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Arsenal news: Gunners target sets timeline for transfer decision as Premier League plan new rule

The pressure is ramping up in the Premier League for Arsenal as the title run-in comes to a close but the Gunners may have received two pieces of good news for the future

by Tunae

The business end of the Premier League season has arrived and, for now, Arsenal sit atop the top-flight table.

Ensuring Spurs were unable to complete a dramatic comeback this past weekend sees the Gunners continue to hold their one-point advantage over Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side however, have one game in hand meaning there is no room for error in north London.

Mikel Arteta and co next face Bournemouth at the Emirates and will be undertaking every ounce of preparation to complete a successful end of the season. Arsenal play ahead of City this weekend so will be able to apply added pressure with a win.

With all of that said, Mirror Football takes a look at some of the lastest Arsenal news.

Youssouf Fofana speaks out on future

Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana, who has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal this summer, has revealed he will decide on his future in pre-season. The French international is hoping to earn a place in his nation’s EURO 2024 squad and wants to contribute in the tournament before making any decision.

The central midfielder is said to have drawn interest from the likes of PSG, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan in addition to Arsenal. Fofana is yet to speak about a possible departure with the club’s hierarchy.

“We haven’t yet spoken about it with the sporting director,” he said.

Youssouf Fofana celebrates after giving Monaco the lead

Youssouf Fofana celebrates after giving Monaco the lead (


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“He will allow me to finish the season so that there aren’t too many things in my head and if I then go to the Euros with the France national team, we will speak about it upon my return. We haven’t dwelt on it.”.

There could be one element that ensure he departs the Ligue 1 side. “Qualification for the Champions League could be important,’ the 25-year-old added.

“As I said, we haven’t dwelt on it. We’ll see what happens when we come back for pre-season.”

David Raya embraces title pressure

Despite his costly error against Tottenham, Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya is loving the pressure competing for the title has brought.

“I am!” said the Spaniard. “I like challenges and I don’t feel under pressure. I feel like that when things are pressure, in the way that you say, it’s an opportunity to show what you are capable of.

“I am really, really enjoying this challenge. Of course, it is massive winning this game – especially as it’s the north London derby.

David Raya speaks after Arsenal 1-0 Porto (4-2)

David Raya speaks after Arsenal 1-0 Porto (4-2) (


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‌“I know what it means to the fans, to the club, to the players and it’s incredible. The last few minutes was a little bit nervous for the fans, but we got the three points and that’s the most important thing.”


Premier League rule change agreed

Premier League side have agreed in principle to introduce a spending cap. The new financial rules are set to arrive for the 2025/26 season and will replace the current Profit and Sustainability rules.

Arsenal are believed to have voted in favour of the change. Manchester United, Man City and Aston Villa are reported to have voted against the rules while Chelsea abstained.

Original proposals would restrict clubs to not paying more than four-and-a-half times what the division’s bottom club earns from television rights. Based on last season, clubs could only spend £466million on squad costs.

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