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Arsenal latest: Including Lewandowski and Diaby

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Robert Lewandowski may have emerged as a viable transfer option for Arsenal this summer. Borussia Dortmund have confirmed once and for all the prolific striker will not be joining Bayern Munich as had been repeatedly suggested.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis' boast about transfer funds and wages could now see the Gunners join the race for the Pole, who has just one year remaining on his Dortmund contract. Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all also interested.

Lewandowski would be an alternative for possible target Gonzalo Higuain, whose transfer away from Real Madrid is likely to drag on. This is after it was confirmed Madrid would not sanction any sale until a new boss is appointed. Madrid want to appoint Carlo Ancelotti but relations between Real and PSG are becoming increasingly strained with an ongoing stand-off over the issue which intensified over the weekend.

Transfer target Stevan Jovetic has incurred the wrath of Fiorentina after giving an interview on his future to the Italian media over the weekend. The club's co-owner has threatened to fine the attacker over the issue, with the player accused of trying to force a move to Juventus.

Arsenal's injury-prone midfielder Abou Diaby says he expects to be running again in one month after undergoing surgery to repair his injured knee. Diaby is currently recovering in France, but does not expect to be in contention to play again until the end of 2013 at the earliest.

Reports in Spain had suggested Benfica's Nicolas Gaitan as a possible signing for Arsenal. We have taken a look at him here, and what he can bring to the Gunners.

With reports emerging that Rafa Benitez wants to bring Theo Walcott to Napoli, we have taken a closer look at the rumours and outlined why a move is unlikely to come off.

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