Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Pedro Neto last minute BOOST, Marco Asensio latest, £20m Matt O'Riley battle | The Sun

ARSENAL could yet land Wolves' Pedro Neto, according to reports.

Wolves have demanded £50m but may be forced into accepting a lower fee for the winger, as he is keen on a switch to the Emirates.

Marco Asensio of Real Madrid is also in Arsenal's thinking if a deal for Neto cannot be done.

And we have all the latest on a potential move for Celtic star Matt O'Riley, who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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    Neto 'tempted' by Arsenal move

    Wolves' brilliant winger Pedro Neto is reported to be "tempted" by a move to Prem rivals Arsenal.

    The Portugal star produced his latest eye-catching display in Sunday's 1-1 with Newcastle at Molineux.

    The Gunners have been heavily linked with Neto in this window and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has told BetVictor he likes the idea of a move to Mikel Arteta's side.

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    Odegaard query raised

    Martin Odegaard's superb performances for Arsenal this season has led Paul Merson to question why Real Madrid let the midfielder leave on the cheap.

    Merson said to Sportskeeda: "Martin Odegaard is someone who has impressed me at the start of the season.

    “He’s a very good footballer and has got a proper footballing brain – I can’t understand how Real Madrid let a player of his caliber go for as little as €30 million!

    “He’s led by example so far and looks set to be a key player for the Gunners this season.”

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    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly eyeing a late swoop for Shakhtar Donestk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk

    Fabrizio Romano tweeted: Keep an eye on top talent Mychajlo Mudryk.

    "Everton had €30m verbal proposal turned down by Shakhtar Donetsk last week.

    "Arsenal have explored conditions of Mudryk deal few days ago — but just on player side. Many clubs want him, one to watch until the end."

    Arsenal superfan Piers Morgan has called for Arteta to sign West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.

    In response to an Arsenal fan’s call to sign the Hammers ace, Morgan tweeted: “I endorse this message.”

    Arteta, meanwhile, has revealed he’s ecstatic with the club’s dealings in the transfer window this summer.

    He said: “At the start of the window, we signed players before getting other players out.

    “Now we have done something different, we have let a player go and maybe [we’ll] be able to recruit somebody.

    “But it’s not a guarantee because the players are still not here.

    “What I guarantee is the day the window closes, for me, this is the best team in the world and I will try to get the best out of them, that’s it.”

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    Neves rivalry

    Arsenal will reportedly be rivalled by Liverpool for the signature of Ruben Neves.

    That's according to Football London, who claim the Reds' interest in in the Portuguese midfielder could spark the Gunners into action.

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    Arteta happy as larry

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has revealed he’s ecstatic with the club’s dealings in the transfer window this summer.

    He said: “At the start of the window, we signed players before getting other players out.

    “Now we have done something different, we have let a player go and maybe [we’ll] be able to recruit somebody.

    “But it’s not a guarantee because the players are still not here.

    “What I guarantee is the day the window closes, for me, this is the best team in the world and I will try to get the best out of them, that’s it.”

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    Arteta looking forward to Europa League campaign

    Mikel Arteta is looking forward to Arsenal's Europa League campaign following their break from European competition last season.

    He said: “We missed it last year so much: those nights at the Emirates, the atmosphere, playing against European teams.

    "The preparation is very different, and it’s great. 

    “We have to go for every competition that we are present in, and try to win it.

    "We’ll go step by step and start to prepare for the competition in the best possible way.

    "There are some good examples around of teams who have won the competition in the last few years.”

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    Defender wanted by two clubs

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles is reportedly being targeted by Bournemouth and Southampton.

    PA claim the south coast clubs are both interested in signing the full-back but have yet to table an offer for his services.

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    Arsenal plot January Barcelona swoop

    Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a shock move for Barcelona ace Antoine Griezmann.

    The France international is currently on loan back at Atletico Madrid and is reportedly happy in the Spanish capital.

    But Spanish newspaper Sport claim Arsenal could look to lure him to London in January.

    They also claim Barca have received multiple offers for his services.

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    Battle with United

    Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly BOTH interested in Celtic star Matt O'Riley.

    That's the claim of ESPN, who say the pair are among several clubs clubs who could swoop for the former MK Dons man before Thursday's transfer deadline.

    An offer between £15m and £20m is said to be enough to tempt the Scottish champions into selling the midfielder.

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    Rio's warning

    Rio Ferdinand has warned Arsenal fans not to "overboard" with their estimations of Gabriel Jesus following the Brazilian's flying start after his move from Manchester City.

    Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcast, the Manchester United legend said: "I think that Jesus’s impact has been unreal.

    "I think that he has been a fantastic signing, an absolute major signing for Arsenal, but please don’t go overboard like all Arsenal fans do.

    "When you have got [Erling] Haaland banging in a hat-trick at the weekend and you are going, ‘Oh, Jesus is overshadowing him still’, what are you talking about?"

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    Investing legends

    Thierry Henry has joined former Arsenal team-mate Cesc Fabregas in investing in Italian Serie B side Como.

    The Gunners' record goalscorer has become a minority investor in the club, which Fabregas currently plays for.

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    Acid test for Gunners

    Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson reckons the Gunners' clash with Manchester United on Sunday will show if they're truly title contenders.

    He told Sky Sports: "You do see some chinks in the armour, though.

    "Gabriel made the mistake and they go 1-0 down and then Aaron Ramsdale has to make a good save to deny Aleksandar Mitrovic.

    "At Bournemouth last week, even though they won 3-0, Bournemouth had chances in the game.

    "They didn't take them and sometimes that just covers over a few cracks.

    "Arsenal have done really well so far but their big test comes next Sunday against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

    "Even though United haven't really been at their best, it's still going to be the acid test for this Arsenal side.

    "If they can go and beat Aston Villa on Wednesday and then Manchester United, then you start to think that this could carry on.

    "That's the thing about football, hard games follow easy games and vice-versa. Arsenal have had a good start.

    "To win your opening four games in the Premier League is no mean feat because we've seen in this league before, there are slip-ups around every corner."

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    Gunners miss out on Paqueta

    West Ham have pipped Arsenal to the signature of Lyon ace Lucas Paqueta – who arrives at the London Stadium for a "undisclosed record fee."

    The Brazilian said: “I am extremely happy to be here.

    "I hope it’s the beginning of an enjoyable journey. I hope my time here is successful."

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    Pay cut for Pepe

    Nicolas Pepe reportedly took a whopping pay cut to seal a loan move to Nice.

    That's according to The Athletic, who claim the Ivory Coast international has received a "25 per cent" drop in his £10million-a-year wages.

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    Taking the Myk

    Arsenal are reportedly contemplating a a move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk – despite being offered Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio.

    Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano told wettfreunde: "One of the names I wanted to mention is Mudryk from Shakhtar.

    "He's one of the most interesting wingers in the market that many clubs are keen on signing on him, from England, the Bundesliga, from Italy too because he was one of the players followed by Juventus few months ago.

    "And now could be an opportunity, so let's see what Arsenal decide to do."

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    Loan star criticised

    Nicolas Pepe was criticised for his lack of defensive effort in his Nice debut on Sunday.

    Manager Lucien Favre said of the Arsenal winger: "He’s got to get back into the swing of things. He hasn’t played for a long time in England.

    "He did his pre-season with Arsenal but didn’t play a match, so he lacks a bit of rhythm and intensity tracking back, in the pressing and recovering the ball, because that’s what everyone has to do, there are no exceptions.

    "If one or two players don’t do the job, the whole team has a problem.

    "Everyone has to do it at the same time, defend together to get the ball back and then play."

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    Gunners poised to miss out on Paqueta

    West Ham are poised to land Lyon ace Lucas Paqueta ahead of Arsenal, the club's president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed.

    He told Canal: "It's unfortunate that Lucas Paqueta is leaving. But he wanted to leave. We thought we had very big clubs, we didn't have them."

    He added: "We had to discuss at the last moment with West Ham.

    "Now I know there was an English club who wanted to come forward at the last moment so maybe tomorrow morning we will wake up with something new. I can't tell you the name."

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    Ramsdale's joy

    Aaron Ramsdale has revealed he's delighted with the team's more aggressive mentality following their comeback victory over Fulham last Saturday.

    He told the club's official website: “There's a lot of different aggression you can show; you can show it in tackles, winning your headers and duels but also pressing.

    “I think we press all the way through the games, not just in spells in the first half and if we don't get a goal, then we sit off. If the game fits going long we will try and adapt, and we're not just going to play one-dimensional.”

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    Ref alert

    Paul Tierney has been appointed the referee for Arsenal's clash with Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

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    Rice, Rice baby

    Arsenal superfan Piers Morgan has called for the club to sign West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.

    In response to an Arsenal fan's call to sign the Hammers ace, Morgan tweeted:  “I endorse this message.” 

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    Asensio latest

    Wantaway Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio has been offered to Arsenal and their Premier League rivals Manchester United.

    That's according to Fabrizio Romano, who told Wettfreunde: "Marco Asensio has been offered to many important English clubs by his agent over the past two weeks, including Arsenal and Man Utd.

    “Right now he is not the priority for Man Utd. He was one of the options in case the Antony deal didn’t go through. But now it’s almost done, so that’s not the case. And I don’t see them signing another winger at this point.

    “For Arsenal there are no direct negotiations with Real Madrid but the relationship with Jorge Mendes is always very good so it could be a last-minute idea. But at the moment it is no negotiations.

    “Certainly Marco Asensio is looking for an opportunity and by deadline day he will try to find a good opportunity because he wants to play. He wants regular playing time. But if he doesn’t play, he will stay at Real Madrid and then have a great chance to go on a free transfer next summer.

    “So his agent may be working on a free transfer for next summer if nothing happens this week.”

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    Arteta has been "spot on" in the transfer market

    Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Mikel Arteta's signings this summer have been exactly what the doctor ordered.

    He told Sky Sports: "Arsenal would kick themselves if they turned down the opportunity to get a couple more players in and then missed out on the top four.

    "They've also got a brilliant chance in the Europa League as well, so they will have a lot of football matches to play this season.

    But, so far, from last summer up until now, has been excellent.

    "Edu and Arteta need a lot of credit for this. It's been spot on."

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    Arteta's latest on transfers

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has revealed he's ecstatic with the club's dealings in the transfer window this summer.

    He said: “At the start of the window, we signed players before getting other players out.

    “Now we have done something different, we have let a player go and maybe [we’ll] be able to recruit somebody.

    "But it’s not a guarantee because the players are still not here.

    "What I guarantee is the day the window closes, for me, this is the best team in the world and I will try to get the best out of them, that’s it.”

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    Masterstroke

    Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson reckons Martin Odegaard's appointment as captain could prove to be a stroke of genius by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

    He told Sky Sports: "It's been a very good start to Martin Odegaard's captaincy at Arsenal.

    "They paid £35m to Real Madrid for him. That's hardly anything.

    "The Premier League takes time to get used to and it would have been a kick in the teeth for him to get released by Real Madrid. It's a huge club and I'm sure he'd have wanted to go back there after his loan spell at Arsenal, but Arteta got him back and now he's showing what a player he is.

    "He's making things happen and when you do that, turning good play into goals and assists, that's what starts to make people take notice.

    "That's what he's doing and giving him the captaincy could be a masterstroke.

    "However, you've now got to see what happens when it isn't going as well for the team, and he isn't playing as well himself. Can he keep dragging the team through?

    "At the moment, though, he's doing really well. For £35m, absolutely amazing."

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    Gakpo boost

    Arsenal have seemingly received a boost in their reported pursuit of PSV ace Cody Gakpo – with the Dutchman giants signing an apparent replacement for the forward.

    The Dutch giants have completed the signing of Anwar El Ghazi from Aston Villa – which could very well pave the way for Gakpo to move on to pastures new.

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