Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Newcastle loss FALL OUT, Marquinhos LATEST, Darwin Nunez chase – updates

MARQUINHOS is set to become Arsenal's first transfer of the summer.

The Sao Paulo winger, 19, will cost the Gunners just £3million.

The club remain interested in Darwin Nunez, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala has confirmed his Juventus exit in an emotional message to the supporters.

On the pitch, Arsenal now require a final day miracle to reach the Champions League after losing 2-0 at Newcastle.

Keep up to date with all of the latest updates from the Emirates in our live blog…

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow to their top-four chances after losing 2-0 to Newcastle at St James' Park.

    The Gunners' are now facing the prospect of finishing behind local rivals Tottenham in fifth place with one more Premier League game to go.

    The Magpies opened the scoring on 55 minutes after an own goal by Ben White and sealed the victory half an hour later with star man Bruno Guimaraes.

    The North Londoners are now two points behind Spurs in the Premier League table with only one more game to go.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are close to signing Sao Paulo starlet Marquinhos for £3million on a long-term contract until 2027.

    It has been claimed that the Gunners have reached a full agreement with the Brazilian giants after the forward turned down various contract offers.

    The North Londoners have managed to secure a cut-price fee for the 19-year-old ace following a legal issue.

    And Arsenal have swooped in to negotiate a fee with Sao Paulo where they appear to have beaten Wolves as well as Atletico Madrid for the Brazilian.

    And the Gunners have received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Benfica star Darwin Nunez as his club closes in on signing a replacement.

    According to The Athletic, the Portuguese giants are lining up a swoop for Stuttgart star Sasa Kalajdzic.

    The Lisbon outfit are expecting to lose Nunez this summer and ideally want a deal completed as soon as possible to allow them plenty of time to fill the void he will leave behind.

    Now moves are being made to bring Kalajdzic to replace their centre-forward, who has also been linked with Manchester United.

    Finally, Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign outgoing Juventus star Paulo Dybala, but there is a major catch.

    Dybala is only interested in signing for a club that will definitely be playing in the Champions League next season.

    And that is quite a blow for the Gunners after their loss to Newcastle, which saw them drop to fifth place.

    With Alexandre Lacazette certain to leave this summer and Eddie Nketiah expected to follow, manager Mikel Arteta is in the market for two strikers

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    FT: Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow to their top-four hopes after losing 2-0 to Newcastle at St James' Park.

    The Gunners' are now facing the prospect of finishing behind rivals Tottenham in fifth place with one more Premier League game to go.

    The Magpies opened the scoring on 55 minutes after an own goal by Ben White.

    The Toon sealed the win half an hour later with star man Bruno Guimaraes.

    The North Londoners are now two points behind Spurs in the table.

    Relive all the action on SunSport’s results page here

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    Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal

    Newcastle have broken the deadlock against Arsenal at St James’ Park.

    The Magpies are ahead following an own goal by Ben White after 56 minutes.

    That is a significant blow for the Gunners’ top-four hopes as that means Tottenham remain fourth in the Premier League table.

    You can follow all the action on SunSport’s live blog here

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    Arsenal consider Gabriel sale

    Arsenal are reportedly considering offloading Gabriel Magalhaes with Juventus eye up a possible summer swoop.

    Gabriel has been a key player for the Gunners since he made the move to the Emirates from Lille in 2020 for £27million.

    Italian media revealed earlier this month that Juve are lining up an offer for the centre-back.

    It was even stated that the Bianconeri are prepared to offer the North Londoners long-term target Arthur in a swap deal.

    According to Tuttosport, the Old Lady are stepping up their pursuit of the 24-year-old as they desperately look to sign another centre-back.

    Veteran Giorgio Chiellini will depart Turin in the summer after 18 years, with the 37-year-old tipped to leave for the MLS

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    HT: Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal are goalless at St James' Park in their crucial Premier League clash against Newcastle.

    The Gunners need to beat the Magpies in order to overtake rivals Tottenham in fourth place.

    However, the North Londoners have been unable to break the deadlock and lost Takehiro Tomiyasu to injury on 39 minutes as he was replaced by Cedric Soares.

    You can follow all the action on SunSport's live blog here

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    Tear we go

    Arsenal loanee Hector Bellerin was left in tears after playing the final game of his Real Betis loan.

    Bellerin joined his boyhood club for the season after forcing a move away from the Gunners.

    But after 32 games for Betis this season, the right-back's loan is set to come to and end.

    And the emotions were evident as the Spain international was left distraught on the pitch, well after Betis' last league match against Granada.

    They won the game 2-0 with the 27-year-old helping the Spaniards finish fifth in the LaLiga table.

    What's more, Betis also won the Copa del Rey – their first trophy in 17 years

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    Sol Campbell's next destination

    Arsenal legend Sol Campbell is the favourite to take over as the next Queens Park Rangers manager

    According to talkSPORT, Campbell, who used to play with QPR director of football Les Ferdinand at Spurs and England, is set to be interviewed for the vacant position.

    The legendary defender has a history with the club as he used to coach Rangers' youth sides while working on his badges.

    The 47-year-old also led a session with the Rs' young players while recording the talkSPORT documentary called ‘Being Sol Campbell’

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    Aaron Ramsey rematch

    Rangers star Aaron Ramsey is determined to make up for his Europa League heartache with Arsenal by winning the competition this year.

    Ramsey is in line to face Eintracht Frankfurt in Wednesday's final in Seville.

    The midfielder missed the 2019 final between his former club and Chelsea due to a hamstring injury.

    Ramsey said: "To play in a final of a European competition doesn't come around very often.

    "Unfortunately I missed the Arsenal one a few years back but hopefully I can make up for it in this one.

    "Of course, it still plays on your mind. We got to the final that year and lost to Chelsea.

    "For me to miss it through injury was tough but hopefully now I get another opportunity at it and I can make up for that"

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    Newcastle vs Arsenal subs

    And here's who Newcastle boss Eddie Howe and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta chose for the bench:

    NEWCASTLE: Darlow, Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Gayle, Trippier, Fernandez, Fraser, Murphy

    ARSENAL: Leno, Lacazette, Pepe, Sambi Lokonga, Swanson, Patino, Cedric, Martinelli, Salah-Eddine

    You can follow all the action in SunSport’s live coverage here.

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    Newcastle vs Arsenal XI

    Arsenal take on Newcastle at St James' Park in a crucial match for the visitors as they need to win to overtake rivals Tottenham in fourth place.

    You can follow all the action in SunSport’s live coverage here.

    Here's how the two teams will play tonight:

    ARSENAL: Ramsdale, Tavares, White, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Odegaard, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Nketiah, Smith Rowe

    NEWCASTLE: Dubravka, Krafth, Burn, Schar, Targett, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

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    More on Dybala

    Arsenal are among the teams keeping tabs on departing Juventus star Paulo Dybala.

    But Dybala would need a £10million signing-on fee and wages of about £200,000-a-week.

    That would be no more than what Alexandre Lacazette earns at the Emirates.

    Manager Mikel Arteta looks set to be without a striker as Lacazette's contract expires in June and the same goes for Eddie Nketiah

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    Dybala transfer message

    Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign outgoing Juventus star Paulo Dybala, but there is a catch.

    Dybala is only interested in signing for a club that will be playing in the Champions League next season.

    And that will make it even more crucial for the Gunners to finish in the top four of the Premier League table ahead of rivals Tottenham.

    With Alexandre Lacazette certain to leave this summer and Eddie Nketiah expected to follow, manager Mikel Arteta is in the market for two top strikers

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    Darwin Nunez boost

    Arsenal have received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Benfica star Darwin Nunez as his club closes in on signing a replacement.

    According to The Athletic, the Portuguese giants are lining up a move for Stuttgart star Sasa Kalajdzic.

    The Lisbon outfit are expecting to lose Nunez this summer and ideally want a deal completed as soon as possible to allow them plenty of time to fill the void.

    Now moves are being made to bring Kalajdzic to replace their star striker, who has also been linked with Manchester United

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    Marquinhos transfer situation

    Arsenal are set to sign Sao Paulo starlet Marquinhos for £3million on a long-term contract until 2027.

    It has been claimed that the Gunners have reached a full agreement with the Brazilian giants after the forward turned down multiple contract offers.

    The North Londoners have managed to secure a cut-price fee for the 19-year-old following a legal issue.

    And Arsenal have swooped in to negotiate a fee with Sao Paulo where they appear to have beaten Wolves and Atletico Madrid for the Brazilian

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    Two key players in contention for Toon

    Former Spurs defender Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson are both back in contention to return from lengthy injury spells.

    Trippier briefly featured in Newcastle's last game as they lost 5-0 to Man City having recovered from a metatarsal fracture. He has scored two goals in his five appearance for Eddie Howe's side.

    Striker Wilson could also feature after he came on as a sub like Trippier versus City. He will be hoping to make his first start since just after Boxing Day.

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    Campbell to QPR?

    Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell is the favourite to take over as the next Queens Park Rangers manager.

    According to talkSPORT, Campbell, who used to play with QPR director of football Les Ferdinand at Spurs and England, is set to be interviewed for the vacant position.

    The legendary defender has a history with the club as he used to coach Rangers' youth teams while working on his badges.

    This comes just two years after his dismissal from Southend after failing to save them from relegation to League Two.

    However, the famous centre-back impressed at his previous club Macclesfield Town as he took over when they were bottom of the fourth tier and still managed to avoid the drop.

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    Arsenal considering selling Gabriel

    Most eyes are on whether he is fit to start in tonight's game but Italian publication Tuttosport are claiming Juventus are interested in signing him.

    The Gunner is seen as an alternative to Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic who is the apparent first choice.

    The Turin based side see Arsenal as "an expensive shop" to buy from however.

    Juve want to offload midfielder Arthur who has been previously linked with a move to the Premier League so he could be used to tempt Arsenal into giving up Gabriel.

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    White set to start

    The Guardian are reporting that Ben White is set be in the starting XI to face Newcastle tonight.

    The centre-back hasn't featured in any of Arsenal's last three league games with injury.

    He was on the bench versus Spurs and was not risked.

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    Betis players want to start crowd-funder to keep Bellerin

    Borja Iglesias and Aitor Ruibal have suggested on Twitter that they start a crowdfunding page to get on loan from Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin to stay at Betis.

    According to Goal, a bid of £8million could be enough for Arsenal to sell.

    Bellerin said: "'All my family supported Betis.

    "Everyone at home followed them, my dad and I were die-hard supporters. There's an energy in the stadium that's difficult to describe, it's fantastic. 

    "It's wonderful to be able to share the amazing atmosphere with the fans. The supporters here have so much respect for the players, they love football and the club."

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    Bellerin cries after last game for Betis

    Right-back Hector Bellerin has spent all of this season on loan at boyhood club Real Betis.

    He played in their final home match in a historic season for the green and whites as they won the Copa del Rey and secured Europa League football for next season.

    Bellerin waved goodbye to the supporters at the end of the game and went back out onto the pitch after the game and sat there taking into the Estadio Benito Villamarin Stadium.

    He was then embraced by teammates Borja Iglesias and Aitor Ruibal as well as his parents.

  • Alex Smith

    Rekik won't step up

    With Arsenal's defensive injury crisis, there could come a chance for the Gunners' youngsters despite the magnitude of the game at St James' Park.

    20-year-old highly rated centre-back Omar Rekik will not able to step in and play as he posted a photo showing he is on holiday.

    It has been suggested Arteta would rather use an unorthodox centre-back instead due to the lack of experience the youngsters have.

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    Tomiyasu at centre-back?

    Arsenal's injured centre-back duo Gabriel and Ben White were both not spotted in training and Rob Holidng is suspended.

    It could be a makeshift back four for the Gunners tonight with Takehiro Tomiyasu in central defence meaning Cedric, Granit Xhaka could be at full-back.

    Tomiyasu's versatility could prove vital again but Arsenal fans will be hoping White and Gabriel are not being risked.

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    Marquinhos is like Douglas Costa

    Arsenal target Marquinhos is a 19-year-old winger playing for Sao Paulo.

    The Gunners are getting nearer to signing him and South American football journalist has described him as a "pacy, left-footed winger like Douglas Costa."

    He has analysed the player for The Sun talking about how he can lead the counter attack, can finish well and that he impressed in a big Copa Libertadores game.

    But recent injury has robbed him of momentum and is worth the gamble.

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    Arteta denies "them against us" culture

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has denied that he is trying to create a "them against us culture."

    The Spaniard was critical of the refereeing performance from Paul Tierney after he sent off Rob Holding and gave Tottenham a penalty in the North London derby.

    "What I have tried to do in years here is not make any complaints.

    "I have no complaint and I didn’t complain on Thursday. I just said I could not give a clear assessment on what I thought about the game, and that’s it."

    Arteta claimed he could not express his thoughts on the referee's decision because he would end up getting suspended.

  • Alex Smith

    O'Hara praises Arteta

    Despite Jamie O'Hara's comments on Arsenal he has praised Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.

    He said: "They’ve (Arsenal) had a great season. I was on the Sports Bar the other night and Arsenal fans were phoning up after the derby saying ‘Arteta out’ and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. 

    "He’s just put this team together and they are fighting for a top four spot, which really and truthfully is incredible."

    The talkSPORT pundit still backs Tottenham to clinch fourth spot though highlighting the lack of experience in the Arsenal squad.

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