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Arsenal transfer rumours: Jorginho stance, £40m forward ‘distracted’ by Gunners, wonderkid eyed

Things have not quite gone to plan for Arsenal in the Premier League this season.

Four wins and four losses leave the Gunners 12th in the table ahead of their trip to Leeds United today. A win for the visitors could take them seventh, if results go their way, but another defeat would see Leeds leapfrog the London giants.

And Mikel Arteta is without Thomas Partey because of a thigh injury. He is also without Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny after their positive coronavirus tests on international duty.

Although their attention will be on securing three points at Elland Road, the club are always going to be linked with players elsewhere. So, here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.

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Edouard to Arsenal links left forward ‘distracted’

Celtic boss Neil Lennon says a potential transfer for his star player Odsonne Edouard has distracted the former PSG man.

The Frenchman, who joined the Bhoys for £9million in 2018, has been linked with a move to the Premier League but the Scottish giants have reportedly slapped a £40m price tag on the forward.

And boss Lennon told The Scotsman the speculation is affecting his performances.

“Listen, he’s a human being and he’s still young at 22,” said Lennon.

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“There has been a lot of interest or speculation – whatever you want to call it – about him and there’s no question that it affected him and his performances.

“When he comes back we’ll sit down, have a good discussion with him and, hopefully, he’ll kick on and get back to his best. What we have with Odsonne is an outstanding, talented player and it’s up to us now to try and get the best out of him again.

“There are huge games coming up, ones in which he can inspire the team. We know what he’s capable of and we understand why his recent form hasn’t been as…