Arteta drops transfer hint as Arsenal star eyes surprise exit

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Arteta drops transfer hint as Arsenal star eyes surprise exit
Arteta drops transfer hint as Arsenal star eyes surprise exit

Arsenal have enjoyed a busy summer transfer window so far as they look to mount another Premier League title challenge.

The Gunners finished second last season and have backed Mikel Arteta heavily in the transfer market. They forked out a club record fee of £105m to sign midfielder Declan Rice from West Ham, as well as £65m for Kai Havertz and £38.5m for Jurrien Timber.

There have also been a number of outgoings, with Pablo Mari's loan stint at Monza becoming permanent, Granit Xhaka making a £21.5m switch to Bayer Leverkusen and Auston Trusty joining Premier League new boys Sheffield United. Here is all the latest transfer news coming out of the Emirates.

Arteta hints at more signings

Despite spending over £200m to sign Rice, Havertz and Timber, it appears Arsenal's business is not done yet with Arteta admitting they are still "working on a few things".

Several more incomings and outgoings are expected, with the Gunners boss stating: "We are in the process of working on a few things and make a few decisions, there's still time to do that.

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"We are very happy with the squad, that's for sure. As well, we have to make sure that can share minutes around the team in order to have healthy competition within the squad. We are working on that."

Arteta drops transfer hint as Arsenal star eyes surprise exitArsenal midfielder Jorginho has been linked with an exit (AFP via Getty Images)

Jorginho 'asks to leave'

According to Turkish outlet TRTSPOR, Jorginho has told Arsenal he wants to leave amid interest from Fenerbahce.

Jorginho made the move to Arsenal from Chelsea in January, but the report claims he is already keen on an exit and that Fenerbahce have made contact with the Gunners about signing the Italian international. However, the midfielder's agent Joao Santos has previously rubbished suggestions his client is pushing for a transfer.

"Jorginho is very happy with Arsenal who have a very important championship to play, at the beginning of August there is the Community Shield," Santos said in June. "He stays really well at Arsenal and in our mind, for the next season, there is only the Gunners."

Arteta drops transfer hint as Arsenal star eyes surprise exitBrentford goalkeeper David Raya is keen on a move to Arsenal (Getty Images)

Arsenal in 'advanced talks' for Raya

Arsenal are hoping to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya and the Telegraph claim that the deal is now 'progressing quickly'.

The report states that the two clubs are in 'advanced talks', with Brentford boss Thomas Frank publicly stating they want £40m for the Spaniard. Raya has also been linked with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, but it is claimed they want him on loan.

Brentford are said to be willing to let him join Bayern on loan if he signs a contract extension, but Raya is not interested in a move to Germany and is instead 'pushing to join Arsenal on a permanent basis' where he will challenge Aaron Ramsdale for the No. 1 spot.

Matthew Cooper

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