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Arsenal chiefs reportedly still support Mikel Arteta and believe the “Covid chaos engulfing the club” is the main reason for their poor start to the season.
The Mail claims there is acceptance from the club’s senior officers that pre-season preparations have been hit by Covid-related issues, which has resulted in Arteta not being able to put together his strongest squad to date.
Arteta “still has the immediate support of the Arsenal hierarchy” at present.
The Chiefs will also keep the checkbook open for more new arrivals in the final few days of the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will let captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave if he wants to leave and they get the right offer for him this summer.
The Telegraph claims Aubameyang remains a big part of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s plans but is no longer considered ‘indispensable’.
With two years remaining on his deal, it may be a good time to cash in, as Manchester City and Barcelona are reportedly interested.
Finally, Tottenham held talks with Arsenal target Houssem Al-Aawar, according to reports.
The Lyon attacking midfielder has been closely linked to Arsenal in the last two summer transfer window, but it now looks like they could miss out on their arch-rival.
Al-Awar, 23, has two years left on his Ligue 1 contract and is said to want to evaluate all his options before deciding what to do.
And Tottenham held informal talks with their representatives, according to Sky Sports News.