Midfielder Willian may be on the move; captain Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal: Arteta

While Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted that the club were in talks with Willian and an agent, he also insisted that Arsenal would not sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he were to become a target for Manchester City.

FILE PHOTO: Arteta has hinted that more Arsenal signings could be imminent as the transfer deadline approaches.   -  Action Images via Reuters

After struggling to make an impact at Arsenal following a free transfer from Chelsea last year, midfielder Willian may be on the move again.

"We are having some conversations with him and the agent and we are evaluating the position that we are in at the moment," admittted Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Thursday.

Speculation has linked Willian with a return to Brazil and Sao Paulo club Corinthians, although Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta insisted on Friday that nothing has been finalised with the transfer window due to close on 31st August.

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More signings imminent

Meanwhile, Arteta has hinted that more Arsenal signings could be imminent as the transfer deadline approaches.

"There are still some things to do in the last few days because there are still some questions marks and deals that can happen, but we will see," said the Gunners boss.

However, Arteta insisted that Arsenal would not sell captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he were to become a target for Manchester City.

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"Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our player and he will remain here," Arteta said.

After failing to sign Tottenham forward Harry Kane, City remains keen to add a striker to its ranks and Aubameyang is rumoured to be in its sights.

Arsenal will travel to face City in the Premier League on Saturday.

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