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Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi could leave the Gunners in the upcoming transfer window if reports coming out of the Italian media are anything to go by.

Mustafi is said to be attracting interest from one of the big clubs in Italy while his Arsenal future is far from being assured.

Arsenal could sell him in the summer to raise funds for new players ahead of next season.

The Gunners have identified areas like left-back, right-wing, centre back for strengthening and they might need to raise funds with just £45m available for new players.

The potential sale of players like Mustafi could hold the key for Arsenal in their bid to sign quality players to boost the team.

According to the publication from Tuttosport, AC Milan CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Ivan Gazidis is interested in signing the aforementioned Mustafi.

It was revealed that he wants to take Mustafi to AC Milan.

Gazidis was the CEO at Arsenal when they splashed the huge sum of £35m on his transfer from Spanish La Liga club Valencia.

Shkrodan Mustafi had a fantastic start to his Arsenal career in 2016 but he has not been able to sustain it.

He’s also a World Cup winner after playing his part in the German triumph at the 2014 edition in Brazil.

Segun Amuda is a mass communication professional, He regularly writes for Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including talkSport.

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EPL: Arsenal To Triple Player Salary Amidst Transfer Scare

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According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have concluded plans to triple the salary of sensational attacker Gabriel Martinelli to ward off the interest of the Spanish club Real Madrid.

Real Madrid are said to be weighing up a £50m move for the young Arsenal player who has a long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2024.

Gabriel Martinelli has been a revelation for the Gunners this season since his £7m transfer from Ituano in his native Brazil.

The young attacker was playing lower league football in Brazil before Arsenal swoop in on him.

Martinelli is the second topscorer in the Arsenal team with 10 goals in all competitions.

The 10 goals have been in just 11 starts this season.

The 18-year-old has played 21 games for the Gunners since his transfer to North London last summer.

He earns £10,000 on a weekly basis and Arsenal are ready to triple his salary to £30,000 per week.

Gabriel Martinelli has taken his chance in the team after he replaced the suspended club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the team.

Aubameyang was suspended after his red card during the London Derby clash with hosts Crystal Palace in the Premier League earlier this month.

Gabriel Martinelli has scored two goals in two league games since replacing Aubameyang.

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EPL: Arsenal Suffer Another Transfer Blow

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Arsenal have been dealt a big transfer blow following the news that they are set to miss out on one of their midfield targets.

Atletico Paranaense star Bruno Guimares has been on the radar of Arsenal in the past months but it looks like the player will be heading to France and not North London after French Ligue 1 club Lyon agreed on a deal to sign him.

As reported by French media portal L’Equipe, Lyon have reached an agreement to sign the 22-year-old midfielder for €25m this month.

It was also revealed that Lyon will now discuss personal terms with the player after the French giants reached an agreement with his Brazilian Serie A club over his transfer.

Lyon were able to overcome the hurdle of his club retaining some of his economic rights to reach a transfer fee agreement.

Earlier reports had claimed that Arsenal would make a move for the Brazilian midfielder in the summer. This was before other clubs showed interest in signing him this month.

The interest of other European teams like Benfica and Lyon forced the Gunners to the negotiation table but it seems that would be enough to secure the signing of the player with Champions League campaigners Lyon primed to seal his transfer.

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EPL: Liverpool, Arsenal Made Contact To Sign £25m Teenager

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New Real Madrid signing Reinier was also a target for the Premier League duo of Liverpool and Arsenal according to his father Mauro Cavalho.

His father talked about the interest of both Arsenal and Liverpool in a chat with Cadena Ser, a Spanish radio station.

Reinier completed his transfer to Real Madrid from Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo in this winter transfer market for a fee said to be around €30m (£25m).

He will join the Real Madrid Castilla (youth team at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu) upon his return from national team duty next week.

Reinier is in line to represent Brazil at the pre-Olympics tournament for CONMEBOL ahead of Tokyo 2020.

He is not the first Brazilian teenager to join Real Madrid in the last one year as the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. have also joined the Los Merengues as teenagers.

Arsenal have been very active in the Brazilian transfer market and that’s partly due to club legend Edu who’s the sporting director at the Emirates Stadium.

Edu is a former Arsenal midfielder who also turned out for the Brazilian national team.

He was instrumental to the signing of young forward Gabriel Martinelli who has been in sensational form for the Gunners in his first season with 10 goals in all competitions.

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EPL: Why Gabriel Martinelli Could Have Been A Man United Player

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Outstanding Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli could have been playing for Premier League rivals Manchester United according to TalkSports.

The player himself confirmed this in one of his recent interviews as monitored by the above mentioned English media outlet.

According to Gabriel Martinelli, He spent 15 days training at Manchester United without the Red Devils signing him.

The Brazilian attacker further said that during his visit to Old Trafford, he met with players like Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and many more.

He was on trial at Manchester United four times as the Arsenal attacker had to travel from his native Brazil to England on four occasions between 2015 and 2017.

Martinelli has been a revelation since joining Arsenal from the Brazilian lower league club Ituano for just £6m last summer.

The 18-year-old is the second topscorer at Arsenal with 10 goals in all competitions behind leading goalscorer and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has netted 16 goals in all competitions for his team.

Gabriel Martinelli scored his 10th goal of the season during the eventful Premier League game at Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Arsenal played around 65 minutes with ten men after former Chelsea center back David Luiz was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity but the Gunners were still able to play a 2-2 draw at the home of Chelsea aided by the sensational solo goal from Gabriel Martinelli.

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EPL: Dani Ceballos Next Move After Chelsea Draw Revealed

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Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos has dropped a transfer hint that suggests that he won’t be at Arsenal beyond this season.

Dani Ceballos signed for Arsenal on loan this summer after he was declared surplus to requirements at Real Madrid and the Spaniard has high hopes of a possible transfer to Arsenal on a permanent deal before injury struck last year.

The Spanish international was a regular player in the Arsenal XI while Unai Emery was the Gunners boss and before he picked up a hamstring injury last year November which ruled him out for two months.

His return coincided with the start of the managerial reign of Mikel Arteta at Arsenal and the Real Madrid loanee is yet to play a single minute under the Spanish tactician though he has been in four of the Arsenal squads under him.

After the Chelsea game, Dani Ceballos replied Arsenal teammate Hector Bellerin on one of his social media posts to suggest that he would be leaving Arsenal this summer.

Hector Bellerin celebrated with a social media post after he rescued a point for his team via a 2-2 draw and Ceballos responded to that post by saying he’ll miss the left foot through which the fellow Spaniard scored.

Bellerin was making his first appearance for Arsenal after six weeks out with hamstring problem.

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EPL: Arsenal Say No To Transfer Proposal

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According to Catalan news publication SPORT, Premier League giants Arsenal have said NO to the transfer proposal from Spanish La Liga club Barcelona.

The Spanish champions want to take leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a short-term loan until this summer without any obligation to sign him at the end of the loan spell and the proposal was swiftly rejected by Arsenal officials who are clear on their stance that the club skipper is not for sale.

Barcelona wanted to sign either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or RB Leipzig star Timo Werner to cover up for Luis Suarez who will miss the next four months after knee surgery.

Luis Suarez had to undergo knee surgery that has effectively ended his season after he picked up a knee issue during the Spanish Super Cup tournament in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

Aubameyang has scored 16 goals for Arsenal this season with 14 of those goals coming in the Premier League.

Barcelona have since turned their attention to Valencia striker Rodrigo with the fellow Spanish La Liga club keen to do a deal for their player.

The Catalans want to offer a loan fee of €10m for the Spanish international plus pay his weekly salary with the option to buy him out rightly for €50m this summer.

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Why Sheffield United Are Vulnerable To Arsenal Interest In John Fleck

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Premier League surprise team Sheffield United have been rocked with the news that North London giants Arsenal are interested in one of their best players.

Sheffield United are in their first season back in the Premier League after more than a decade in the lower leagues and they have more than punched above their weight in seventh position on the league table at the moment.

The Blades have been in very good form under the guidance of manager Chris Wilder and midfielder John Fleck has been one of the best players in the team this season.

John Fleck is attracting serious interest from Arsenal according to Football Insider and he could be available for £20m.

The 28-year-old midfielder showed his quality as a goalscoring midfielder after he netted the equalizer for the Blades during their Premier League trip to Arsenal at the weekend in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw after Brazilian and Arsenal attacker Gabriel Martinelli had given his team the lead.

John Fleck has 18 months left on his Sheffield United contract and that makes the club vulnerable to the Arsenal interest in the player.

Arsenal are a bigger club too and they can offer him a better salary package in addition to him having the chance of achieving more at the North London club.

John Fleck is the joint topscorer for Sheffield United in the Premier League with five goals.

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EPL: Confirmed Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Chelsea

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Arsenal have the direct chance to close the gap on a top-four place in the Premier League as they take the short trip to face Chelsea in the London Derby league meeting billed to take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Chelsea occupy the last and fourth Champions League place on the Premier League table at the moment with the first three teams namely Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City far in front.

The chasing pack has a better chance of catching up with a wobbly Chelsea team in recent weeks than the other three teams mentioned earlier.

Chelsea have a five-point cushion over the chasing pack spearheaded by Manchester United in fifth place with 15 games left to play.

Arsenal are ten points worse off than Chelsea at this stage of this season and another defeat against the Blues will put an end to their slim top-four hopes.

Chelsea came from a goal down to score two goals in the last ten minutes and win the game 2-1 away at Arsenal in their first league match this season.

Possible Arsenal XI: Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Bukayo Saka; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil; Alexandre Lacazette, Nicholas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli.

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