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Arsenal close on Arthur Melo deal
Arsenal have reportedly made significant progress in aiming of land Arthur Melo from Juventus on a loan.
The Gunners are currently short of midfield options due to a number of absentees and Mikel Arteta is keen on strengthen his options with a player of the Brazil international’s class.
And in hoping of land the Brazilian star, Mikel Arteta’s side are understood held productive talk with Italian giants in order to sign the midfielder.
However, it is understood that Juve could allow him to leave only if they can bring in a replacement, and Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek is reportedly identified as replacement for former Barcelona star.
Arsenal fans urge Mikel Arteta to sign Fiorentina Star Dusan Vlahovic
Arsenal supporters across the continent are urge Mikel Arteta to Dusan Vlahovic after the Serbia international netted sensational in Fiorentina 5-2 win over Napoli last night.
The 21-year-old frontman produced a lethal finish to break the deadlock in the 41st minute and send Fiorentina on their way to a stunning 5-2 win at Serie A contenders Napoli.
His sensational strike caused attention of entirely Arsenal fans, and majority of them have took their official social media accounts to beg Mikel Arteta to wrap up the deal this month.
Meanwhile, the Gunners technical director Edu Gasper is doing everything to sign the Serbia international from thid month, with the north London club reportedly ready to offer him a lucrative contract if agree to join.
Arsenal Hand Huge Boost In Pursuing Of Youri Tielemans
Arsenal have received huge boost in pursuing of Youri Tielemans, with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers admitted that the Foxes are planning his departure.
Earlier this week, Goal claimed that the Gunners chiefs had talks with the midfielder’s representatives over a possibility of bring in to Emirates.
Tielemans, who has been established himself as one of the pivotal player under Brendan Rodgers, will have just a year remaining on his contract at the end of the season and is yet to reach an agreement with Leicester.
The former Liverpool boss admitted he’s keen for the Belgium international to extend his stay but has acknowledged that the midfielder needs to ‘look at every option’.
‘You always have to [plan for life without players], that is key. You always have to be looking ahead, that’s important,’ said Rodgers
‘Youri is at an age and at a stage in his contract where he has to ensure he looks at every option.
‘I would love it to be here at Leicester, that is natural, but I understand it’s a very short career.
‘Once the player is committed, focused and professional it’s never a worry for me
‘With Youri you can see his joy of being here, he loves being here and you have to respect these guys’ careers are short.
‘If we are going to lose one we have to be ready for the next one to come in.’
Arsenal Women Sign Stina Blackstenius
Arsenal Women have signed highly rated Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius from Swedish side Hacken.
Blackstenius has also played for Linkopings and Montpellier and has 22 goals in 72 caps for Sweden.
Blackstenius has won two league titles in Sweden as well as two Olympic silver medals with her country.
She was well in demand this January with her Hacken contract expired and Manchester United very seriously interested. Stina will wear the number 25 shirt.
At Arsenal, she will hook up with compatriot Jonas Eidevall and further bolster the forward line, she can play at centre-forward or as wide