Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta plans to sell Europa League cult hero

Granit Xhaka of Arsenal (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka of Arsenal (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – The latest player added to Mikel Arteta’s for sale list, an update on William Saliba & much more.

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Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta plans to sell Fabio Vieira

Only a year after signing, Fabio Vieira could be on his way out of Arsenal – if reports from The Athletic are to be believed. Journalist Amy Lawrence has suggested a list of Arsenal players who could be sold this summer, Fabio Vieira being one of them.

As Mikel Arteta plans a summer rebuild, it doesn’t seem tangible to sell a 22-year-old, just one year after signing him. However, when managing a club the size of Arsenal, you have to be cruel to be kind. Vieira hasn’t shown significant progress since signing and is not at the heights he was set when he first signed.

Arsenal transfer news – Club “confident” they can agree William Saliba terms

So, one player may be shown the exit door, but another could be given loyalty stamps. According to GiveMeSport, Arsenal are very confident they can get the contract extension of William Saliba over the line. The French centre back has only one season remaining on his current deal, making this extension pivotal. Although he’s out through injury until the end of the season, his impact in the first three quarters of the season is the reason why the Gunners were competing for the title.

Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta in pole position to sign Declan Rice

According to GiveMeSport, Arsenal have entered pole position to sign Declan Rice, their biggest transfer priority this summer. According to the report, Mikel Arteta has even had direct conversation with Declan Rice and the club has had numerous discussions with his representatives, putting them in the best place to sign the Englishman.

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