Arsenal report and transfers overview: Fresh Moises Caicedo twisting, Declan Rice deal done and Romeo Lavia battle

Arsenal report and transfers overview: Fresh Moises Caicedo twisting, Declan Rice deal done and Romeo Lavia battle

Kai Havertz is no longer the only confirmed Arsenal summer signing, as Jurrien Timber’s £34.2 million transfer was disclosed on Friday.

The Gunners will now devote their full attention to assuring the completion of Declan Rice’s £105 million transfer to the club. football.london understands that Arsenal hope to announce the transfer before departing for their preseason tour of the United States.

Once Rice joins Timber and Havertz as a confirmed arrival, additional incomings are still possible, but Moises Caicedo’s signing appears to be impossible. Chelsea are the clear frontrunners for his signature, with Liverpool and Arsenal also intrigued, but both clubs have suffered a significant setback due to the player’s decision.

Therefore, keep an eye on today’s diary as we bring you the most recent Arsenal transfer news LIVE from the Emirates Stadium!

Ramsey is back in Cardiff

It has been confirmed that former Arsenal favorite Aaron Ramsey has returned to Cardiff City.

In 2008, the Welshman departed the Bluebirds for the Gunners. He spent eleven years in north London prior to joining Juventus in 2019.

Cardiff has now proclaimed his return.

Change in Premier League officials

Sam Wallace reports that referee Mikel Dean has resigned from his duties in the Premier League.

Next season will mark the conclusion of the legendary official’s 28-year career as a professional English football official.

Caicedo turn

According to reports, Brighton believes Caicedo is worth £100 million. Matt Law, a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, told the London is Blue podcast that discussions are ongoing between the two clubs, but a deal will not be finalized fast.

Caicedo is rumored to have ‘committed himself to Chelsea’ despite Liverpool’s rekindled interest. Ben Jacobs reports that Arsenal could pursue Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia if Thomas Party departs the club this summer.

The Belgian has been strongly linked with a transfer away from the Saints, with Liverpool and Chelsea also reportedly interested.

Rice in motion

New Arsenal recruit Declan Rice was enthusiastic about joining the club. He stated on the club’s website, “Over the past few seasons, I’ve been observing Arsenal’s progression. Not last season, but the season before, they finished fifth, but you could see Mikel’s influence on their manner of play. With the exception of Manchester City, the previous season was a resounding success, with virtually every team being obliterated.

“With Mikel and how he works, the squad, how young everyone is, the energy around the club, and the challenge of bringing Arsenal back to where they belong, all of these things mean a great deal to me. I am aware that this is exactly what the supporters want. As a player, I’ve arrived here with a strong desire to achieve greater success and devote my best years at this great club.”

Edu enthusiasm

Edu shares Arteta’s enthusiasm over Rice’s decision to join Arsenal. Declan is a player with tremendous talent and a demonstrated track record at both the club and international levels, he said. This transfer has been the result of a large team endeavor and a well-defined strategy, and we are thrilled that Declan will be joining us.

Declan is a young, high-quality international player who will be a wonderful addition to our team. He fits in perfectly with our strategy of putting young, talented players at the core of our club.

It’s fantastic that Declan will join Mikel, our coaches, and his new colleagues in advance of the upcoming season.

Arteta’s initial remarks on Rice…

Mikel Arteta has revealed the record-breaking transfer of Declan Rice from West Ham to Arsenal. In an interview with the club’s official website, the manager of the Arsenal stated, “We are thrilled that Declan will be joining us. He is a tremendously talented athlete who has been performing at a high level in the Premier League and for England for several seasons.

Declan brings unquestionable excellence to the club, and he is an exceptional talent with the potential for great success here. Declan has extensive Premier League experience despite being only 24 years old.

As we’ve all witnessed, he recently won a European trophy while captaining a very strong West Ham squad. The responsibility and role he has assumed have been very remarkable, and we are thrilled to have him join us.”

Holding proposal

The Athletic reports that Arsenal has received a €2.5 million (£2.1 million) offer from Besiktas for defender Rob Holding. The Gunners are anticipated to reject the Turkish club’s offer, as the price is well below what the club would be willing to accept. The current contract for Holding at the Emirates Stadium runs until 2024, with an option for an additional year.

Timber claim

Jurrien Timber is likely to be a valuable addition to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad based on his comments regarding his finest position. In an interview with club media, he was asked about his preferable position, to which he responded, “It doesn’t matter to me.

“I consider myself fortunate to be able to play as a central defender, a right full-back, and occasionally in the midfield. So, I believe that is a positive quality that I must retain.

“I simply enjoy Arsenal’s style of play, which is somewhat comparable to Ajax’s, and I prefer to play from the back. “I see a lot of similarities between Arsenal and Ajax, especially in their desire to play.”

Bellingham sends Rice message

Declan Rice was congratulated by Jude Bellingham on his transfer from West Ham to Arsenal. Among the thousands of admirers who liked and commented on the 24-year-old’s post, the Real Madrid star received the most likes within the first hour.

Reece James, John Terry, and Mason Mount extended their congratulations as well, with Mount writing, “Special journey, special player.” Matty Cash, The F2, and the official England football account all contributed emoticons as well.

Arsenal’s prospects of signing Moises Caicedo from Brighton appear to have been dealt a devastating blow.

Throughout the last month, London rivals Chelsea have been in negotiations with Brighton for Caicedo, and it appears that significant progress has been made, which is terrible news for the Gunners.

The most recent development involves Caicedo making a monumental decision, which could result in Arsenal abandoning all remaining interest.

Arsenal report and transfers overview: Fresh Moises Caicedo twisting, Declan Rice deal done and Romeo Lavia battle