Aarons set to replace Bellerin EXCLUSIVE, Camavinga £50m No1 transfer target, Smith-Rowe 'offered new Arsenal deal'

ARSENAL are looking to offload Hector Bellerin for around £35m with Norwich's Max Aarons lined up as a replacement, SunSport can reveal.

Meanwhile the Gunners have made France international Eduardo Camavinga their No1 target, according to reports.

And Emile Smith-Rowe is set to be one of the Arsenal players offered a new contract.


Stay up to date with every twist and turn from North London in our live blog…

  • William Pugh


    SunSport can reveal that Hector Bellerin is set to lead the Arsenal exodus as Mikel Arteta plans a massive summer shake-up.

    The Spanish full-back wants a new challenge after ten years at the Emirates and fancies moving to another country.

    Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are both monitoring the situation and could make a move at the right price.

    Arsenal hope to raise as much as £35million for a player who still has two years to run on his contract — but may be forced to slash their asking price.

    Elsewhere the club are 'doing everything' to sign Eduardo Camavinga from Rennes this summer, according to reports.

    The three-cap France midfielder, 18, is one of the hottest properties in Europe.

    Le10 Sport claim Mikel Arteta and Co have made Camavinga their No1 priority this summer.

    The Gunners have endured a nightmare campaign with their misery compounded last week after crashing out of the Europa League to Unai Emery's Villarreal.

    And they hope Camavinga's presence in midfield could make all the difference next season.

    However, the reports have been dismissed by football.london.

  • Marc Mayo


    Wednesday, May 12, 8.15pm – mark it in your diary.

    Arsenal travel to Chelsea for a London derby in a clash broadcast live on Sky Sports.

    A win for the Blues could all but seal their top-four finish while Mikel Arteta’s side know victory would keep alive their own European ambitions.

    Credit: Kevin Quigley-The Daily Mail
  • Marc Mayo


    Hector Bellerin is set to lead the Arsenal exodus as Mikel Arteta plans a massive summer shake-up, writes Mark Irwin.

    The Spanish full-back wants a new challenge after ten years at the Emirates and fancies moving to another country.

    Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are both monitoring the situation and could make a move at the right price.

    Arsenal hope to raise as much as £35million for a player who still has two years to run on his contract — but may be forced to slash their asking price.

  • Marc Mayo


    Alexandre Lacazette has won Arsenal's Goal of the Month poll, for a fine team effort versus Sheffield United.

  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal are thought to be in pole position to sign Women’s World Cup-winning Japan star Mana Iwabuchi.

    The Telegraph claims Iwabuchi is being eyed as a replacement for Netherlands forward Jill Roord following her departure from the Gunners for Wolfsburg.

    It is thought Arsenal, who finished third to qualify for next term’s Women's Champions League, are looking to bolster their attacking ranks.

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  • Marc Mayo


    Paul Merson does not expect Arsenal to get an easy ride from Chelsea just because the Blues have some huge upcoming clashes.

    The former Gunners star told Sky Sports: “Chelsea have still got a big game against Leicester in the FA Cup final and they've also got Arsenal to play on Wednesday. 

    “They've still got big games to play ahead of the Champions League final so they are going to have to keep their levels high and stay competitive, and that's what Man City have to do too, albeit with not much to play for.

    “They cannot just take their foot off the gas and wait for the Champions League final because it just doesn't work like that. They need to play at full pelt for the last few Premier League games.”

  • Marc Mayo


    Ian Wright fears that Arsenal’s decline could see Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe leave the club.

    The pair were key in Sunday’s win over West Brom and the club legend wants to see them at the Emirates for a long time.

    He told Premier League Productions: “It is a massive concern. 

    “Are Arsenal are able to sort out whatever is going on upstairs, with the manager, with the players that are going to come in, whoever he is going to bring in to try and execute whatever game plan he wants to do? Because these guys are going to be a major part of that.

    “If they continue to play well, if we do not progress as quickly as these guys progress, then you have to be worried about their ambition and what they want to do because they’re fantastic players.”

  • Marc Mayo


    Boca Juniors are still yet to make an official move for Lucas Torreira, despite strongly being linked with a move for the Arsenal outcast.

    According to Libertad Digital, Sevilla and Inter Milan are pushing forward with their interest in the Atletico Madrid loanee.

    But his previous pleas to sign for boyhood club Boca appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

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  • Marc Mayo


    Dimitar Berbatov has backed Mikel Arteta to improve and drag Arsenal out of their rut.

    The Gunners boss is under huge pressure and while former Tottenham forward Berbatov does not believe his side are doing well, he sees no good in a managerial change.

    He told BetFair: “People are talking about changing the Arsenal manager? Really? Mikel Arteta is a young manager and I hope he stays – I think that will be the case.

    “It's a shame they didn't reach the final as that would have given them a good end to the season. They are massively underperforming. 

    “They need to strengthen their squad. United are looking like old United finally under Ferguson, whilst Arsenal look no better than the last days under Arsene Wenger.”

  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal are still the 38th most-valuable sports team in the world.

    That is according to the annual Forbes money list – which sticks a price tag on the Gunners at just under £2billion.

    The club’s decline means its estimated worth has gone up by 39 per cent in the past five years – some way below other entities of similar size.

    Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all sit above Arsenal in the countdown, as well as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

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  • Marc Mayo


    Steve Bruce is determined to sign up Joe Willock on a permanent deal.

    The Arsenal loanee scored again in Newcastle’s victory at Leicester on Friday night and the Toon boss told talkSPORT that a transfer is very much on his agenda.

    He said: “All of us would love to [make it permanent].

    “He’s 21, a midfield player and he’s got five goals since the turn of the year, so of course we want him – but we have to respect that he’s Arsenal’s player.

    “I’m sure Arsenal will have big discussions this summer, but if there’s a possibility that we can bring him back we’d love to do it.”

  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich target has insisted he is not yet decided on his plans for next season.

    The Rennes star, 18, is out of contract in 2022 and hotly-tipped to make a big move this summer.

    He told Telefoot: "It makes you feel flattered and it is nice that teams like Real Madrid or Bayern are interested in your situation, I'm not going to lie.

    "But I have not yet decided with my family what I will do."

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  • Marc Mayo


    Premier League games will welcome up to 10,000 supporters inside stadiums for the final two fixtures.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the news as lockdown restrictions continue to ease from May 17.

    In a press conference, he said: “From Monday 17 May indoor hospitality can reopen and indoor entertainment can resume, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas.

    “All remaining outdoor entertainment can reopen, such as outdoor cinemas and performances.

    “Some larger events will be able to take place, including conferences, theatre and concert performances, and sports events. Restrictions on the number of attendees will remain as set out in the Roadmap.”

  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal have confirmed Jen Beattie will undergo surgery to cure a long-standing back problem.

    A club statement read: "She now begins her recovery process with the support of specialist care, but sadly her injury rules her out of selection for this summer’s Olympic games."

  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal are chasing Borussia Monchengladbach's Denis Zakaria for a summer transfer, it has been claimed.

    According to 90min, the midfielder wants to leave ahead of his contract expiring in 2022.

    And the Gunners are reckoned to be in the running for his signature.

  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal are certainly a club haunted by missing out on signing some pretty big names before they went on to become superstars.

    And reports in Italy name Dusan Vlahovic as their latest near-miss.

    According to Corriere Fiorentino, the striker was subject to an approach from the Gunners while breaking out at Partizan Belgrade.

    Real Madrid were also said to be interested but he signed for Fiorentina and is now worth around £50million ahead of a busy summer.

    Add another name to the list…

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  • Marc Mayo


    Arsenal are ready to put two first-team stars up for sale this summer, according to reports.

    Bernd Leno and Hector Bellerin are both named by Footbal.London as on the chopping block in Mikel Arteta's post-season overhaul.

    Permanent sales will reportedly be sought for Ainsley-Maitland Niles, Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac and Matteo Guendouzi, all of whom are out on loan at the moment.

  • Thomas Blow


    Emile Smith Rowe scored his first Premier League goal in the 3-1 victory against West Brom.

    And it wasn't a bad way for the 20-year-old to open his account…

  • Thomas Blow


    Let's take a look at Arsenal's Premier League stats following their win against West Brom.

    Alexandre Lacazette remains their top scorer in the league with 13.

    Willian, despite facing fierce criticism, has assisted five goals – scoring his first in the Premier League for the Gunners at the weekend.

    Here's the data…

  • Thomas Blow


    Darren Bent believes Brighton boss Graham Potter should replace Mikel Arteta as Arsenal manager.

    The ex-Tottenham striker told TalkSport: “I think it is time for Mikel Arteta to move on.

    “My patience is up with him. I think Arsenal need to go in a new direction and bring in somebody who can get the best out of that group of players because right now he is not doing that.

    “I don’t think players are respecting him like they once did at the very start and I can only see it going one way.”

  • Thomas Blow


    Mikel Arteta is not sure if Emile Smith Rowe will be fit to face Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Speaking to the club's official website, the Gunners boss said: "I don't know [the extent on the injury], he felt something in his hamstring so we took him off.

    "Sometimes he cramps and that's something that's been happening for a while because he's still adapting to the league, to the amount of games every three days.

    "Hopefully it's nothing major."

  • Thomas Blow


    It's 26 years since Real Zaragoza's Nayim chipped David Seaman from 40 yards to beat Arsenal in the Cup Winners' Cup final.

    What makes this moment even more painful is that Nayim used to play for Tottenham, winning the FA Cup in 1991.

  • Thomas Blow


    Willian finally scored his first Premier League goal yesterday in Arsenal's win against West Brom.

    But it was certainly worth the wait!

  • Thomas Blow


    Arsenal are planning a major squad overhaul this summer, according to football.london

    Reports claim the Gunners are hoping to raise £60million in player sales as Mikel Arteta looks to build a squad capable of competing again.

    Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is believed to be top of their wish list.

    The 18-year-old has made three appearances for France's senior team and has been linked with a move to several European giants.

    Arsenal are also believed to be interested in Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma.

    Rumours suggest Arteta will allow Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac to leave the club.

  • Thomas Blow


    It's also Dennis Bergkamp's birthday!

    The Arsenal legend, who turns 52 today, won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups at Highbury between 1995 and 2006.

    Bergkamp also won the Dutch league, the Cup Winners' Cup and two Uefa Cup titles – and much more – during his illustrious career.

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