Arsenal latest: Reus agitated at transfer talk; Celtic star to be scouted

Marco Reus

All the latest news and gossip from The Emirates this Friday evening.

The Transfer Window may be shut but still plenty of teams are being linked with plenty of players, with the Borussia Dortmund playmaker Marco Reus central to much of that speculation.

He was the subject of a failed Atletico Madrid bid this summer and Arsenal have also been hotly tipped to be after the player.

But Reus was not in the mood for talking about the rumours at a press conference today. He was speaking ahead of his nations fixture with Scotland in European Championship qualifying and became agitated when asked about rumours linking Arsenal with his signature in January, and you can't blame him:

"I believe there has been much speculation. But we are at the Nationalmannschaft here and it just does not belong here."

Reus reportedly has a £20 million release clause that comes into effect next summer.

Arsenal are also continuing scouting missions into the autumn, with Celtic star Virgil van Dijk on the agenda.

The Dutchman has been in incredible form for the Scottish champions since making the move to Glasgow and has been linked with several Premier League clubs this year.

Arsenal reportedly made a late bid to sign the player on transfer deadline day and are now keeping close tabs on his progress.

Arsenal are looking for a new centre back to replace former club captain Thomas Vermaelen, who left for Barcelona in August.

Finally and Arsene Wenger has been sacked! Obviously not by Arsenal, but by French television station TF1. He will no longer commentate on games for the station, despite a healthy ten year relationship.

His contract was not renewed after a joint agreement between the Arsenal boss and television bosses.

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