Barcelona prepare move for Arsenal striker as Gunners make Manuel Locatelli transfer decision

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Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Friday, August 13.

Barcelona prepare surprise move for Arsenal striker

The Catalan giants recently parted ways with Lionel Messi, primarily because of financial difficulties, and because of Sergio Aguero’s latest injury, it has now been suggested that they are interested in signing Gunners striker, Alexandre Lacazette.

According to a report from Spanish publication Fichajes, Barcelona are keen on signing another forward before the summer transfer window closes and have set their sights on the Arsenal star.

Gunners make Locatelli decision with Juventus set for more transfer talks

Arsenal are no longer in the race to sign Manuel Locatelli as Juventus are set for more talks with Sassuolo over a possible transfer.

The 23-year-old Italy star had been a strong target for the Gunners at the start of the summer window, but now, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal have finally decided to pull out of the race for Locatelli after realising that he preferred a move to Turin.

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“Juventus will meet again Sassuolo board this week to sign Locatelli – new official bid to be submitted,” said Romano on Twitter.

“Arsenal are no longer in the race.”

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Arsenal deliver fresh injury update ahead of Premier League opener

The Gunners have confirmed that Thomas Partey, Gabriel and Eddie Nketiah are all ruled out for the Gunners’ opening Premier League match of the season against Brentford.

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Mikel Arteta ’s men travel to west London to take on the newly-promoted Bees on Friday evening as they kick-off their 2021/22 campaign.

Read more about the club’s latest squad fitness update here.

Source by Football London

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