Arsenal news and transfers LIVE: Deal done, Raphinha ‘very close’, Fabio Vieira turnaround


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We enter another day of the summer 2022 transfer window and things continue to heat up. The Gunners appear close to confirming the signings of Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira in the coming weeks, with their current clubs releasing statements about agreeing a deal with Arsenal.

Outside the duo, Mikel Arteta and Edu will be busy at work looking for more transfer targets, with the issue of roster depth and lack of forwards still pending. Several high-profile players continue to be linked with a move to the Emirates, as the Spaniard looks to replicate last summer, where he spent more than £140m to renew his squad.


With that in mind, sit back and let keep you informed with the latest from the Emirates Stadium.

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Harry Clarke signs for Stoke City on loan

Arsenal have confirmed that 21-year-old defender Harry Clarke will join Stoke City on loan for the 2022-23 campaign.

Harry Clarke is set to join Stoke on loan after Arsenal recalled him from Hibs. (Image: David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner refused to sign a Tottenham shirt after his last game with MLS’s New England Revolution.

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Sanchez crash move?

According to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Aston Villa is keeping an eye on the future of former Arsenal star Alexis Sánchez.

Alexis Sánchez has given his verdict on the new Arsenal kit. (Image: Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Arsenal transfer guru Charles Watts has spoken out about the Gunners’ interest in Raphinha.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: “I was told that it is absolutely genuine and that Arsenal are very interested in Raphinha.

“If there is a deal to be done this summer, they will try to do it. It is just a case of everything falling into place with what is happening with Barcelona, ​​what is happening with Nicolas Pepe.

“As usual in the transfer window, everything is quite complicated.”

Raphinha is said to be about to sign for Arsenal (Image: Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

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Arsenal are close to completing a deal to bring striker Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City, according to Goal. He understands that the Brazilian is a name in the list of club profiles.

Gabriel Jesus’ earlier comments about playing off the team may put Eddie Nketiah at ease. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) (Image: Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

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Premier League ‘confirms Vieira deal’

The Premier League has apparently confirmed Arsenal’s move to sign Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.

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The former Porto candidate says Arsenal’s deal to sign Fabio Vieira is “unbelievable”. (Photo by Diogo Cardoso/vi/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) (Image: Diogo Cardoso/vi/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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More news from Raphinha

Arsenal have made “a great offer” to sign Leeds star Raphinha, according to Spanish journalist Ruben Uria.

He also assures that Barcelona has ‘disappeared’ from the race to sign the Brazilian.

Leeds star Raphinha is reportedly very close to completing the transfer from Arsenal. (Photo by James Holyoak/MB Media/Getty Images) (Image: James Holyoak/MB Media/Getty Images)

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Raphinha’s biggest turn

Leeds United winger Raphinha is ‘very close’ to signing for Arsenal, according to Brazil’s Goal.

His report states that the player will not continue to wait for Barcelona and hopes to complete his move to the Gunners this week.

Raphinha has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images))

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Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton backed Arsenal’s move for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus.

“It’s an upgrade for Arsenal,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport. “It’s a big improvement for Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah, is he the one who puts on his hat to score the goals that raise Arsenal’s level? Maybe he gets them into the Champions League.

“If Arsenal sign Gabriel Jesus, then he is a great signing. You’re sounding like you (talking to an Arsenal fan) who have big doubts about Jesus.

“I’m not sure Guardiola doesn’t like it. He turns and does not play it as a center forward. He used it on the right side, sometimes.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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Nuno Lobo, a former presidential candidate in Porto, has claimed that Arsenal got a bargain by agreeing to a £34m deal for Fabio Vieira.

“He is one of the best players at FC Porto and leaving for this fee is a bad deal,” Lobo told Bola Branca.

“We are talking about one of the jewels of FC Porto, one of the players who came out of our youth academy. The DNA of FC Porto. We lost it. It’s another piece of business that I don’t understand.

“We are talking about ridiculous values ​​for players who represent and areFC Porto. They are from our academy and we are letting them go for incredible fees.”

Fabio Vieira is a target for Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Diogo Cardoso/vi/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner refused to sign a Tottenham shirt after his last game with MLS’s New England Revolution.

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Tierney to the city?

According to The Scotsman, Manchester City are keeping an eye on Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney.

The Citizens are keen to sign a left-back this summer, with Brighton’s Marc Cucurella another name to be linked with a move.

Kieran Tierney is reportedly a target for Manchester City (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images))

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Arsenal’s deal to sign Fabio Vieira has left Porto manager Sergio Conceicao absolutely furious, according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha.

Conceicao is said to be extremely frustrated with the club’s decision to sell the young playmaker for less than his release clause.

Fabio Vieira is closing in on signing for Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Diogo Cardoso/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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Alvaro Morata’s offer

Arsenal have made an offer to sign Álvaro Morata this summer, according to TuttomercaotWEB.

The former Chelsea striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid following his loan spell at Juventus.

Morata delivers £26m verdict as Edu sent blessing in disguise after Arsenal hit (Image: Photo by Ángel Martínez – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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Hello and welcome to today’s Arsenal Live Blog on Monday. Here’s a look at some of the biggest stories before the day.