Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aouar move OFF, Betis eye Bellerin swoop, Maitland-Niles LATEST, Willian leaves

ARSENAL are set for a busy Transfer Deadline Day.

We've the very latest on Ashley Maitland-Niles' future after the Gunners youth team product openly asked for a move via Instagram.

Reports had linked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Juventus, but the Gunners captain is set to stay at the club.

But a move for Houssem Aouar appears out, with reports suggesting he will stay at Lyon this summer.

Hector Bellerin is a late target for Real Betis, while Willian will complete his move to Corinthians before tonight's 11pm deadline.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    WILLIAN FAREWELL

    Arsenal flop Willian has taken to Instagram to thank Gunners fans after he agreed a deal for his contract to be terminated.

    He said: "I would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity they have given to me and for the warm welcome received by everybody at the club.

    "Unfortunately things on the pitch didn’t go the way we had all planned and hoped, I received a lot of criticism especially from some members of the press that I had come here for financial reasons… I hope with my actions today explain to those people and they now understand that was not the case.

    "I hope it teaches some people that they should not be so quick to pass judgement and create bad environments to make themselves important even though I accept that’s part of the game.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Willian is now a free agent after terminating his Arsenal contract.

    The Gunners confirmed the news last night.

    And Willian will fly to Brazil today to sign for Corinthians.

    It's expected that Willian's departure will save Arsenal £20.5million in wages.

    Lyon made a late approach for the veteran winger, offering a two-year deal.

    But Willian snubbed it in order to return to South America.

    Meanwhile, Barcelona are weighing up a deadline-day swoop for Hector Bellerin.

    The former Nou Camp youngster is not wanted by Arsenal, claims Sky Italia.

    And Barca could sign Bellerin as a replacement for Spurs-bound Emerson Royal, who reportedly rejected late Arsenal interest to sign for their rivals.

    Finally, Gunners target Houssem Aouar will not be leaving Lyon on deadline day.

    Sky Sports claims the midfielder, also wanted by Spurs, remained in Arsenal’s sights after interest earlier in the window.

    But Emirates youngster Reiss Nelson will be heading off after agreeing to join Feyenoord on loan.

  • Anthony Chapman

    LOOKING AHEAD

    It's the international break now.

    But let's take a look at Arsenal's next five games when they return to action…

  • Anthony Chapman

    BELL TOLLS

    Barcelona are weighing up a deadline day swoop for Hector Bellerin.

    The former Nou Camp youngster is not wanted by Arsenal, claims Sky Italia.

    And Barca could sign Bellerin as a replacement for Spurs-bound Emerson Royal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    BRAZIL BOUND

    Willian is now a free agent after terminating his Arsenal contract.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the winger will fly to Brazil tomorrow to sign for Corinthians.

    It's expected that Willian's departure will save Arsenal £20.5million in wages.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SHERE BELIEF

    Jack Wilshere is training in Italy as he ups his search for a new club.

    The Mail claims the former Arsenal man is hopeful of a move abroad after failing to attract offers from English clubs.

    Wilshere is in Como right now and is eager to secure a deal as soon as possible.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FARCELONA

    Arsenal reportedly passed on the chance to sign Barcelona star Pedri two years ago.

    The Telegraph claims the Gunners could have snapped up the playmaker for pennies, before deciding against the move.

    Pedri is now one of Barca’s star players, and has also forced his way into Spain’s XI.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PARLOUR GAMES

    Ray Parlour claims Marc Overmars texted him claiming he is ready to return to Arsenal.

    Overmars apparently fancies replacing Edu as technical director.

    Parlour told TalkSport: “Marc Overmars – I've had a text off him before saying 'Oh Ray, I need to go back to that club and sort it out.'"

  • Anthony Chapman

    WILL I NEVER

    Willian has reportedly snubbed a late approach from Lyon to sign for Corinthians.

    The French outfit made a last-gasp offer on a two-year deal.

    But Willian has made up his mind to return to Brazil, having terminated his Arsenal contract.

  • Anthony Chapman

    AOUAR BLIMEY

    Arsenal target Houssem Aouar will not be leaving Lyon on deadline day.

    Sky Sports claims the midfielder, also wanted by Spurs, remained in Arsenal’s sights after interest earlier in the window.

    But he will now be staying put in France.

  • Anthony Chapman

    PIERRE WE GO

    Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be staying at the club this summer.

    The striker had been linked with a last-gasp move to Juventus as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

    But the Italians are instead re-signing Moise Kean from Everton and have no interest in adding further firepower.

  • Anthony Chapman

    ED HUNTER

    Crystal Palace will focus all their attention on a deal for Celtic's Odsonne Edouard after giving up on Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah.

    The Athletic claims the Eagles are unable to meet Arsenal's asking price for the England U21 striker.

    And they will instead look to complete a move for Edouard on deadline day.

  • Anthony Chapman

    MAKING HIS MARC

    Arsenal are continuing to monitor Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio.

    The Spaniard is not in Carlo Ancelotti's plans this season.

    But he will cost at least £34million to sign on a permanent deal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    REISS LIGHTNING

    Reiss Nelson is set to complete a loan move to Feyenoord.

    The Dutch side turned to Arsenal's misfit winger after seeing first target Amad Diallo suffer a long-term injury at Man United.

    Fabrizio Romano claims Nelson is currently on his way to the Netherlands to complete his switch.

  • Anthony Chapman

    BRIGHT IDEA

    A late Arsenal move for Yves Bissouma looks unlikely after the Brighton ace hinted he was staying with the Seagulls.

    Bissouma tweeted after the 2-0 defeat to Everton: "I find it hard to digest this defeat by what we wanted. to win our third game in a row for a great club with incredible fans.

    "But unfortunately as we say in football nothing is planned in advance but the best is yet to come focus for next one Brighton & Hove Albion FC."

  • Anthony Chapman

    BREAKING

    Spurs have agreed a £25million deal with Barcelona for right-back Emerson Royal.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the highly-rated defender is on his way to Tottenham despite only joining Barca earlier this summer.

    And Sky Sports claims Arsenal also made a late approach before being snubbed by Emerson.

  • Anthony Chapman

    LYON IN WAIT

    French side outfit Lyon have offered a two-year deal to Willian.

    L'Equipe says the Brazilian could now be heading to France despite looking set for a move to Corinthians.

    Willian has offered to tear up his Arsenal contract and leave on a free transfer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    CA$H CITY

    Man City and Chelsea were the world's biggest spenders on overseas transfers over the past completed decade.

    Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham also made it into the top ten.

    But despite their outlays, none of the City or Chelsea purchases ranked in the top 10 most expensive transfers globally, while United’s captures of Paul Pogba and Argentine flop Angel Di Maria did. 

  • Anthony Chapman

    GUNNER MAKE CUTS

    Arsenal are trying to offload seven senior players before the transfer window closes tomorrow.

    They hope that Willian, Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and Alex Runarsson will all be off the books by midnight tomorrow.

    The Gunners have already sold Joe Willock to Newcastle for £25m, released David Luiz and loaned out Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba.

    But all of the potential 12 departures will not offset the £128million summer signings of Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares.

  • Anthony Chapman

    UPTOWN KROENKE

    Stan Kroenke has no intention of parting ways with Mikel Arteta despite Arsenal's disastrous start to the season.

    Goal claims the American supremo still has faith in his manager.

    And Arteta will be given time to turn things around after losing his first three Premier League games of the new campaign.

  • Kostas Lianos

    MAITLAND-NILES UPDATE

    Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles has dropped a major transfer hint on his future amid speculation of a move to Everton.

    Maitland-Niles has been linked with a transfer to Goodison Park and took to social media where he appeared keen to exit from the Emirates.

    The midfielder, who spent last season on loan to West Brom, hinted that he doesn't feel "wanted" by the Gunners.

    Maitland-Niles posted in a story on his Instagram account: "All I wanna do is go where I'm wanted and where I'm gonna play"

  • Kostas Lianos

    DALOT UPDATE

    Manchester United ace Diogo Dalot will definitely stay at Manchester United.

    That is according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims there is a "100%" chance Dalot is staying.

    The same goes for Amad Diallo, who was linked with a loan move to Feyenoord.

    However, Diallo's transfer fell through due to an injury and thus the Eredivisie giants turned their attention on Arsenal's Reiss Nelson

  • Kostas Lianos

    NELSON DEAL

    Arsenal ace Reiss Nelson is on his way to Feyenoord ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline day.

    That is according to Football London, who claim that a deal has been reached between the Eredivisie giants and the Gunners.

    Nelson, who has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates, is moving to the Dutch side on a season-long loan.

    Feyenoord decided to move for the winger after missing out on Manchester United ace Amad Diallo

  • Kostas Lianos

    KEEP COLE OF THEM

    Joe Cole heaped praise at Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney after Arsenal's shambolic performance against Manchester City.

    Cole said: "Whenever I see Mikel Arteta, for me, he looks like a manager.

    "I don’t think he understood how difficult the job was or what the Arsenal fans are demanding.

    "When I talk about Arsenal, three players spring to mind; Saka, Smith Rowe and Tierney. They’re three excellent young footballers who any club would take.

    "They can come back from this but I think it will be a long journey. For so long, they haven’t dealt with the centre-half and the defensive midfield position"

  • Kostas Lianos

    BRUN-TALLY HONEST

    Lyon ace Bruno Guimaraes confirmed that Arsenal were interested in signing him during the summer transfer window.

    Guimaraes told Globo Esporte: “There were talks with my manager.

    "But nothing official, they asked… well, there was no official proposal.

    "My goal, and I made it clear to Juninho, is to win a title here.

    "Lyon fans are lacking in titles, they haven’t won something for a long time"

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