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Arsenal report: £33m Spanish teen wonderkid bid has been accepted

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on August 5, 2022. - Arsenal won the game 2-0.
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Arsenal look set to sign a Spanish wonderkid who could be the last piece of Mikel Arteta's jigsaw.

That's according to reports that claim that the Gunners boss has very nearly tied up all of the summer business that he set out to do, after landing the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.

The Emirates Stadium welcomes Leicester City for the first home fixture of the season and with the major doubt Emile Smith Rowe having trained this week, it looks like Arteta will have a full squad of players to choose from. That hasn't stopped the club from launching a £33 million bid for a highly-rated young Spaniard, however. 

Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on August 09, 2022 in St Albans, England.

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Spanish publication AS (opens in new tab) says that Arsenal have tabled a bid for Villarreal star Yeremy Pino – and that the Yellow Submarine are expected to accept the offer.

The 2021 Europa League champions may have reached the final four of the Champions League last time around but they won't be in Europe at all this term, having finished eighth last time around. Although there isn't a desperate need to raise capital, stars are expected to be wanted by big European sides as a result. 

This leaves former Gunners manager Unai Emery – now at the helm at the Estadio de la Ceramica with the power to help out his former club and fellow Basque boss Arteta by offloading precocious teenager Pino to the Premier League. 

The 19-year-old last season became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the first half of a La Liga match, in a rout of Espanyol, following in the footsteps of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann as stars to have netted four in a game in the Spanish top flight.

Yeremy Pino of Villarreal CF Celebrates after scoring his teams 1:1 goal during the Pre-Season test match between PSV and Villarreal CF at Phillips Stadium on July 16, 2022 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

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Arsenal have plenty of irons in the fire, however, according to reports. PSV star Cody Gakpo is on the radar according to football.london (opens in new tab), Wolves winger Pedro Neto is a target according to the Evening Standard (opens in new tab) and Porto star Pepe has been linked by Portuguese outlet, A Bola (opens in new tab)

Yeremy Pino is valued at €36m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab)

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has declared that the Gunners aren't finished with their spending this summer

Lucas Paqueta has been heavily rumoured as a target in the centre of midfield, as has Youri Tielemans of Leicester CityArthur Melo has been touted, too, though new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko – who says its his dream come true to join his boyhood club – can play in midfield as well. N'Golo Kante has also been linked

A big-money winger seemingly remains the last piece of the puzzle for the Gunners, while Gabriel Jesus' agent has revealed other sides were in for the striker and one wonderkid has departed the Emirates

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