Press reports revealed that Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Fernandez could become a player in Arsenal in just 24 hours after the Gunners agreed to pay 40 million pounds for a contract.
Arsenal finished eighth with 56 points, gifting Aston Villa the gift of staying in the Premier League, after Watford's balance stopped at 34th point in the nineteenth place to bid the English league.
The English newspaper "Sun" said that Arsenal had agreed with Sporting Lisbon to sign the player in the presence of his agent, Kia Jorabchian, and rejected the offers that came from Barcelona and Juventus to sign him.
The newspaper pointed out that the Portuguese club decided not to give up the penal clause in the player's contract, which is approximately 40 million pounds, denying all the news that the player was included in exchange for 13.6 million pounds.
The newspaper added that Arsenal is now ready to pay this amount to sign the player, who has only participated in four games with the first team this season.
In the same context, the English club Arsenal is preparing an attractive offer to persuade the Gabonese Emeric Obamyang to renew his contract ending in June 2021 and stay in the ranks of the artillery, and the British newspaper "Daily Telegraph" reported that Arsenal club is ready to submit a new contract worth 250 thousand pounds per week to team leader Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, whose contract ends in the summer of 2021.
The newspaper added that the Arsenal move came after great pressure from Spanish coach Mikel Artita, who urged the club's management to renew with its striker, and attacked the club's board of directors this week due to the slow pace of negotiations with Obamyang, which lasted for several months.
Aubameyang currently earns 198,000 pounds a week in Arsenal and will become a free player within 12 months if he does not sign a new contract.