Arsenal transfer news: Arteta eyes former Chelsea star as Saliba backup

Thiago Silva of Chelsea (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Thiago Silva of Chelsea (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – Arsenal send scouts to watch a former Chelsea player in action, Liverpool join their transfer pursuit & much more.

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Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta sends scouts to watch Fikayo Tomori

According to Sports Mole, both Arsenal and Newcastle United sent scouts to watch ex Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori in action. Currently playing for AC Milan, it’s thought that a return to the Premier League could bolster his chances of appearing in the England team for Euro 2024.

With Arsenal’s depth looking depleted at centre back, it’s no wonder that this is becoming a position of increasing concern in the transfer window.

Arsenal transfer news – Gunners tipped to sign Mohammed Kudus

According to HITC, Arsenal have been tipped to sign Mohammed Kudus from Ajax. The attacking midfielder, who can also play as a centre forwards, has returned an impressive 18 goals this season. To put this into perspective, that’s more than any Arsenal player and he primarily plays as a midfielder.

Signing Kudus could bolster both the midfield and attacking depth, given his sheer versatility and willingness to help out in any position.

Arsenal transfer news – Michael Owen tells Liverpool to sign Declan Rice

Although headlines have quietened a bit over the last few days, there’s no denying that Arsenal fans still want to see the club sign Declan Rice. The West Ham midfielder has been the Gunners’ transfer priority for the longest time, so signing him in summer seems realistic.

However, according to HITC, former striker Michael Owen has informed Liverpool that given their cooled interest in Jude Bellingham, they must sign the “next best” player in his position, Declan Rice. Time will tell if there comes a transfer battle between Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta.

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