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Arsenal have officially missed out on Emi Buendia as Aston Villa have announced the signing of the former Norwich star on a five-year contract for a club-record fee.
A club statement read: “Emiliano has just completed an outstanding season in a Championship-winning Norwich side with 31 combined goals and assists and was named player of the season across the league.
“He is equally capable as a wide attacker or as a number 10 and is a great addition to our attacking options.
“We are delighted to have made such an exciting signing so early in the summer and look forward to Emi joining up with us for a full pre-season.”
Meanwhile, Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek looks set to increase his bid to buy Arsenal to £2billion.
Three weeks ago, Ek announced his initial offer of £1.8bn had been turned down by club owner Stan Kroenke.
Despite Kroenke’s rejection , the Swedish billionaire confirmed he remains interested in buying the club he has been supporting since childhood.
However, the Gunners’ American owner and his son Josh released a statement at the end of April saying they remain ‘100 per cent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club’.
At the same time, Ajax star and Gunners transfer target Andre Onana has had his doping suspension reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Onana was banned for a year by UEFA last February after testing positive for Furosemide.
But the Ajax goalkeeper has always maintained that he accidentally took medicine that was prescribed for his wife and launched an appeal to CAS, which was heard last week.
The verdict is in, and the 25-year-old’s ban has been reduced by three months.
Arsenal are now expected to step up their interest for the Cameroon international, who will be able to play again in November.
And finally, the 2021-2022 Premier League fixtures will be announced in full on Wednesday, June 16 at 9am.
Arsenal endured a difficult season as they finished eighth and missed out on Europe for the first time in 25 years.
The Gunners seem determined to rebuild by making some substantial signings.
But first, manager Mikel Arteta will have to sell in order to raise funds.
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