Arsenal fans have witnessed a major restructure at the Emirates Stadium this summer, following the appointment of Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor.
The Gunners have waved goodbye to favourites like Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere, while welcoming Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner to the club.
Further deals could go ahead before the window slams shut at 5pm this afternoon, as we have identified four pieces of business the Gunners could complete.
Aaron Ramsey contract
A major saga could be approaching the end, as it appears Arsenal and Aaron Ramsey have finally reached an agreement on a new contract – with pictures on social media spreading like wildfire as they appear to suggest a deal is complete.
The Telegraph has added further fuel to the fire by stating that a deal is close to being signed, which raises the possibility of a Deadline Day announcement to quell any rumours of an exit – with it previously being suggested Chelsea were eyeing a late swoop.
Ramsey has entered the final 12 months of his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.
Danny Welbeck sold
It has been widely reported that Arsenal are listening to offers for England international Danny Welbeck this summer, with the former Manchester United man not being a part of Unai Emery’s plans at the Emirates Stadium.
The Times states Southampton and Valencia are keen on the 27-year-old, with the latter able to negotiate a deal right up until LaLiga’s transfer window closes at the end of the month – but Welbeck would prefer to stay in England.
Welbeck scored five goals and contributed two assists in 28 Premier League appearances last season.
Domagoj Vida: Besiktas
The approval of Calum Chambers’ move on loan to Fulham earlier this week has left many Arsenal fans worried about the lack of depth in central defence, which has led to speculation a late swoop could be made for Domagoj Vida.
The Evening Standard states the Gunners are considering a move for the 29-year-old Besiktas defender, who caught the eye for World Cup runners-up Croatia during his nation’s campaign in Russia this summer.
A move could prove to be expensive though and reports on Twitter have suggested a deal is off.
David Ospina to Besiktas
While negotiations for David Ospina could rumble on until the end of August when the European transfer window closes, there is likely to be a lot of talk today surrounding the Colombia international’s future away from Arsenal.
Ospina is surplus to requirements following the capture of Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and reports from Turkish outlet Haber 1903 state that Besiktas officials met with Arsenal representatives in London to negotiate a switch.
On top of that, the report also states that Besiktas enquired about another unnamed Arsenal player.