Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta hit out as Gunners eye ‘two marquee signings’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been slammed by Paul Scholes for his antics in the win over Manchester United as the Gunners’ summer transfer plans were revealed

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been slammed by Manchester United legend Paul Scholes for his fling antics.

The criticism came after Arsenal’s 3-1 win over United on Saturday thanks to goals from Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 100th First League gate for visitors. But Scholes was unperturbed by Arteta’s actions leading up to the penalty being awarded, which was subsequently pocketed by Saka.

It comes as the Gunners’ summer transfer plans have been revealed – with the club targeting two signings in the marquee Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has responded to reports that one of those players could be Gabriel Jesus.

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Guardiola responds to Jesus rumours

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he “doesn’t know and doesn’t care” if striker Gabriel Jesus will stay at the club beyond this summer as Arsenal are reportedly keen to sign him.

The Brazilian striker could leave the Etihad this summer as his contract with the club expires at the end of next season and City are getting closer to signing the Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haland. But Jesus reminded his City boss of his strengths over the weekend as he scored an impressive four goals in the 5-1 demolition Watford.

That led to Guardiola being questioned after the game about his forward’s future and, despite insisting he was ‘our player’, the City manager admitted he ‘don’t know what’s going to happen’.

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The Gunners’ transfer plans have been revealed

Arsenal technical director Edu says the club will target “two signings” during the summer transfer window.

The move would mark something of a change in the Gunners’ approach after they topped all Premier League rivals to sign Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard and Takehiro Tomiyasu for a combined £149m.

Manager Mikel Arteta is believed to be keen on signing two new forwards in the summer, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to leave once their contracts expire at the end of the season and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has also left the Emirates in the United States January transfer window. And Edu has now spoken about the club’s summer transfer plans as he revealed how different the club’s approach could be this summer.

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Arteta struck

Manchester United Legend Paul Scholes has branded Mikel Arteta ‘a disgrace’ after the Gunners’ 3-1 win over his old side.

The former England international was furious at Arteta’s touchline antics before Arsenal were awarded a penalty that was cleared by Bukayo Saka. But before it was given, Arteta was seen approaching referee Craig Pawson to argue about Eddie Nketiah’s finish being ruled out for offside.

And Scholes was very critical of the Gunners manager, insisting “that he shouldn’t be allowed to do that”.

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