Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Reported Arsenal target Edinson Cavani has admitted that he had plenty of offers on the table to leave Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Metro.
The Gunners were linked with a possible £45m move for the Uruguayan, but he revealed that he is more than happy where he currently is.
“Many transfer opportunities presented themselves,” he said.
“But PSG has always trusted me. This is the club who can give me what is better,” he added.
The north London side have reportedly made a formal approach for Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to the Daily Mirror.
The midfielder has plenty of admirers from around Europe, and may be tempted to move on should he struggle to hold down a place in Rafa Benitez’s side.
Arsenal are ready to battle north London rivals Tottenham for the signature of Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Daily Express.
The Belgium international was attracting interest in the summer, but no one was willing to meet the Ligue 1 side’s £22m valuation.
The Gunners are still expecting to make a January move for Leicester City’s star man Riyad Mahrez, according to the Metro.
The Algeria international is also a target of Barcelona’s after an incredible start to the new season.
Finally, Per Mertesacker will miss the Champions League group game with Dinamo Zagreb, but may be back for the upcoming clash against Chelsea, Sky Sports report.