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Football rumours from the media: Arsenal eye Argentinian duo

The Gunners’ new head of football Raul Sanllehi looks to be getting to work on possible new signings .

Arsenal have their sights on Boca Juniors winger Cristian Pavon, the Mail reports. Changes at the Emirates appear aloft following the appointment of Raul Sanllehi as head of football, with the new recruit reportedly interested in signing Pavon, who featured for Argentina at the World Cup this summer.

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Ever Banega looks to be one of two Arsenal targets

Sticking with Arsenal, and Sevilla star Ever Banega looks to be another prospect on the radar of Sanllehi, according to The Sun. It is reported manager Unai Emery , who worked with Banega in Spain, is keen on bringing the 30-year-old Argentinian to the Premier League.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is hopeful of extending his time at the Emirates, the Evening Standard reports. The 36-year-old is in the last year of his contract and is keen to stave off competition from 26-year-old Bernd Leno, who joined the Gunners in the summer.

The son of former Manchester Cit player Shaun Wright-Phillips could be poised to follow in his father’s footsteps. According to the Mail, 16-year-old D’Margio Wright-Phillips was spotted training with City’s first-team before their Champions League game against Lyon. The youngster has scored once and assisted six goals for the side’s under-18s this season.

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Players to watch

Jack Grealish: The 23-year-old is being tipped for an international call-up, the Birmingham Mail reports. It comes after England assistant Steve Holland watched the midfielder during Aston Villa’s 2-0 win against Rotherham, with Grealish impressing in a newer role on the left rather than his usual central position.

Conor Coady: Gareth Southgate has also had a watchful eye on the Wolves captain, the Mirror says. The 25-year-old defender is said to have attracted interest from the England boss following an impressive start to life in the Premier League.

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