alex Runarsson already, SunSport told you earlier this month.

    Iceland international Runarsson particularly struggled in the 4-1 League Cup defeat to Manchester City last month, and has been usurped as back-up by new-boy Mat Ryan.

  • James Orr

    2. PATRICK VAN AANHOLT

    Arsenal are plotting a shock Deadline Day move for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, claim the Mirror.

    With Kieran Tierney currently injured, boss Arteta has admitted that the Gunners are 'short' in the position – as Cedric Soares deputised there in yesterday's clash with Manchester United.

  • James Orr

    FIVE ALIVE?

    Here's five possible deals Arsenal could pull off on deadline day TODAY…

    1 SHKODRAN MUSTAFI

    Error-prone defender Shkodran Mustafi could finally leave Arsenal, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

    The German, who has made three Premier League appearances, has been linked with Barcelona – while Liverpool have emerged as shock contenders to sign manager Jurgen Klopp's compatriot as they seek to ease their centre-back shortage.

  • Joe Brophy

    LU BEAUTY

    Mikel Arteta says David Luiz is a "key role model" for his Arsenal youngsters.

    He said: "It's credit to him because he trains really hard.

    "This season has been really tough in the beginning because he's been through some injuries but he's kept at it, he understood his role, he knows his role in the team, he's one of our leaders and he's so willing to keep improving.

    "He knows the things that he's really good at and the things where there is still room for improvement. He's a really honest man with himself. He's won everything and it's a joy to work with him.

    "He's a great example for them (the youngsters). He's got a good mixture with them between some banter and then some stick.

    "They all listen to him because of who he is and what he's done in the game. But also because how he behaves every day, how professional he is and how he goes about the job. He is one of the key role models that we have in our team."

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    SAL SEARCHING

    Arsenal defender William Saliba has lifted the lid on the hurt he felt by being frozen out by Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.

    The 19-year-old told TV station TF1 : “I really, really, really didn’t think that I would be transferred for €30m.

    “To think that I would arrive [at Arsenal], where people were expecting a lot from me, the fans excited about me and you find yourself in the reserves, play zero – nothing in the Europa League or the [Premier] League.

    “I was in the squad once in the League Cup. It hurt me, it affected me.

    “I don’t think I left too early. When you feel ready you have to go. These things happen. I believe in myself.”

  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNER GET HIM?

    Arsenal are planning a late move for Patrick van Aanholt as cover for Kieran Tierney.

    Yet the Dutchman's fee is unlikely to be high enough to feature on this list with the Crystal Palace left-back, 30, out of contract in the summer.

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    MUY BEIN

    Ben Gibson insisted the Norwich camp won't be too tough on Arsenal target Emi Buendia after his latest red-card shame.

    He said: "It's important we're not too hard on Emi.

    "He's missed out on that occasion, but his counter-pressing has won us balls up the pitch many a time, which has led us to goals and chances.

    "He has been absolutely fantastic – we won't be too harsh on him."

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    MAKING A EMIL OF IT

    Worryingly for Arsenal target Emi Buendia – and Norwich – it was the third time he'd been dismissed in the last seven months.

    He has four red cards since the start of the 2018-2019 season, more than any other player in English football.

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    CEDRIC CELEBRATES ONE YEAR AT ARSENAL

    Arsenal full-back Cedric Soares is celebrating one year with the Gunners this evening.

    The 29-year-old joined on a six-month loan deal in January 2020 but then sealed a permanent transfer in the summer.

    Cedric has appeared 14 times for Mikel Arteta's side this season, three of which have come in the Premier League.

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    MUSTAFI SET TO STAY PUT

    Liverpool have been interested in Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi during the final days of the January window.

    But now the Reds appear to be finalising an agreement for Preston defender Ben Davies.

    As a result, the Gunners man looks to be staying at the Emirates Stadium for the foreseeable future.

    Mustafi is not featuring in the current Arsenal set-up under ArtetaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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    LENO ON ODEGAARD

    Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno has predicted big things of new signing Martin Odegaard.

    "I think we should all be very excited because he is an attacking midfield player who is turning, wants to go forward, wants to play passes and create chances and have assists,” said Leno to the Evening Standard.

    "In his first days he has been very impressive and has been very open to everyone, and I think we will have a lot of fun with him in the next months."

    Odegaard is considered a very promising talentCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    THREE YEARS ON

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal three years ago today.

    He has scored 79 goals in 128 games since joining the Gunners in 2018, a terrific return.

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    ARSENAL IN FOR BUENDIA

    Arsenal are interested in signing Argentine schemer Emi Buendia from Norwich, with the attacking midfielder in sensational form for the Championship leaders.

    But the 24-year-old has reportedly accepted that he is likely to have to wait until the summer to join the North London club because of the £40million price-tag on his head.

    Buendia could yet finalise a deal to play in the Premier League or may wait until the summerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    RUNAR A GONNA?

    The Gunners could ditch summer signing Alex Runarsson already.

    Iceland international Runarsson particularly struggled in the 4-1 League Cup defeat to Manchester City last month, and has been usurped as back-up by new-boy Mat Ryan.

    At 25 years old he still has the potential to become a first team regular elsewhere, but it does not appear that it will be at the Emirates.

    Runarsson is now Arsenal's third choice keeper after the arrival of Mat RyanCredit: Reuters
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    ARTETA ON MUSTAFI FUTURE

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed hat he is 'willing to help' Skodran Mustafi leave the club.

    The German defender is being linked as a back-up for Liverpool and there are reports that he may have is contract terminated by the Gunners in order for him to move elsewhere.

    Speaking about the situation, Arteta said: "Well there are some conversations going on at the moment.

    "I spoke with all the players about their own situation because they are all aware of the minutes they’re playing and they want to improve their situation.

    "I am willing to help them, some of them, and the club is willing to help them and we are going to try a solution at the end but I don’t know if that’s going to be the case or not."

  • Dylan Terry

    GARCIA BLOW FOR GUNNERS

    Arsenal have been deal a blow in their pursuit of Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.

    The Spanish centre-back has been out of favour at the Etihad as John Stones and Ruben Dias have established a fruitful partnership in Pep Guardiola's defence.

    And while the Gunners are hoping to sign the 20-year-old, according to Just Arsenal he would rather return to his former club Barcelona.

    Garcia has barely featured for Man City so far this seasonCredit: Rex Features
  • Dylan Terry

    TORREIRA RECALL?

    Lucas Torreira made a rare start for Atletico Madrid today, but he failed to really impress for the La Liga leaders.

    According to Caught Offside, his poor spell in Spain is leading them to consider whether or not he should return to the Gunners or go back out on loan once more.

    Meanwhile, Sky have reported that Torreira could be about to move to Ligue 1 side Monaco on loan.

    Torreira has been out of favour at Atletico this seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    SALIBA HURT BY ARSENAL TREATMENT

    Arsenal defender William Saliba has slammed how the club have treated him since he joined the Premier League club.

    After being signed for £27million he was immediately loaned back to St Etienne and has now been farmed out again to Nice until the end of the season.

    But his latest comments do not seem to have left the door open for a return to the Emirates Stadium.

    The 19-year-old told TV station TF1 : "I really, really, really didn’t think that I would be transferred for €30m.

    "To think that I would arrive [at Arsenal], where people were expecting a lot from me, the fans excited about me and you find yourself in the reserves, play zero – nothing in the Europa League or the [Premier] League.

    "I was in the squad once in the League Cup. It hurt me, it affected me.

    "I don’t think I left too early. When you feel ready you have to go. These things happen. I believe in myself."

    Saliba is not happy with his lack of involvement since signing for ArsenalCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    VAN AAN ON THE MOVE?

    Arsenal could make a late bid for Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt before the end of the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.

    With just over 24 hours remaining until the window shuts, Mikel Arteta is hoping to bring in some back up for Kieran Tierney.

    And Van Aanholt could see this as an opportunity to leave Selhurst Park following the emergence of Tyrick Mitchell.

    The defender's contract runs out in the summer, so a cut-price deal could be up for grans for Arsenal.

    Van Aanholt could be set for a last-gasp move away from PalaceCredit: Getty Images – Getty

     

  • Daniel Brookes

    MAITLAND-NILES LATEST

    Leicester are leading the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

    The Foxes face competition from Newcastle, Southampton and West Brom to secure the 23-year-old's services.

    Maitland-Niles is hoping regular game time away from the Emirates can boost his chances of earning a place in Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's Euros.

    Leicester will hope to tempt Arsenal into doing business by installing a option to buy Maitland-Niles outright, as the Gunners could be reluctant to strengthen a top-four rival.

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    TORREIRA LATEST

    Arsenal technical director Edu has commented on Lucas Torreira's situation at Atletico Madrid.

    The Uruguayan midfielder joined Atletico on loan at the start of the 2020-21 campagn but has started just twice in La Liga for Diego Simeone's side.

    Edu said: “For us, Lucas and his happiness is the most important thing.

    "If everyone is happy, we will continue like this, if Lucas is not well, we will seek a change because there are many teams that are calling me to ask about the player’s situation.”

    Torreira now seems more likely to find a new club in the summer – with a return to Serie A has been mooted – and Atletico are happy to hold onto him for the rest of the season.

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