Ozil, Kolasinac not mentally ready to play - Emery

Posted July 30, 2019

Gabriel Martinelli may have already joined from Ituano, yet at 18 years of age, the Brazilian teenager is one for the future.

He is expected to have a medical with Arsenal this week after they agreed a club-record £72m fee with Lille.

Indeed, Ceballos ranked first for key passes (14), successful dribbles (19) and successful final third passes (144) at the U21 Euros as the competition granted the youngster the opportunity to really showcase his potential.

"Gunners will pay him €80M to #Lille".

Meanwhile, it is believed Arsenal are interested in signing Lille winger Nicolas Pepe - with reports in France suggesting a deal could be struck for the Ivory Coast global as early as Tuesday.

Despite working with a limited transfer budget this summer, Arsenal look on course to complete what could be the most expensive signing by any Premier League club in this window. He only has a year left on his contract so he should be available at a reasonable price.

And Emery will be hoping Arsenal's latest big-money acquisition, Pepe, gels quickly with the prolific duo as Arsenal plot a return to the top four.

A new week, but the same old Kieran Tierney stories doing the rounds as the speculation continues around the future of our left-back. Herein is the issue, however.

And with Arsenal perhaps only really needing a short-term solution at the back with William Saliba set to come in in a year's time, the deal could well suit all parties. It's one centre back, one midfielder and one winger and we are going to [try] to do that.

The Gunners then kick off their Premier League campaign away to Newcastle United on August 11 before hosting Burnley.

Substitute Moussa Dembele scored twice as Lyon came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in London on Sunday.

The Gunners never got close to the $100 million valuation Crystal Palace wanted for Wilfried Zaha, but it is clear that Emery wants a speedy winger to link up with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in attack.

Mohamed Elneny has been linked with a move recently so perhaps Emery has lined-up Khedira as a replacement?