Arsenal 'want Clement Lenglet free transfer', Benfica 'reluctant' to meet Leno £8.5m valuation – latest

ARSENAL are keen on signing Barcelona's Clement Lenglet on a free transfer, according to reports from Spain.

The Gunners are also hoping to offload a whole host of players this summer which includes German international Bernd Leno.

Benfica have their eyes set on the former number one goalkeeper but the Portuguese giants are reportedly not willing to match Leno's £8.5 million asking price.

Meanwhile, Roma are reportedly eyeing up a move for Hector Bellerin following his impressive loan spell at Real Betis.

And the Serge Gnabry return to Arsenal transfer saga continues to rumble on as reports suggest that the Bayern ace is yet to respond to his clubs contractual offer.

Plus Arsenal have revealed when they will be putting their 2022/23 away kit on general sale.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    Leno wanted in Benfica transfer

    Arsenal are trying to negotiate a cut-price deal for goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

    SunSport exclusively revealed the Gunners are hoping to scrape together £60million this summer from a fire sale of Emirates outcasts.

    And German goalkeeper Leno, 30, is one of seven-players in for the chop at a knockdown price.

    Portuguese outfit Benfica are interested but are quibbling over Arsenal's £8.5million valuation of the stopper.

    Aaron Ramsdale's £30m arrival last summer has restricted Leno to just four Premier League appearances this campaign.

    Leno is now deemed surplus to requirements with American goalkeeper Matt Turner set to arrive in the summer as backup to Ramsdale.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Hammers eye Onana

    West Ham could potentially move for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.

    The Hammers are in the market for a midfielder following the exits of Mark Noble and Alex Kral.

    Tomas Soucek’s form at times last season was also a cause for concern.

    But according to Foot Mercato, West Ham would face competition from Arsenal and Monaco for Onana’s signature.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Club captaincy still vacant

    Arsenal are yet to appoint their next club captain following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure.

  • Joshua Mbu

    White pulls out of England squad

    Ben White has withdrawn from the England squad with an injury.

    The Arsenal defender was initially named in Gareth Southgate's 27-man squad for upcoming Nations League matches.

    Most of the squad reported for duty today ahead of a busy schedule that features four matches in 11 days.

    But White was absent after it was decided that he would be better off continuing his rehabilitation with Arsenal.

    The 24-year-old struggled with a hamstring injury towards the end of the Premier League season.

    He missed three games in Arsenal's run-in, including their 3-0 North London derby mauling at Tottenham.

    White returned for the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle, during which he scored an own goal, before again sitting out as Mikel Arteta's side beat Everton on the final day.

    Southgate is yet to call up an alternative for White.

  • Alex Cole

    Len-ing towards the exit

    Arsenal are trying to negotiate a cut-price deal for goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

    SunSport exclusively revealed the Gunners are hoping to scrape together £60million this summer from a fire sale of Emirates outcasts.

    And German goalkeeper Leno, 30, is one of seven-players in for the chop at a knockdown price.

    Portuguese outfit Benfica are interested but are quibbling over Arsenal’s £8.5million valuation of the stopper.

    Aaron Ramsdale’s £30m arrival last summer has restricted Leno to just four Premier League appearances this campaign.

    Leno is now deemed surplus to requirements with American goalkeeper Matt Turner set to arrive in the summer as backup to Ramsdale.

  • Alex Cole

    New black kit

    The jersey is now black with an edgy pattern in the background of the top.

    And the Arsenal badge – which is the iconic cannon as used in the 21-22 away kit – Adidas logo and their kit sponsor are all in gold.

    The three stripes on the shoulder are in grey, while the collar is black.

    According to AFCFixtureNews, the shirt will be available for purchase on July 20.

    They will then wear the new kit against MLS side Orlando City later that day at the Exploria Stadium during their pre-season tour in America.

    Supporters are in love with the jersey, as one user tweeted: “It’s a thing of beauty.”

    Another added: “Mine. All mine. Love love love this.”

  • Alex Cole

    Kit launch

    Arsenal are set to launch their new 2022/23 black kit on Wednesday, 20th July in Orlando, according to Arsenal Fixture News.

    It has been reported that the kit would go on sale the same day.

    As for a third pink kit, that is said to be scheduled for release before the Emirates Cup in late July.

  • Alex Cole

    Bellerin to Roma?

    Roma are reportedly eyeing up a shock swoop for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin following his impressive loan spell at Real Betis.

    The 27-year-old is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates with the player not believed to be in Mikel Arteta's plans.

    Bellerin is on his way back to North London after his loan at Betis came to an end.

    SunSport understands that the player's £100,000-a-week wages are a major stumbling block in Betis signing him on a permanent deal.

    And this has seen Roma eye up a move for the player as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his backline.

    According to Calciomercato, Bellerin is seen as someone who could provide competition for Rick Karsdorp.

    They claim that Betis' struggles to bring Bellerin back has seen Roma look to steal a march on Manuel Pellegrini's side.

    Roma are prepared to back the Special One in the market and have promised him defensive reinforcements after he guided them to Europa Conference League glory.

  • Alex Cole

    Happy birthday Eddie Nketiah!

    Eddie Nketiah is 23 today.

    And Nketiah is set to celebrate his birthday by signing a new long-term deal at Arsenal soon.

    It will see him net £100,000 a week, according to reports.

    An impressive end to the season from the youngster saw him score five goals in eight games.

    The Gunners striker is out of contract this summer, and according to sources, Nketiah and Arsenal have changed their respective stances.

  • Alex Cole

    Friends reunited

    Two ex-Arsenal stars – who have a little bit in common – were reunited at the Monaco Grand Prix.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil were spotted hanging out at in Monte Carlo ahead of the big F1 race.

    Of course, both fell out with Mikel Arteta and were sent packing by the Spaniard.

    Auba recently revealed he was “sad” that the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League, after collapsing in the final few weeks.

  • Alex Cole

    Gabriel jokes about Jesus

    Arsenal star Gabriel has admitted he jokes around with Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil dressing room amid speculation he could be on his way from Manchester City.

    Jesus’ contract at the Etihad is set to expire next summer and City could look to cash in on the forward to avoid losing him for free.

    Speaking ahead of his potential international debut on June 6 against South Korea, Gabriel said on Jesus: “We joke in the dressing room, but there’s nothing there.

    “He’s certainly a quality player and if he goes to Arsenal, it will help us a lot.”

  • Alex Cole

    Edu's son leaves club

    Arsenal chief Edu Gaspar has paid tribute to his footballer son – who has decided to quit the Emirates this summer.

    Luigi Gaspar, 18, signed for Arsenal from Corinthians in 2019 after his father became the club’s new technical director.

    The midfielder, born in London but raised in Brazil, played seven times for Arsenal’s U18s this season.

    But he will now leave as his contract runs out next month to take on a new challenge elsewhere.

    And dad Edu, posted a tearful tribute on social media, saying: “That's it son! Your first stint in Europe you took on expertly.

    “Adaptation to the country, adaptation to a new game model, language, new teammates, new coaches and new ‘difficulties’.

    “With that, you leave bigger than you arrived and that is how we have to face our profession. 

    “Always grow! And you've grown a lot in these three years. Congratulations!!! Be proud of it all!"

  • Alex Cole

    Ruiz rejects contract

    Arsenal transfer target Fabian Ruiz has reportedly rejected a new Napoli contract.

    The Gunners have been long-term admirers of the 26-year-old and are in the hunt for a central midfielder this summer.

    And according to Il Mattino via GIFN, the Gunners have been handed a massive boost in the pursuit of Ruiz with the Spaniard said to have rejected a new contract offer from club Napoli.

    Fellow Premier league outfit Newcastle are said to be keen on acquiring Ruiz’s services to.

    But the report states that Ruiz has NO interest in joining the Magpies.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal 'need' Raphinha the most, says Johnson

    Glen Johnson spoke to Bettingodds about Raphinha and which Premier League clubs could benefit from signing the Leeds star.

    Johnson said: “If you had asked me six months ago, I’d have probably said Liverpool. But seeing as they signed Diaz, it’s turned out to be a strengthener.

    "Yes, I am a fan of Raphinha, but you would take Diaz instead.

    "Chelsea have got a few players similar that are costing a lot of money and haven’t really struck form yet.

    "Probably Arsenal need him the most.”

  • Alex Cole

    Monreal released by Sociedad

    Arsenal cult hero Nacho Monreal has been let go by Real Sociedad alongside ex-Man Utd Adnan Januzaj.

    The pair both joined the Spanish club after leaving United and Arsenal in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, both players are being released by Sociedad after their contracts were not renewed.

    Monreal, 36, suffered a severe knee injury before the start of the season and consequently missed the entirety of the season.

    Meanwhile, Januzaj, 27, played 44 times for Sociedad this season contributing with five goals and three assists in all competitions.

  • Alex Cole

    Jesus tipped for Arsenal succcess

    Gabriel Jesus would be a good fit for Arsenal, according to Paul Merson.

    And Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s relationship with Jesus who he worked with as a coach at Man City will help the striker fit in.

    Merson told the Daily Star: “Jesus would be a good fit. He’s only 25 but he ticks the boxes because he scores goals, Arteta knows him, and he has experience of winning trophies with Manchester City.

  • Alex Cole

    Len-ing towards the exit

    Arsenal are trying to negotiate a cut-price deal for goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

    SunSport exclusively revealed the Gunners are hoping to scrape together £60million this summer from a fire sale of Emirates outcasts.

    And German goalkeeper Leno, 30, is one of seven-players in for the chop at a knockdown price.

    Portuguese outfit Benfica are interested but are quibbling over Arsenal’s £8.5million valuation of the stopper.

    Aaron Ramsdale’s £30m arrival last summer has restricted Leno to just four Premier League appearances this campaign.

    Leno is now deemed surplus to requirements with American goalkeeper Matt Turner set to arrive in the summer as backup to Ramsdale.

  • Alex Cole

    New black kit

    The jersey is now black with an edgy pattern in the background of the top.

    And the Arsenal badge – which is the iconic cannon as used in the 21-22 away kit – Adidas logo and their kit sponsor are all in gold.

    The three stripes on the shoulder are in grey, while the collar is black.

    According to AFCFixtureNews, the shirt will be available for purchase on July 20.

    They will then wear the new kit against MLS side Orlando City later that day at the Exploria Stadium during their pre-season tour in America.

    Supporters are in love with the jersey, as one user tweeted: "It's a thing of beauty."

    Another added: "Mine. All mine. Love love love this."

  • Alex Cole

    Kit launch

    Arsenal are set to launch their new 2022/23 black kit on Wednesday, 20th July in Orlando, according to Arsenal Fixture News.

    It has been reported that the kit would go on sale the same day.

    As for a third pink kit, that is said to be scheduled for release before the Emirates Cup in late July.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal star Gabriel has admitted he jokes around with Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil dressing room amid speculation he could be on his way from Manchester City.

    Jesus’ contract at the Etihad is set to expire next summer and City could look to cash in on the forward to avoid losing him for free.

    Speaking ahead of his potential international debut on June 6 against South Korea, Gabriel said on Jesus: “We joke in the dressing room, but there’s nothing there.

    “He’s certainly a quality player and if he goes to Arsenal, it will help us a lot.”Arsenal transfer target Fabian Ruiz has reportedly rejected a new Napoli contract.

    The Gunners have been long-term admirers of the 26-year-old and are in the hunt for a central midfielder this summer.

    And according to Il Mattino via GIFN, the Gunners have been handed a massive boost in the pursuit of Ruiz with the Spaniard said to have rejected a new contract offer from club Napoli.

    Arsenal are trying to negotiate a cut-price deal for goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

    SunSport exclusively revealed the Gunners are hoping to scrape together £60million this summer from a fire sale of Emirates outcasts.

    And German goalkeeper Leno, 30, is one of seven-players in for the chop at a knockdown price.

  • Jon Boon

    Edu pays tribute to departing son

    Arsenal chief Edu Gaspar has paid tribute to his footballer son – who has decided to QUIT the Emirates this summer.

    Luigi Gaspar, 18, signed for Arsenal from Corinthians in 2019 after his father became the club’s new technical director.

    But he will now leave as his contract runs out next month to take on a new challenge elsewhere.

    And dad Edu, who also has a daughter called Eduarda, posted a tearful tribute on social media, saying: “That's it son! Your first stint in Europe you took on expertly.

    “Adaptation to the country, adaptation to a new game model, language, new teammates, new coaches and new ‘difficulties’.

    “With that, you leave bigger than you arrived and that is how we have to face our profession. 

    “Always grow! And you've grown a lot in these three years. Congratulations!!! Be proud of it all!

    “Congratulations son!!! Now… fly!!! I love you !!! We will always be together at every step.”

  • Jon Boon

    Kit launch

    Arsenal are set to launch their new 2022/23 black kit on Wednesday, 20th July in Orlando, according to Arsenal Fixture News.

    It has been reported that the kit would go on sale the same day.

    As for a third pink kit, that is said to be scheduled for release before the Emirates Cup in late July.

  • Jon Boon

    Gabriel jokes about Jesus

    Arsenal star Gabriel has admitted he jokes around with Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil dressing room amid speculation he could be on his way from Manchester City.

    Jesus' contract at the Etihad is set to expire next summer and City could look to cash in on the forward to avoid losing him for free.

    Speaking ahead of his potential international debut on June 6 against South Korea, Gabriel said on Jesus: "We joke in the dressing room, but there’s nothing there.

    "He’s certainly a quality player and if he goes to Arsenal, it will help us a lot.”

  • Jon Boon

    Henry’s Ballon d’Or winner

    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed his pick to win the next Ballon d’Or.

    The French icon made his mind up after watching Real Madrid beat Liverpool in last night’s Champions League final.

    Vinicius Jr scored the only goal of the game as Los Blancos scooped their 14th European Cup.

    Thibaut Courtois put in a stunning performance as Jurgen Klopp’s men were left frustrated in front of goal.

    But it was a player up the other end of the pitch who impressed Gunners hero Henry throughout this season’s competition.

    Henry said: “I just wanted to say something to France Football (who give the award) or whoever is voting.

    “Close the vote, Benzema won it. Bye!”

  • Jon Boon

    Ruiz rejects contract

    Arsenal transfer target Fabian Ruiz has reportedly rejected a new Napoli contract.

    The Gunners have been long-term admirers of the 26-year-old and are in the hunt for a central midfielder this summer.

    And according to Il Mattino via GIFN, the Gunners have been handed a massive boost in the pursuit of Ruiz with the Spaniard said to have rejected a new contract offer from club Napoli.

    Fellow Premier league outfit Newcastle are said to be keen on acquiring Ruiz's services to.

    But the report states that Ruiz has NO interest in joining the Magpies

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