Arsenal are set to return from their winter break this weekend with a Premier League clash against Newcastle United, a game where Mikel Arteta’s side could really do with a comfortable victory.
The Gunners continue to lack consistency and are well adrift of the top-four, which means the Europa League stands as their best possible route back into the Champions League next season.
However, there is still a lot that needs to be improved upon over the course of the coming months and there are issues within the squad that need resolving in the transfer market.
Naturally, this means there is plenty of rumours that continue to circulate and we have gathered some of the latest for you below.
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United tipped for Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey would be the perfect recruit for Manchester United this summer but only if his injury issues are in the past, according to former England striker Darren Bent.
The Wales international has made just 12 Serie A appearances since leaving Arsenal on a free transfer last summer and reports suggest he could leave Turin at the end of the campaign.
United, who missed out on Ramsey’s services when he moved to Arsenal from Cardiff City, have been touted as a potential destination and Bent told TalkSport he’d be the right fit.
“If he can guarantee you that he’d play a certain amount of games, a lot of games, then yeah I’m all for Manchester United going to get him because he will get you goals. But unfortunately with the injuries it’s going to be a risk. If you take him it’s going to be a risk.”
Jude Bellingham interest
Jude Bellingham has been earmarked as a potential target for Arsenal this summer in Mikel Arteta’s rebuild at the Emirates Stadium, according to The Daily Mail.
The Gunners are looking to rejuvenate their squad at the end of the season and Arteta wants to have all his business concluded before a ball is kicked at the European Championships.
The 16-year-old, who doesn’t turn 17 until the summer, is widely regarded to be one of the best young players in English football and is backed to leave Birmingham City this summer.
A £30m price-tag is reportedly upon the head of the teenager, with the likes of United, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich attributed with an interest.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has told the club they must keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, regardless of whether he signs a new contract or not.
The Gunners’ captain has entered the final 18 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and the club’s hierarchy have made it clear they will not lose any more big names for free or minimal prices.
However, Merson believes he cannot be allowed to leave, telling Sky Sports: “I thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be about 31, 32 when he left, and if I was…