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Arsenal transfer news and rumours: 2022 summer transfer window



Arsenal transfer news and rumours: 2022 summer transfer window

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: 2022 summer transfer window

Two defeats in the last three Premier League games of the 2021/22 season mean Arsenal have failed to qualify for the Champions League and it remains to be seen how much they lose in the transfer market after relegation to the Europa League.

That hasn’t stopped the Gunners from being one of the busiest teams in the first few weeks of the summer transfer window.

The striker position will be one of the most interesting after the departure of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah agreeing a new contract. Gabriel Jesus’ £45million deal from Manchester City was finally confirmed on July 4.

Manager Mikel Arteta, who has signed a new contract in the final weeks of the season, is busy strengthening his squad to ensure they don’t lose their fifth-placed improvement in 2022/23.

Latest Arsenal transfer news

Last updated: August 1st at 11:10am ET / August 1st at 4:10pm BST

Arsenal want to sell Bernd Leno to Fulham

Arsenal have agreed to sell goalkeeper Bernd Leno to Fulham, according to Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth.

A deal between the two clubs seemed unlikely a few weeks ago, but the Gunners have now opted to sell the German in a deal reportedly worth £8m.

Leno still needs to pass a medical exam and agree on personal terms before the move is complete.

The 30-year-old made just seven first-team appearances for Arsenal last season and Aaron Ramsdale is now Mikel Arteta’s first choice.

PSV winger Cody Garbo interested in Arsenal

With the Gunners bringing in Gabriel Jesus and Alexander Zinchenko from Manchester City this summer, there is still a lot of work to do.

A spate of rumours on July 25 suggested Arsenal were keen on PSV winger Cody Garbo. The 23-year-old made seven appearances for the Netherlands national team, scoring two international goals. A youth product for PSV, he made 134 appearances for the senior team, scoring 42 goals and providing 33 assists.

Dutch Export VI, which pioneered the links back in March, said recently that interest has been rekindled this summer. However, with PSV under contract until the summer of 2026, forcing him out of the Eredivisie would require a hefty fee. The report also suggests that PSV will not make any overseas transfers ahead of their Champions League qualifying match against Monaco on August 2, meaning there are only three days before the deadline to finalise a deal.

Arsenal expected to make offer for Grimaldo

The Gunners are expected to make a £5.9m ($7.2m/$6.8m) bid for Benfica defender Alejandro Grimaldo to the La Liga club, Portuguese publication Notícias reported on July 9. is likely to be accepted. His Benfica contract expires next summer and the last four-year extension came in 2019.

Former Spain youth international Grimaldo joined Benfica in 2016 after being taken out of Barcelona’s academy. A regular starter at left-back since 2017, he has made 246 appearances for the Portuguese club, scoring 19 goals and providing 50 assists.

UPDATE (July 10): A day after he reported initial links with Arsenal, Newsday explained that Grimaldo’s poor performance in Benfica’s first pre-season has left fans They bragged about every touch he made and believed he asked to leave the club.

Yuri Tielemans prefers Arsenal to Man Utd

Arsenal blasters are reportedly “all in” to approve the transfer of 25-year-old Leicester City midfielder Yuri Tielemans, who has just one year left on his contract with the Foxes and will not be renewed. But while Manchester United are now in the mix, according to CBS’ Ben Jacobs (below), the players want Arsenal.

Leicester paid £39.2m (€46m/$49.5m) for Monaco in 2019, and according to GOAL’s Chris Watts, Tielemans will need around £25m (€29.4m) / $31.6 million), a steal for a midfielder with his quality and prime.

Arsenal transfer news & reports

Position Player Club News
MF Lucas Paqueta Lyon Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of the Brazil international with French publication Media Foot claiming Lyon have slashed £21m off their original £55m valuation of the player. The Ligue 1 outfit are now understood to be prepared to accept a £34m fee for the player.
FW Folarin Balogun Arsenal Balogun is edging closer to completing his loan move to Reims. Fabrizio Romano claims a deal is close to being agreed with a medical taking place at the start of August. Balogun is said to have turned down offers from other Premier League clubs.
FW Raphinha Leeds The Athletic reported the Gunners submitted a bid below Leeds’ valuation, and ultimately Arsenal missed out as the Brazilian will move to Spain.
DF Manuel Akanji Borussia Dortmund The Sun said that Arsenal were offered the Swiss center back by Dortmund at a price tag of £21 million, but the Gunners want a left-footed central defenders.
DF Hector Bellerin Arsenal The fullback has “no plans” to return to Arsenal, according to Fabrizio Romano. He’s hoping for a permanent move to Real Betis after his loan, but other clubs are in the mix.
DF Sven Botman Lille All signs point to the Lille center back signing with Newcastle, though Arsenal were also linked with a move for the 22-year-old Dutchman.
DF Alejandro Grimaldo Benfica The 26-year-old Spanish left back could be available for €7m, and Arsenal have been tracking him for some time, according to Record in Portugal.
DF Lisandro Martinez Ajax It’s a race against Man United for the Argentine center back valued at €50 million by Ajax. Arsenal upped their bid to €40, but United went higher.
DF William Saliba Arsenal The French defender is hoping to prove himself at Arsenal, though his former Marseille teammates are eager for him to return after his recent loan spell.
DF Oleksandr Zinchenko Manchester City Arsenal reportedly scouted Ukraine in June to watch him. West Ham are also interested though Arsenal were more inclined to use him in midfield.
MF Arthur Juventus CalcioMercato indicated that Arsenal were pursuing the Juventus midfielder, but that the Italian club’s valuation (€46m/£39.3m) and the desire for a player in return (Martinelli or Gabriel) is complicating talks.
MF Yves Bissouma Brighton Tottenham completed the Bissouma signing, as the Gunners miss out on the midfielder.
MF Seko Fofana Lens Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on the player with the Daily Mail indicating that £35 million is the expected price tag for a transfer.
MF Matteo Guendouzi Arsenal The Gunners permanently transferred him to Marseille after his 2021/22 loan spell. Fee was €10m.
MF Orkun Kokcu Feyenoord The 21-year-old Turkish center midfielder and No. 10 is reportedly on Arsenal’s radar and would require a fee of €20m-plus.
MF Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio The Lazio midfielder reportedly rejected potential moves to Arsenal and Newcastle, eyeing only top clubs who can afford Lazio’s £42 million valuation for the 27-year-old.
MF Amadou Onana Lille Reporter Sacha Tavolieri says Arsenal have already met with the player’s reps, and now other unnamed Premier League teams are entering the race.
MF Fabian Ruiz Napoli The 26-year-old Spanish center mid could reportedly be available to Arsenal for around £25.7 million this summer, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also interested.
MF Marcel Sabitzer Bayern Munich The Bayern midfielder could be available for around £12.8 million and Arsenal might be interested if Granit Xhaka departs
MF Lucas Torreira Arsenal Torreira publicly acknowledged his permanent move to Fiorentina broke down. But another loan is likely, according to the Mirror.
MF Vitinha Porto Arsenal are linked with the 22-year-old center mid, who
reportedly has a £35 million release clause. Porto confirmed they rejected a bid from an unnamed club.
FW Marco Asensio Free Agent Arsenal have been in contact with the reps for the out-of-contract Real Madrid winger.
FW Paulo Dybala Free Agent Arsenal and other interested Premier League clubs were reportedly turned off by the player’s wage demands.
FW Alvaro Morata Atletico Madrid Calciomercato report cited by the Mirror on May 31 indicated that the Spanish forward snubbed a potential move to Arsenal.
FW Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig The Independent on June 13 included Arsenal among the clubs chasing the Frenchman, who would apparently only leave for £100m. On June 23, the 24-year-old Nkunku signed a long-term extension with Leipzig through 2026.
FW Victor Osimhen Napoli Arsenal had a £51 million bid rejected, and Tottenham could lead chase due to their ability to offer Champions League play.
FW Nicolas Pepe Arsenal loan deal is seen as the most likely outcome for Pepe with his wages and Arsenal’s high transfer demands a roadblock to a permanent move. Two years left on his deal.
FW Richarlison Everton Once linked to Arsenal, UOL reported that Tottenham was the club in advanced stages for a £51 million transfer move. Raphinha has become the higher priority for Arsenal but he signed for Barcelona.
FW Gianluca Scamacca Sassuolo There have been plenty of rumors about the 23-year-old Italian forward, including a €40 million Arsenal bid rejected with €10 million more demanded by Sassuolo. He chose to join West Ham.
FW Raheem Sterling Man City Arsenal were interested, but Sterling eventually moved to fellow London rivals Chelsea instead.
MF Amadou Onana Lille The Gunners have spoken with the reps for the 20-year-old defensive mid, but his contract runs through 2026, making a move unlikely at this time, given Lille’s leverage in negotiations.
DF Lisandro Martinez Ajax Arsenal had talks with Lisandro Martinez’s representatives, but the Argentine eventually signed for Manchester United.

Arsenal Transfers: Summer 2022 transfer window

Date Player Position Age Club Transfer/Loan Fee
Feb. 11 Matt Turner GK 27 New England Revolution £7.5 million (€8.7m / $9.2m)
June 10 Marquinhos FW 19 Sao Paulo £3 million (€3.4m / $3.7m)
June 18 Eddie Nketiah FW 22 Arsenal No fee (new contract)
June 21 Fabio Vieira MF 22 FC Porto £35 million (€41m / $43m)
July 4 Gabriel Jesus FW 25 Manchester City £45 million (€52.2m / $55.2m)
July 22 Oleksandr Zinchenko MF 25 Manchester City £30 million (€34.7m/$36.5m)

Gabriel Jesus, striker: The crown jewel of the Arsenal transfer window, Gabriel Jesus arrives from Manchester City to lead the Gunners’ attack. It was an exciting move for the club as Arsenal’s attack looked hampered following the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Fabio Vieira, MF: Arsenal took over the 22-year-old’s youth product from Porto, who made 76 appearances, scoring 10 goals and providing 18 assists. The deal includes an additional £4.2m (€5m/$5.4m) in add-ons.

Striker Eddie FW: Arsenal confirmed on June 18 that the striker has signed a new deal until the summer of 2027 after his previous contract expired. The 22-year-old will wear Thierry Henry’s No. 14.

Marquinhos, FW: The Gunners have acquired the 19-year-old striker from Sao Paulo for a relatively low price and signed him to a five-year deal. According to reports, unless he impresses on their U.S. preseason tour, he will be a potential loanee for his first season.

Matt Turner, GK: Although the transfer was announced in February, Turner played his last MLS game on June 19. In classic new Gunners fashion, Turner was caught on camera refusing to sign shirts for fans wearing Tottenham shirts.

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Lionel Messi’s PSG contract deal has enraged Kylian Mbappe, who wants to quit the club. – Reporting




Lionel Messi's PSG contract deal has enraged Kylian Mbappe, who wants to quit the club. - Reporting

Lionel Messi’s PSG contract deal has enraged Kylian Mbappe, who wants to quit the club. – Reporting

According to reports, Kylian Mbappe is upset over Lionel Messi’s extension at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Barcelona, a powerhouse in La Liga, has taken notice that the Frenchman is thinking about leaving the team.

According to a report by Mundo Deportivo, Mbappe is upset over rumors that Messi may stay at PSG longer. According to the Spanish daily, the Frenchman wants to either become the club’s major attraction or leave.

They say that the Barcelona board has taken note of the issue and that preparations are being made. The Catalan side is still experiencing a financial crisis, and rumors indicate that they will likely soon pull another lever.

Nevertheless, the club has continued to sign players for Xavi, with last summer serving as a prime illustration. Real Madrid had been connected to Kylian Mbappe up until last summer, but after the 24-year-old sensation signed a new contract with PSG, Los Blancos felt betrayed and apparently discontinued their pursuit of him.

At PSG, Kylian Mbappe dislikes Lionel Messi.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup final celebrations have been said to be the source of Kylian Mbappe’s discontent with Lionel Messi by PSG manager Christophe Galtier.

While fans from the South American team burned a coffin with the name of the PSG star on it, Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was seen carrying a baby doll with Kylian Mbappe’s face on it.

Galtier said the following during a press conference before the Ligue 1 match versus Strasbourg:

“I make no judgments about how they celebrate; that is Argentine territory. The Argentine goalkeeper’s predicament is not mine to handle. What I witnessed in the final is what matters the most. Leo and Kylian shook hands, and Kylian demonstrated exceptional character before the trophy ceremony and after the game.”

He added:

“He congratulated Leo and the Argentine coach. I remain attached to that, the relationship between Kylian and Leo. It is not Leo who celebrated, we have to leave him out of it.”

The PSG manager continued:

“There is no need to jumble things up, and I am not required to address the goalkeeper’s actions. Kylian was really positive despite his defeat. Despite his disappointment, he managed to applaud Leo politely, which is excellent for the club.”

After the New Year, Lionel Messi will re-join Kylian Mbappe and his PSG colleagues while he is still in Argentina partying.

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Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa.



Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool's win over Aston Villa.

Results, highlights, and analysis from Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa.

The 3-1 victory over Aston Villa marked Liverpool’s return to Premier League play, but they had to battle hard for their triumph in an exciting game at Villa Park.

With barely five minutes remaining, Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal for the Reds, setting a Premier League defense assist record with Andrew Robertson’s help. Just before the halfway point, Virgil van Dijk increased the Reds’ lead.

The hosts, though, more than justified the Ollie Watkins header that got them back in the game in the second half, and that scoreline did not provide a totally fair portrayal of the game up to that moment.

Unfortunately for Unai Emery, his team’s brave attempt to gain an equalizer left them vulnerable to the counterattack. Stefan Bajcetic, a replacement, sealed the win late in the contest.

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool final score

1H 2H Final
Aston Villa 0 1 1
Liverpool 2 1 3


  • LIV — Salah — 5th min
  • LIV — Van Dijk — 37th min
  • VIL — Watkins — 59th min
  • LIV — Bajcetic — 81st min

Nunez’s mixed Liverpool start continues

It is typical to point out that strikers are, at the very least, setting themselves up to attempt shots when they consistently miss opportunities.

Darwin Nunez, who might have possibly scored two hat-trick goals in Liverpool’s first two games following the World Cup, can attest to the fact that.

Unfortunately, the Uruguayan’s finishing has left a lot to be desired, and he doesn’t have a single goal to show for the raft of chances he has been involved in since returning from Qatar

Among the flaws Klopp has sought to iron out in Nunez’s game since he joined the team are his failure to finish off opponents and a concerning propensity to veer offside.

The manager still has a lot of work to do since, alarmingly, it appears that whatever advancement achieved in that direction prior to the mid-season break has been lost in the most recent weeks.

Control abandons the Reds once more

During the early part of the season, Liverpool’s inability to consistently dominate games was one of their main flaws, and it was anticipated that they would use the break to focus on improving it.

However, it is clear that they still have a long way to go based on how they played against Manchester City and Aston Villa.

Both contests turned into end-to-end brawls where the result was practically decided by the toss of a coin. If this trend continues, Klopp’s team will lose more games than they win.

By this time, it must be hard to argue that a center midfield acquisition in January will increase the likelihood of improvement on that front.

Rewarding young people’s faith

The more cynical Liverpool supporters may think that Klopp’s usage of Bajcetic here was intended to convey to the team’s owners the necessity for midfield reinforcements.

However, the Reds manager has a lot of trust in the young player and undoubtedly saw a chance to utilise him when his more seasoned heads grew weary in the face of a late Villa attack.

That bold decision was rewarded in the greatest manner imaginable when Bajcetic, in one of his few first-team appearances, calmly scored a crucial third goal late in the game.

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Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22

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Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22




Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22

Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Odds, and Line: EFL Cup predictions from experts and top bets for December 22

The 2022–23 English League Cup fourth-round encounter between Liverpool and Manchester City at Etihad Stadium will be challenging for the defending champions. The Reds defeated Chelsea in the EFL Cup final on penalties back in February, but they also had to defeat Derby County in the third-round matchup this year on November 9. Man City won their match against Chelsea on the same day, and they want to advance after losing to West Ham in the fourth round the year before. Man City has eight EFL Cup victories, while Liverpool has a record nine. The Premier League champion Citizens are ranked second in the 2022–23 standings, five points behind Arsenal. The Reds finished second in the EPL in 2021–22 but are currently sixth, 15 points behind the Gunners.

Manchester, England is scheduled to kick underway at 3 p.m. ET. The most recent Manchester City vs. Liverpool odds from Caesars Sportsbook have Manchester City as -150 underdogs (risk $150 to win $100). Liverpool are -330 underdogs, a tie is -310, and 3.5 total goals are the set over/under. Check out Martin Green’s English League Cup predictions and best bets before committing to any Liverpool vs. Manchester City choices or EFL Cup wagers. Martin Green is a seasoned SportsLine soccer insider.

Green became a professional sports journalist and handicapper after working in the sports betting sector for a number of years. He has covered the sport internationally. His predictions for European soccer have proven accurate ever since. Since the 2017–18 season, Green has produced roughly $33,000 for $100 bettors.

The USMNT to progress (+100), Kylian Mbappe to win the Golden Boot (+900), and Netherlands, England, and Argentina to all win their groups (+210) were among Green’s winning World Cup predictions on the Early Edge.

Green has just finalized his choices and EFL Cup forecasts after thoroughly dissecting the Man City vs. Liverpool clash. To see his choices, go to SportsLine right away. The odds and trends for Liverpool vs. Man City are as follows:

  • Liverpool vs. Man City line: Man City -0.5 (-140)
  • Over/under 3.5 goals for Man City vs. Liverpool
  • Money line for Man City vs. Liverpool: Liverpool +330, Man City -150, and a Draw +310
  • In their last 10 games in all competitions, they have outscored opponents 17-6.
  • Over their last 10 competitive games, they have outscored opponents 20-6.
  • Picks for Man City vs. Liverpool: Find selections here.

Why You Should Support City of Manchester

Due to some important players taking their time getting back from the World Cup, the Citizens will be lacking some firepower. With Argentina, Julian Alvarez won a championship, and England’s Phil Foden and Jack Grealish, among others, advanced to the semifinals. Erling Haaland, whose country Norway did not qualify for the World Cup, will be eager to put on a show and City should have two of their greatest players. Kevin De Bruyne, a star midfielder for Belgium, should also be prepared to go after leaving the team early. This season, Haaland has scored 18 goals in EPL action, six more than any other player.

Ilkay Gundogan started with them in a friendly game against Girona last weekend. De Bruyne now leads the EPL with nine assists. In the 2-0 triumph, goals were scored by De Bruyne and Haaland. After scoring 21 goals in each of the previous two seasons, Gundogan now has two. Haaland and 18-year-old Carlos Borges likely start with Riyad Mahrez, who has 31 goals in the last three games. In 10 games for City’s U21 squad, the City academy product has four goals and five assists. Man City is 3-2-4 away from home this season, while Liverpool is 11-0-2 overall.

Reasons to Support Liverpool

In their last five encounters with City, the Reds are undefeated and have won the last three. Liverpool won the 3-2 FA Cup in April, the 3-1 Community Shield soon before the EPL season, and the 1-0 EPL triumph in October. The Reds have gone four games without a loss, with their lone loss coming in a 0-0 tie at Derby City. They won 7-2 against the remaining three foes. Both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who have combined for 14 goals and five assists in 21 games across all competitions, should be available. Firmino has also scored nine goals and assisted on four others.

Although Liverpool has four less attempts than City, which has the most in the league with 244, it still leads the EPL with 87 shots that are on target. With 50 shots and 20 shots on goal, Salah and Firmino are in a three-way tie for third place in the league. The Reds’ defense will be a touch porous, but Joel Matip should be available in the center. Alisson, the goalkeeper, Trent Alexander-Arnold, a crucial fullback, and Jordan Henderson, a midfielder, all worked out this week and might all contribute. City’s starting 11 and reserves are missing a lot more players overall.

How to make predictions for Man City vs. Liverpool and the EFL Cup

Green has examined every aspect of the Man City vs. Liverpool EFL Cup game. He offers his three assured best bets and is leaning Over the goal total. One of these would pay off at a ratio of more than 2-1. At SportsLine, he solely offers predictions and analyses for the EFL Cup.

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