Arsenal handed major transfer boost for Italy star as Mikel Arteta eyes shock Liverpool signing

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Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Tuesday, October 12.

Arsenal handed Belotti boost

According to Torino Granata, Torino would not be against selling Andrea Belotti in the January transfer window, with Arsenal said to be interested in the Italian’s services.

Belotti is out of contract next summer and is said to be keen on leaving Torino – with the Gunners supposedly interested in the striker.

The report from Italy claims that Torino would not be against selling Belotti to Arsenal in January as they look to avoid losing him on a free transfer in the summer.

However, it seems that there is a concern from the player’s point of view that it could scupper his chances of representing Italy at next year’s World Cup, with a starting spot in north London far from certain.

Arsenal want Oxlade-Chamberlain

According to The Sun, Arsenal are ‘plotting’ a shock move for Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old, who is currently out of favour at the Reds, represented the Gunners for six years between 2011 and 2017 before sealing a £35million move to Anfield.

Now, his former team-mate Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen on a reunion with Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has less than two years remaining on his contract on Merseyside.

The report claims that Arsenal are interested in an initial six-month loan deal for the English midfielder, with an option to buy him at the end of the season included in the terms.

Read the full story here.

Campbell lauds Watkins’ progress

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has lauded Ollie Watkins for the “unbelievable” strides he has made at Aston Villa over the past 12 months or so.

Watkins, who has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in recent days, joined Villa last summer and has established himself as a regular England international ever since and Campbell has now praised the 25-year-old striker.

He told talkSPORT: “Watkins has played really well, hasn’t he? I remember when I was at Macclesfield and he’s come via Exeter.

“He has done unbelievable. He then went to Brentford and now he is in the Premier League. I think he has earned his place (for England).”

Source by Football London

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