Arsenal morning news: Talks started with 24-year-old defender, Wenger eyes up Juventus striker

A round up of news stories this morning about Arsenal.

The agent of Anderlecht defender Cheikou Kouyate has suggested that Arsenal are interested in buying the player.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on improving his back four, with the possibility that Thomas Vermaelen could leave the club this summer.

“I have met representatives from Arsenal and West Ham over Kouyaté in Belgium. We are currently in talks. I will also meet with representatives from Galatasaray and CSKA,” said Saffett Balkan.

The Daily Express has suggested that Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus front man Sebastian Giovinco.

The 27-year-old has been vastly underused by Antonio Conte this season, making just 11 starts with two goals to his name.

Therefore, it could be a simple deal for the Gunners to pull off as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attack over the summer.

Arsenal legend Robert Pires says a win in the FA Cup this weekend is vital for the club.

The Gunners go into the game against Hull City as the clear favourites, looking to end a trophy drought which has plagued the club since 2005.

“For the fans, for the club, for the board, for Arsene Wenger, the final is very important. It is very important psychologically because every player knows it is very hard to win any title, especially after a long time,” Pires told the press.

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