With two weeks left before the end of the summer transfer window, Arsenal are still searching for new signings.
However, having slumped to a disappointing 2-0 loss to Brentford in their opening game of the season, the need for more new recruits is obvious.
Atletico Madrid turned down Arsenal approach for Trippier
English defender has impressed in his two years at the Wanda Metropolitano, claiming the La Liga title last season.
However, the 30-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League as Arsenal and Man Utd both kept close tabs on his services.
The Gunners are in the market for a new right-back, as Bellerin is expected to be on his way out from the club.
However, according to AS, their move for Trippier has now been rebuffed by the Spanish giants, with manager Diego Simeone not planning to sell one of his key players this summer.
It is reported that Atletico Madrid have made it clear that English full-back “is not for sale” and will only consider a contract if an interested team meets his £51million release clause.
Arsenal handed boost in their pursuit of Aouar
The Gunners have been handed a massive boost in their hopes of securing the services of their long-term target Houssem Aouar.
French playmaker has impressed for the French giants throughout his career, however, following the COVID 19 situation Lyon have to sell players and they have reduced the price tag for his signature giving Arsenal the opportunity to finally sign their long-term target.
Paul Merson questioned Arsenal decision to sell Willock
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has slammed the Gunners for their decision to sell Joe Willock to Newcastle United.
The creative Arsenal midfielder has returned to St James’ Park in a £25m deal last week, after having an impressive season with the Magpies during a loan spell in the 2019/20 campaign.
However, Merson believes that the North London giants made mistake by selling the 20-year-old attacking midfielder.
“Why would you let Joe Willock go? I’m not saying he’s the answer, but he’s come through the club and is going for £25m, that sort of money isn’t going to change Arsenal,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s not like a Harry Kane or Jack Grealish sale where you get £100m and can rebuild the team. But Arsenal are prepared to pay Willian big money.
“Where is the future in that? It’s quick fixes. Surely Willock is a future player and for the present, and can be involved in the plan.”