Morning all.

Sky Sports Italy report that Udinese are among the clubs interested in Hector Bellerin. The Italian club are set to need a new right-back apparently as their current player, Brandon Soppy, is expected to complete a move to Atalanta.

There’s nothing floating around about Ainsley Maitland-Niles or Reiss Nelson but with the latter injured and expected to be on the sidelines for a couple of months, I strongly suspect he’ll be staying put.

Nicolas Pepe could be on the move though, to France with Nice. It’s reported to be a loan which is far from the best deal we could have hoped for, but he’s still go two years left on his contract so there’s time for Arsenal to try and get a fee for him. A fantastic season in France would certainly help that. Interestingly, Jim Radcliffe, the fella who supposedly wants to buy a stake in Man Utd, owns the French club and he’s rich! Pepe would join up with another old Arsenal player if he does make the move as Aaron Ramsey joined the French club this summer too. I bet the Welshman wishes he and his agent accepted the deal Arsenal offered him just a few years ago because his move to Juventus turned out to be little short of a disaster for him. A wealthy one though.

Do Arsenal need a winger though? If the interest Arsenal showed in Raphinha is anything to go by, the answer is yes. HITC have a few quotes from Fabrizio Romano which suggest we’re still after Youri Tielemans as well as a winger.

The midfielder, it has always been Tielemans at the top of the list for Arsenal, but still no official bid to Leicester. I’m told Arsenal are still focused on outgoings. – Romano.

There’s roughly two weeks of this transfer window left to run so time is fast running out. The lack of rumours is nothing to worry about in my opinion because it just means Arsenal are probably keeping things quiet, after all, who expected Gabriel Jesus to sign? Lol Seriously though, it might be the club are doing their thing quietly.

Cedric Soares, Pablo Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe all had minutes on the pitch last night with the Under 21’s as they beat Swansea City 2-1. Cedric scored from a free kick around 30 yards out! I watched a clip on YouTube which focused on Vieira, his left foot is wicked but I do think he needs to do some gym work. Premier League defenders and midfielders will bully him off the ball I’m sure, or just kick him to pieces like they did many years ago with Robert Pires and Jose Antonio Reyes, Nicolas Pepe too in my opinion, and with the referees allowing the game to flow these days, it’s unlikely any of them will stop it. Of course we all want to see the game flow just as we want to see more than 50/60% of the 95 minutes of a match with the ball in play, but not to the detriment of a players health. Mathieu Debuchy and Rob Holding both suffered terrible injuries after being given a good old shove and I’m sure they’re not the only ones. Just the only ones I can remember off the top of my head.

On the womens side of the club, Beth Mead is one of the the three women shortlisted for UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, the second international award nomination in as many weeks for our player, who was shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or Feminin alongside Vivianne Miedema last Friday. I think it’s great to see our players being recognised by the footballing world, even if they don’t win it. What we need no though is some of our male counterparts knocking on the mens door for awards. Maybe this season will be Emile Smith Rowe or Bukayo Saka’s year to get the young players awards which are on offer instead of Phil Foden.

See you in the comments.