Morning, Arsenal fans

Arsenal are telling miserly rivals to put up or shut up after pulling the plug on Lucas Torreira’s cut-price move to Fiorentina.

The Emirates hierarchy are fed up with European clubs trying to sign their unwanted players on the cheap.

And they have ruled that the days of the great Gunners giveaway are now a thing of the past as they look to get greater value for money in the transfer market.

They are particularly irked by Fiorentina pleading poverty during negotiations for Torreira just months after using Arsenal’s interest in Dusan Vlahovic to squeeze £65million from Juventus for the striker.

Fiorentina had agreed a £12.5million option to sign Torreira when they took him on loan last season.

But they reneged on that pledge when it came to negotiations for a permanent deal and said they would go no higher than £7million.

Meanwhile, the Gunners will report back at London Colney in less than two weeks before heading to Germany for their first match of the summer.

The Gunners begin preparations for the 2022-23 campaign on June 27 as Mikel Arteta plots another shot at securing Champions League football.

In other news, Arsenal will learn their 2022-23 Premier League fixture list at 9am this morning.


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