MORNING ARSENAL FANS
Barcelona keeper Neto has joined Ben White and Tammy Abraham at the forefront of transfer talk around the Emirates.
It’s claimed Brighton’s England centre-back White could finally complete his £50million switch to Arsenal this weekend.
But the Gunners could be unwilling to pay the £40m Chelsea ultimately want for striker Abraham.
Tottenham and West Ham have also been linked with the boyhood Gooner.
But Arsenal have been rated favourites to land the 23-year-old on a season’s loan ahead of a permanent deal – until speculation in the past 24 hours that they are unhappy over the fee.
As for Neto. the Gunners now appear to have a clear run if they pursue their interest in the one-cap Brazil star, 31.
That’s because Spurs have borrowed Atalanta’s Pierluigi Gollini – meaning Nuno Espirito Santos is unlikely to sign a new stopper.
The Gunners want competition for Bernd Leno.
And it’s understood they have made a THIRD bid for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale.
Finally, boss Mikel Arteta says midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, who will be 21 on Wednesday, has been handed the No 10 shirt simply because he asked for it.
Arteta was impressed with the youngster’s ambition and courage to ask for a number worn by legends like Dennis Bergkamp and Robin Van Persie.