Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Mauro Icardi offered, Tielemans-Leno swap mooted, Jarrod Bowen boost

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Pablo Mari is reportedly close to joining Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Habel World wide promises the defender is surplus to prerequisites at Arsenal.

But it is unclear no matter whether the shift would be a mortgage or a long lasting deal.

Possibly way, it would see Mari reunited with manager Jorge Jesus after their time jointly at Flamengo.

In the meantime, Arsenal have been reportedly joined by Manchester City in the race to sign Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo.

The Portuguese club have slapped a £16.8million price tag tag on the still left-back.

Arsenal continue to be keen on Grimaldo despite signing Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is also able of enjoying midfield.

Ironically, Metropolis want Grimaldo to Substitute Zinchenko in their squad after becoming quoted £50m for Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.

Ultimately, Arsenal dropped for the 1st time in pre-year yesterday, likely down 2-1 to Brentford in a instruction ground pleasant.

A 2nd-string Gunners aspect received some useful minutes below their belts as the season ways, but couldn’t defeat Thomas Frank’s men at London Colney.

Bryan Mbeumo beat goalkeeper Matt Turner on nine minutes right after being teed up by teen Ryan Trevitt, who later scored Brentford’s next.

Arsenal’s aim came by means of Eddie Nketiah, though new winger Marquinhos obtained a run-out.