Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Thursday, November 11.
Arsenal interested in Adams
According to a report from German news outlet SportBILD, RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams is wanted by Arsenal.
The 22-year-old has just less than four years remaining on his contract with the German club, and has a €40million (£32m) release clause in his deal, according to the report.
The article claims that a host of Leipzig players, including Adams, are looking to use Leipzig as a ‘springboard’ for moves elsewhere, with the likes of Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano both moving on from the Red Bull Arena in recent summers.
Adams has featured 13 times for Leipzig in all competitions this season, but the USA international is yet to find the back of the net.
Vlahovic stance revealed
Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic in recent days, but according to Daily Express reporter Ryan Taylor, Tottenham are the only club showing a serious interest in signing the Serbian.
Vlahovic’s contract in Florence is due to expire at the end of next season, with the Serbia international apparently turning down an extension offer from the Italian club recently.
Goal journalist Charles Watts echoed what Taylor said, saying: “Lots of talk about Vlahovic and Arsenal. My understanding of the situation is there have been no negotiations and he is not a target.
“Signing a forward clearly will be high on the agenda next summer, but as it stands he is not one they are looking at.”
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Cole lauds Smith Rowe
Ashley Cole has lauded Emile Smith Rowe for his recent performances for Arsenal and thinks his qualities are beginning to show consistently.
Smith Rowe has scored in his last three matches for the Gunners and his superb form has seen him receive his first call-up to the England senior squad this week.
Now, Cole, when speaking to Sky Sports about the 21-year-old, was full of praise from what he has seen this season.
“He’s one of Arsenal’s biggest and better players this season alone and last season,” the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender said.
“I think his hard work and dedication, and of course qualities, has paid off. He’s got the opportunity now to go up with the senior team and knowing the boy that he is, with that mentality, will not change.
“Very humble kid. Willing to learn and listen. I will keep saying it, willing to develop and trying to be the top player. I think it’s well deserved and hopefully we can get a few more from this group going up because they all deserve it.”
Source by Football London