On Monday night the BBC confirmed that Arsenal will complete two major deals this week, with more also in the pipeline.
Arsenal have been linked with tonnes of players this summer, but only Gabriel Martinelli has officially arrived thus far.
But that looks set to change with BBC reporter David Ornstein confirming on Monday night that Arsenal had reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the loan signing of midfielder Dani Ceballos and also that the club are set to sign William Saliba from St Etienne, with the teenage French defender set to move back to Ligue 1 on loan for the upcoming season.
We’ve covered the reports all summer that Arsenal were trying to sign William Saliba and it seems just a matter of time until the move is finalised.
Saliba is just 18 years old and only broke into the first team last season, but standing at 6ft 4’, he already posseses immense physical attributes that could help him settle in the Premier League. His stature combined with his calmness in possession has seen him draw comparisons to Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk who has perhaps become the world’s most valuable defender.
In Dani Ceballos, Arsenal will be signing a midfielder with plenty of ability.
As of yet, Arsenal have not replaced Ramsey, who was allowed to leave for free at the end of the season.
Much like Ramsey, Ceballos either features in central midfielder or as a number 10. He is well known for his impressive passing range, his ability to dribble through the lines and in a similar way to former Gunner Santi Cazorla, hold onto the ball with confidence despite a relatively small frame.
Arsenal are also expected to renew their bid to sign Wilfried Zaha. It is well documented that Zaha wants to leave Palace and according to the Independent, the Gunners are set to again test the water with a player plus cash bid.
Elsewhere the clubs attempt to sign Kieren Tierney appears to have hit an impasse, according to The Telegraph and the club may look elsewhere for a new left back.
More to come…