Arsenal news and transfers LIVE: Fabian Ruiz move, Serge Gnabry move, Zinchenko twist

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Hello and welcome to football.london’s live Arsenal blog on Tuesday!

The 2021/22 campaign is now behind us and Mikel Arteta’s side are now looking to strengthen in the summer transfer window, with a midfielder, a striker and a fullback all expected to arrive in north London. The likes of Nicolas Pepe, Hector Bellerin and Bernd leno have all been linked with a move away from the club as technical director Edu looks to continue the Gunners’ rebuild.

A number of high-profile players have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, from Gabriel Jesus to Serge Gnabry.

With that in mind, sit back and let football.london keep you posted with the latest from the Emirates.

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Aaron Catterson-Reid

Morata blow

Alvaro Morata is reportedly not enthusiastic about a potential move to Arsenal this summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks.

Alvaro Morata is reportedly a target for Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop / Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Zinchenko twist

As per our sister title The Manchester Evening New, Manchester City will have to convince Olexandr Zinchenko that he will play more regularly next season if they are to fend off interest from Arsenal.

The 25-year-old played just 1047 minutes in the Premier League last term, with Portuguese international Joao Cancelo preferred at left-back.

Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Image: Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City / Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Ruiz price

RAI journalist Ciro Venerato has claimed that Arsenal and Manchester United are battling it out to sign Napoli maestro Fabian Ruiz.

“De Laurentiis would like to give away Fabian Ruiz, valued at € 30m (£ 25m),” he said.

“And, on him are Arsenal and Manchester United.”

Arsenal reportedly battling United for Fabian Ruiz transfer amid £ 25m valuation. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro / Getty Images) (Image: Francesco Pecoraro / Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Mourinho’s Maitland-Niles message

AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho has sent a message to Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles with the Englishman’s loan move coming to an end.

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Writing on Instagram, Mourinho said: “We will miss you. One of us.”

Ainsley Maitland-Niles witnessed Jose Mourinho’s apparent meltdown. (Image: Matteo Ciambelli / DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Tierney revelation

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney has opened up about his recent knee injury.

Speaking to the Sun, he said: “We played Wolves at home in February and I felt something in my knee in the first half.

“I told the physios and we tested it. But it was fine and it also wasn’t that sore. I carried on playing for Arsenal, then reported for Scotland duty and played twice with no problems. I came back completely fine. Then I was doing some leg exercises in the gym and my left knee clicked.

“I instinctively felt it wasn’t right and that I should probably go for a scan.”

Kieran Tierney will miss Scotland’s clash against Ukraine. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images) (Image: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Zinchenko interest

Arsenal transfer guru Charles Watts has confirmed that the north London side are interested in signing Manchester City defender Olexandr Zinchenko.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: “This is a really interesting one, now Arsenal are interested in Oleksandr Zinchenko.

“Certainly from people you speak to up in the north, in and around Manchester City, there has been interest expressed by Arsenal in Zinchenko.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Image: Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City / Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Luke Thrower

Clement Lenglet interest

Arsenal are interested in a move for Barcelona center-back Clement Lenglet, according to Sport.

The Frenchman is said to be excluded from Xavi’s plans for the future, while the Gunners are joined by a host of other interested teams.

Spurs target Clement Lenglet in action for Barcelona (Image: (Photo by Alex Caparros / Getty Images))

Luke Thrower

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