The Gunners are on the verge of completing their second and third signings of the summer transfer window.
Arsenal have reached a full agreement to sign midfielder Declan Rice and defender Jurrien Timber.
Ahead of their Champions League return in 2023/24, Arsenal are seeking reinforcements. They’ve already signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea for £65 million. And it appears two more players are on their way, as Mikel Arteta’s side begins preseason.
The first one up is Declan Rice. West Ham have given their captain permission to take a medical and settle on personal terms in north London. According to The Athletic, the Hammers have accepted Arsenal’s £105 million offer. The Gunners will pay the fee in three installments over a 24-month period.
Next up is Jurrien Timber. The Athletic has claimed Arsenal have settled on a €45 million (£39m) agreement with Ajax. They’ll pay €40 (£34m) million up front, and a further €5 million (£4m) in bonuses. Like Rice, Timber has permission to undergo a medical and complete his personal terms
Elsewhere, Arsenal have also announced that Ethan Nwaneri has signed a scholarship deal. The midfielder made history last season by becoming the Premier League’s youngest player. He did so by coming off the bench in the club’s 3-0 win over Brentford in September, aged 15 years and 181 days old.