1pm Arsenal news LIVE: Torreira injury update, Willian free transfer wanted, Stones £50m bid, Aubameyang ‘happy’ – The Sun
ARSENAL were 1-0 winners over West Ham as they kept their Champions League hopes alive.
And they are already looking into summer transfer targets such as Willian and John Stones.
But they will be without Lucas Torreira for at least eight weeks.
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THAT'S MY N'GOL
Billy Gilmour could one day become the new N’Golo Kante at the heart of Chelsea’s team.
So says team-mate Mason Mount who has been blown away by the midfielder’s mature performances in the past week.
Mount said: “He’s played in that holding role, where he’s been very good.
“Probably the holding role, he is very comfortable on the ball and he is very confident. That’s probably his best position.”
Arsenal are reportedly willing to pay United's £25million asking price for Chris Smalling.
The defender, who is currently on loan at Roma, is expected to leave Old Trafford permanently this summer.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has been linked with a move for the 30-year-old.
But Gazzette dello Sport suggests Arsenal are ready to make their move for Smalling.
Hector Bellerin has been struggling with an injury to his right groin since last month.
The Athletic claim the Gunners defender has been taking painkillers to manage the pain.
He suffered the injury in training before Arsenal's match against Newcastle on February 16.
It is reportedly painful for Bellerin to cross the ball.
AUBA THE MOON
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he is “happy” at Arsenal amid talks over extending his contract.
The Gunners striker, 30, will have just one year remaining on his contract at the end of the current season.
He told the Premier League: “I love the fans here and when I was younger I used to watch Arsenal because they had always great players, and yeah won trophies as well.
“So I think it's really a pleasure to be here. I'm really happy. I think that's the feeling.”
LAC OF HOPE
Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly held talks with Atletico Madrid ahead of a summer switch to Spain.
According to Soccer Link, Atletico chief Andrea Berta has personally spoke with the Arsenal ace.
After Lacazette's chat with the sporting director, he allegedly got in touch with international team-mate Antoine Griezmann to discuss the move.
The Frenchman will be strolling out of North London like…
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