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Here is a roundup of the top Arsenal news over the past week from icfootballnews.com

Former Premier League star Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Leicester ace Wilfred Ndidi would jump at the chance to move to Arsenal.

ARSENAL have once again been linked with every possible player over the last few weeks as Mikel Arteta sought to bring in the type of players he needs to get the club playing his brand of football.

He may have worked with Pep Guardiola and had the funds to sign any player the club desired, but he has taken over a Gunners side that is lacking in star quality, meaning that HE NEEDS to spend some serious money to get the club back inside the top six, or top four spots.

And that has led to speculation in the media that he is reportedly ready to splash the cash and try to acquire the services of Ndidi from Leicester, for a fee of around £45 million.

And now Agbonlahor has come out and claimed that Ndidi would jump at the opportunity to make the move and play for a massive club like Arsenal.

He told Stadium Astro: “Yeah [Ndidi would suit Arsenal], I think the way he’s been playing for Leicester, he’s got the legs in midfield, he can play the ball forward as well, he can win the ball back.

“But Leicester are doing better than Arsenal at the moment so they’re not going to sell their players.

“Definitely [Ndidi would want to join Arsenal]. I think with the history Arsenal have got, they’re still a massive club.”

strong>Gunners hero Ray Parlour has backed Arsenal’s potential move for Manchester City ace John Stones.

Mikel Arteta is a boss that needs to spend some serious money over the next few weeks in order to improve a side that may in fact struggle to get a top six spot this season, nevermind a Champions League place for next season.

That has, of course, led to all sorts of speculation about whom could come into the club, who could leave the club, and what superstar signing that Arteta will seek to improve his very young side.

But now Stones has emerged as a shock transfer target for Arsenal , according to The Sun.

Stones wants first-team football to boost his Euro 2020 hopes as England boss Gareth Southgate wants his players to perform consistently, with reports claiming the centre-back is represented by the same agency as Arteta and would be keen for a move – even if it is on loan.

The 25-year-old’s season has been plagued by injury and loss of form which have led to him falling out of favour at the Etihad.

Parlour has backed Arsenal’s move for Stones and can see David Luiz moving into midfield if his former club do manage to sign the City defender.

‘I’d be very, very happy if they brought someone like John Stones to the club,’ the ex-Arsenal midfielder told talkSPORT.

‘He would definitely play. With Calum Chambers out and Rob Holding in the background, if one of Luiz or Sokratis get injured Arsenal haven’t got a lot of back-up at centre half.

‘Would Luiz and Stones work together? Well, they’ve got Sokratis. Stones could play alongside him. He’s the better defender.

‘Luiz has done alright in recent weeks. He’s done better. He does make a mistake, and we’ve see that this season, but I think he’s done well.

‘I think, if you’re really struggling in midfield, you could play Luiz as a holding midfielder.

‘He can play there because he’s got that range of passing and he’s very good on the ball, he is technically very good.

‘So they could play Stones and Sokratis at the back with Luiz in front of them, that could work.’

Reports have claimed Arsenal have made a shock approach to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli.

Despite his decent start to his new job at the Emirates, there is a lot of speculation about who Mikel Arteta could sign in the coming weeks in order to get this Arsenal side back in the hunt for a Champions League place, and maybe pick up some silverware by the end of the season..

And one name that has long been linked with a move to the Premier League is that of Mertens.

Mertens is easily regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers in Seria A football after former boss Maurizio Sarri turned him from a winger to a striker a s few years ago, and Arsenal have been keeping a very close eye on his contract issues at the Italian giants.

Mertens has become a fan favourite among the San Paolo faithful after scoring over 100 goals in over 300 appearances, but this season looks certain to be his last in Naples with reports suggesting that he is open to the idea of trying himself in another League.

And with the continued speculation of star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has yet to sign a new contract, According to Gianluca Di Marzio and Sky Sport Italia, Arsenal are already lining up a potential replacement and an initial approach has been made for Mertens.

Mertens would represent a cheap solution for Arsenal, who are already operating on a restricted transfer budget and are reportedly exploring loan deals this month.

Shock reports have emerged and claimed Arsenal are lining up a move for Manchester City defender John Stones.

Mikel Arteta is a boss that needs to spend some serious money over the next few weeks in order to improve a side that may in fact struggle to get a top six spot this season, nevermind a Champions League place for next season.

That has, of course, led to all sorts of speculation about whom could come into the club, who could leave the club, and what superstar signing that Arteta will seek to improve his very young side.

And that has even led to some reports in the media suggesting that Arteta may decide to make a move for Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng, as the German is done in the Bundesliga and is seeking a way out of the European giants.

But now Stones has emerged as a shock transfer target for Arsenal , according to The Sun.

Stones wants first-team football to boost his Euro 2020 hopes as England boss Gareth Southgate wants his players to perform consistently, with reports claiming the centre-back is represented by the same agency as Arteta and would be keen for a move – even if it is on loan.

The 25-year-old’s season has been plagued by injury and loss of form which have led to him falling out of favour at the Etihad.

Look, on his day Stones can be one of the very best defenders in the Premier League, but since his move to the Etihad he has not fulfilled that potential that many had of him, and the way he plays, he makes far too many mistakes at the back.

Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has completed a loan move to Nurnberg, and the Germans are delighted with the deal.

The Bundesliga 2 strugglers won the race to land Mavropanos ahead of Werder Bremen, Dusseldorf and Hanover in an unusual move for the north Londoners.

The Germans tried to sign the Greek ace in the summer but the 22-year-old was still injured and needed more time to regain full fitness.

Sporting director Robert Palikuca said: ”We had already aimed for a loan in the summer. Due to the rehab after his injury, it would not have made sense six months ago.

Sporting director Robert Palikuca said on the Daily Express website: ”We had already aimed for a loan in the summer. Due to the rehab after his injury, it would not have made sense six months ago.

“We would like to expressly thank Arsenal for the good exchange and the trust that the club has placed in us.”

Whether he has any long-term future at the club is also debatable. The Greek started brightly upon joining two years ago but spent seven months in total out injured since then and When he did play, he looked like a deer lost in the headlights.

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