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ARSENAL fans are convinced Gabriel Magalhaes will be imminently unveiled as a Gunner after he replied to David Luiz on Instagram.

And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is edging closer to a new deal with Mikel Arteta saying he believes the captain "has been convinced to stay".

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  • HOLD ON MAIT

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old who joins up with Gareth Southgate’s squad on Monday for the Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark.

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo wants Maitland-Niles to replace Matt Doherty, who signed for Spurs in a £15m deal on Sunday.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25m for the player before Saturday’s man-of-the-match performance against Liverpool in the Community Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

    Manager Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he would prefer to keep the London-born academy graduate at the Emirates but also needs to raise funds.

  • GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old who is seen as a direct replacement for Matt Doherty.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25million for the player before Saturday’s Man of the Match performance against Liverpool in the Charity Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

    Meanwhile, Leeds are planning a shock move for Arsenal's £20m goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

    The Mail claims Marcelo Bielsa wants to bring his Argentine compatriot to Elland Road this summer.

    Martinez wants to be Arsenal’s new No1 but knows Bernd Leno is likely to regain his place between the sticks after recovering from injury.

    Leeds are keen and Martinez could jump at the chance to play under Bielsa.

    Finally, Arsenal are reportedly considering a double swoop for Brentford duo Said Benrahma and David Raya.

    A source told 90min that Raya is being targeted as a replacement for Martinez after a fine debut season for the Bees.

    Benrahma has also caught Arsenal's eye after a string of impressive performances.

    Aston Villa are understood to be interested but are instead focused on sealing a deal for teammate Ollie Watkins.

  • FULL GOON

    Arsenal have two trophies under Mikel Arteta.

    Can they challenge for the title with these fixtures?

  • FROM SUNSPORT’S MARK IRWIN

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be priced out of a move from Arsenal by his surprise England call-up.

    Wolves have had a £15million bid rejected for the versatile 23-year-old, who is seen as a direct replacement for Matt Doherty.

    But Arsenal were demanding at least £25million for the player before Saturday’s Man of the Match performance against Liverpool in the Charity Shield.

    And now they are having second thoughts and are set to raise their asking price even higher after Maitland-Niles was added to the senior England squad on Saturday evening.

  • MART MOVE

    Arsenal have offered Emiliano Martinez a new contract.

    The Telegraph claims Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep the goalie after his fine form during Bernd Leno's injury absence.

    But Martinez has no intention of sticking around if he demoted back to the bench.

    Leeds are interested in taking him to Elland Road this summer.

  • PIERRE WE GO

    Mikel Arteta is confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will commit his future to the club on a new three-year deal.

    Speaking after Arsenal's Community Shield win against Liverpool, Arteta said: “My job is to try to convince him he's at the right place at the right time.

    “I think we got that and then we have to make the paperwork and that takes a bit of time.”

  • AUBA ASSEMBLE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman by calling the Community Shield the 'Avengers Cup'.

    Boseman, who played Marvel superhero Black Panther, tragically passed away after a battle with cancer.

  • ARTFUL DODGER

    Mikel Arteta showed he could still do a job on the pitch with some delightful control in Arsenal's Community Shield win against Liverpool.

    What do you think, Gunners fans? Would you take Arteta in your midfield right now?

  • SWAP SHOP

    Samuel Umtiti has reportedly been offered to Lyon in exchange for Memphis Depay.

    Tancredi Palmeri claims Ronald Koeman is keen on bringing his former Netherlands winger to the Nou Camp this summer.

    And it means Umtiti, who has been linked with Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal this summer, could be returning to his former stomping ground at Lyon.

  • OH DANI BOY

    Dani Ceballos appears to have dropped a transfer hint that he will be back at Arsenal this season.

    The Gunners are in talks with Real Madrid to extend the midfielder’s loan by another year.

    And it looks like Ceballos will be a part of Mikel Arteta’s squad in the new campaign as he celebrated Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Liverpool.

  • AND THE EMI GOES TO…

    Leeds are planning a shock move for Arsenal's £20million goalkeeper Emi Martinez.

    The Mail claims Marcelo Bielsa wants to bring his Argentine compatriot to Elland Road this summer.

    Martinez wants to be Arsenal’s new No1 but knows Bernd Leno is likely to regain his place between the sticks after recovering from injury.

    Leeds are keen and Martinez could jump at the chance to play under Bielsa.

  • OLD HABITS DIE HARD

    Santi Cazorla may be 35 years old.

    But judging by this rocket on his debut for Al Sadd, the former Gooner has still got it.

    What a hit.

  • HE'S A KEEPER

    Emi Martinez attempted to psyche out Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk ahead of yesterday's Community Shield penalty shoot-out.

    The 90 minutes of action had come to an end, but for the 6ft 5in Argentine, the mind games were just beginning.

    As referee Andre Marriner gathered skippers on the day Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Virgil van Dijk to decide on who would take the first spot-kick, Martinez thought he would also gather round the official.

    And when Van Dijk, stepping into the role in the absence of Jordan Henderson and James Milner, confidently decided that the Reds would go first, the Argentine had something to say.

    Martinez, 27, looked straight at the Dutchman and asked: “Sure?”

    “Are you sure?”

  • WHO SAID?

    Arsenal are reportedly considering a double swoop for Brentford duo Said Benrahma and David Raya.

    A source told 90min that Raya is being targeted as a replacement for Martinez.

    Benrahma has also caught Arsenal's eye after a string of impressive performances.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Gabriel Magalhaes sent fans wild as he commented on David Luiz's Instagram video.

  • COME BACK, MAIT!

    Arsenal could reportedly do an incredible U-turn on their decision to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    Wolves are among the clubs that are keeping a close eye on the talented 23-year-old.

    But according to The Mirror, the Gunners are considering keeping hold of him for the 2020/21 season.

    The source states that: “Maitland-Niles is now purely focused on Arsenal, will ignore any transfer talk and is concentrated solely on nailing down a place at the Emirates.”

  • WORK OF ART

    Arsenal fans have plastered this picture across social media today.

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    The man. With the plan. ✊

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  • ON YOUR MARTS…

    Emiliano Martinez is close to signing a new Arsenal contract, according to The Telegraph.

    The goalkeeper has two seasons remaining on his current deal – but has been an offered an extension by the club.

    He has stepped up between the sticks while Bernd Leno has been out of action with an injury.

  • ELL FIRE

    Liverpool's Harvey Elliott mocked Arsenal after their Community Shield win – calling it the McDonald's Trophy.

    The Londoner and former Fulham youngster laughed off the Gunners' penalty shootout win over his Reds.

    Teenager Elliott, an unused sub in the match at Wembley, posted on Instagram: “I'm not worried bro McDonald's trophy anyway.”

    He then added six Champions League in reference to the Merseysiders winning Europe's top prize a record number of times.

    Arsenal have only managed to get to the Champions League final once, when they lost to Barcelona in 2006.

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  • AIN WORTH IT

    Arsenal have told Newcastle to stump up £25million for Ainsley Maitland-Niles – after rejecting Wolves' cheeky £15m offer.

    The Gunners are looking for top dollar for their young Academy star, who was man-of-the-match in yesterday's Community Shield win over Liverpool.

    Spurs boss Jose Mourinho also wants the versatile 23-year-old, called up for the first time by England boss Gareth Southgate this week.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reshaping his squad and believes he can use the money from Maitland-Niles to fund other recruits.

    But that figure could scare off the Magpies.

  • 'DARK HORSES'

    Danny Murphy has tipped Arsenal to challenge for the top four next season – as long as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sticks around and the signings come good.

    Writing for the Mail, he said: “If they can add a few more signings, I think Arsenal can be dark horses for the top four.

    “As it stands, they would cause teams problems but, as much as they would go on good runs, they are still vulnerable at times.

    “Willian is a terrific signing, with his experience and winning mentality. Gabriel Magalhaes, the centre-back from Lille, is nearly over the line.

    “If they can get Dani Ceballos back on loan – their best player at the end of last season – and sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, who would give them crucial tenacity and physicality in midfield, I think they have a squad to challenge Chelsea and Manchester United for the Champions League places.

    “Then again, none of that will make much difference unless Aubameyang gets pen to paper.”

  • GUNNER WIN IT?

    Here's how the start of the season is looking for Arsenal…

  • UP TO NO GOOD

    Matthew Upson has claimed the likes of Emiliano Martinez, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles played against Liverpool to “create” a move away from Arsenal.

    He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It's interesting, isn't it. Sometimes you kind of think, are they playing to create a move?

    “Or to create interest in them to move the players on if the player wants to go or the club would like to move them on?

    “Holding, you would say is a player that they potentially do want to move on but you might have a list of other centre-backs who you would rather move on, other than Holding, ahead of him.”

  • WIZARD OF OZ

    Out-of-favour Mesut Ozil has congratulated his team-mates after the Community Shield win.

    Yet again, the German was left out of Mikel Arteta's squad.

  • PIERRE PRESSURE

    Darren Bent has urged the Gunners to meet Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's demands after the win over Liverpool.

    I'm sure every Arsenal will agree with this tweet.

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