Goonersden brings you news from top football news sites from the likes of ESPN, SkySport, Daily Mail, Daily Star and Metro… We also Analyse football, player, transfer and predict Arsenal starting line-up.
Arsenal are keeping tabs on promising Feyenoord youngster Orkun Kokcu, according to reports.
The 18-year-old is having a breakthrough season in the Dutch Eredivisie, featuring eight times in the league and scoring once.
Kokcu has already represented Turkey at under-21 level, despite playing for Holland youth previously.
As reported by the Mail , Feyenoord are bracing themselves for a bid for midfielder Kokcu after his decent start, and would struggle to turn down an offer in the region of £20 million.
The Gunners are intent on signing the best young talent as they continue their rebuild under Unai Emery .
Matteo Guendouzi has made a good impression since his arrival at the Emirates, while highly-rated William Saliba joins at the end of the season.
In addition the Gunners have also promoted Joe WIllock, Buyako Saka and Reiss Nelson from the academy set-up, and summer signing Gabriel Martinelli has bagged four goals in just a handful of appearances.
Part of Emery’s rebuild is to offload any deadwood at the club, with Mesut Ozil among those the Spaniard is trying to get shot of.
Ozil’s £350,000-per-week wages are a drain on Emery’s budget, and he does not see the 30-year-old as part of his first-team plans.
Arsenal are said to have opened talks with Fenerbahce over a potential loan deal from January.
The Turkish side were interested in obtaining Ozil’s services in the summer but pulled out of a deal due to not being able to fund a transfer.
However Arsenal are now prepared to part-pay some of Ozil’s salary just to get him off the wage bill.
Emery is also said to be eyeing a move for RB Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-Chan after his recent performance against Liverpool .
Hwang has plundered seven goals in 11 games this season – including two in the Champions League – and is being watched by clubs across Europe.