Arsenal transfer news and rumours about the transfers from the Emirates during the summer transfer window in 2022; Arsenal acquired Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, while players including Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, and Nicolas Pepe left for other teams.
Arsenal Transfer News
On Deadline Day, Aston Villa turned down Arsenal’s third and final bid of £25 million for midfielder Douglas Luiz.
On Thursday, Villa rejected offers from Arsenal of £20 million and £23 million as well. Even Villa’s acquisition of Leander Dendoncker from Wolves did not change their stance towards the Brazilian.
However, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – were interested in signing Luiz ahead of the transfer deadline.
Maitland-Niles in Saints Loan | Bellerin Leaves for Barcelona
Maitland-Niles: On Deadline Day, Ainsley Maitland-Niles left Arsenal and signed a season-long loan with Southampton.
“Ainsley is at a good stage in his career, with a lot of experience already, but he is also still a player with promise, and he is someone who can absolutely help us,” stated Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
“He blends in well with us and has room to improve during his stay. I am happy to welcome him to our team because he can play multiple positions, which is always a plus.
Hector Bellerin: has also returned to Barcelona, signing a one-year deal with the LaLiga club. Arsenal has a sell-on clause.
“We today bid farewell to Hector and we appreciate him so much for his loyalty and commitment to Arsenal Football Club,” Mikel Arteta said of Bellerin.
Hector contributed significantly to the club during his eleven years with Arsenal, winning three FA Cups and playing in close to 250 games.
“I consider it a privilege to have spent three seasons with Hector on the same team, donning the Arsenal jersey and enjoying many memorable experiences both on and off the field of play.
Who had Arsenal Been Linked with?
Youri Tielemans – Long-time Arsenal target Youri Tielemans of Leicester City was the subject of a “mystery offer” just over 24 hours prior to the deadline on Thursday, September 1.
Also, Youri Tielemans’ contractual situation, Leicester City was prepared to lower their asking price for the midfielder to £38 million, which increased Arsenal’s chances of acquiring the player.
Danilo – because of injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, Mikel Arteta needed backup in the midfield, therefore Arsenal looked into a deal for Palmeiras player Danilo.
Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa still hopes Douglas Luiz will sign a new deal, thus Chelsea and Arsenal were waiting in the wings for him to decide on his future.
Mykhaylo Mudryk – The Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mudryk had appeared to be moving to Arsenal (The Athletic, August 31), and Brentford were prepared to make a club-record £26 million offer for him.
Mudryk liked a post on Instagram saying Arsenal was interested in buying him before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Marco Asensio – Real Madrid’s Asensio has apparently been offered to Premier League clubs, so Arsenal and Newcastle were on high alert.
Before the transfer deadline on Thursday, Arsenal had emerged as the favourite to sign Real Madrid forward Asensio, dealing with Manchester United yet another transfer setback.
Pedro Neto – After a deal to acquire Neto from Wolves collapsed on August 27, Arsenal had no plans to add any more players this summer.
The club had their sights set on Neto but had expressed concern on August 24 that the Wolves’ winger would prove too expensive.
Yeremy Pino – After Villarreal manager, Unai Emery stated the player “will have to leave” if a “fair deal” is made.
Also, the wonderkid Pino may have been forced to leave for a lower price this summer. I saw arsenal sporting director Edu boarding an aircraft to Valencia on August 15.
According to sources in Spain, Villarreal was prepared to accept a bid from Arsenal for midfielder Pino in the amount of £33 million. The Spanish club needed money after being eliminated from the Champions League.
The Players Linked with an Arsenal Exit
Gabriel Martinelli – According to reports, Arsenal was prepared for interest from AC Milan in Gabriel Martinelli should the Serie A team decide to trade Rafael Leao to London rivals Chelsea on September 1.
Kieran Tierney – Following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s transfer to the Emirates Stadium this summer, Manchester City were preparing a last-minute bid to sign Arsenal defender Tierney.
What are the Latest Contract Talks?
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal are convinced that Bukayo Saka will sign a new long-term contract. The club has provided the 20-year-old winger, whose current contract is through 2024, with a substantial raise from his £70,000 weekly salary.
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