Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Bruno Guimaraes £40m LATEST, Coutinho set for Villa loan, Aubameyang positive for Covid-19

ARSENAL are said to be battling with Everton for £40m-rated midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

Meanwhile, Gunners target Phillipe Coutinho is set to announce his next destination TODAY.

But it looks like the former Liverpool man is bound for Aston Villa on loan.

Elsewhere on the transfer front, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly set to be offloaded with Europe's top clubs urged to sign the Gabon star.

And the forward has suffered a further setback, testing positive for Covid-19 after arriving to play for his nation at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set for a loan move to Roma with a deal agreed with the Italian giants.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    Arsenal in anti-knife crime collaboration

    Arsenal will remove the red from their shirt when they face Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Sunday.

    The decision has made made to raise awareness about knife crime and youth violence.

    A tweet from Arsenal read: "No more red. Last year saw a record number of teenagers murdered in London.

    "It's time to make a real change, through real action. Our white shirt is not for sale, not for profit. No More Red."

  • Jake Lambourne

    Emirates exit for defensive duo

    Arsenal will consider transfer offers for Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers this month, according to reports.

    Boss Mikel Arteta is looking to raise funds to spend on new arrivals at the Emirates.

    And according to Sky Sports, the two defenders are deemed surplus to requirements in North London so might be sold in January.

    Neither player has featured in the Premier League since August.

    Both started the opening-day defeat to Brentford before one each in the losses to Chelsea and Manchester City.

  • Jake Lambourne

    Orient goalkeeper slams Arsenal postponement

    Leyton Orient goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux has blasted the decision for Liverpool's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal to be postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Anfield club.

    Liverpool's trip to Arsenal has been rescheduled, whereas Leyton Orient were forced to forfeit their place in the tournament last season.

    The League Two club were scheduled to take on Tottenham in round three of the Carabao Cup in September 2020, but after returning a number of positive Covid-19 cases Spurs were handed a bye into the next round.

    Leyton Orient lost out on as much as £100,00 after losing their place in the tournament, as the game was originally due to be televised.

    And Vigouroux, 28, who spent time at Liverpool as a player, has slammed the decision for the Reds' trip to Arsenal being rescheduled, not forfeited.

    Reacting to the announcement on Twitter, Vigouroux wrote: "Interesting when we were in the same position before a Carabao Cup tie against Spurs last season?"

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Gunners fans

    Arsenal will reportedly battle Barcelona for Portugal star Renato Sanches.

    French media claim the Lille star could leave for as little as £25million this month.

    Mikel Arteta is a long-term admirer and is keen to bring Sanches to England.

    But Barcelona claim they are back in business with star transfers and hope to lure Sanches to the Nou Camp instead.

    Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being encouraged to join St. Etienne by former team-mate Bakary Sako.

    Sako said: "I am trying to attract him.

    "Wouldn't you like to see Aubameyang back at St Etienne? We all feel the same. I am very serious when I tell him to come, even if it is in a joking tone.

    "I don't know if it is possible, but I hope he will respond favourably.

    "It is difficult because he has been at Arsenal for a long time, it is not easy to leave London."

    Finally, Everton have joined Arsenal in the race to sign highly rated Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, according to reports.

    The Evening Standard both Everton and Newcastle have joined the Gunners in the race to sign the 24-year-old.

    But Lyon do not want to let Guimaraes leave and will demand at least £40million.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's most expensive signings ever

    It's transfer season and Arsenal are in the market for new signings.

    But will Mikel Arteta break the club's current transfer record, which stands at £72million for Nicolas Pepe?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Maitland-Niles close to Roma loan

    Roma chief Tiago Pinto admits a loan move for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles is almost done.

    But he distanced the club from links with Porto's Sergio Oliveira.

    Pinto said: "Yes we are close to signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal.

    "Oliveira? I can't say anything at the moment."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ferdinand tips Isak for Arsenal

    Rio Ferdinand has urged Arsenal to splash the cash on Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak.

    Ferdinand said: "He will be a good signing. Another young talented player.

    "He has done really well in the Euros for Sweden, I thought. He is a talented player."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's biggest ever club sales

    Mikel Arteta looks set to let several Arsenal players leave this month.

    But will anyone bring in as much as Marc Overmars' £36million?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Everton join Arsenal in battle

    Everton have joined Arsenal in the race to sign highly rated Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, according to reports.

    The Evening Standard both Everton and Newcastle have joined the Gunners in the race to sign the 24-year-old.

    But Lyon do not want to let Guimaraes leave and will demand at least £40million.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Aubameyang tipped for French move

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is being encouraged to join St. Etienne by former team-mate Bakary Sako.

    Sako said: "I am trying to attract him.

    "Wouldn't you like to see Aubameyang back at St Etienne? We all feel the same. I am very serious when I tell him to come, even if it is in a joking tone.

    "I don't know if it is possible, but I hope he will respond favourably.

    "It is difficult because he has been at Arsenal for a long time, it is not easy to leave London."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Balogun set for Boro loan

    Arsenal are expected to loan out Folarin Balogun to Middlesbrough, according to reports.

    The striker, 20, has made four first-team appearances this season but Arsenal are keen for him to get more experience playing at senior level.

    And talks between the Gunners and Middlesbrough are now at an advanced stage, reports The Express.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's impressive trophy cabinet

    Arsenal boast an impressive number of trophies, with their last coming in the form of the 2020 FA Cup.

    However, the Premier League title hasn't been won since 2004.

    Is Mikel Arteta the man to lead Arsenal back to the top?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal fined for red mist

    Arsenal have been fined £20,000 for losing their heads after Gabriel was sent off vs Manchester City.

    The Brazilian defender was given his marching orders in the 2-1 defeat against the Cityzens after receiving two quick bookable offences.

    Arsenal were hit with an FA charge on Wednesday for 'failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion'.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Potter warns suitors off Lamptey

    Graham Potter says Brighton must be on their guard should any of the bigger boys come calling for their stars this window.

    Tottenham hold a strong interest in £50million Tariq Lamptey, who is also interesting Arsenal.

    Potter said: “I’d expect all of our players to be with us (at the end of the window). There's a lot of speculation out there but nothing to report.

    “You never know what the window brings in terms of whether anything comes from the outside, which you have to factor in, we're open to that. 

    “We're not a selling club at all, we don't have to sell anybody. But you never know in this world, so you have to be a little bit aware of that.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arteta training return after Covid

    Mikel Arteta has given Arsenal a much-needed boost by returning to training after testing positive for coronavirus.

    The Gunners boss missed the 2-1 defeat against Manchester City on New Year's Day having been forced to isolate at home due to Covid.

    But he will be back on the touchline when the North Londoners face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Sunday in their FA Cup third round tie.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal and Barcelona eye Sanches

    Arsenal will reportedly battle Barcelona for Portugal star Renato Sanches.

    French media claim the Lille star could leave for as little as £25million this month.

    Mikel Arteta is a long-term admirer and is keen to bring Sanches to England.

    But Barcelona claim they are back in business with star transfers and hope to lure Sanches to the Nou Camp instead

  • Anthony Chapman

    Patino set for Arsenal start

    Charlie Patino could make his full Arsenal debut in the FA Cup this weekend.

    Arsenal are facing a midfield crisis for the clash with Nottingham Forest.

    And Mikel Arteta could turn to wonderkid Patino after he made his bow off the bench against Sunderland last month.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Most valuable Premier League teams

    It's transfer window time and clubs are readying their warchests for some mega spending.

    But how much they have to splash also depends on how much they have in the bank…

  • Anthony Chapman

    Breaking – Arsenal's new Burnley date

    Arsenal vs Burnley at the Emirates has been pushed back to Sunday January 23 at 2pm.

    It was originally scheduled for the day before, Saturday January 22.

    This is as a result of the Gunners' Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with Liverpool having been re-arranged for Thursday January 20.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal's cursed captain conundrum

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's time at Arsenal looks to be over.

    But he wouldn't be the first serving skipper to meet a sticky Emirates end…

  • Kostas Lianos

    Osei-Tutu return

    Jordi Osei-Tutu has returned to Arsenal as Nottingham Forest ended his loan stint.

    That is according to Football London's Chris Wheatley, who reports that Osei-Tutu suffered another ligament injury.

    The right-back is expected to return to the Emirates in February and his future is uncertain.

    The defender's contract expires in the summer and the Gunners have yet to decide on whether they will extend it

  • Kostas Lianos

    Double exit

    Arsenal are facing the prospect of losing two first-team players in the January transfer window.

    That is according to Sky Sports, who claim that the Gunners will consider offers for Pablo Mari and Callum Chambers.

    Mari and Chambers, who have not featured in the Premier League since August, have struggled for minutes this term.

    The two defenders do not appear to be part of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta's long-term plans

  • Kostas Lianos

    Lamptey reaction

    Brighton manager Graham Potter has played down rumours of Tariq Lamptey joining Arsenal.

    Potter said: "No, I would expect all our players to be with us.

    "There is a lot of speculation out there. There is nothing to report.

    "The fact that there is speculation shows we are doing quite well"

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    Arsenal reaction

    Arsenal released the following statement on the postponement of Thursday's Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool.

    It read: "We are disappointed to confirm that our Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool on Thursday 6 January has been postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Liverpool squad and staff.

    "As a result of the postponement, the order of the matches has been changed.

    "The first of the two legs will now be played at Anfield on 13 January at 7.45pm.
    The return leg will now be at Emirates Stadium on Thursday 20 January at 7.45pm. Any tickets and/or hospitality packages for this fixture will be valid for the new date.

    "Any further updates will be shared on arsenal.com. If you have any additional questions, please contact our Fan Services Team on [email protected] or call 020 7619 5000. Our opening hours are 9:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

    "We apologise to our fans for any disappointment and inconvenience caused"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Four real

    Newcastle are keeping tabs on four Arsenal aces amid the January transfer window, according to Football London.

    Among them is out-of-favour star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been frozen out of the squad and stripped of the captain's armband after another disciplinary issue.

    The Magpies are also eyeing Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding and Mohamed Elneny.

    The Toon have started strong this month as they are set to welcome Kieran Trippier

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