Arsenal transfer round-up: Gunners pinning hopes on teenage defender?

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A round up of morning news stories related to Arsenal.

Arsenal are one of the sides mentioned by the Daily Star as interested in Charlton’s Joe Gomez.

The 18-year-old has been making rapid progress with the Championship club and is thought to have a number of clubs tracking him.

The paper claims that he can play centrally in defence or off to the right hand side.

The Daily Star reports that Arsenal have missed out on the chance to sign striker Carlos Bacca from Sevilla.

The Gunners were being linked with a high profile move for the experienced forward, but it’s doubtful whether they’ll now get a chance to speak to him.

The paper claims that Roma are in the driving seat to complete a deal for him this summer.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown told the Daily Mail that he feels Jack Wilshere has got it all to succeed in the game.

Wilshere put in a big performance for England yesterday as he struck a brace in a 3-2 win for the three Lions against Slovenia.

Keown suggests that Wilshere has proven how technically gifted a player he is on the international scene.

“People say English footballers aren’t technically gifted — Jack Wilshere proves they are,” he said.

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