Arsenal will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, travelling to Anfield to face Liverpool in a highly-anticipated clash that could send Mikel Arteta’s side up to fourth in the Premier League table.
The Gunners will be hoping to climb above the Reds, who sit two points above them in the standings.
Ahead of their trip to Merseyside, the north London club continue to be linked with a host of names as technical director Edu begins his preparations for the January transfer window.
Speculation on the futures of centre-forwards Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette also continues as the prolific duo have less than eight months left on their current deals at the Emirates Stadium.
Here, football.london brings you all the latest transfer rumours surrounding Arsenal.
Arsenal are keen on Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Florian Wirtz, according to Catalan outlet El Nacional.
The report claims that Wirtz has garnered interest from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid as well as the Gunners, with the Blues reportedly the most interested party.
However, Barcelona are said to be the German’s preferred destination as he is a huge fan of the Blaugrana and their new head coach Xavi, who he idolised as a player.
According to The Daily Maill, Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has told the club that he intends to leave in the coming months.
Nketiah has struggled for game time this season, with veteran forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both ahead of the Englishman in the current pecking order.
The 22-year-old is now ready to seek a new challenge away from the north London club to find consistent game time, according to the aforementioned report – despite Mikel Arteta‘s reported attempts to keep him at the club.
Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has confirmed that Arsenal made a bid for Manuel Locatelli in the summer before the Italian midfielder eventually joined Juventus instead.
“Locatelli deserved Juve and he has helped us a lot over the years,” Carnevali told Tuttomercatoweb.
“This year we sold Marlon for 12 million, Caputo to Sampdoria and Locatelli on the conditions we wanted after two months of negotiations.
“Manuel just wanted to go to Juve, we had offers from Arsenal and other clubs but there was nothing to do.”