GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS,
Arsenal star Granit Xhaka has reportedly opened talks with Roma over a shock transfer to link up with Jose Mourinho.
The Gunners finished the season in eighth meaning the Emirates outfit will be without European football for the first time in over two decades.
And Arteta is expected to oversee a mass exodus from north London with the likes of David Luiz, 34, already confirmed to be leaving.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has now claimed that Xhaka is among the players with offers to quit Arsenal this summer.
The report adds that former Tottenham boss Mourinho is a fan and has already begun talks to bring the Swiss international with him to Roma.
A return to the Bundesliga where Xhaka spent four years at Borussia Monchengladbach has also been mooted.
Meanwhile, Eddie Nketiah is reportedly wanted by Brighton.
And that could spark a swap deal involving highly-rated Gunners target Yves Bissouma, 24.
Latest Brighton claims Graham Potter is targeting a move for Nketiah, 21, in order to prevent another season battling relegation.
The likes of Danny Welbeck and Neil Maupay failed to hit the target regularly, forcing Brighton to scrap for their top-flight status for the entire campaign.
Nketiah is facing a bleak future at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette set to stay put.
Fellow youngster Folarin Balogun has also signed a new deal under the premise of more first-team football.
And finally, Real Betis are looking to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin this summer, according to reports.
The Spanish right-back, 26, is set to be sold this summer with boss Mikel Arteta looking to move on from a host of big-name stars.
Bellerin is joined by the likes of Bernd Leno and Matteo Guendouzi on Arteta’s list, with the Gunners looking to raise about £35million in transfer funds.
Now Bellerin – Arsenal’s current longest-serving player – is a target for boyhood club Real Betis.
The LaLiga side want to sign the full-back initially on a loan deal with a view to buy, say reports in Spain.