Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta will surprisingly sell first-team midfielder

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta makes a shock decision to sell a first-term midfielder, cooling off from the idea of signing Declan Rice or Moises Caicedo & much more.

For yesterday’s Arsenal transfer news, click here.

Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta wants to sell Granit Xhaka

This one is a huge, huge surprise.

According to the Daily Mail, Mikel Arteta is prepared to listen to offers for Granit Xhaka in the summer. The players who will also be up for sale include Kieran Tierney and Folarin Balogun.

With reports liknking the Gunners to big-money transfers in midfield such as Declan Rice or Moises Caicedo, I guess it makes sense to raise funds, but Arteta has been known to improve Granit Xhaka in terms of his playing style and mentality tenfold.

Arsenal transfer news – Cooled interest in Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo

According to Express, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has now cooled his interest in signing big-money players such as Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo. Despite being heavily linked with the two Premier League midfielders, Arteta  thinks the resources would be better spread across multiple cheaper options.

It’s important to address that these are just rumours. Other rumours suggest that the Kroenke’s want to encourage investments into the squad. Moral of the story, don’t believe everything you read.

Arsenal transfer news – The 4 midfielders targeted by Mikel Arteta

According to David Ornstein, the trusted Arsenal journalist, Mikel Arteta has shortlisted his favourite 4 midfield transfer targets. They are Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Moises Caicedo and Mohammed Kudus. Interestingly, Rice and Caicedo are still listed by Arsenal, counteracting previous claims from the Express. I guess that only Arsenal know who they plan to sign.

A more detailed run-down of these players can be found by clicking below.

What do you make of today’s Arsenal transfer news?