Barcelona and Juventus make Aubameyang approach amid William Saliba’s Arsenal admission

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Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Saturday, January 28.

Aubameyang approach

According to The Athletic, Catalan giants Barcelona and Serie A outfit Juventus are both keen on signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this month.

The report claims that the Gunners have received official approaches from both clubs to sign the Gabon international on loan until the end of the current campaign.

Both teams want to bring him in on a temporary basis to bolster their attacking options, but it is reportedly unclear what the north Londoners will decide to do.

Aubameyang was stripped of his captaincy duties last month following a disciplinary breach.

Saliba admission

William Saliba has opened up about his rollercoaster time at Arsenal.

When asked if he had regrets about moving to the north London club, he told RMC Sport : “You don’t have to have them. There are things like that in football. There are difficult times. It’s not all rosy.

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“Even if it didn’t go well on a personal level, I take it as an experience. It gave me a stronger mentality.

“Before going to Arsenal, I said to myself that I was going to play, I was convinced I would, I wondered who I was going to play with. I then arrived, I didn’t play any games, I played with the Under-23s. It gave me a good slap.”

Read the full quotes here.

Turner ‘confirmed’

USA boss Gregg Berhalter has all but confirmed that Matt Turner will be signing for Arsenal.

football.london reported on Thursday that the north Londoners had agreed a deal to bring the talented goalkeeper to the Emirates Stadium this summer, with an initial fee of £4.5million agreed – leading to £7.5m with further bonuses.

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“[Turner] Went to Fairfield University, was undrafted out of college, now he’s playing with the national team and he’s headed to Arsenal,” Berhalter said.

“It’s just an amazing story and it’s all down to him, his work ethic, his belief in himself and his never-give-up attitude. It’s a great story and Matt is a great guy, a great teammate and we’re lucky to have him.

“Tonight was an example of where he did everything that he had to do. He was calm in all situations. Wasn’t tested much but was there when we needed him and he looked like a player that’s going to Arsenal, for sure.”

Read more here.

Source by Football London

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