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IT's all systems go for on the transfer front for Arsenal with just days left in the window!

Nicolas Pepe has already had his first Gunners training session and Kieran Tierney looks set to follow before the close of the window – but Philippe Coutinho has become a surprise target ahead of Thursday's deadline.

Follow ALL of the latest Arsenal news and gossip below…

  • ARSENAL have reportedly agreed personal terms with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.

    It is thought to be a loan move which could become a permanent £40million deal.

  • LAURENT KOSCIELNY has been blasted by Arsenal fans after he delivered yet another dig at the club he walked out on.

    The French defender completed a £4.6million move to Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux after nine years service with the Gunners.

    But things ended on the sourest of terms for the club captain after he went AWOL for their pre-season tour of America.

    Koscielny angered the club after refusing to join the rest of his team-mates to push through a move back home.

    And just hours after the deal was rubber-stamped, Koscielny angered Arsenal fans still further.

    A clip showing him ripping off the Arsenal shirt and tossing it away to reveal the Bordeaux version was never going to go down well.

    Writing on Twitter, Robert Magee posted: “No respect for Arsenal here.”

    Marc wrote that it was “the most disrespectful s*** I’ve ever seen”, while another Gooner posted that it was “disgusting” and “absolutely disgraceful”.

  • MESUT OZIL could be about to make a sensational move to DC United to replace Wayne Rooney.

    In one of the more surprising deals to get over the line this summer, Rooney has agreed to join Championship side Derby as player-coach in January.

    And now, according to respected US journalist Steven Goff, Ozil could be the marquee name replacing the former England star over in the US.

    Goff reports that: “One of Ozil's reps will meet with DCU officials next week in Washington.”

    Any deal would likely see the former Germany international stay at the Emirates until January before making the switch to the MLS.

    And Ozil, 30, would be the marquee-name signing the DC United fans would expect following Rooney's departure back to England.

    Earning around £350,000-a-week, plying his trade in the US is one of few places clubs could afford to pay that astronomical amount.

  • BORDEAUX have rubbed it in for Arsenal by unveiling ex-Gunner Laurent Koscielny in a shirt-changing tweet.

  • WITH just two days remaining until the end of the transfer window, here's our guide to the main contenders for an Arsenal move.


    After Laurent Koscielny went on strike and now looks to have secured a move to Bordeuax, Unai Emery is desperate to shore up his defence. But the Gunners have reportedly had a £50m bid rejected by RB Leipzig for the centre-half as they are said to want youngster Emile Smith-Rowe in return.


    The Gunners have been locked in transfer talks with Celtic for weeks but were recently handed a boost when SunSport revealed the Hoops have lined up Brentford's Rico Henry as a replacement for the wing-back.


    Ex-Liverpool man Coutinho has been linked with a move back to the Premier League all summer after failing to hit form at the Nou Camp. The Brazilian has been linked with most clubs in the top six but L'Equipereported earlier today he had agreed to join the Gunners on loan.


    The Barcelona centre-half had a complicated season last year by his own admission and has been linked with a move to North London all summer as a result. But Gunners' fans hopes were recently dashed when the Frenchman flew out to Miami with the Barcelona squad as part of their pre-season tour.


    After Juventus bagged Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax, Rugani's chance of game time in Turin next season took a knock and given Arsenal's huge defensive woes the North Londoners were inevitably linked. And fans were also desperate for Rugani to sign so they could see more of his stunning partner Michela.

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