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
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
Emiliano Martinez has been important for Mikel Arteta
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