Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: Martinez up for sale, Gabriel smokescreen, Mustafi exit

Arsenal get the new season underway this weekend as they face Liverpool in the Community Shield.

The Gunners continue to make their preparations for the new campaign, with defender Gabriel close to joining the club.

Yet there is plenty more business to do if Mikel Arteta’s side plan to close the gap on the top four this season.

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With that in mind, here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.

Gabriel smoke screen

Manchester United were never in the race to sign Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

The Brazilian is on the verge of a move to Arsenal, with reports suggesting the Gunners beat United to his signature.

However, The Manchester Evening News claim that United never held an interest in Gabriel and the club was used by the agent to force through a move to Arsenal.

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Arsenal to cash in on Martinez

Arsenal are ready to cash in on Emiliano Martinez.

Mikel Arteta has decided Bernd Leno is his number one goalkeeper this season and Martinez will be sold to generate further transfer funds, report The Athletic.

The report states a £20million value has been placed on his head and a move to Spain is most likely.

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