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Campbell hints at what could happen to Soares at Arsenal if Tomiyasu returns from injury

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Kevin Campbell has hinted that Mikel Arteta would axe Cedric Soares from the Arsenal starting XI against Crystal Palace if Takehiro Tomiyasu is “fully fit”.

The former Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the 30-year-old Portuguese defender has done nothing wrong in his recent run of games but he might not not be favored to keep the shirt ahead of the Japan international

While Tomiyasu has not featured in Arsenal’s last eight Premier League games, Cedric has started the last seven games and has impressed with the team getting a number of wins.

Campbell told Football Insider’s Dylan Childs: “Has Cedric deserved to be axed? I think Cedric’s done really well.

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“With Tomiyasu being out, everyone was a bit worried. What are we going to be like?

“But Cedric’s come in and it just goes to show there are pluggable pieces in that defence now. Cedric can come in there and do a really good job.

“Who’s our number one? It’s Tomiyasu, 100 per cent, but we don’t need to take a risk on Tomiyasu if he’s not fully fit.

“If he’s fit, fair enough, he’ll come back into the side, I’m sure he will. But if he’s not fully fit, Cedric has been a more than good stand-in.

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“But if Tomiyasu’s fit, he comes back into the side.”

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Transfer guru Romano confirms one Arsenal exit this summer

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Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Hector Bellerin would be leaving Arsenal on a permanent basis this summer transfer window.

Bellerin has enjoyed a new lease of life at Real Betis on loan, making 32 appearances for the La Liga club and won the Copa del Rey in April.

It is understood that it is the wish of the Spanish international to remain in Spain with Betis on a permanent deal.

And Fabrizio Romano, speaking on Gazzetta dello FIVE, feels the 27-year-old won’t stick around at the Emirates.

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FIVE co-host Joel Beya asked Romano whether he felt Bellerin would come back to Arsenal.

“His loan deal is expiring, so at the moment yes,” he replied. “But I don’t see him staying, honestly.”

Meanwhile, Arteta had expressed the possibility of having Bellerin back in his squad next term in one of his interviews in the past.

“Any player with a contractual obligation with us, both ways, is our player and is considered our player,” he said.

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“Every plan considers that possibility (that Bellerin could stay) exists and how they can fit into our team.”

Takehiro Tomiyasu is an option and a replacement already for Bellerin having impressed for Arsenal but with Arsenal set for a return to European competition next season, they’ll need strength in depth.

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Is Bukayo Saka actually leaving Arsenal soon? “exit plan” already mentioned

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Emerging reports has confirmed that Bukayo Saka is reluctant for talks of a new contract with Arsenal without a release clause being included.

This is because he is keen to play in the Champions League and the Gunners have blown their chances with defeats against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.

With one game left to be played against Everton today, it will take just a miracle for the North London outfit to finish in the top-four box.

However, Saka who has a year left on his current contract with the option to extend that by a further 12 months is expected to sit with Arsenal and his representatives for talks over a new deal at the end of the season.

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According to The Mail, the 20-year-old might not sign a new deal without an exit strategy’, in form of a clause.

This could lead to his exit at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal will not take the gamble of letting him leave tomorrow free.

Howbeit, the North London outfit must agree with the youngster, while hoping they secure a Champions League spot next season as long as they get busy in the summer transfer window to bring in quality and experienced players.

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Huge development has been experienced, as Arteta gets call to sign Champions League winner

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been told that the era of youth players recruitment is over after he failed to secure a Champions League spot.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about where the Gunners can improve.

Kenny said experienced players should be signed this summer as he blames the youthful squad for blowing all chances of finishing in the top-four.

“They need an experienced head in there,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Maybe one or two players who have been there and done it. I think that is what has let them down in these last few weeks.

“There were no calm heads on the pitch against Tottenham or Newcastle, they lost their cool completely which was disappointing and a huge development.

“In those moments you need a calm head to settle everything down and I don’t think Arsenal have that.

“If they are going to go one better next season and get into the top-four, that is exactly what I would do.

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“Go out and sign someone who has won the big competitions, the Champions League. That will work.”

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After several attempts Arsenal warned to stay off this sensational player

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Palmeiras president Leila Pereira has warned Arsenal to stay away from their player because they have no plans to sell him.

Edu is making use of his strong links in Brazil to land Danilo, having suGabriel Martinelli previously, who is slowly becoming a star in North London, and are reportedly set to announce the arrival of Sao Paulo star Marquinhos.

The Brazilian side’s president, Leila Pereira, has revealed that his side will not be selling the midfielder this summer despite reports despite efforts by Arsenal.

He told ESPN Brasil: “Palmeiras are working. Our squad is very short, we need reinforcements. We need to buy players, not sell players. Palmeiras needs to buy players like Merentiel. And, in the mid-year window, Danilo stays. You can nail it.”

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Danilo has sparked fresh talk involving Arsenal after revealing he’s taking English lessons. This could be a hint that a move to Arsenal is on the line

He told UOL: “They told me: ‘You’ll have a good season and, when the time comes, you’ll leave. How are you going to talk, are you going to communicate with the coach? How is he going to talk to you, how will you understand?’ And I thought and said: ‘Wow, that’s right’. Then I started studying it.”

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Arsenal set for early summer signing announcement as player lands in London

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Arsenal could be set to make an early announced of their summer signing as their target, Marquinhos has landed in London.

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a fee of £3 million with Brazilian international Sao Paulo for Marquinhos.

His coming to London could be connected to agreeing personal terms with the club for the deal to be sealed.

Marquinhos shocked followers and football pundits my making his senior debut 18 months ago and has caught the eye of Arsenal’s South American scouts.

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Goal reports the versatile forward could link up with his new teammates in the summer and could be given the chance to impress during pre-season if paper works are completely.

He is expected to fill the gap that was left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and also add to the attacking force of Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.

Brazilian pundits have claimed that Arsenal got more than they paid for Marquinhos as he is a player of enormous talent that has the ability to succeed at the Emirates Stadium.

Meanwhile Mikel Arteta has given the hint earlier on that the Gunners are going to be busy in the summer transfer window.

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However, the extent of the spending would be decided by Champions League qualification or not.

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Gabriel Jesus finally makes big transfer decision as City exit confirmed

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It is understood that Gabriel Jesus has finally made up his mind to leave Man City in the summer transfer window.

He played second fiddle to Sergio Aguero for much of his time at City and unwilling to fill a similar role once Erling Haaland joins from Borussia Dortmund.

Recall that the options for Man City has been expanded with the signing of Erling Haaland which means Gabriel Jesus will have more limited playing time.

However, it is confirmed that Gabriel Jesus will he leaving Man City this summer with Arsenal linked.

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Mikel Arteta wants a new striker that will replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he is also unsure about the future of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.

Speaking earlier this month Jesus’ agent, Marcelo Pettinati, confirmed he had held talks with Arsenal and his client was impressed with the project Mikel Arteta has committed to.

‘We had discussions with Arsenal about Gabriel Jesus and yes, we like the project,’ Pettinati told Fabrizio Romano.

‘It’s a serious possibility so we’re discussing.

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‘There are six more clubs interested in Gabriel Jesus, he’s now focused on final games with Manchester City, then we’ll see what happens.’

He is expected to make a decision as soon as he wins the EPL title with Man City.

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Paul Merson names next Arsenal manager as Arteta’s future is being debated

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Paul Merson has named another former captain Patrick Vieira as the man to replace Mikel Arteta if he is sacked as Arsenal manager.

There have been outrage over Arsenal’s inability to secure a Champions League spot as a result of the defeats against Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.

While there are no reports of the Gunners board attempting to sack the manager, some pundits have continued to debate the future of the Spanish boss at the Emirates Stadium.

Vieira has impressed this season with Crystal Palace. His efforts are being noticed especially after a report earlier in the season claimed he is also being monitored by Man City to replace Pep Guardiola.

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On his part, Mikel Arteta has done well to have returned the team back to European football especially with wins against Man United and Chelsea with a very youthful team.

However, Merson thinks the Spaniard could be on borrowed time if things go wrong and Vieira continues to impress at Palace.

“Could he be the next Arsenal manager? It all depends on timing, for me. When Sir Alex Ferguson was about to retire in the early 2000s, a handful of names were reportedly in the running to replace him but none of those links came to fruition,” Merson told SportsKeeda.”

“Arsenal have given Mikel Arteta a new contract but if he starts the 2022-23 Premier League season with a series of underwhelming results and Vieira does so with a string of wins, he could well be the next Gunners boss!”

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Ian Wright tells Ramsdale what he should now do to critics as season is over

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Ian Wright has told Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale that it is now time to laugh at his critics as he has proven that they were wrong.

As a result of his relegation history, critics did not give Aaron Ramsdale a chance when he first joined Arsenal last summer but he beats everyone’s imagination.

After a promising debut campaign for the Gunners, Wright thinks the goalkeeper can make light of the criticism he received early on in his Arsenal career.

‘Aaron Ramsdale, when he went to Arsenal, he was kind of ridiculed,’ Gunners legend Wright told Premier League Productions. ‘They said, “Oh, he had two relegations”, which I can’t see as a negative when you are young.

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‘He has come in there. We have seen his emergence. He has been very, very swift – and he’s playing with him [Pickford for England] on a regular basis, that will make him understand, “Yeah, I am playing with a top keeper. I need to get myself in order”.

‘Aaron Ramsdale seems to express it [his emotions] with more fun, whereas Jordan Pickford, you probably put it down to, he does get a lot of criticism.

‘Whereas Aaron Ramsdale, he can now look at people and laugh at them because he was written off to a certain extent.

‘He can now have a laugh at his own expense and a laugh with the fans because he is more relaxed with the way he is playing.’

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