Arsenal Have Chelsea Man On Radar As Potential Addition

Arsenal Line Up Move For Jorginho

But despite the appeal of a move to Arsenal, sources close to the player have told Goal that he is remaining "calm" over the situation and will continue to train in the "most professional manner" out of respect to Atletico.

Arteta is desperately trying to further strengthen his midfield options before the window shuts but Arsenal have so far been unable to agree terms with Atletico Madrid for Partey or strike a deal with Lyon for Aouar.

However, the Italy worldwide appears to be part of Frank Lampard's plans at Chelsea, and has captained the side in both of their Premier League games so far this season.

Jorginho has been on Arteta'a radar for some time given he was subject to interest from Man City during the Spaniard's time as Pep Guardiola's no.2.

Manager Mikel Arteta does not quite fancy him yet and a move away would give him much needed gametime.

Asked to explain the prolonged absence of Ozil - who has not played for the club since March 7 - from his team, Arteta said: "The team is evolving, you can see the level they are achieving". We need to keep maintaining that.

Mikel Arteta has already signed goalkeeper Alex Runarsson, centre-back Gabriel and attacker Willian this summer while midfielder Dani Ceballos has re-joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.

Brendan Rodgers believes Leicester will be better for the experience of losing in the Carabao Cup semi-finals last season as they prepare to start a new campaign with the visit of Arsenal.

"You can see that the players we are changing, we are using, it's very hard every week - not [just] for Mesut - but for some other players as well to make the squad".

"I understand [the questions] but I have to do my job as straight as possible".

"I was thinking about (leaving Arsenal), to tell you the truth because I had good opportunities as well", Aubameyang added.

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