The January transfer window may have only just been and gone but the focus has already turned to the summer.
Arsenal sit tenth in the Premier League and even just qualifying for Europe could prove tough for Mikel Arteta’s side.
But the Spaniard will have the chance to improve his squad in the summer. And if the rumour mill is anything to go by, he could have some good options.
Here is the latest gossip round-up.
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Upamecano makes decision
Dayot Upamecano has provided Arsenal with a potential transfer boost after making a decision on his future.
The RB Leipzig centre-back has been attracting attention aplenty in recent months for his strong displays in the Bundesliga.
Arsenal may have signed a defender in January in the form of Pablo Mari on loan for from Flamengo for the rest of the season, but they remain interested in acquiring more defensive talent in the summer.
Upamecano, 21, is one of the players on the club’s radar and he has now reportedly made a decision to turn down a new contract, according to Sky in Germany.
Leicester’s Lallana stance amid Arsenal links
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has offered his opinion on Adam Lallana amid transfer links with Arsenal.
Lallana is out of contract at Liverpool at the end of the season, and has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester.
Rodgers told the press: “Adam is a fantastic player, and I was aware of his talent when he was a young player at Southampton.
“He is at the stage where he has done brilliant there [at Liverpool] and I am sure he will be weighing up his options.
“But listen for us we don’t need to speak about that now, we’ve spoken about [transfers] all through January, so we don’t need to talk about the summer transfer window now. But he is a top class player.”
Ziyech on Gunners
Hakim Ziyech may be on the verge of joining Chelsea but he once commented on his ‘dream Arsenal transfer’.
Chelsea are set to complete the £38.7million transfer in the summer but the Ajax winger has previously discussed his desire to sign for Arsenal or Barcelona.
“Well, I have two clubs. They are Arsenal and Barcelona. That is my ultimate dream,” Ziyech said in the past during a Twitter Q&A.