Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta handed Gabriel Jesus boost as Tottenham transfer hijack planned


Your Arsenal morning headlines on Friday, August 25.

Gabriel Jesus return

Gabriel Jesus has been spotted back in Arsenal training after suffering a knee injury ahead of the Community Shield at the end of July.

The Brazilian underwent a minor procedure to correct a lingering issue having suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in last year’s World Cup but looks to be closing on a return.

The former Manchester City player was filmed by Sky Sports taking part in the warm-ups ahead of team training. Mikel Arteta said that the striker underwent the procedure as it was the best thing to do.

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Big Balogun decision

Arsenal will reportedly inflate the price of any switch involving Folarin Balogun to either Chelsea or Tottenham.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners will demand more than their £50million valuation of the striker. Given the fact both Chelsea and Tottenham are looking to battle towards the top and hold a rivalry suggests it would likely be a problem for them.

With a price tag already in the region of £50million, it could be a hefty upturn in price on that estimation that could drive the two clubs away, though there are plenty of twists and turns left in this window.

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Timber replacement found

Arsenal are considering making a move for Schuurs before the window slams shut to replace Jurrien Timber.

According to La Stampa [via Torino Granata], the Gunners have began work to bring the former Ajax man to north London. The report claims they are 'thinking of Schuurs' before the window shuts next Friday.

Schuurs has been linked with a move to Tottenham and Liverpool this summer after impressing in his first season in Italy with Torino.

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