Good morning Gunners fans
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is closing in on a loan move to Barcelona.
Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal are happy to let their misfit captain go to Spain.
However, Barca cannot meet Aubameyang’s wages and are hoping to negotiate a lower pay package.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are reportedly set for a £32million battle with Arsenal over Aston Villa star Douglas Luiz.
The Mail claims Antonio Conte is a big fan of the Brazilian midfielder, who has just 18 months left on his Villa contract.
Arsenal are believed to be exploring a late deadline day swoop for Luiz, 23.
But the Samba star, who has nine caps for his country, could end up at rivals Spurs instead.
Elsewhere, Arsenal are reportedly set to make a stunning deadline day swoop for Alvaro Morata.
The former Chelsea flop has been contacted by Mikel Arteta over a loan move, claims AS.
And Morata is ready to return to England after Juventus splashed out on Dusan Vlahovic – ironically Arsenal’s top target this month.
Finally, Tottenham’s signing of Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur means it is likely that Arthur Melo will remain where he is.
Arsenal have been in talks with the midfielder throughout January and were hoping to finalise a deal in the final few days of the window.
However, it is now unlikely that Juventus will let him leave on loan.