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Arteta gets green light to bring exciting £46.5m duo to Arsenal this summer

Arsenal are working on deals to bring a pair of talented youngsters to Emirates Stadium this summer as Mikel Arteta and Edu look to go down the route of signing upcoming talent rather than established stars.

With the Gunners currently down in 10th place after just six Premier League wins all season, the club look unlikely to qualify for Europe next season unless they can enjoy a surge in form late in the season and/or taste success in the Europa League.

As such, the club are reportedly planning wholesale changes to their playing staff this summer and a quartet of big-name stars were last week tipped to be cast aside as Arteta plans sweeping changes.

It’s claimed that Arteta is aware that he needs to offload their highest earners in order to re-invest in his squad and plans to buy upcoming talents, as opposed established names, in order to rejuvenate their flagging fortunes.

And with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and Reis Nelson providing hope for the future, Arsenal will also be boosted by the arrival of teenage defender William Saliba from St Etienne.

And it’s no surprise to see Arsenal looking to the French market again with the club reported to be tracking…