David Luiz and Xhaka 'want to LEAVE', Arsenal handed £35m Berge transfer price, Bissouma and Aarons news, new kit latest

ARSENAL's away shirt for next season has been released – and it's a beauty inspired by the 1971 FA Cup triumph.

On the transfer front, the club are looking to make a big statement in the transfer market by securing Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.

Meanwhile, there are updates on chases for Yves Bissouma and Max Aarons.

Get all the latest Arsenal news, transfer gossip and updates with our live blog…

  • Jake Lambourne


    Sol Campbell met with England officials on Thursday for discussions over the vacant Under-21s job.

    SunSport exclusively revealed earlier this month that the ex-Arsenal defender, 46, had thrown his hat in the ring to succeed Aidy Boothroyd.

    It remains to be seen whether he will get the nod over the likes of current Under-17s chief Justin Cochrane and Liam Rosenior, who are also in the frame.

    Campbell, who won 73 caps for the Three Lions, previously bossed Macclesfield and Southend.

    Boothroyd is leaving this summer when his contract expires after presiding over a second successive group-stage exit from the Euros.

    Prospective candidates have been encouraged to apply as the FA conducts a 'formal open process' to appoint the new boss.

    Sol Campbell has been linked with the England Under-21s job
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    Arsenal will reportedly go toe-to-toe with bitter rivals Tottenham to sign Lyon defender Joachim Andersen.

    Anderson, 24, spent the season on loan with the recently-relegated Fulham but impressed in what was a disappointing campaign for the Cottagers.

    The centre-back's displays for the west Londoners are said to have caught the eye of Arsenal, who are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements following a dismal season.

    But they're also said to have impressed the Gunners' north London neighbours Tottenham.

    And according to The Daily Telegraph, Spurs are 'in pole position' to sign the Denmark international.

    It's been reported Tottenham are willing to splash out close to £35million to add Andersen to their collection of centre-backs.

    Tottenham are reportedly in pole position to sign Joachim Andersen
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    Arsenal star Granit Xhaka is reportedly seeking an exit away from the Emirates in the summer.

    The Gunners midfielder could be on of a number of players that could depart North London in what looks set to be a busy window for the Gunners.

    According to The Athletic, the Swiss international 'intends' to leave the club he has been at since 2016.

    Xhaka has arguably been Arsenal's most consistent midfielder this season.

    Should he depart, Arsenal could replace him with either Yves Bissouma or Sander Berge.

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    Leicester have joined Arsenal in the bidding war over the departing Southampton ace Ryan Bertrand.

    Bertrand confirmed on Wednesday that he will be leaving St Mary's once his contract expires on June 30 and a raft of clubs have reportedly shown interest.

    West Ham and Crystal Palace are said to be keeping tabs on the left-back, who will be available for a free transfer in the summer, and the same also goes for Arsenal.

    The Gunners have been long-term admirers and manager Mikel Arteta is believed to still be keen on the 31-year-old.

    According to the Evening Standard, the same goes for Leicester, who were linked with Bertrand last year.

    Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers was reportedly open to reuniting with the player he worked with during his time at Chelsea's coaching staff.

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    Jermaine Jenas believes it is right for Arsenal not to offer David Luiz a new contract.

    The Brazilian defender will depart the Emirates after two seasons when his deal expires at the end of the season.

    Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live if he is surprised about the news, Jenas said: "Probably not.

    "Making 30 appearances I wouldn’t have thought it’s based on his age, I know he has had more injuries than he would have liked this year.

    “I think Arsenal do need to start rebuilding. I would imagine David Luiz is one of the higher earners at that football club.

    "And I think it’s a smart move from them to free up some cash and go a bit younger and try and start that rebuild essentially.”

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    Arsenal Legend Ian Wright has warned against signing on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos in the summer.

    Wright believes that Arsenal have some very talented players who could fill the void left by the Spaniards departure.

    Speaking to Premier League Productions, Wright said: “I don’t think we should be signing Ceballos, I just don’t think he’s what we need now.

    ‘I think that we’ve got young players coming through who should get an opportunity in front of Ceballos.

    “If he’s going to do anything to stay at Arsenal, it would’ve been seen already by now.”

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    Sol Campbell met with England officials on Thursday for discussions over the vacant Under-21s job, reports TOM BARCLAY.

    SunSport exclusively revealed earlier this month that the ex-Arsenal defender, 46, had thrown his hat in the ring to succeed Aidy Boothroyd.

    It remains to be seen whether he will get the nod over the likes of current Under-17s chief Justin Cochrane and Liam Rosenior who are also in the frame.

    Campbell, who won 73 caps for the Three Lions, previously bossed Macclesfield and Southend.

    Boothroyd is leaving this summer when his contract expires after presiding over a second successive group-stage exit from the Euros.

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    Mikel Arteta will remain as Arsenal boss with the backing of the club's hierarchy, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    Arsenal look set for one of their worst seasons in recent years but the Spaniard is being backed to turn it around at the Emirates.

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    David Luiz is set to leave Arsenal this summer with the Brazil defender informing the club he wants to exit when his contract expires.

    The Gunners are reportedly ready to hand defender Calum Chambers a new deal after impressing this season.

    Arsenal will have to pay Sander Berge's £35million release clause if they want to sign the Sheffield United midfielder.

    Berge is one of five players Arsenal have lined up to revamp their squad this summer.

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    Arsenal will reportedly play two of their fiercest rivals in pre-season as well as head out to America.

    The Gunners have yet to complete what has been a disappointing Premier League campaign that looks set to result in no European football for the first time in 25 years.

    However, supporters will have two whopping friendlies to look forward to ahead of the next one.

    Mikel Arteta's side are reported to be part of a three-team London tournament that will see them collide with Tottenham and Chelsea.

    All proceeds from that mini showpiece, set for the first week of August, will go towards charities in the capital.

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    Arsenal rising star Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly close to signing a new five-year deal.

    The England talent has been one of the few success stories for the Gunners this season.

    Mikel Arteta wants to make sure the 20-year-old is a major part of the club's future.

    And Smith Rowe is reportedly close to agreeing a new contract to commit his future to Arsenal.

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    Arsenal are reportedly looking to bring in five players to revamp the squad this summer.

    Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen in five areas with Norwich defender Max Aarons high on their shortlist.

    Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Sheffield United's Sander Berge have also been linked with a potential move to Arsenal.

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  • Joshua Mbu


    David Luiz is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

    The Brazilian held talks with the club today and he has notified them that he wishes to leave the Emirates this summer.

    The 34-year-olds contract comes to an end this summer, ending his two year spell at the club.

    Luiz helped Arsenal win the FA Cup last season, defeating his former club Chelsea where he spent six years of his professional career.

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    Arsenal will hand defender Calum Chambers a new contract, according to Football.London.

    Chambers’ contract was due to expire at the end of next season.

    But his form has changed the tide of his Arsenal career and he’s set to be handed an extension.

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    Arsenal are continuing to promote their away kit for next season, but you'll have to watch to see the short exchange between legend Patrick Vieira and Thomas Partey!

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    With the race for Europe heating up heading into the final 2/3 fixtures of the Premier League season, here's what is up for grabs.

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    Arsenal will have to pay Sander Berge’s full £35million release clause to land the midfielder despite Sheffield United’s relegation.

    Yorkshire Live refuted claims that the Norwegian could be available for a cut-price £12m after the Blades dropped out of the Premier League.

    Berge is still £10m cheaper than United’s original £45m asking price due to a relegation clause in his contract with the future Championship outfit.

    Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked with moves for the 23-year-old, who has just returned to action following a lengthy injury.

    The 23-year-old appeared in the 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday in his first start since suffering a hamstring problem back in December.

    The Norway international became United’s club-record signing at £22million when he joined from Genk in January 2020.

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    Alexander Lacazette tops Arsenal's top-scorers chart in the Premier League!

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    Arsenal are reportedly one of a number of clubs looking to lure defender Emerson Royal away from Barcelona in the summer.

    The Gunners are in the market for a new right-back with SunSport exclusively revealing Hector Bellerin is set to depart in the upcoming window.

    It is understood that the Spaniard is keen for a new challenge having spent the last ten years at the Emirates.

    One player that could be brought in is Brazilian star Emerson, who was first linked with the Gunners in March.

    And according to Radio Castellon via Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners are weighing up a summer swoop for the 22-year-old.

    However signing Emerson would prove to be tricky, with the player co-owned by both Real Betis and Barcelona.

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    Jamie Redknapp has backed Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey to thrive next season after an underwhelming first year in England.

    The 27-year-old has flattered to deceive since joining the Gunners from Atletico Madrid in October for £45million.

    But Sky Sports pundit Redknapp has come to the defence of the 2018 Europa League winner and predicted he will shine next campaign.

    Speaking prior to Arsenal’s 1-0 away win against Chelsea, he said: “It’s been tough for him, he’s had injuries, it’s been his first season in the Premier League and we have to give people time.

    “Some just come to the league and they just thrive. Others find it really difficult. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    “There have been games where I watched him and thought I would have hated to play against him. He’s got all the attributes.

    “But there are other times when he gets into what I would call ‘Arsenal mode’.

    “I don’t want to see him like that, I want to see him high energy in that midfield running games. Next season that is what he needs to do.

    “He needs to come into next season absolutely flying because his performances have been too up and down for my liking.

    “But next year we will see the real Thomas Partey.”

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    Arsenal's new away kit for next season is inspired by the away kit from 1971!

    And the Gunners happened to lift the FA Cup that season. Historical!

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    French side Marseille are eyeing up a move for Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports.

    La Provence are reporting that Marseille are looking to move for the 22-year-old who lost his way under Mikel Arteta.

    The Frenchman found himself in hot water after his performance against Brighton last season.

    And he was loaned at in the summer to Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin, where he has made 24 appearances so far this season.

    The Berlin-based club are believed to have an option to by the midfielder for £29million, but it is unclear whether they will follow through with the deal.

    Marseille are currently sat 5th in Ligue 1, and they are on course to qualify for the Europa League – which could lure the £40,000-per-week star to France.

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    Arsenal defender Dinos Mavropanos could extend his stay at Stuttgart beyond the summer IF he is not in boss Mikel Arteta's plans going forward.

    The 23-year-old has impressed whilst on loan in Germany, and could prove a money saver if Arteta was to keep him and use him.

    Stuttgart manager Pellegrino Matarazzo loves him, and said: "He's our gladiator!

    "He's a monster in terms of physique. And when he makes a mistake, he hums around some Greek swear words. I like that. He's just a tough dog."

    The praise of Mavropanos didn't just come from manager Matarazzo.

    Sporting director Sven Mislintat weighed in saying: “He (Mavropanos) says very clearly – if he doesn’t play a role in Arsenal’s planning, he wants to stay with us."

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    Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno was in top form for Arsenal in Wednesday's win away at Chelsea!

    The win fires the Gunners just three points behind 6th place West Ham, but the Hammers have a game in hand.

    The race for Europe is going to be interesting!

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    Arsenal have revealed their stunning new away kit for next season.

    The stylish yellow jersey, made by Adidas, is inspired by the Gunners’ triumph in the 1971 FA Cup.

    And it also features a new club crest featuring just the iconic cannon – the first change in 31 years.

    The shirt will remind older fans of Arsenal’s incredible Double in 1971, when they won both the league title and FA Cup. As for the cannon, the last time it was used by Arsenal was on their away kit between 1988 and 1990.

    And it will be the first time it is used as the club’s badge in the Premier League era.

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