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MESUT OZIL has declared he will stay at Arsenal next season, insisting: "I'll decide when I go, not others!"

Meanwhile Arsene Wenger was reportedly offered the chance to replace struggling boss Quique Setien at Barcelona.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here...

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    JET SETTERS

    Mesut Ozil is enjoying some family time away from London.

    The Germany international, 31, has headed to Turkey with wife Amine and their daughter Eda.

    He posted a picture with the caption: “First vacay with my little princess.”

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    First vacay with my little princess ❤🇹🇷

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    ARSENAL WAGES

    Here is a breakdown of how much the Gunners earn.

    Imagine how much cash they would free up if they got rid of Mesut Ozil.

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    GOOD VIBES ONLY

    Bukayo Saka has been enjoying some sunshine away from the UK after helping Arsenal win the FA Cup.

    The Gunners winger shared pictures from the front of a boat in what looks like mediterranean seas.

    He captioned the image: “Good vibes only”

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    Good vibes only ! 🛥💙

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    FIND A HOUSS A HOME

    Arsenal have received a major transfer boost after Lyon sporting director Juninho admitted Houssem Aouar could leave this summer.

    The 22-year-old is one of the most highly-touted midfielders in Europe and is valued at £44million by the Ligue 1 side.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has admired the star for months and has been plotting a transfer swoop this window.

    Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Manchester City and Serie A champions Juventus are both also keen on signing the Frenchman.

    Juninho told RMC Sport: “Houssem Aouar? When you have great players in the squad, it is quite logical that other bigger teams with greater economic power come to seek the players.

    “There is a risk of losing important players. If we lose important players, I have already spoken with the president, we will have the right to balance the workforce.”

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    NOU THANK YOU

    Arsene Wenger TURNED DOWN the chance to replace Quique Setien as Barcelona manager, according to reports.

    The legendary former Arsenal manager was urged to end his football exile with a dream appointment at the Nou Camp.

    But according to Sport he wasn’t interested.

    The report seems strange, especially given how keen Wenger was to get back into management after he left Arsenal at the end of the 2017-18 season.

    According to the Catalan publication, he wasn’t impressed with their long-term structure, while the club are looking to hire midfield legend Xavi, but can’t hire him until 2021.

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    MORE OZIL

    The German added: “Everyone was fine with a deferral while there was so much uncertainty – I would have been OK to take a bigger share – and then a cut if required, once the football and financial outlook was clearer.

    “But we were rushed into it without proper consultation.

    “For anyone in this situation, you have a right to know everything, to understand why it is happening and where the money is going.

    “But we didn't get enough details, we just had to give a quick decision.

    “It was far too quick for something so important and there was a lot of pressure.”

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    ZIL BY MOUTH

    Mesut Oil has revealed he rejected Arsenal's coronavirus pay cut as it was “rushed” – and reckons that's why he has been dropped.

    The club's highest-paid player, on £350,000-per-week, was slated after he refused to take a 12.5 per cent wage cut in April.

    The German star was one of just three Arsenal players to reject the club's proposal.

    Ozil has now insisted he did not sign on the dotted line as it was “far too quick” to make such an important decision.

    He told The Athletic: “As players, we all wanted to contribute.

    “But we needed more information and many questions were unanswered.”

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    NO MES-SING

    Mesut Ozil has insisted he will stay at Arsenal until the end of his contract next season, and declared his intention to fight his way back into Mikel Arteta's starting XI.

    Ozil told The Athletic: “My position is clear. I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club.

    “Situations like these will never break me, they only make me stronger.

    “I showed in the past that I can come back into the team and I will show it again.”

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    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Yesterday was busy and HOT!

    At Arsenal it emerged they will be offered Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero by Juventus in a sensational swap deal for Alexandre Lacazette.

    The North Londoners were also dealt a Dani Ceballos blow with Real Madrid now 'wanting to KEEP the midfielder' after his stunning form.

    It was also reported Arsenal ‘must pay Thomas Partey over £200,000-a-week’ after reportedly meeting his £45m Atletico Madrid release clause in full.

    Across London, Chelsea joined the Gunners in the chase for Joelson Fernandes after Mikel Arteta’s side had a £29m bid 'rejected by Sporting Lisbon'.

    And Arsenal are also said to have offered Roma Lucas Torreira in a swap deal for midfielder Amadou Diawara.

    Away from transfers, Bernd Leno married his new wife Sophie in a beautiful ceremony as the pair posed for plush wedding snaps.

    Reports also emerged suggesting Arsenal and Liverpool fans ‘will NOT be allowed to attend the Community Shield with plans for test event SCRAPPED’.

    And finally, Premier League clubs are to share an extra £170m for this season – after clubs delayed paying off the Covid-19 TV rebate.

    Domestic and overseas broadcasters forced Prem clubs to agree to a repayment of around £330m for the three-month shutdown.

    This was despite the League resuming in June and being completed last month.

    It was initially anticipated that £170m would have to be paid from this season’s planned income, a significant blow to clubs who face starting next term behind closed doors.

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    YOU'VE BEEN DAN – ICYMI

    Dani Ceballos could be recalled by Real Madrid next season, according to reports.

    The Spaniard was one of Arsenal’s star players last season, but uncertainty still lingers over his future.

    According to FourFourTwo, the midfielder may be included in Zindine Zidane’s plans next summer and told to report for duties in the Spanish capital.

    It would mark a huge blow for Mikel Arteta, who is looking forward to using Ceballos in his team next season and will leave a hole in the Gunners’ midfield.

    It remains unconfirmed what Real will do with Ceballos next season though, with Arsenal needing to convince Real that he is better off with them next term – and quick.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    DOM THE UP

    Arsenal have been handed a boost in their bid to sign Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, according to reports.

    AC Milan were said to be leading the race for the RB Salzburg star but they have dropped out of the race for his signature, according to Milan News.

    Milan had been leading the pack because of the expected arrival of Ralf Rangnick as manager.

    But the Italians have done a U-turn and because Rangnick was a big Szoboszlai fan, the Serie A side have now turned their attention elsewhere.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    While the money is still due to be paid, the 20 clubs voted not to claw back any cash for this term.

    Instead, repayments will now be paid over the next two seasons in a boost to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

    That will save champions Liverpool an estimated £21m for their cash-hit 2019-20 accounts, meaning Jurgen Klopp’s side will bank around £174m for the campaign.

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    CASHFLOW RELIEF – ICYMI

    Premier League clubs are to share an extra £170m for this season – after clubs delayed paying off the Covid-19 TV rebate.

    Domestic and overseas broadcasters forced Prem clubs to agree to a repayment of around £330m for the three-month shutdown.

    This was despite the League resuming in June and being completed last month.

    It was initially anticipated that £170m would have to be paid from this season’s planned income, a significant blow to clubs who face starting next term behind closed doors…

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    GIFT OF THE GAB

    Arsenal are serious about signing Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports.

    Athletic journalist David Ornstein speaking on AskOrnstein said: “Arsenal’s interest is credible.

    “They do like him a lot.

    “He’s been high up on their scouting reports for a long time now and it would be a deal potentially that Mikel Arteta would like to do to bolster Arsenal’s defence.”

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    WHAT THE EL

    Turkish side Trabzonspor are in advanced talks with Arsenal over midfielder Mohamed Elneny, according to reports.

    The Egyptian international spent last season on loan at fellow Super Lig club Besiktas but could turn out for their rivals next season, according to Turkish outlet Asist Analiz.

    Trabzonspor boss Eddie Newton is keen to add Elneny to his squad for next season, and both clubs are in talks over a loan deal.

    The Turkish side have reportedly already agreed personal terms with the 28-year-old.

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    COUT US OUT

    Arsenal have reportedly parked their interest in Philippe Coutinho.

    The Gunners have been linked with the Brazilian for months but he is not a player they are actively pursuing now, according to the Athletic journalist David Ornstein.

    Speaking on his YouTube show AskOrnstein, he said: “We know that Arsenal have been offered Coutinho in the past and quite possibly recently.

    “We also don’t know how this window will develop, things can change at any moment.

    “But, as things stand, it’s not a player that they are pursuing.”

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    IT'S IN THE GAME

    FIFA 21 have announced a huge new Ultimate Team overhaul.

    The game will be released by EA Sports on October 9 and fans are set to see some substantial changes from previous editions.

    Fitness cards have been AXED.

    Ultimate Team fans have traditionally had to play solo but now EA have introduced an online co-op mode.

    And no longer will players be rewarded for playing more matches.

    A new cap is being introduced in FIFA 21 which limits matches that count towards rank at 40.

    Extra games will only help you gain more skill points or Champions points.

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    PAIN IN THE AOUARS

    Lyon director Juninho has admitted there's a risk Arsenal target Houssem Aouar could leave this summer.

    The 22-year-old midfielder is valued at around £42million by the French side and Juninho is aware money talks.

    Asked by RMC Sport about Aouar’s future, the Lyon chief responded: “When you have great players in the squad, it is quite logical that other bigger teams with greater economic power come to seek the players.

    “There is a risk of losing important players.

    “If we lose important players, I have already spoken with the president, we will have the right to balance the workforce.”

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh

    SWAP DIA-L

    Arsenal are interested in swapping Roma's Amadou Diawara for Lucas Torreira, according to reports.

    The Serie A side have already signed Chelsea winger Pedro on a free and could enter new negotiations with the Gunners, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

    It is said Arsenal have targeted Diawara and could propose a swap with former Sampdoria midfielder Torreira.

    The newspaper highlights the good relationship between the clubs as a positive sign.

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    FOR RICHER FOR POORER

    Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno posted cute weeding pictures after he tied the knot with his partner Sophie Christin.

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    Mr&Mrs Leno 💍❤️

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    GO ON MY 'SON

    Chelsea and Manchester City have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Portuguese prodigy Joelson Fernandes, according to reports.

    The Sporting Lisbon starlet, 17, has been dubbed the next Cristiano Ronaldo due to his phenomenal wing-wizardry.

    Under-17 international Joelson made his Primeira Liga debut for Sporting in June and has a £41million release clause in his contract.

    Arsenal have just had a second offer of £29m turned down by Sporting officials after failing with an £18m opening bid.

    The Gunners are expected to test the Lisbon club’s resolve with an improved offer later this week, with boss Mikel Arteta eager to land the teenager.

    But reports in Portugal claim both Chelsea and City have contacted Joelson’s advisor Kia Joorabchian to discuss potential deals.

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    WAGE BILLS

    Here is how much the world's top clubs pay their players.

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    PART WITH CASH

    Arsenal will reportedly have to stump up over £200,000-a-week in wages to land Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

    The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed on his Ask Ornstein podcast that it is his understanding the Gunners will have to pay a handsome salary to the Ghanaian midfielder, if he arrives at the Emirates.

    Mikel Arteta’s side will have to meet Atleti’s £45million release clause to broker a deal.

    The FA Cup winners have made Partey their No1 midfield target as they look to add depth to their options in the middle of the park.

    With Matteo Guendouzi jettisoned from the squad and likely to head for the exit, Arteta needs another central midfielder.

    On loan star Dani Ceballos is also yet to sort out his future but as it stands will head back to Real Madrid for next season.

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    TOR DE FORCE

    Arsenal are reportedly open to trading in Lucas Torreira for Roma's Amadou Diawara.

    The Italian side have been taken over by US billionaire Dan Friedkin and Gazzetta dello Sport claim they are very keen to continue their “excellent” relationship with the Gunners established by predecessor James Pallotta.

    Torreira hasn't started a match since January, was linked to a move back to Serie A last summer and has stated it would be “for the best” if he left the Emirates.

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    KEEP SHIELDING

    Arsenal and Liverpool fans will reportedly not be allowed into Wembley for the Community Shield.

    The showpiece is due to take place in the capital on August 29.

    It was put forward as being the first game to allow supporters in since lockdown in March with the Government initially backing the idea.

    Now the Football Association has abandoned plans to use the clash between the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners as a test event.

    The decision is due to other pilot events in sports such as racing, snooker and cricket being cancelled.

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