Arsenal transfer news and rumours live: Jorginho link, Edu backed to complete £100m double deal

Hello and welcome to Friday’s Arsenal live transfer blog, where we will bring you the latest stories coming out of the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners progressed in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, beating Leicester City 2-0 to continue their faultless start to the season.

Mikel Arteta’s side are on six points after two games, but face one of the toughest matches of the campaign on Monday evening, as they travel to last season’s champions Liverpool.

Arsenal have already had a relatively busy transfer window, and with Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar being heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, there are plenty more stories to keep on top of.

This is the place you can do exactly that – just make sure you stay tuned throughout the day as we provide you with the latest Arsenal-related transfer stories.

15:03Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Mikel Arteta transcript

Ahead of Arsenal’s game against Liverpool, Gunners manager discussed a number of transfer topics.

This included links to Jorginho, Lucas Torreira’s future and if he tried to sign Thiago Alcantara.

Here’s a full transcript of Mikel Arteta’s pre-match press conference.

Edu is set to change his transfer tactic


Lucas Torreira update

Lucas Torreira has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.

But he is no closer to an exit from Arsenal as manager Mikel Arteta has revealed.

We don’t have any update on Lucas or any other player at the moment.

Lucas Torreira is being tipped to join Atletico Madrid. (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)


Arteta comments on Jorginho link

Mikel Arteta says he will not specifically discuss Jorginho, who has been linked with a move from Chelsea to Arsenal.

We are still open to improve our team. We are looking for different options depending on what happens with our players here.

We are getting prepared just in case we need to do something.

Read more.

Jorginho has been linked with a surprise switch to Arsenal (Image: 2020 Marc Atkins)