Arsenal news and transfers live: Aubameyang decision made, Marco Asensio move, deal close

Keep up to date with all the latest Arsenal transfer news, views and rumours in JoriPress' live blog with the transfer window slamming shut tomorrow night

Arsenal news and transfers live: Aubameyang decision made, Marco Asensio move, deal close

The Gunners have just two days left to complete any last-minute signings with the transfer window set to close at 11pm tomorrow.

Technical director Edu has already added five players to his ranks this summer as Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard have all joined the north London club in recent weeks for a combined £132million.

The Brazilian has also managed to offload the likes of Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock and Lucas Torreira with Willian also nearing a permanent exit to Corinthians after agreeing to terminate his Arsenal contract two-years early.

With that being said, make sure to join us throughout the day for every update as Arsenal look to strengthen their squad following a poor start to the Premier League season.

Nketiah update

Former Arsenal icon Patrick Vieira has cut his striker shortlist down to just two players, with Eddie Nketiah one of the two named by The Guardian.

The report claims that Nketiah, who has just 10 months left on his current deal with the club, is joined by Celtic Odsonne Edouard as the two frontmen that Vieira is targetting.

Eddie Nketiah could leave to free up funds for Houssem Aouar transfer (Image: (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images))

Edwards to leave role

Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is set to leave his role at Anfield, according to The Athletic.

The transfer chief is credited with the shrewd signings of the likes of Andy Robertson, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in recent years.

This could be a huge boost for the Gunners, who are unhappy with their current technical director Edu, according to some reports

Arteta verdict

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is set to give Mikel Arteta more time as Arsenal boss, according to Goal.

The report claims that don't want more change of personnel at the Emirates Stadium having seen former head coach Unai Emery leave the club just 21 months ago.

Still, the American billionaire is thought to have a limit and will likely sack Arteta if results stay the same in the coming weeks.

Feyenoord want Nelson

Dutch outfit Feyenoord are interested in signing Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson on loan, according to The Metro.

The Eredivisie side were thought to be interested in signing Manchester United Amad Diallo on a temporary basis but the Ivorian picked up an injury in training which has reportedly meant Nelson is now on their radar.

Reiss Nelson during an Arsenal training session. (Image:

Shearer tears into Xhaka

England icon Alan Shearer lamented Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka after the Swiss captain was sent off during the Gunners' 5-0 thrashing from Manchester City on Saturday.

“That’s 11 red cards in his career now. You just can’t excuse this. All he’s said to his teammates is ‘sorry lads, I don’t fancy this today’,” Shearer said on BBC Match of the Day.

“Who he’s trying to impress I don’t know. You cannot tackle (like that). We all know the laws, you can’t go in like that. He’s putting his opponent in danger. He’s out of control. It’s the correct decision. It’s a red card.

Deal close

Willian will become a Corinthians player before Tuesday’s deadline after walking away from his Arsenal contract, understands.

The Gunners have been unable to attract suitors for the Brazilian midfielder this summer because of his huge wages.

Sources close to Willian insist that the Brazilian "wants to do the right thing" and is set to "walk away" from his contract, with Arsenal potentially saving £15-20million due to the early termination.

Marco Asensio move

Real Madrid and Spain national team winger Marco Asensio is reportedly being considered as a possible transfer target for Arsenal this summer’s transfer window, as per Tuttomercato.

The 25-year-old forward is not guaranteed regular first-team football under new coach Carlo Ancelotti and therefore is considering his options.

Marco Asensio is being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this month (Image: Getty Images)

Juventus uninterested in Aubameyang

We start with a few bits from yesterday, including news that Juventus do not want to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement in Turin.