David Luiz to LEAVE Arsenal in summer, Gunners handed £35m Sander Berge ultimatum, new away shirt RELEASED

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.

The France international had been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but his agent has suggested the Gunners' lack of Champions League football will not prove a stumbling block if they want to do a deal.

Arsenal are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid loanee Moussa Dembele, valued at £25m by parent club Lyon.

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

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUIZ LEAVING

    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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  • Joshua Mbu

    NEW DEAL

    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.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ICONIC

    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!

  • Joshua Mbu

    RACE FOR EUROPE

    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.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ICE BERG

    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.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOAL-SCORER LACA

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

  • Joshua Mbu

    ROYAL FLUSH

    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.

  • Joshua Mbu

    PLAY YOUR PART

    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.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    THROWBACK

    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!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GUEN's THE MAN

    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.

  • Joshua Mbu

    WRIGHT WARNS AGAINST SIGNING CEBALLOS

    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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  • Joshua Mbu

    MONEY SAVER

    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."

  • Joshua Mbu

    BIG GAME PLAYER

    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!

  • James Orr

    KIT LAUNCHED

    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.

  • James Orr

    WILL I NEVER

    Newcastle have been given a boost in their quest to permanently sign Joe Willock with Arsenal reportedly willing to sell him for £20million.

    The 21-year-old has starred during his loan spell at St James' Park since joining during the winter transfer window.

    Willock has been instrumental in helping the Magpies avoid relegation having fired in five Premier League goals in 11 games.

    Four of those strikes have come in his last five outings, having found the back of the net in the draws against Tottenham and Liverpool, and wins against West Ham and Leicester.

    And according to the Telegraph, the Gunners expect to part ways with the England international in the summer. The North Londoners believe they can offload the midfielder for £20m due to his fine form.

  • William Pugh

    GOOD MORNING GOONERS

    Arsenal are reportedly close to finalising a new five-year deal with Emile Smith Rowe.

    Fabrizio Romano claims an agreement is near with all parties ‘optimistic’ it can be completed soon.

    Smith Rowe, 20, is also said to be ‘happy’ under Mikel Arteta and ready to commit the next stage of his career to the Gunners after a stellar season.

    The versatile attacking midfielder has played 31 times in all competitions this term, scoring four goals.

    Smith Rowe’s latest strike came in last night’s 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    The Gunners are set for a hectic summer and former defender Ashley Cole has called for the big bucks to be spent.

    He said: "They need to invest if they want to go to the next step and play the Arsenal way, that quick, enjoyable football to watch.

    "They need changes."

    Everton jumped Mikel Arteta’s side in the table last night with a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa.

    Arsenal sit ninth despite a crucial 1-0 win at Chelsea which reignited their European hopes.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal’s new away kit was leaked yesterday and there may be more news on that front soon…

  • Marc Mayo

    NEXT UP

    It is a weekend off for Arsenal following the win over Chelsea, with the Blues’ FA Cup final outing meaning the game moved forward a few days.

    Therefore the Gunners are next in action on Wednesday, May 19.

    Mikel Arteta’s side go away to Crystal Palace for a 7pm kick-off live BT Sport.

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  • Marc Mayo

    FIN LINE

    Real Betis favourite Finidi George has told Nabil Fekir to keep working hard if he wants to earn a move to Arsenal.

    Previously linked with the Gunners and Liverpool, Fekir has hit four goals for Betis this season.

    And ex-Nigeria international George told Tribal Football: "Nabil is young and he is a good player.

    "If he keeps working hard, keeps his cool and is disciplined, I think he might play for top clubs in Europe.

    "Going to Arsenal or Real Madrid depends on him. I think he has the quality. If he has the mindset, I think he can make it.

    "He has to continue to do his best for his club and hopefully the bigger clubs will come one day knocking at the door."

  • Marc Mayo

    FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD

    Liverpool have claimed a 4-2 win over Manchester United, in a blow to Arsenal's European football bid.

    Roberto Firmino's double, plus goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah, cap a comeback win to put the Reds within a shout of a top four finish.

    But they are now five points clear of Arsenal, who only have two left to play, making fifth place all but over for the Gunners.

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  • Marc Mayo

    ‘JOKE CLUB’

    Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, he dubbed the Gunners a ‘joke club’ who are going ‘backwards’ because of those at the top of the organisation.

    Jordan remarked: “The fact of the matter is that despite advancing the thought that Mikel Arteta was going to be a good manager, by people like me… I'm beginning to think that's unwinding

    "But I also think the reason for that is that Arsenal are a joke football club right now, in lots of ways.

    "They've got an owner who is disengaged and happy with mediocrity. A director of football who I don't think is pulling up any trees. And a manager who sounds good on paper, but when it comes down to it, I'm not sure he's got the chops to do what Arsenal need him to do.

    "Arsenal have just gone in a self-appointed organisation of the top six clubs… but they've worked their way backwards in the league and they are now a big club in image and reputation alone, because they are not a big club in any other department right now."

  • Marc Mayo

    STILL INTER YOU

    Thomas Partey is being eyed by Serie A champions Inter Milan, according to reports.

    Spanish site Fichajes reckon Antonio Conte is a huge fan of the midfielder and could be considering a summer swoop.

  • Marc Mayo

    HART TO ART

    Mikel Arteta has been backed to keep his job despite a ‘disappointing’ season.

    Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has credited the coach with improving over the course of the campaign with the win over Chelsea an example of his progress.

    The Welshman told PA Media: "I'm not saying he has had a great season because it's been disappointing. But he's a young manager and there have been some positives and improvements as well.

    "The club made the decision to bring him in and I think they'll back him. I think that's the right thing to do.

    "I know people are suggesting he's not experienced enough, but he's made some big calls in terms of leaving players out. He's shown that steeliness you need when you become a manager.

    "He showed again at Chelsea that he can win the big games when Arsenal are disciplined and defend properly."

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  • Marc Mayo

    DON’T ZETTE ON IT

    Alexandre Lacazette could be sold in the summer as Arsenal reportedly consider cashing in on the striker.

    Despite a strong season in front of goal, the Frenchman may be let go ahead of his contract expiring in 2022.

    According to the Telegraph, he is ‘unlikely’ to be offered a new deal by the Gunners.

  • Marc Mayo

    FULL-TIME AT VILLA PARK

    A 0-0 draw between Aston Villa and Everton drops Arsenal into ninth place.

    The Toffees nudge up a position but will be ruing a missed opportunity to gain major ground in the race for Europe.

  • Marc Mayo

    AUBA IT

    Glenn Hoddle has backed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after his glum reaction to being substituted last night.

    The striker cut a forlorn figure after being subbed in the 79th minute, and former midfielder and manager Hoddle insisted it was far better than him being delighted.

    He said: “I wouldn’t be to bothered about that.

    “I’d be absolutely distraught if I’ve got a smiling player coming off the pitch. That would concern me and say he doesn’t care enough, he’s happy to come off. 

    “You want that, they’ll be alright.

    “Tactically I thought it was the right thing to do from the manager’s point of view he got it spot on. If it was 0-0 at half-time Arsenal wouldn’t have played like that but they had something to hold on to.”

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