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1pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Pablo Mari in London, Lemar deal likely, Aubameyang to Barcelona LATEST

ARSENAL are desperate to keep hold of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker reportedly agreed to join Barcelona.

But there could be a new incoming signing in midfield with a move for Thomas Lemar said to be back on the agenda.

And the Gunners could finally sign a new defender with Pablo Mari reportedly in North London for a medical.

Get all the latest Gunners news and transfer gossip here...

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne4 minutes ago25th January 2020

    TOUCHDOWN

    Pablo Mari has arrived in London and has revealed he is excited to be joining Arsenal.

    Watch the clip below.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne26 minutes ago25th January 2020

    WEIGHT TO GO

    Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos sent his team-mates bonkers after lifting outrageously heavy weights in training.

    The Greek defender, 31, has returned to training following an illness – and is clearly as fit as ever.

    In a video shared to social media, Sokratis – cheered on by his team-mates – shows off his ridiculous strength.

    The former Borussia Dortmund centre-back performs three reps of the exercise – with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Matteo Guendouzi and Bukayo Saka just three of the cheerleaders in the background.

    After egging him on with a series of “oohs”, the Gunners squad erupt in a chorus of cheers after tough-guy Sokratis pulls of the outrageous lift.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne55 minutes ago25th January 2020

    PABLO UPDATE

    Our man Daniel Cutts has provided an update on Arsenal's incoming player Pablo Mari.

    SunSport understands that the 26-year-old will join on an initial loan deal, with the club able to sign him for £8million in the summer.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne1 hour ago25th January 2020

    MAR-K MY WORDS

    Football.London have revealed that centre-back Pablo Mari will join Arsenal on an initial loan deal, with the Gunners having the option to buy him in the summer.

    This is contrary to reports coming out of Brazil that have stated Arsenal are signing him for £8million this month.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne2 hours ago25th January 2020

    MAR-VELLOUS

    It looks to be happening Arsenal fans, the Gunners are believed to be closing in on the signing of Pablo Mari from Flamengo.

    And supporters have already found the plane that he's travelling in to London!

    He should be touching down in London imminently…