Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour gossip.
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Colombia international Jackson Martinez, 28, are over after the Porto forward agreed a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid, according to Spanish paper AS.
The deal will likely be announced once Martinez’s involvement in the Copa America comes to an end.
Former Gunners legend Bob Wilson believes that the arrival of Petr Cech will allow Wojciech Szczesny to up his game, Sky Sports reports.
Wilson hopes the Polish international will take the opportunity to learn from the veteran Cech and improve himself in the future.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd target Arda Turan is said to be in talks over a move to the Premier League, according to the Daily Express.
The Turkish international’s agent is claiming that the player has his heart set on a move to England this summer.
Arsenal have completed their first signing of the summer in the form of Vlad Dragomir, the Daily Star reports.
The teenager is already the captain of the Romanian under-16 side, and is being tipped for a big future in the game.
Outcast striker Yaya Sanogo is set to join French club Lille on a season-long loan deal, according to the Daily Mirror.
Sanogo spent the second half of last season on loan with Crystal Palace, and should Arsenal sign another striker this summer the player’s future could well lie elsewhere.