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Arsenal transfer rumours: Matteo Guendouzi exit stopped, Houssem Aouar blow, keeper offered

Arsenal are four days away from the start of their 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

And, after ending last season in style by winning the FA Cup, the Gunners have welcomed a few new faces to the Emirates Stadium.

Experienced winger Willian has joined after leaving Chelsea while centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes has been signed from Lille.

However, Mikel Arteta is keen to add more quality to his squad with just under four weeks left of the transfer window. Here are Wednesday morning’s Arsenal transfer rumours.

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Arsenal offered Areola deal

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, according to the Daily Mirror .

The Gunners may be in the market for a back-up option for Bernd Leno with Emiliano Martinez linked to Aston Villa.

Areola came through the French champions’ youth academy, although he spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Real Madrid.

The 27-year-old failed to establish himself in the Spanish capital, however, managing only four La Liga appearances with Zinedine Zidane preferring Thibaut Courtois.

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Areola has also previously had spells at Lens, Bastia and Villarreal.

Villa keen to land Martinez before new season

As for Martinez, Aston Villa want to secure the Argentine’s services before their season-opener against Sheffield United.

Villa face the Blades on September 21 with their first game against Manchester City having been pushed back.

As per the Daily Mail , Villa have offered £15million for Martinez, who impressed while deputising for injured first-choice stopper Leno during the latter stages of the 2019/20 season.

Martinez has rejected Arsenal’s offer of a new contract with the 28-year-old reportedly determined to play regular first-team football.

Martinez has had six loan spells away from Arsenal having been with…