Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Arteta ‘pushing for Rabiot’, Mudryk LATEST with club open to January move LATEST

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Arsenal are open to signing a new centre-forward to ensure their title bid is not left in tatters after Gabriel Jesus’ knee injury.

Coach Mikel Arteta said: “It’s a big blow for us, obviously. He’s a very important player: he’s brought something very different to the team and it’s impossible to replace him.

“But we have other players, other alternatives and we will try to solve that. The transfer window is another possibility.

“I think [Jesus] he’s a great player but Eddie [Nketiah] It has awesome features to play the way we want it too.

“We have other alternatives that we can play [like Gabriel] Also in front of Martinelli.

“Today, we are a little short of the top spots but we are getting Emile [Smith Rowe] the back will be big.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal are “now in talks” with representatives of Shakhtar Donetsk and Mykhaylo Mudryk.

That’s according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, who reports that talks with Mudryk’s representatives are “easy,” but negotiations with Shakhtar are “much more difficult.”

Jacobs said: “Arsenal have made a move for Mudryk as they are now in talks with Shakhtar and Mudryk’s representatives.

“Talks with Mudryk’s representatives are easy, because Mudryk wants Arsenal; Negotiations with Shakhtar are much tougher.”

And Arsenal hope to sign Juventus star Adrien Rabiot in January instead of the summer.

Rabiot rose to prominence at the 2022 World Cup as he helped France reach the final, where they missed a huge penalty shoot-out against Argentina.

The Gunners have shown an interest in the midfielder amid uncertainty over his contract, with him available on a free transfer in June.

According to La Repubblica, the north Londoners are “ready” to take the 27-year-old off the Bianconi’s hands next month.

Finally, Arsenal’s Cedric Soares’ wages could scupper a loan move to Fulham next month, writes SunSport’s Jack Rosser.

The Cottagers have held talks with Cedric’s representatives over a move to West London next month with keen manager Marco Silva.

But the right-back’s wages of around £75,000 a week are proving to be a stumbling block.

So far no official approach has been made with the Gunners, and Arteta is also yet to decide whether to sanction the Portugal international’s departure.

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