ARSENAL return to Premier League action tonight with a home clash against Southampton at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta is under increasing pressure in North London as the Gunners look to avoid a fifth-straight league defeat.
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Arsenal are reportedly ready to open talks over a move for Porto youngster Fabio Vieira.
The Gunners will have to fork out £27 million to sign him due to a release clause in his contract.
According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Vieira has emerged as a top target for Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s side are poised to open talks with Porto and the youngster’s representatives.
French giants Marseille are also claimed to be ‘positioning themselves’ for a move for Vieira.
But the report suggests the 20-year-old is unlikely to leave the Primeira Liga side next month.
Porto could even offer the Portuguese midfielder a new deal to avoid losing him during the transfer window.
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GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS
Arsenal are looking to dip into the Portuguese market according to Record.
A move for Porto’s Fabio Vieira is on the cards and the 20-year-old has a £27million release clause.
Vieira broke into the first team towards the end of last season and is highly regarded in Portugal.
New boy William Saliba reportedly wants to leave the club on loan in January.
The Frenchman is determined to secure a loan move away to another English club to help improve his development as well as settling into life in England.
Mesut Ozil wants to stay and see out the rest of his contract at Arsenal, according to his agent.
The 32-year-old was axed from Mikel Arteta’s Premier League and Europa League squad pocketing 350,000-per-week in the process.
The German has just over six months left on his contract and he wants to see it out.
Former Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has opened up on his exit from the club and his motivation for moving back to his homeland, France.
Speaking to France Football, Koscielny said: “I could have stayed at Arsenal, remain the captain of the team, play a leading role in the Premier League, but I’ve come to an age where I need to enjoy life.
“I didn’t want to play for another club in England, it was impossible. I had known too much with Arsenal.”
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