Deal close: Arsenal set to seal transfer agreement this month
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Arsenal will re-open talks with Championship clubs this week over a loan deal for Serge Gnabry, Football Insider sources understand.
Brighton, Charlton and Fulham were all in negotiations with the Premier League club about the winger during the January window.
The emergency loan window opens on Tuesday, allowing Football League clubs to recruit new signings up until it shuts on 24 March.
Premier League clubs cannot buy new players but are allowed to loan out their players to lower league outfits.
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Manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he wants Gnabry to get some first-team experience after a disastrous loan spell at West Brom in the first half of the season.
The German is out of the first-team picture at Emirates Stadium and has lost his way after chalking up 14 appearances for the club in the 2013-14 season.
As exclusively revealed by Football Insider on deadline day, the Gunners offered Gnabry as bait to Fulham in exchange for emerging England star Ryan Sessegnon.
The Fulham left-back, dubbed ‘the next Gareth Bale’, has been targeted by the Gunners following a series of impressive displays for age group teams.
The Premier League giants want the England Under-16 captain on a permanent deal but Fulham rejected the offer out of hand.
The Arsenal transfer news revealed earlier on deadline day from Wenger was that Gnabry was set to join one of two Championship clubs but a deal could not be agreed in time.