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Arsenal transfer round

May 29, 2024

With less than a week of the transfer window remaining, Arsenal need to decide whether to further invest in their squad and whether to cut ties with fringe players

Arsenal's draw with Fulham on Saturday may tempt the club to revisit what they might need in the transfer market this summer.

Mikel Arteta's side were a goal and a man up heading into the closing stages against the Cottagers, only for Joao Palhinha to turn home a late equaliser. The result means the Gunners have lost their perfect league record after earlier wins against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.

Kai Haverz, Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber and David Raya have all arrived this summer, though Timber will be out for a while through injury. There could yet be more ins and outs, though, and here are the latest lines from North London.

Former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia has emerged as a transfer option for Arsenal, according to Mundo Deportivo (via The Sun). The centre-back, who can also fill in at full-back, is already known to Mikel Arteta from the manager's time on Pep Guardiola's staff at City.

A move for the Spanish international could be seen as an acceptance Arsenal need more defensive cover after Jurrien Timber's injury. The Dutch international faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an ACL injury sustained in the first league game of the season.

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The main obstacle is likely to be Barca boss Xavi. He is said to be reluctant to part ways with Garcia, who played 24 times as the Catalan club won La Liga last season.

Folarin Balogun is set for a Monaco medical ahead of a permanent move to the Ligue 1 side. That's according to The Mail, who report the fee for the American striker at £38.5m.

Balogun scored 22 goals for Ligue 1 side Reims last season, helping them cruise to safety despite losing star man Hugo Ekitike. He's now set for a return to France, and to a Monaco side who finished sixth last season.

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Monaco have also appointed a new manager, with former Borussia Monchengladbach boss Adi Hutter taking the reins. Balogun is set to become one of several ex-Premier League players to join this summer, after Denis Zakaria and Mohammed Salisu.

Former Arsenal target Ivan Fresneda is set for a move, but not to the Premier League. The right-back is poised to leave Valladolid for Sporting CP after the Spanish club's relegation from La Liga.

Barcelona had also explored a move for the youngster, who has been capped by Spain at under-20 level. However, they appear to have turned their attentions to Joao Cancelo instead.

According to The Athletic, Sporting will pay an initial £7m for the right-back, with more in potential add-ons. Fresneda would be succeeding former Arsenal man Hector Bellerin, who left Lisbon earlier this summer.

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