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Arsenal news and transfers LIVE – Final Mbappe decision, Ivan Toney update, Arteta priority

Six days into the January transfer window and Kylian Mbappe remains the most-prolific name linked with a move to Arsenal. The Gunners are one of the teams keeping tabs on the striker’s situation at PSG after he entered the final six months of his contract.

football.london understands the north Londoners are monitoring the loan market for potential opportunities. It comes after links with Ivan Toney and Dusan Vlahovic. Furthermore, Fikayo Tomori is the latest name to be linked to the Emirates Stadium.

The AC Milan star has become one of Europe’s best-performing central defenders in Italy. However, his importance at the San Siro means a deal could prove to be difficult to complete.

With that said, here’s a look at the latest Arsenal transfer news ahead of another busy day following the Gunners.

Diogo Jota admits Arsenal have psychological advantage over Liverpool
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is expecting a tough test against Arsenal tomorrow.

The Gunners will be looking to use the FA Cup tie to get back to winning ways and Jota has admitted that Liverpool could not have received many tougher opponents in the third round of the competition.

“I think they have that extra advantage of trying to make things right and they lost their last game at home, so they don’t want to do it again for sure,” Jota told Liverpool’s club website. “We know that’s going to be psychologically an advantage for them, but it will still be a football game and like I said, we are able to go there and win.

“I think especially in the first round that we are in [the competition] we get this trip to Arsenal, it doesn’t get much tougher, but it’s part of the draw and we know that we can go there and beat them and that’s what we want to do.”

Brentford ‘resigned to losing’ Ivan Tiney amid Arsenal interest
Brentford are reportedly ‘resigned to losing’ Ivan Toney..

The striker scored 20 league goals for the Bees last season but has been serving a suspension for gambling offences since May. He is set to return to action in the coming weeks and has been touted as a target for Arsenal during the January transfer window.

The Daily Mail claims that Brentford are cinfident of keeping hold of Toney this month but are likely to lose him in the summer as Toney has entered the final 18 months of his current contract.

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