Arsenal are set to make an opening offer for Ruben Neves this week (Monday June 7) after the Wolves star told team-mates he wants to move to the Emirates, according to reports. Neves has emerged as a midfield target for Arsenal this summer. The Gunners could be looking for a replacement for Granit Xhaka.
Neves played an integral part in Wolves gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2018 and has been a regular in their three seasons in the top flight.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is clearly in the market for a midfielder this summer.
Brighton star Yves Bissouma and Sheffield United ace Sander Berge are also reported targets.
But it appears the north London club are edging towards a move for Neves.
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Arteta is hopeful a full pre-season with his squad can give a much-needed impact heading into the 2021/22 campaign.
Arteta said in May: “I’m sad because this club deserves to be delivered trophies and the Champions League. We haven’t managed that.
“It’s very challenging circumstances but we’ve tried to stick together and do our best. It’s not been enough.
“We have to be very critical of ourselves, of myself, and then prepare the best possible way for next season to take advantage of that.
“Hopefully we can have the pre-season that I haven’t had, and have time to work with those players and try to be a better team.”