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Arsenal make U-turn on three exits amid injuries but new signings still being lined up

Arsenal trio Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding and Emiliano Martinez all look set to stay at the club – for now.

The Gunners are in the middle of an attempted clear-out to raise funds for more signings, with £45m-rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey a top priority.

But they have failed to find a buyer for Lacazette, whose £30m asking price has put off both Atletico and Juventus.

And he now looks set to stay and compete for a starting spot up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has also pulled the plug on centre-back Holding’s loan move to Newcastle after an injury to David Luiz.

Rob Holding should now stay at Arsenal after transfer links to Newcastle
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Brazil defender Luiz is a major doubt for this Saturday’s curtain-raiser with Fulham because of a neck problem.

And Holding is now in line to start because Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers are all injured and new signing Gabriel is not match-fit.

Arsenal had also been preparing for the possibility of goalkeeper Martinez leaving the Emirates after a bid from Aston Villa.

Alexandre Lacazette’s future at Arsenal had looked uncertain but he should remain too
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Emiliano Martinez has been important for Mikel Arteta
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