Arsenal are back in pole position for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser – and still in the race for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
This is the verdict on the front of speculation on overnight transfers, the Spurs being interested in the Scottish star Fraser and Manchester United interested in the French Rabiot.
The Gunners seemed overwhelming favorites to sign Fraser – until recent reports suggest the 26-year-old had a preference for connecting with Jose Mourinho.
Now, however, the path seems clear once again for Mikel Arteta to make the pocket dynamo one of his first signatures.
As for the enigmatic Rabiot, he is struggling to maintain a regular place for the Serie A kings this season.
And the Gunners have been mentioned more and more over a player who could cost around £ 27 million.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo suggests that Arsenal is also interested in Philippe’s former playmaker Philippe Coutinho – if he could tempt Barcelona to strike a first loan deal.
Arteta could back off from £ 71.5 million in costs, so he would first like to make sure that the Bayern Munich loan recovers the sparkling form it has lost since leaving the Premier League in January 2018.
Chelsea and even Liverpool would also monitor the 27-year-old’s condition.
Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas still feels angry with Wayne Rooney’s “plunge” in Arsenal’s famed “Pizzagate” clash in 2004, when Manchester United ended the 49-game unbeaten streak. Invincible.
Fabregas told former United defender Rio Ferdinand on the new FIVE YouTube series on Locker Room: “The emotion was that we lost to a great team, which can happen, but we didn’t think we would had to lose.
“We didn’t think it was the right time to lose our Invincible run. “