Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta backed to sign “next Steven Gerrard”

Declan Rice of West Ham United (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)
Declan Rice of West Ham United (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta has been backed to sign “the next Steven Gerrard”, Newcastle set to beat Arsenal to their transfer target & more.

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Arsenal transfer news – Newcastle tipped to beat Arsenal to Raphinha

After missing out on him in the summer to Barcelona, Arsenal have a known interest in Brazilian winger Raphinha. However, it’s thought that Mikel Arteta will face competition from another English powerhouse.

According to SPORT, Newcastle are willing to increase Raphinha’s current wage at Barcelona, which would make him more inclined to join Eddie Howe’s project. Arsenal don’t involve themselves in outlandish bidding wars, so Newcastle have the edge with this promise.

Arsenal transfer news – Moises Caicedo could leave Brighton

According to Football London, Arsenal have been given fresh hope in their pursuit for Moises Caicedo. The Gunners tried but failed to sign the midfielder in the January transfer window, after the player wanted the move but Brighton blocked it.

Football London claim that Alexis Mac Allister’s desire to leave despite signing a new contract this season proves that the same could happen with Moises Caicedo.

Arsenal transfer news – Declan Rice dubbed the next Steven Gerrard

Arsenal have made no secret of their desire to sign Declan Rice from West Ham United. Mikel Arteta is certainly in the market for a new number 6 as this position has plagued them when injuries have occurred this season. It’ll either be Rice or Caicedo, it’s believed.

According to Express, Arsenal have been given hope in the pursuit of Declan Rice. They report of a Liverpool legend, Stephen Warnock, and his high praise of the potential move. Warnock claims that Arsenal can help Declan Rice to untap his potential at the Emirates Stadium, even becoming the “next Steven Gerrard”.

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