Good morning Arsenal fans
Arsenal failed to secure a sell-on clause when they allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave for nothing to join Barcelona.
Now the Spanish giants could cash in just six months later as Chelsea want the £15million-rated frontman as well as Barca team-mate Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona did not even pay Aubameyang’s wages for the 23 games he played for them last season as Arsenal picked up the tab.
Emirates chiefs were so desperate to offload Auba after his fallout with boss Mikel Arteta that they agreed to pay his £7m wages for the rest of the season.
Arsenal summer signing Fabio Silva is fit and available for selection against Leicester City.
The Portugal ace joined from Porto in a £30m transfer.
But his debut was delayed by a foot injury.
Arsenal defender Pablo Mari has joined Serie A newcomers Monza on loan.
The Italian side also have an obligation to buy the Spaniard.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Willian has left Corinthians after tearing up his contract.
And the Brazilian winger is now reportedly in talks with newly-promoted Fulham.
Willian rejoined boyhood club Corinthians last summer after leaving Arsenal just one year into a three-year deal.
But the 34-year-old did not score a single goal in nine league games for his new side.
Arsenal are reportedly in talks with AC Milan over a shock transfer exit for Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Football Italia claims the Belgian midfielder has emerged as Stefano Pioli’s top choice to replace Franck Kessie, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Lokonga, 22, only signed for Arsenal a year ago from Anderlecht in a £17m deal.
But, despite making 24 appearances in all competitions, he struggled to make a lasting impression in Mikel Arteta’s system.
Ex-Arsenal boss George Graham has backed Mikel Arteta for success at the North London club.
In an interview with the New Journal, Graham said: “I think Arteta has done a very good job since he’s come to the club. It was at a transition period.
“He’s bringing a certain philosophy to the club which he learned under [Pep] Guardiola at Manchester City – some of the possession play is really fantastic. It’s great to watch, I love watching it.
“Unfortunately, they just missed out on the top four last season but I really like the way they play.
“I hope they do well this season. I want them to qualify for the Champions League.
“The only problem is the standard is so high.
“Liverpool, Manchester City and even Chelsea are top, top teams and Arsenal have got to compete with them, which I’m sure they will.”