Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates on Monday night, hoping to return to winning ways. The Gunners could only manage a goalless draw against Brighton and Hove Albion before the international break.
On that note, here's a look at the key Arsenal transfer stories as on 16th October 2021
Arsenal plotting January move for Juventus' Adrien Rabiot
The Gunners are closely monitoring the Frenchman's situation in Turin. Rabiot's current deal with Juventus expires in the summer of 2023, but the Bianconeri are likely to offload him next year. The Frenchman is not part of Massimiliano Allegri's plans, so the Serie A giants could let him leave for a suitable offer.
Arsenal are looking to continue their strategy of raiding top clubs in Europe for talents who are surplus to requirements. The Gunners want a decent partner for Thomas Partey in midfield, and have turned their attention to Rabiot.
Mikel Arteta believes the Frenchman would suit his tactics and find success in the Premier League. The Spaniard is eager to bring Rabiot to the Emirates, either in January or next summer.
The former PSG star has a wealth of experience, and is also immensely talented. Arsenal could do with a player of his calibre in their squad, despite his recent slump.
Rabiot has struggled to impress at Juventus, and his penchant of blowing hot and cold has pushed him down the pecking order. However, the Gunners are not deterred by his recent lack of form, and believe he has the ingredients to succeed at the Emirates.
Gunners renew interest in Brighton's Max Aarons
Arsenal have reignited their interest in Max Aarons, according to The Hard Tackle via Fichajes. The Gunners are looking to add an attacking right-back to their roster next year, and have zeroed in on the Norwich City star. The 21-year-old was linked with a move to the Emirates this summer.
Arsenal brought in Takehiro Tomiyasu over the summer to bolster their right-back option. The Japan international has hit the ground running at the Emirates. While he has been solid at the back, Tomiyasu has been short of adventure up front.
The Gunners have lacked penetration through the right side, so Arteta wants to address that by bringing in Aarons. The Englishman was valued at £25 million this summer, but could be available for a cut-price deal next year.
Arsenal planning to return for Tariq Lamptey
Arsenal are planning to return for Tariq Lamptey next year, according to The Hard Tackle via Fichajes. The Gunners have already signed Ben White from the Seagulls this year, but are looking to return next summer for Lamptey. The Englishman has been on Mikel Arteta's books for a while now.
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Arsenal are enticed by Lamptey's attacking desire and blistering pace. The Gunners want a right-back who would offer more in the final third, and have their sights on the 21-year-old.