5.30pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Oscar ‘invited to join’, Torreira to Torino ‘AGREED’, Aubameyang & Partey LATEST – The Sun

EMI MARTINEZ has left Arsenal after nine years with the club, signing for Aston Villa in a £20m deal.

Meanwhile Oscar says former Chelsea team-mates Willian and David Luiz have both asked him to join them at the Emirates.

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  • OSCAR WORTHY

    Former Chelsea star Oscar revealed Willian and David Luiz have tried to tempt him to Arsenal.

    The Brazilian trio all played at Chelsea together, but Luiz was this summer joined at the Emirates by Willian.

    And they wanted Oscar to link up with them again.

    He revealed: “They called me, they had to call me. Because we have good communication. Sometimes I talk to them. They said ‘come to Arsenal, come here’

    “But for me it’s a little more difficult. I have a contract with Shanghai, it’s a little more difficult to leave. Willian had finished the contract.

    “I was happy that they got together again. And happy that Willian is happy. The most important thing is to be happy, regardless of the place. So I hope they are happy there.”

  • TORR-INO

    Arsenal have reportedly agreed a transfer deal with Torino over Lucas Torreira that will see the midfielder head to Italy, initially on loan, as part of a £22million deal.

    Torino will initially pay £11m for Torreira, with the other half being paid at the end of the season and making the deal permanent.

    This will see Arsenal recoup the majority of the £25.7m that they paid for the Uruguayan from Sampdoria in 2018.

    There are just a few minor details that need to be ironed out before the 24-year-old can complete the move to the Serie A side.

    The move, reported by Calciomercato, will see Torreira re-united with former boss Marco Giampaolo who managed him at Sampdoria.

  • VETERAN GUNNER

    Arsenal have a new longest-serving player after Emiliano Martinez joined Aston Villa… Mesut Ozil.

    FA Cup hero Martinez, 28, had been the Gunners' most loyal player with over seven years in the first-team under his belt prior to his departure.

    But with the Argentine now set to leave – joining Villa in a £20million deal – the club now has a new longest-serving star.

    That honour goes to Ozil, who has been frozen out in recent months under Mikel Arteta.

    The German playmaker, 31, joined the Arsenal in September 2013 in a £42m move from Real Madrid.

    With seven years Emirates experience, Ozil is now quite comfortably the longest serving player in Arteta's squad.

  • RAYA HOPE

    Arsenal are ready to up their bid for Brentford keeper David Raya.

    The Gunners will go as high as £10million for the Spaniard, who would be Bernd Leno’s back-up.

    Brentford may sell as Raya is keen on the chance of Premier League football.

    His arrival would come as Emiliano Martinez’s secured a move to Aston Villa.

    The Bees plan to look at Charlton’s Dillon Phillips as a replacement.

  • KOLASINAC LATEST

    Sead Kolasinac is weighing up whether or not to leave Arsenal for West Ham.

    But it looks like the deal is on pause for the moment.

  • AUBA AND OUT

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian enjoyed Arsenal's 3-0 win at Fulham with a hilarious song and dance.

    The Gabon striker, who netted a wonderful third for the Gunners on Saturday, shared a video of the trio in the Craven Cottage changing rooms after the match.

    And they had some loud tunes on the stereo after the game, with the trio all smiles and in a boisterous mood.

  • KICK BACK

    Independiente will land £460,000 from the sale of Emiliano Martinez.

    The Argentine keeper arrived at Arsenal from the Buenos Aires club in 2010 and has been understudy to several stoppers.

    But now he is set to move to Aston Villa for around £20million, an Argentinian record for a keeper.

  • A FEW 'MIL IN THE BANK

    Emiliano Martinez's Arsenal departure is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

    The Argentinian, 28, is heading to Aston Villa where the promise of more game time awaits.

    Martinez has turned into a cult hero at Arsenal, no little thanks to his mind games against Liverpool in the Community Shield last month as Arsenal won on penalties.

    His wife Mandinha Martinez shared a clip of Emiliano playing football with their young son and dog at home.

  • TORR-INO FOR LUCAS

    Arsenal and Torino have reached a £22.1million agreement for the transfer of Lucas Torreira, according to reports in Italy.

    The Uruguayan, 24, wants a move to Italy after reportedly failing to settle in London.

    And now Torino have reportedly come up with £11m to loan Torreira this season with an obligation to buy for another £11m next summer.

    Calciomercato claim that Torreira can thank defender Armando Izzo, who is set to leave Torino for Roma, paving the way for Torino to be able to afford the Uruguayan.

  • KROENKE OUT… OF CASH

    Stan Kroenke hasn't put a single penny into Arsenal in the last FIVE YEARS.

    The Gunners are becoming well-known for their frugal spending in the transfer market in recent years.

    And while Chelsea have seen £440million poured into the club by Roman Abramovich, Arsenal have received precisely zero pounds.

    The report confirmed: “Arsenal received no funding in last 5 years, either from Kroenke or the bank.

    “In contrast, they made £101m payments (debt £40m & interest £61m).

    “Also paid KSE [Kroenke's company] £6m for 'advisory services'.”

  • SQUAD GOALS

    Let's just look at Aubameyang's goal from Saturday one more time.

    Because it's simply superb.

  • COME ON YOU RUNARSS

    Arsenal are in talks to sign Icelandic keeper Runar Alex Runarsson, according to reports.

    Boss Mikel Arteta wants the £1.5million-rated stopper as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez.

    The Argentine is on the brink of joining league rivals Aston Villa in a £20million deal.

    Martinez, who impressed after stepping in for the injured Bernd Leno last season, was left out of the squad in Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham.

    He completed his medical in the Midlands at the weekend and is set to sign a deal worth £60,000-a-week.

    According to the Telegraph, Arsenal have opened talks with Ligue 1 side Dijon where Runarsson has spent the last two seasons.

  • ALL IN MY ED

    Arsenal’s next four transfer moves have reportedly been decided by manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu.

    Football.London reports the club's former midfielders are now in cahoots over their dealings in the market.

    Reserve keeper Emiliano Martinez is set to be confirmed as an Aston Villa player with the Gunners collecting £20million for the 28-year-old Argentine.

    And the next four deals in the window are thought to have been agreed by Edu and Arteta.

    The club have brought in Willian from Chelsea and defender Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille in this window.

    And The Gunners also secured the return of Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos on another season-long loan from Real Madrid.

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