Arsenal news & transfers LIVE: Fabian Ruiz pursuit, Serge Gnabry move, Frenkie de Jong rotation

Hello and welcome football.londons Tuesday’s Live Arsenal Blog!

The 2021/22 season is now behind us and Mikel Arteta’s side are now looking to strengthen in the summer transfer window, with a midfielder, a striker and a full-back expected to all arrive in north London. Players like Nicolas Pepe, Hector Bellerin and Bernd Leno have all been linked with a move from the club as technical director Edu seeks to continue the Gunners’ rebuild.

A number of high profile players have been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium, from Gabriel Jesus to Serge Gnabry.

With that in mind, sit back and let it happen football.london keep you up to date with the latest news from the Emirates.

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Bernd Leno shutdown

Bernd Leno shut down claims about his Arsenal departure on Twitter.

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Entry de jong

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has admitted he would like to stay at the Nou Camp despite considerable interest from some of Europe’s top clubs.

“I can’t comment on that, but I’d rather stay at Barcelona,” he said when asked about potential interest in his services. “I’ve already said it, Barcelona has been the club of my dreams since I was little.

“If other clubs call, of course I take the call. That is always done.”

Erik ten Hag would like to reunite with Frenkie de Jong at Old Trafford but it seems the midfielder wants to stay at Barcelona. (Image: Damian Briggs/Speed ​​Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Wilshere retired?

Jack Wilshere has admitted he would consider retiring for the proper coaching role.

“It all depends,” Wilshere told Goal when asked if he should hang up his boots. “Because I’ve been through so much in the last 18 months of not having a club, I know how that feels.

“If a coaching opportunity came up, I wouldn’t be sad to say, ‘Right, that’s it, I’m done playing’.”

Arsenal legend Jack Wilshere spoke to football.london about his time in Denmark, his coaching philosophy and the next steps in his career. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Ruiz interest

Arsenal are keen on signing Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to journalist Ezrem Konur.

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Entrance to Torreira

Lucas Torreira has made no secret of his desire to stay at Fiorentina next season.

Speaking to FanPage, he said: “My intention is to stay at Fiorentina but the club have to find an agreement with Arsenal. I’m doing very well in Florence. I am doing very well in Italy.”

Lucas Torreira is enjoying life in Italy with Fiorentina. (Photo by Andrea Staccioli/Insidefoto/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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Morata Strike

According to Calciomercato, Alvaro Morata is reportedly not enthusiastic about a possible move to Arsenal this summer.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks.

Alvaro Morata is reportedly a target for Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

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Zinchenko twist

According to our sister title The Manchester Evening New, Manchester City will need to convince Olexandr Zinchenko that he will play more regularly next season if they are to fend off Arsenal interest.

The 25-year-old played just 1,047 minutes in the Premier League last season, with Portugal international Joao Cancelo favored at left-back.

Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Image: Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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Ruiz Prize

RAI journalist Ciro Venerato has claimed that Arsenal and Manchester United are fighting to sign Napoli maestro Fabian Ruiz.

“De Laurentiis wants to sell Fabian Ruiz for €30m,” he said.

“And Arsenal and Manchester United are on it.”

Arsenal are reportedly fighting United for the transfer of £25m-valued Fabian Ruiz. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) (Image: Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

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Mourinho’s Maitland Niles message

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has sent Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles a message that the Englishman’s loan is coming to an end.

Mourinho wrote on Instagram: “We will miss you. One of us.”

Ainsley Maitland-Niles witnessed Jose Mourinho’s apparent meltdown. (Image: Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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Tierney’s revelation

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has opened up about his recent knee injury.

Speaking to the Sun, he said: “We played Wolves at home in February and I felt something in my knee in the first half.

“I told the physiotherapists and we tested it. But it was okay and it didn’t hurt that much. I continued playing for Arsenal, then signed up for Scotland and played twice without a problem. I came back perfectly healthy. Then I did some leg exercises at the gym and my left knee clicked.

“I instinctively felt like it wasn’t right and that I should probably get a scan.”

Kieran Tierney will miss Scotland’s clash with Ukraine. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) (Image: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

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interest of Zinchenko

Arsenal transfer guru Charles Watts has confirmed the north London side are interested in signing Manchester City defender Olexandr Zinchenko.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: “This is really interesting, now Arsenal are interested in Oleksandr Zinchenko.

“Certainly Arsenal have expressed an interest in Zinchenko from people you speak to up north in and around Manchester City.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Image: Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

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Interested by Clement Lenglet

According to Sport, Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet.

The Frenchman is said to be left out of Xavi’s future plans while the Gunners are joined by a host of other interested teams.

Spurs target Clement Lenglet in action for Barcelona (Image: (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images))

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