Arsenal news: Four players leave Gunners as Raphinha and Lisandro Martinez deadline set

Four players have left Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal following the expiration of their contracts with the club.

Arteta is continuing his Gunners overhaul this summer, and has been active in the transfer market following the arrivals of Sao Paulo wonderkid Marquinhos, American goalkeeper Matt Turner and Portuguese playmaker Fabio Vieira while Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus’ move is set to be confirmed any day now. And the club will also see several departures, with ALexandre Lacazette being the highest-profile name to walk away from the Emirates so far this summer.

It comes as the Gunners have also set a deadline to conclude the signings of Leeds United winger Raphinha and Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez. And Marseille failed to wait for Arsenal to announce Matteo Guendouzi’s departure with a promotional stunt of their own.

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Arsenal want to sign Leeds United’s Raphinha before they jet off for their pre-season tour

Four players leave

Four players have officially left Arsenal after their contracts expired.

Forward Alexandre Lacazette is the headline name out of the quartet, with the Frenchman finally sealing his move back to Lyon. The Gunners bought Lacazette from the Ligue 1 side in 2017 for £46.5million, netting 71 goals in 206 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He has been followed out of the exit door by Jonathan Dinzeyi, Joel Lopes and Jordan McEneff after all three failed to make the grade in senior football at the Emirates.

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Raphinha and Martinez deadline set

Arsenal have reportedly set a deadline to complete the signings of Raphinha and Lisandro Martinez this summer.

The Gunners have been linked with Leeds United winger Raphinha to provide competiton for Bukayo Saka on the right wing next season, although appear to trail Barcelona and Chelsea in the race to land his signature. They also face competition for Ajax centre-back Martinez, with his former boss Erik ten Hag keen to reunite with the player in his new job at Manchester United.

And if the Gunners are to complete the signings, they would like to do so before they jet off for their pre-season tour of America on July 13.

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Marseille’s Guendouzi stunt

Matteo Guendouzi appeared in a promotional kit video for new club Marseille before Arsenal had confirmed his summer transfer.

The midfielder spent last season on loan at the Ligue 1 side, impressing enough to earn himself a permanent £9million move.But before an official announcement had even been made, the Frenchman was already parading the kit of his new team.

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