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Arsenal transfer news: Ben White deal done and ‘official announcement soon’, Gunners chase Brazilian midfielder

Arsenal transfer news: Ben White deal done and ‘official announcement soon’, Gunners chase Brazilian midfielder

Arsenal transfer news

In this article we will bring you all of today’s Arsenal transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.

Ben White to be announced

Having already announced the signings of Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares so far this summer, Arsenal are expected to announce their third signing very soon.

The man in question, Ben White, will come as no surprise to Arsenal fans, with the defender having been linked to the club since the beginning of June. However, it does finally seem like a deal is done, with White having undergone a medical at London Colney on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, there has been speculation over which shirt number the Brighton defender will take upon arriving at the Emirates Stadium, with many expecting him to take on the number 18. The Daily Star, however, report that he will in fact take on the number 4 shirt, currently occupied by on loan defender William Saliba.

If true, could this move signal the end of Saliba’s Arsenal stint?

Lautaro Martinez not interested in Arsenal switch

Meanwhile, Arsenal fans were brought back down to earth with a bump today with news of Lautaro Martinez. The Gunners were thought to be interested in the Inter Milan striker, even having made an enquiry for his services.

As expected, however, Martinez is not thought to be interested in a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

This will come as little surprise to many fans, with Martinez currently playing Champions League football with Inter, whereas Arsenal cannot offer any form of European football whatsoever.

That Martinez is only a pipe dream, however, is a stark reminder of just how far the Gunners have fallen in the last decade.

Bruno Guimaraes latest midfield target

Arsenal’s pursuit of midfield reinforcements has been well documented this summer, both in the attacking midfield role (no.10) and the deeper-lying role (numbers 6 and 8).

Today, however, a new link has been forthcoming, in the form of one with Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. Arsenal had been rumoured to be eyeing a deal for his team-mate, Houssem Aouar, for much of the last 12 months, but have now turned their attentions towards the Frenchman’s fellow midfielder, if reports are to be believed.

Indeed, Goal’s Brazilian football expert Raisa Simplicio has reported that the Gunners have ‘added Guimaraes to their radar’.

Arsenal previously attempted to sign the midfielder before he joined Lyon, and are thought to remain keen on the Brazilian, who played 33 times in Ligue 1 last season.

As per the report, however, Lyon will only consider offers above 35 million euros, keen to extract maximum value from their assets despite the club’s financial difficulty.

Is this the sort of deal that Arsenal should be pursuing?

Read more:

Arsenal add Brazilian midfielder to their wishlist amid hunt for reinforcements

Manchester City & Chelsea interested in Lautaro Martinez

This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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