Arsenal transfer round-up: Bissouma price tag set as Gunners target four midfielders

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Mikel Arteta, a Gunners star, is expected to return to the transfer market in the month ahead to help his squad.

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After signing Ainsley MaitlandNiles on loan to Roma, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta made it clear that his team is short on midfielders.

The versatile England international international has struggled to cement himself in Arteta’s side this season.

Arteta acknowledged that it was difficult to lose Maitland -Niles. However, she is working hard to recruit new talent.

Other Arsenal players could also be considering leaving this month. The contracts of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette are nearing expiry. Others have fallen out-of-favour.

Here Mirror FootballThis article contains the most recent Arsenal transfer rumors and updates.

Gunners learn Bissouma fee

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Brighton are ready to stand firm amid interest in midfielder Yves Bissouma, who the Seagulls value at £50million, according to The Athletic.

Bissouma is a popular player in the Premier League. Liverpool, Manchester United, and Liverpool are all keeping an eye on Bissouma, while Arsenal have a long term interest.

The MailReports indicate that Aston Villa and Newcastle United are also interested in his signature.

Arsenal have good relations with Brighton after agreeing a £50m deal with the south coast club for the transfer of Ben White in the summer – but will they do it again?

Midfielders targeted

If Bissouma’s interest is not confirmed by the Gunners, Mikel Arteta may be looking at three other options for the Arsenal engine bay.

Arteta stated in a press conference that he was looking for midfield reinforcements.

Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes is thought to be a target, but at £40m Arteta may look elsewhere.

They may have been in talks with Juventus to discuss a loan agreement for Arthur Melo. But reports suggest that Palmeiras’ Danilo is a better option.

According to reports in Brazil, Arsenal have already submitted a £21million offer for the 20-year-old.

Defenders nearing exit

Arsenal could authorize both Sead Kolasinac’s departure and Cedric Soanes’s departure in the same window.

Reports say Kolasinac is a target of French Ligue 1 side Marseille L’Equipe.

According to the Mail, Arsenal are still waiting for Atletico Madrid’s loan offer to Soares.

Both players will have their chances reduced this season. Kolasinac’s contract is due to expire in June.

Mari is attracting attention

Pablo Mari, central defender, is another player who may be on his path.

The 28-year old has fallen down the Arsenal pecking order and now finds himself in a fight to free Ben White or Gabriel from Arteta’s preferred side. Rob Holding is also in contention.

TuttomercatowebReports indicate that Villarreal is keen to sign Mari.

Arteta may keep Mari as cover due to the possibility that Soares and Kolasinac could both leave this month.