8am Arsenal news: Calero could replace Holding, Gunners fans desperate for Barca’s Dembele, Kokcu wows Emirates scouts

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ARSENAL supporters desperate for Barcelona’s Tottenham tormentor Ousmane Dembele – while Fernando Calero could be the man to replace injured defender Rob Holding.


Thursday January 01, 1970

Read all this and more gossip, plus the latest transfer news, from the Emirates.


Thursday January 01, 1970

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Read this and more with the latest news, gossip and updates from the Emirates Stadium.

MAKE HIM OUR MANE GUNNER

ARSENAL fans are desperate for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele to sign after his wonder goal against Tottenham.

The France star was reportedly been fined after turning up late for Barca training – but it was Spurs defenders who were punished when the 21-year-old weaved through for the opener in a 1-1 Champions League draw.


Thursday January 01, 1970

HOLDING OUT FOR A LERO

ARSENAL are reportedly targeting Real Valladolid star Fernando Calero to help ease their defensive worries.

Unai Emery is desperate to strengthen his backline next month after Rob Holding was ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring himself last week in the draw at Manchester United.

WHAT LUC YOU CALLED ME

LUCAS TORREIRA revealed a phone call from Unai Emery at the beginning of the season persuaded him to join Arsenal.

Torreira has been an essential part of Emery’s team in the last 11 games, as his performances at the heart of midfield have impressed Arsenal fans.

GUNNERS EYE TRANSFER CU

ARSENAL sent scouts to watch highly-rated youngster Orkun Kokcu make his senior debut for Feyenoord on the weekend.

SunSport reported earlier this month that a whole host of top-clubs were pining for his signature.

GAZ UNDER FIRE IF HE SAYS ‘ARSENAL’

NEW AC Milan chief Ivan Gazidis could be fined £90 every time he mentions his former club Arsenal.

Reports say the the South African-born businessman faces the bizarre penalty – but will also be told to run the Serie A club like he did the Gunners.

RAMSEY REPLACEMENT?

ARSENAL are the latest club to have put tabs on Houssem Aouar as they look for a potential replacement for departing Aaron Ramsey.

The Lyon midfielder is a wanted man across Europe thanks to his impressive form of late, but Arsenal want to have first refusal on the hotshot as they look to fill a void.

NO MESSI BREAK UP

ARSENAL’S hopes of signing Ousmane Dembele looked to have been scuppered – by Lionel Messi.

The North London side were hoping to make a move for the French star, but Dembele’s team-mates seem to be trying to put Arsenal off him.

PEP’S WATCHING

MANCHESTER CITY have joined Arsenal in pursuit of Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.