Arsenal join £50m Ben White transfer race, Buendia BLOW, Ek takeover UPDATE, Ramsey 'offered shock return'

ARSENAL have reportedly joined the race for £50m Brighton defender Ben White.

And Aaron Ramsey could be set for a shock return to Arsenal, according to reports.

The Welshman left for Juventus in 2019, but has failed to make a real impact in Serie A.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest onDaniel Ek's takeover bid and Emile Smith Rowe's contract situation.

Follow all the latest from North London with our live blog below…

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    Former Scotland international Andy Webster believes Arsenal ace Kieran Tierney is the national team's 'standout' player ahead of Euro 2020.

    Webster said: “Kieran Tierney is the standout just now.

    "This is the bit where you get the likes of John McGinn and Tierney showing their Scottish traits.

    “When you hear Mikel Arteta Talk about Tierney, he talks like he’s an absolute machine"

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    Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell believes his former club would be getting Wolves star Ruben Neves for a "great price" if they signed him for £40million.

    Campbell told Football Insider: “What a player he is.

    "This is the crazy thing, he was never on my radar because as far as I am concerned Wolves would never sell him.

    “There will be some big change at Wolves this summer and if Arsenal can sneak in a deal for Neves that would be great. I think £40million is a great price for him to be honest”

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    Former Arsenal and Chelsea ace David Luiz is being targeted by AC Milan shortly after leaving the Gunners.

    That is according to Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, who claims Luiz is part of Milan's wish list.

    The experienced centre-back, who can also play in midfield, is seen as a potential replacement for Alessio Romagnoli.

    The Italy international hasn't left the San Siro but is attracting plenty of interest

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    Arsenal are keeping tabs on RB Leipzig ace Tyler Adams amid the summer transfer window.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim the Gunners are keeping tabs on the midfielder, who can also play at right-back.

    A signing like that would be major for the north Londoners as they are looking for someone to partner up with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park as well as a replacement for Hector Bellerin, who is likely to leave.

    However, Leipzig are not keen on selling having already seen their defence getting significantly weakened following the departures of Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate to Bayern Munich and Liverpool respectively

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    Brighton ace Ben White admits he looks up to Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, amid reports suggesting he is being targeted by Arsenal as well as the Red Devils.

    White said during England’s media day: “I think it is a little bit of everyone, trying to pick little bits out of each defender.

    “Obviously watching the Premier League every week you can see the different types of players and pick different things out of each player.

    “Rio Ferdinand, that was the one for me”

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    Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka has agreed personal terms with Roma, who wish to sign him in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to Football London, who claim Xhaka has agreed a five-year deal with the Serie A giants.

    The midfielder looks set to move to the Olimpico for a fee of £16million.

    The Switzerland international is currently preparing for Euro 2020

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    RB Leipizg ace Marcel Sabitzer wants to leave the Bundesliga club in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Sabitzer is eager to move on to a different team.

    The midfielder has been previously linked with a transfer to Manchester United.

    The Austria international was also touted as an Arsenal target as head coach Mikel Arteta is looking for a top midfielder to link up with Thomas Partey

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    Arsenal have been linked with Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, who has been recommended by club legend Thierry Henry.

    According to Sudinfo, the Gunners have been talked up by Henry, who is Sambi Lokonga's coach in Belgium.

    Arteta is looking for a talented midfielder to partner up with Thomas Partey after missing out on Emi Buendia, who signed with Aston Villa.

    However, the north Londoners would be set for a bidding war if they took things further as AC Milan are another club who have been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old

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    Following the decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Ajax star Andre Onana will be allowed to start competitive training again two months before the end of his ban.

    Therefore, Onana will start training with his team again from September 3 onwards.

    The three-person panel from CAS found that UEFA's initial 12-month suspension had been "disproportionate and excessive".

    The Arsenal target maintained that Furosemide had been found in his body due to a mistake from his wife, who had inadvertently put her pills in the Cameroon international's medicine box.

    The Ajax goalkeeper's spouse was in possession of the drug, which is not deemed a performance enhancing substance, because she was pregnant and had it prescribed by a doctor

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    Ajax star and Arsenal transfer target Andre Onana has had his doping suspension reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

    Onana was banned for a year by UEFA last February after testing positive for Furosemide.

    But the Ajax goalkeeper has always maintained that he accidentally took medicine that was prescribed for his wife and launched an appeal to CAS, which was heard last week.

    The verdict is in and the 25-year-old's ban has been reduced by three months.

    Arsenal are now expected to step up their interest in the Cameroon international, who will be able to play again in November

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    Aston Villa have announced the signing of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich on a five-year contract for a club-record fee.

    Villa landed their top transfer target after beating competition from the likes of Arsenal.

    A club statement read: “Emiliano has just completed an outstanding season in a championship-winning Norwich side with 31 combined goals and assists and was named player of the season across the league.

    “He is equally capable as a wide attacker or as a number 10 and is a great addition to our attacking options.

    “We are delighted to have made such an exciting signing so early in the summer and look forward to Emi joining up with us for a full pre-season”

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    Arsenal are interested in signing Anderlecht ace Albert Lokonga in the summer transfer window.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim Lokonga has been included in manager Mikel Arteta's wish list.

    Arteta is looking for a talented midfielder to partner up with Thomas Partey after missing out on Emi Buendia, who joined Aston Villa.

    However, the north Londoners would be set for a bidding war if they took things further as AC Milan are another club who have been credited with an interest in the Belgian

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    The 2021-2022 Premier League fixtures will be announced in full on Wednesday, June 16 at 9am.

    Arsenal endured a difficult season as they finished eighth and missed out on Europe for the first time in 25 years.

    The Gunners seem determined to rebuild by making some substantial signings.

    But first, manager Mikel Arteta will have to sell in order to raise funds

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    Arsenal legend David Seaman has advised his former club to make three new signings in the summer transfer window.

    Seaman told the Daily Mail: “Do we need players? Yes we do.

    “I still feel that the spine of the team isn’t strong enough.

    “They need a good defender and midfield player. We need a more consistent attacking player”

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    Aaron Ramsey has been offered back to Arsenal by Juventus as part of a swap deal, according to reports.

    Hector Bellerin could be involved in a potential deal that would see him go the other way to Turin.

    The Wales international left the Emirates for Juve on a free transfer in 2019 when his contract expired.

    But two years on, Sport in Spain say he could be in line for a stunning comeback in exchange for Bellerin

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    Reminding you all that Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek looks set to increase his bid to buy Arsenal to £2billion.

    Three weeks ago, Ek announced his initial offer of £1.8bn had been turned down by club owner Stan Kroenke.

    Despite Kroenke's rejection , the Swedish billionaire confirmed he remains interested in buying the club he has been supporting since childhood.

    However, the Gunners' American owner and his son Josh released a statement at the end of April saying they remain "100 per cent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club"

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    Reminding you that Arsenal have joined the bidding war for Brighton ace Ben White amid the summer transfer window.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is a "big admirer" of White after his impressive campaign with the Seagulls.

    The centre-back amassed 39 appearances across all competitions and earned an England call-up.

    However, the 23-year-old has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United.

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    Andre Onana's 12-month suspension for breaking doping guidelines has been reduced by three months, according to reports.

    The Ajax goalkeeper – who is rumoured to be a serious target for Arsenal – was banned in February.

    The Gunners are believed to be keen on signing the Cameroon international this summer but the potential deal could now be delayed until January or next summer.

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    William Gallas believes France’s World Cup triumph and the return of Karim Benzema will fire them to Euro 2020 glory.

    Didier Deschamps’ side head into this summer’s tournament as favourites and boast arguably the most strength in depth of all 24 nations.

    Of the 26-man squad, 14 became world champions in Russia three years ago.

    And Gallas reckons that could prove critical, as it did in 2000 and 2012, especially in the Group of Death with Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

    The ex-Arsenal star told SunSport: "We have a big chance to lift the trophy. We have the strongest squad in the tournament."

    Click here to read Joshua Jones' interview with William Gallas

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    Gary Neville has slammed the Premier League’s punishment of the Big Six clubs who attempted to join the European Super League.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and the two Manchester giants have each been given fines of just over £3.6million, which they have accepted.

    They have also agreed to punishments of a 30-point deduction and £25m fine if they attempt another plot similar to the breakaway plan in April.

    Neville is furious at the sanctions, labelling the Premier League ‘an absolute embrassment’.

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    Nicolas Pepe scored 16 goals and assisted another six last term for Arsenal.

    How impressed have you been with the winger in recent months? And is he the right man for the Gunners?

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    Arsenal are close to signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to

    The 25-year-old Cameroon international is believed to be the Gunners first-choice target to replace current stopper Bernd Leno.

    Onana is current serving a 12-month ban for breaking doping guidelines but is hopeful of getting the decision overturned this summer.

    The ban began in February and the goalkeeper's reported move to the Emirates may be delayed until January or next summer if it is upheld.

    Onana has played 142 Eredivisie games for Ajax since 2016, winning two Dutch titles.

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    Arsenal should sign both Ruben Neves and Yves Bissouma to replace Roma-bound Granit Xhaka.

    That's the verdict of Gunners fan Dave Seager…

    Click here to read Dave's thoughts on Arsenal's transfer business

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    Reports suggest Granit Xhaka is on the verge of a move to Jose Mourinho's Roma.

    The fee is rumoured to be between £15.5million and 17.25m.

    If the speculations is to be believed, are Arsenal right to let him go?

    News of the move has split fans and pundits on Twitter.

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    Arsenal's leadership group will be reviewed this summer, according to Chris Wheatley.

    Who would you like to see added/removed from the group?

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