Arsenal news: Richarlison opens up on Gunners interest amid William Saliba contract fears

It may be the international break but there is still plenty going on at Arsenal as the Gunners prepare to return to Premier League action next weekend in the hope of retaining their place at the top of the table.

Tottenham forward Richarlison has opened up on Arsenal’s transfer interest in his services this summer, while elsewhere there are growing fears over the future of William Saliba as the Gunners stall on a new deal for the defender.

Meanwhile, the North London outfit are said to be among the clubs ‘tracking’ one of Villarreal’s highly-rated players.

Mirror Football brings you all the latest stories coming out of the Emirates Stadium…

Richarlison sheds light on Arsenal interest

Richarlison has revealed Chelsea and Arsenal were interested in signing him this summer before Tottenham made their move.

The Brazilian striker left Everton for North London in a deal worth £60million and is already winning over Spurs fans, but his season could have looked very different if the Lilywhites hadn’t moved for his signature so quickly. Chelsea were heavily linked with a bid, while Arsenal were also thought to be in the running.

Speaking whilst on international duty with Brazil, Richarlison said (via Goal): “I know Chelsea made an offer, and I believe Arsenal also contacted Everton to ask about my situation, but Spurs came in and paid the fee, you know? It’s as simple as that. Everton had to sell some players to avoid a Financial Fair Play problem, and the negotiations were very brief, to be honest.”

Read the story in full HERE.

Richarlison has revealed that both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in signing him before he moved to Tottenham this summer

Richarlison has revealed that both Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in signing him before he moved to Tottenham this summer
AFP via Getty Images)

Would Richarlison start for Arsenal’s? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Fears growing over William Saliba contract

Arsenal defender Saliba has been a huge success in the Premier League this season but there are growing fears over his long term future as the Gunners stall on extending his current deal.

The Frenchman has entered the final 18 months of the five-year contract he signed in 2019. After impressing so much during the first seven league games of the season, it has become essential that a new deal is sorted between the two parties.

But a lack of clarity and urgency over the situation has raised plenty of cause for concern for Arsenal fans, with club legend Nigel Winterburn fearing the worst while urging Saliba to commit his future to the club.

Read the story in full HERE.

Arsenal among clubs ‘tracking’ Villarreal hotshot

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a move for Villarreal’s Alex Baena, who continues to impress in Spain.

The forward has enjoyed a stellar start to the campaign, scoring six times in 10 outings for the Yellow Submarine, as he continues to attract admiring glances from Premier League sides. Baena showcased his quality in Spain’s second tier last term whilst playing for Girona and is now proving himself in La Liga.

Villarreal are out to retain their academy graduate, who has been on their books since 2011, by tying him down to a new deal, even though his contract runs until 2025. Baena’s release clause means he would be available for just over £30million, according to Spanish outlet Sport, but his employers want to increase that figure.

Read the story in full HERE.

Top Arsenal stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.