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Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: Wonderkids sign deals, Fernandes battle, Coutinho deal claim

Arsenal’s start to the 2020-21 season has been very impressive, made even more great following a strong summer transfer window.

Mikel Arteta brought in a host of new players – including the standout signing, Thomas Partey – on the international transfer deadline day.

The Gunners will now have one eye on the January window, whilst still trying to sort out some of their players’ future.

Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.

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Youngsters signs first pro contract

Zane Monlouis and Charlie Patino have signed their first professional contracts with Arsenal, the club has confirmed.

The 17-year-olds are both products of the Hale End Academy, and are now England youth internationals.

Both players have featured consistently for the Arsenal Under-18s this season, and are both technically-gifted players.

The Gunners have congratulated both on their first professional deals as they continue to support them with their development.

Juve join Gunners in race for “new Ronaldo”

Juventus have joined Arsenal in the race for Sporting Lisbon starlet Joelson Fernandes, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato .

The teenage sensation has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo – who, like Fernandes, also started at the Portuguese side.

The report has claimed that the Gunners are now in a battle with Juve, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona and Ajax to sign the 17-year-old.

Joelson Fernandes was an Arsenal target this summer
(Image: Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Arteta’s side were trying to persuade Fernandes to move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer, but Sporting convinced him to stay put for the time being.

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