Arsenal transfer news latest: Mounir Chouiar, David Reya, Emiliano Martinez, Alexandre Lacazette and more

Lawrence Ostlere@lawrenceostlere
Sunday 13 September 2020 14:00
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Arsenal are in the hunt for the French 21-year-old Mounir Chouiar and want the talented dribbler to offer another option on the left hand-side of their attack.

That’s according to France Football, which reports Arsenal are in the hunt for the Dijon forward, along with Wolves and Leeds. Dijon have been stocking up on new signings with the acceptance that they are unlikely to keep hold of Chouiar.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the current incumbent of the role and the Arsenal captain is expected to sign a new contract imminently, but Mikel Arteta has little in the way of back-up, with Willian, Nicolas Pepe and Bakary Sako all preferring to play on the right of an attacking three, given the choice.

Dijon believe they can receive up to €20m for the Frenchman, who scored four goals last year.

Meanwhile the Gunners are looking to sign a new goalkeeper, with Emiliano Martinez on the verge of signing for Aston Villa.

Brentford’s David Raya has been identified as the leading candidate, and is believed to be the subject of an imminent £10m bid, according to The Sun.

Meanwhile it appears Alexandre Lacazette is set to stay at the club this window. The striker started and scored against Fulham on Saturday, and he said: “I am really happy," he told the club website after the game.

"It's only the press that says I'm not happy. From the beginning I've said I am happy at Arsenal and I want to play and win titles.

"We won a title last month so I am happy with Arsenal."

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