Arsenal news: Two transfer targets say ‘goodbyes’ as Mikel Arteta sends Champions Lague warning

Two Arsenal targets appear to have said their goodbyes to their clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala shared an emotional statement as he said his farewells to Italian giants Juventus. The Argentine forward’s agent was reportedly in London last week to discuss a potential move with Premier League clubs ahead of his contract expiring at the end of the season and has been widely tipped to join Arsenal if they qualify for the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves broke down in tears at his side’s final home game of the season, with reports suggesting Mikel Arteta may target the Portugal international to help bolster his midfield ranks. And The Arsenal boss has warned his players not to blow their chance of finishing in the Premier League’s top four ahead of the match against Newcastle.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta attends a press conference before a training session at Emirates Stadium on April 22, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Dybala’s emotional farewell

Arsenal target Paulo Dybala has shared a heart-wrenching farewell to Italian giants Juventus ahead of a summer transfer.

The Argentina international will move on this summer when his contract expires and reports have linked him with a move to Arsenal. And the forward has taken the time to thank Juventus fans, staff as well as his teammates for his time at the Italian giants.

He described playing for the club as “one of the greatest pride of my life” and while he thought he would play for Juventus for years to come “fate puts us on different paths”.

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Neves in tears

Ruben Neves broke down in tears following the final whistle after his side drew 1-1 with already-relegated Norwich City.

The Portuguese midfielder is expected to leave the Molineux outfit in the summer and appeared to say an emotional goodbye to fans as he took part in a lap of appreciation at the club’s final home match of the season. It came despite the home supporters’ passionately chanting “don’t sell Neves” to the club’s hierachy during the game.

But the midfielder appears to have said his goodbyes to the club’s fans, amid reports he could move to Arsenal this summer.

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Arteta’s warning

Mikel Arteta has warned his players not to miss the chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League – despite saying he would have been happy to finish in fifth place in the Premier League at the start of the season.

Arsenal are now two points behind Tottenham Hotspur after they beat Burnley 1-0 on Sunday. But Arteta’s side have got a game in hand ahead of their Monday night match with Newcastle United.

The Gunners head into the game knowing they need to win to keep control of the situation, with Arteta saying it’s “in our hands, and we want to deliver”.

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