Good morning Arsenal fans
Pablo Mari is reportedly close to joining Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
Habel Global claims the defender is surplus to requirements at Arsenal.
But it is unclear whether the move would be a loan or a permanent deal.
Either way, it would see Mari reunited with boss Jorge Jesus after their time together at Flamengo.
Meanwhile, 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 on the left-back.
Arsenal remain keen on Grimaldo despite signing Oleksandr Zinchenko, who is also capable of playing midfield.
Ironically, City want Grimaldo to REPLACE Zinchenko in their squad after being quoted £50m for Brighton’s Marc Cucurella.
Finally, Arsenal lost for the first time in pre-season yesterday, going down 2-1 to Brentford in a training ground friendly.
A second-string Gunners side got some valuable minutes under their belts as the season approaches, but couldn’t overcome Thomas Frank’s men at London Colney.
Bryan Mbeumo beat goalkeeper Matt Turner on nine minutes after being teed up by teenager Ryan Trevitt, who later scored Brentford’s second.
Arsenal’s goal came through Eddie Nketiah, while new winger Marquinhos got a run-out.