Arsenal headlines today as Mikel Arteta eyes a £140m raid on Valencia star

Arsenal beat Olympiacos in Athens on Thursday night and their attention now turns to their clash with Everton on Sunday.

Last weekend's win over Newcastle has offered Mikel Arteta's side a glimmer of hope as they target the Champions League.

The Gunners boss is hopeful of a seat at Europe's top table next season and thus is planning sufficiently with several transfer targets identified as they also bid to hold on to their star players.

Starsport picks out today's top stories ahead of the weekend's action.

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Gunners eye £140m Valencia star

Arsenal have their sights on Carlos Soler who has impressed in Valencia's midfield this season.

Arteta is set to lead a summer upheaval at the Emirates and the 23-year-old Spaniard has been identified as a potential target.

The only issue is his £140m release clause which may price the Gunners out of a move, but they are not said to be put off by his hefty value.

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Lacazette urged Saka extension

Alexandre Lacazette has joined the a growing number of people who want to see Bukayo Saka extend his contract at Arsenal.

The youngster has yet to sign his first proper deal at the Emirates with several clubs, including Manchester United, circling.

Saka responded to an Instagram post on Lacazette's profile by saying "Our number 9" to which the Frenchman simply replied "sign please".

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Santi dreams of Arsenal farewell

Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla has proved he still has what it takes to contribute at the highest level following a stellar 18 months at Villarreal.

The Spaniard left north London in 2018 having been unable to bid farewell to the Emirates faithful as injury affect his final season at the club, but he still yearns for a return to north London.

“I would like to say goodbye to Arsenal playing since I couldn’t do it (last time)”, Cazorla said, before claiming it would be “very beautiful and unforgettable.

“I don't know if it's possible or not, but I want to play one more game for Arsenal before I retire."

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