4.30pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang SIGNS three-year new contract, Oscar ‘invited to join’, Partey LATEST – The Sun

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has SIGNED his new Arsenal contract finally! And he is announcing it RIGHT NOW.

Meanwhile former Chelsea star Oscar says he has been invited to join Arsenal by his former Blues and Brazil team-mates Willian and David Luiz.

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  • GUNNER HAPPEN?

    This hilarious clip has been doing the rounds on Twitter since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed on the dotted line.

  • AUBA TO YOU

    Aubameyang added: “I'm really happy I'm staying with you guys.

    “I'm really proud to be a part of this family.

    “Let's move forward. We can enjoy and celebrate soon. Let's go!”

  • 'I'VE SIGNED DA TING'

    After putting pen to paper on his new £350,000-per-week deal with Arsenal, the striker stated his intentions to leave a legacy at the club.

    He said: “I feel at home here. I've signed da ting.

    “I signed da ting because I want to become an Arsenal legend and maybe leave a legacy.”

  • DONE DEAL

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has officially SIGNED a new three-year deal with the Gunners.

    Quotes from the striker coming up next…

  • HERE WE GO…

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's black panther mask has now been placed alongside the hour glass.

  • CONTRACT LATEST

    There is a live stream on the Arsenal website.

    And this is all they're showing so far.

    An hour glass, a captain's arm band and a pen and paper.

  • REV THE ENGINE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is dragging this one out.

    He's parked up at the Emirates in his Ferrari.

  • 'MART MONEY

    Arsenal are set for a vital boost to their transfer kitty with the sale of Emiliano Martinez.

    With the goalkeeper heading to Aston Villa for £20million, the Gunners will sign up replacement Runar Alex Runarsson for just £1.5m.

    The 25-year-old Dijon stopper is understood to have a medical in place ahead of signing a five-year deal.

    Such a big profit margin will help in Mikel Arteta’s efforts to land another midfielder with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar top of his list.

    The Gunners are looking to get even more fringe players off their books to fund any deals before the October 5 deadline.

  • EXCLUSIVE

    Arsenal are still in talks to sign Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson in a £1.5million deal to replace Emiliano Martinez, reports DANIEL CUTTS.

    The 25-year-old Iceland stopper is understood to have had a medical in place ahead of signing a five-year deal.

    He will become their new No2 behind Bernd Leno and is expected to play in cup competitions and the Europa League.

    The Gunners saw Runarsson as a cheap option, with Matt Macey set to stay as third-choice goalkeeper.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will then use the £20m from Martinez’s move to Aston Villa in other areas.

  • PRICE HIKE

    BT Sport is set for a £4 price rise from November 1.

    If you're an entertainment package holder, the price will also go up by a further £2.

    This could add an annual £72 to bills.

    Uswitch.com expert Nick Baker said: “A £4 increase to BT’s sports bundle and a £2 hike to its Entertainment package will add £72 a year to bills, placing more pressure on households at a time when many are feeling the pinch.

    “Recent rule changes mean that large groups of friends and family can’t gather in pubs and houses, so more people will need their own TV subscription to ensure that they don’t miss out.

    “Existing customers may feel doubly hard done by, since the price rise comes as BT is offering new customers heavily discounted TV prices for six months.”

  • 'NOTIFICATION WARNING'

    Arsenal have changed their Twitter biography.

    The new description says: “If you're reading this, turn your notifications on.”

    CRYPTIC!

  • MAN IN THE MIDDLE

    Michael Oliver will be in charge of Arsenal's game against West Ham on Saturday.

    The 35-year-old was referee for Liverpool's thrilling 4-3 win against Leeds last weekend.

  • TRAB-ULOUS

    Benik Afobe is joining Turkish club Trabzonspor for a season.

    The Stoke striker confirmed to SunSport that he has joined the Super Lig club in a move that will be officially announced later.

    Former Arsenal and Bournemouth striker Afobe, 27, was left out of Michael O’Neill’s squad for the opening-day draw against Millwall.

    And he is set to put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him in the Turkish city of Trabzon until next spring.

    Afobe – who Stoke bought from Bournemouth for £12million in the summer of 2018 – was on loan last season at Bristol City.

    But after scoring three goals in five games, the striker injured his ACL and did not return to action until after the coronavirus lockdown.

  • BRAZIL NUTS

    Paul Merson has echoed Garth Crooks by slamming Chelsea for letting Willian join Arsenal.

    He told Sky Sports: “I can’t believe Chelsea let Willian go. I know they’ve gone out and get special players, but there’s nothing to say they’re going to hit the ground running.

    “In Willian, you’ve got someone there who is ready-made. I like who they’ve signed, but they cost a lot of money, and their wages are probably the same as Willian.

    “Frank Lampard has now. He hasn’t got four years. That’s management, I’m not being horrible. Even if Frank wins the league this year, it doesn’t mean he’s going to be there in four years’ time! We know that, and how it changes.

    “Who is to say this isn’t going to take time for Chelsea? And I don’t think they’ve got time at the moment.”

  • WILL I NEVER

    Garth Crooks has claimed that Chelsea's decision to allow Willian to leave for rivals Arsenal was “madness.”

    He wrote in his column for the BBC: “Regular readers will know what I think of Willian as a player.

    “I said last season that Chelsea could not afford to lose him.

    “To let him go to London rivals Arsenal, of all teams, was madness and could cost them dearly in the final analysis.

    “Against a Fulham side who were out of their depth, Willian produced a debut performance that must have been an agonising watch for his former manager Frank Lampard.

    “What have Chelsea done?”

  • AUBA THE MOON

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has sent Arsenal fans into overdrive by confirming that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cryptic tweet is about his new contract.

  • WHAT A STRIKE PIERRE

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright visited Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's dad after insisting that the Gunners need to secure the striker's future.

    The 31-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season, but Mikel Arteta has been desperate to extend his captain's stay at the Emirates.

    SunSport has previously reported that Aubameyang has agreed a new contract worth at least £350,000 a week but he has yet to officially put pen to paper.

    He teased fans this morning with an hourglass tweet, suggesting an announcement is imminent.

    The Gabon star- who has scored 71 goals in 110 games for the club – was critical to Arsenal's recent FA Cup and Community Shield success.

  • WHAT IS THIS?

    Why is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tweeting an hour glass?!

  • RESTING PITCH FACE

    Former Arsenal, Sunderland and Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been let go by Livingston – because he struggled to adapt to the plastic pitch!

    The SPL club have announced the mutual termination of the 32-year-old's contract after not playing a single game.

    Livi head of football operations David Martindale said: “In all honesty, it’s not quite worked out in terms of the on-field ball work and intense training schedule we had put in place.

    “He is struggling to adapt to training 2-3 hours per day on the Astro Turf surface – we all know it doesn’t and won’t suit everyone.

    “Of course, Anthony knew the surface we had in place but each player adapts to that differently and you can’t know how your body will feel adapting to it until you’ve been out there and played or trained on it frequently.

    “We know it isn’t for everyone and sadly, that’s been the case for Anthony.”

  • TESTING LATEST

    The Premier League has confirmed four new positive coronavirus tests this week from the latest round of testing.

    The top-flight returned this weekend for its first round of games with only Manchester City and neighbours United missing due to their European exploits last month.

    A total of 2,131 players and club staff members were tested for coronavirus between Monday, September 7 and Sunday, September 13.

    Four people have now returned positive results and will be required to self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

    A league statement read: “No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing.

    “The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.”

  • SAMBA SWINDLE

    Former Chelsea star Oscar says pals Willian and David Luiz want him to join them at Arsenal.

    The Brazilian trio starred together at Stamford Bridge before going their separate ways.

    Oscar is now in China with Shanghai SIPG, while Luiz and Willian have both moved across London to the Gunners.

    But Oscar, 29, admits he has his heart set on a return to Chelsea.

    The two-time Premier League winner spent five years with the Blues after joining from Internacional for around £20million in 2012.

  • ICYMI – HAMMERS FOR HOLDING

    West Ham are ready to offer Arsenal a stunning £5million rental deal for centre-back Rob Holding.

    Boss David Moyes wants a new defender and co-owner David Sullivan is willing to pay the cash for a season-long loan.

    Holding was in the Arsenal side for the opening game at Fulham but he could still be allowed out once the full squad is available.

    Newcastle United tried for Holding before talks broke down but the Hammers plan to put money on the table that will top their proposal.

    The offer would cover Holding’s wages and add a premium to make it a lucrative offer to their London rivals.

  • GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Stan Kroenke hasn't put a single penny into Arsenal in the last FIVE YEARS.

    The Gunners are becoming well-known for their frugal spending in the transfer market in recent years.

    The lack of spending was the reason many fans eventually turned on club legend Arsene Wenger towards the end of his tenure.

    But it's become painfully clear it wasn't the Frenchman's fault.

    They are looking to recoup transfer funds with the sale of Lucas Torreira.

    The Gunnershave reportedly agreed a transfer deal with Torino over Lucas Torreira that will see the midfielder head to Italy, initially on loan, as part of a £22million deal.

    Torino will initially pay £11m for Torreira, with the other half being paid at the end of the season and making the deal permanent.

  • GRABBING HOLD

    West Ham are ready to offer Arsenal a stunning £5million rental deal for centre-back Rob Holding.

    Boss David Moyes wants a new defender and co-owner David Sullivan is willing to pay the cash for a season-long loan.

    Holding was in the Arsenal side for the opening game at Fulham but he could still be allowed out once the full squad is available.

    Newcastle United tried for Holding before talks broke down but the Hammers plan to put money on the table that will top their proposal.

    The offer would cover Holding’s wages and add a premium to make it a lucrative offer to their London rivals.

  • 'MAKING THE RUN-NING'

    Arsenal are already on the verge of signing their replacement for Emiliano Martinez, according to reports.

    Icelandic outfit DV claim goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson is undergoing a medical ahead of a £1.4m deal.

    Runarsson is currently with French Ligue 1 side Dijon and has made five appearances for his country.

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