6.30pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Joan Jordan UPDATE, Julian Brandt eyed, Buendia LATEST, Soler linked to Emirates

ARSENAL welcome Newcastle this weekend as the Gunners look to take their recent good form in the FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta looks set to be busy in the transfer market and we've the very latest on Julian Brandt, Joan Jordan and Emi Buendia.

Follow all the latest from the Emirates below…

  • Joshua Jones


    Besiktas reportedly want to re-sign Mohamed Elneny on loan from Arsenal.

    Aksam claims the Turkish giants are keen on a second swoop for the Egyptian midfielder as Thomas Partey prepares to make his comeback from injury.

    Elneny, 28, started the season well but has found opportunities limited in recent weeks.

    Despite making 19 appearances in all competitions, Partey’s imminent return to action is likely to see Elneny fall even further down the pecking order at Arsenal.

    And Besiktas are ready to offer the Egypt international an escape.

    Elneny played 36 times for them on loan last season, becoming a firm fan favourite.

  • Joshua Jones


    Arsenal’s festive flurry of wins has seen them drag themselves out of a relegation fight and into contention for a European place.

    The Gunners have won three games on the bounce since Boxing Day lifting them up the table and just six points away from the top four.

    The last three wins over Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom have not only saved Arsenal's season but it may have saved Mikel Arteta's job too.

    Prior to their U-turn, Arsenal were on a torrid run of just one win from ten league games, which saw their odds slashed to just 20/1 to be relegated.

    But after kicking on over the festive period, Arsenal are now 11/4 to end the season in the top six and 8/1 to pull off a top four finish with Ladbrokes.

    Arteta was previously the odds-on favourite in the Premier League sack race at 4/5 just days before Christmas.

    But his odds of staying in a job have drastically drifted to 20/1 in the sack race.

    Arsenal special odds – Ladbrokes

    Arsenal to win the Premier League – 150/1

    Arsenal to finish in the top four – 8/1

    Arsenal to finish in the top six – 11/4

    Arsenal to finish in the top 10 – 2/5

    Arsenal to be relegated – 150/1


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  • Joshua Jones


    Lucas Torreira is among the Uruguayan players who have joined forces to slam Edinson Cavani's three-game ban as 'discriminatory'.

    And the South American stars have demanded that Cavani's suspension is overturned.

    Cavani was suspended by the FA, handed a £100,000 fine and ordered to complete a face to face education.

    Torreira, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid from Arsenal this season, tweeted the statement.

    The statement read: "Far from condemning racism, the English Football Association has itself committed a discriminatory act against the culture and way of life of the Uruguayan people.

    "The sanction shows the English Football Association's biased, dogmatic and ethnocentric vision that only allows a subjective interpretation to be made from its particular and excluding conclusion, however flawed it may be.

    "Edinson Cavani has never committed any conduct that could be interpreted as racist. He merely used a common expression in Latin America to affectionately address a love one or close friend.”

  • Joshua Jones


    Who wants to see the Beautiful Game in all its glory?

    And with the added extra of some Midlands snow?

    Of course you do!

    Here is Bukayo Saka rounding off a wonderful team move at The Hawthorns. Sumptuous stuff from the Gunners.

  • Josh Graham


    Norwich star Emi Buendia has surpassed the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne this season by creating the most chances in Europe.

    Arsenal target Buendia – who hit the winner against Barnsley on Saturday – has made 62 opportunities for Championship-topping Canaries, eclipsing the continent’s finest schemers.

  • Josh Graham


    Aaron Ramsey is finally finding his place in the Juventus team after starring in a false-9 style role.

    It has been far from plain sailing for the Welshman since his 2019 move from Arsenal as he has struggled with form and fitness.

    Former Gunner Aaron Ramsey is starring as a false 9 for JuventusCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    But Ramsey was given another go in the starting XI for Sunday's match with Udinese.

    In the first-half, he bustled opponent Rodrigo De Paul out of possession and teed up Cristiano Ronaldo's opener. And Ramsey would have made it three in the eventual 4-1 win, but for VAR picking up an accidental handball in his rebound finish.

    Italian daily Tuttosport likened the ex-Arsenal man's position to that of a false-9, opening up space for Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala to run into.

    And boss Andrea Pirlo was full of praise, saying: "When he’s in good shape, Aaron is a very important player.

    "He’s intelligent, he knows which positions to find on the pitch. Unfortunately, he had so many problems in recent years that he needs a lot of rest between games."

  • Josh Graham


    Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Celtic's Ryan Christie to bolster their midfield options.

    90min.com reports Christie is considering his options and would consider a move away.

    The 25-year-old's name has also been linked with Newcastle, Southampton, Brighton and Burnley.

    Christie could follow in the footsteps of former Hoops star Kieran Tierney by swapping Glasgow for North London.

    Ryan Christie could be heading South from CelticCredit: Willie Vass – The Sun
  • Josh Graham


    Joan Jordan has hinted he is happy to stay at Sevllla despite rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal.

    The LaLiga ace, who is valued at £32million, is thought to have attracted the attention of Mikel Arteta.

    But the Sevilla playmaker says he is “super comfortable” at the Spanish club. This term he has made 15 LaLiga appearances for the side who are sixth and one place behind Barcelona.

    Jordan told Estadio Deportivo: “In the end, these are just things that come out, like the many things that were said, the rumours, when I was at Eibar.

    “I have always been very clear about the present… the future does not feed me, it takes away from me and does not give me the energy I need.

    “I am at a super ambitious club, and I have nothing more to say because I really am super comfortable here, like I was when I arrived here.”

  • Josh Graham


    A bright start to the week for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta after the 4-0 hammering of West Brom.

  • Josh Graham


    Alexandre Lacazette has found form at the right time for Mikel Arteta.

    The Frenchman has an incredible goalscoring record this season!

  • Josh Graham


    Arsenal are reportedly lining up a player-plus-cash deal for Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia.

    The Independent reports there has already been talks with the player's agent.

    Emiliano Buendia is on Arsenal's radarCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    The report states Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson are among the players the Gunners are willing to offer the Canaries to broker a deal.

    Mikel Arteta is a believed to be a big fan of Buendia who has been instrumental in Norwich's run to the top of the Championship.

    However, a move is still said to be some way off with Carrow Road boss Daniel Farke adamant the Argentine won't be leaving, although it is thought he would be allowed to go for the right deal.

  • Josh Graham

    MO WON'T GO?!

    Mohamed Elneny certainly seems to be on board with Arsenal despite rumours he could leave with Besiktas interested.

  • Josh Graham


    Bukayo Saka revealed Kieran Tierney's stunning solo goal against West Brom was something the Gunners have 'never seen before'.

    The hardy Scot bagged a worldie with his weaker right foot in the snow at the Hawthorns as Mikel Arteta's side thumped Sam Allardyce's team 4-0.

    And Saka told BBC Sport: "KT deserved that, he’s put in amazing performances all year and that was something we’ve never seen before from him, right foot, top corner."

  • Josh Graham


    Arsenal outcast William Saliba has agreed a loan move to French side Nice until the end of the season.

    The former Saint Etienne star will cross the channel for some Ligue 1 action with the club paying 100 per cent of his wages.

    There is no loan fee involved for the 19-year-old.

    And the Gunners have not included any option to make the temporary move permanent – suggesting Saliba has a future under Mikel Arteta in North London.

    William Saliba in Arsenal training at London ColneyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Josh Graham


    Mikel Arteta has praised Alexandre Lacazette's recent form but said his contract talks won't happen until the summer.

    The Frenchman bagged a brace in the Gunners' 4-0 win over West Brom and he has five goals in his last four games in all competitions.

    Alexandre Lacazette and Mikel Arteta Credit: Reuters

    Lacazette has less than 18 months left on his current deal and negotiations over a possible extension have not been started.

    Arteta said: "We have not talked about anything related to his contract.

    "I am delighted with the way he has performed because he is scoring, has the form and energy at the moment so he needs to keep doing that.

    “We will talk in the summer and make a decision then."

  • Josh Graham


    Arsenal remain interested in signing Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler, according to reports.

    The 24-year-old has continued to impress this season with six goals and five assists across 13 games in all competitions.

    Mikel Arteta's side were first linked to Soler ahead of last summer's transfer window.

    But El Desmarque claim the Gunners are still keen to sign the former Spain Under-21 star.

    Soler – who was previously linked to Manchester United – is under contract until 2023 and hit the headlines after bagging a hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Real Madrid in November.

    But Valencia could be forced to let him leave to ease the club's financial issues.

  • Jack Figg


    Mikel Arteta has reportedly cooled his interest in Real Madrid star Isco thanks to Emile Smith Rowe’s impressive performances in Arsenal’s attack.

    The Emirates starlet, who some fans have dubbed the ‘Croydon Pirlo’, has been in fine form for the club who have picked up three wins in their last three Prem games.

    And Spanish outlet AS believes Arteta is unlikely to make a move for Isco who has fallen down Real Madrid’s pecking order.

    Meanwhile reports in Turkey claim Besiktas are preparing to make a £6.2million swoop for Mohamed Elneny.

    The Egypt international impressed during his loan spell with the Super Lig giants. And Turkish news Aksam claim Besiktas are keen on taking Elneny back Istanbul on a permanent basis.

    MeanwhileItalian newspaper La Nazione claims Fiorentina have expressed an interest in a loan move for Lucas Torreira.

    The Uruguay midfielder is reportedly due to return to North London from Atletico Madrid with Arsenal thought to be ready to have him back.

    The midfielder has made just two starts in LaLiga for the current leaders in Spain’s top flight.

    Elsewhere Andy Cole has heaped praise on Bukayo Saka following the youngster’s slick performances against Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom.

    The former Prem forward – who began his career at the Gunners- described Saka as a “very, very talented” player

    And Cole told TalkSport the player had a “bang on” attitude for “a young kid.”

  • Sandra Brobbey


    Arsenal are thought to be ready bring Lucas Torreira back from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

    The Uruguayan midfielder moved to Spain after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates.

    And his LaLiga loan switch preceded the Gunners' stunning swoop for former Atletico star Thomas Partey.

    Torreira has made just two LaLiga starts for the current leaders of Spain's top flight.

    And Italian newspaper La Nazione claims Fiorentina have expressed an interest a loan move for Torreira for the rest of the season.

    Fiorentina are reportedly interested in a loan move for Lucas Torreira for the rest of the season
  • Sandra Brobbey

    MO TO GO?

    Besiktas are reportedly preparing to swoop for Mohamed Elneny with the aim of signing the player on a permanent deal

    The Gunners midfielder enjoyed a successful stint with Turkish giants last term playing 36 times across all competitions.

    And the Egypt international, 28, has made 18 appearances for Arsenal this season.

    Turkish news outlet Aksam claims Besiktas manager Sergen Yalçın is eager to see the midfielder return to Istanbul permanently.

    The club is reportedly due to open talks with Arsenal this month and make a bid of £6.2million.

    Besiktas are reportedly keen on making a January move for Mohamed Elneny


  • Sandra Brobbey


    Andy Cole has been singing Bukayo Saka's praises following the England starlet's fine performances against Chelsea and West Brom.

    The Gunners youngster was on target for Mikel Arteta at the Hawthorns and played a key part in Arsenal's recent turnaround in form.

    And the club are now six points away from a top four spot.

    Cole – who began his career at Arsenal – told TalkSport: "He’s very very talented and apparently his attitude is bang on for a young kid. Not a big -time Charlie."

    “Just watching his performances you can tell. I just love watching him, love watching his energy and what he gives the football club.”

    Bukayo Saka has been winning plaudits from former Arsenal stars
  • Sandra Brobbey


    Mikel Arteta is thought to be losing interest in Real Madrid's Isco thanks toEmile Smith Rowe's impressive performances, according to reports.

    The Gunners Academy graduate has been excelling as Arsenal’s No10 and helped set up a memorable goal during the club’s 4-0 win against West Brom.

    Arteta has been linked with a January bid for Isco with the 28-year-old out of favour at Madrid.

    The Spain star has made just three starts for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season.

    But it looks like a January transfer to Arsenal may be unlikely according to Spanish outlet AS.

  • Sandra Brobbey


    Kevin Campbell has warned Ainslie Maitland-Niles could head for the Emirates exit if he is not given enough game time.

    The Arsenal ace has started in just four Prem games this term and was missing from Mikel Arteta’s starting 11 against West Brom.

    Campbell told Football Insider: “I think he will pursue an exit in the summer. Although he loves the club, he is an England international now – he has to play football. 

    “There is no point loving the club and being a bit-part player. You have proven you can do it on numerous occasions, you are a full England international and you are on the bench. That is not going to last.

    “I hear Mikel Arteta is trying to convince him to stay and sign a new contract because he is now an England international.

    “Which clubs let England internationals go? You do not do that. He wants to play, of course, he wants to but we know football is a squad game.”

    Kevin Campbell believes Arsenal need to give Ainslie Maitland-Niles more game time
  • Sandra Brobbey


    Ian Wright admits he "would love" to see Paul Pogba in an Arsenal shirt with the France star's future at Man United in doubt.

    The Gunners icon applauded the midfielder's performance during United's 2-1 win against Aston Villa and reckons the player is back to his best on the pitch.

    Wright said: “Yes [he is back to his best] and you know, with all the stuff that’s happened with him he’s getting it right on the pitch.

    “He’s put it all to the side and to be honest he’s putting in good performances. He was unlucky there [not to score against Villa] but I thought with his ability he should have scored.

    “Great touch, great play, great awareness, great skill. He’s getting everyone playing and that’s what he does."

  • Sandra Brobbey


    Julian Brandt continues to be linked with with a possible switch from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal, according to reports.

    And Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc is fuelling speculation by reportedly refusing to rule out the playmaker's chances of being sold.

    Zorc told Kicker that he had read about the Gunners interest in a January bid, but he hinted there were no offers currently on the table.

    Zorc said: “I’ve read that too. I can’t say more about it. Nobody answered, there is nothing on the table.”

  • William Pugh


    Bukayo Saka was thrilled with his goal in Arsenal's 4-0 win against West Brom.

    The young winger made it 2-0 after 28 minutes at the Hawthrons.

    And he was quick to heap praise on his team-mates.

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