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Paul Mariner laments at the transfer misfirings for Arsenal so far in the summer window.

Friday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…

ARSENAL: Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has insisted that the club are “looking for top-quality players” this summer and defended the Gunners’ decision to stick with manager Arsene Wenger.

– The Gunners have had an approach for Thomas Lemar rejected by Monaco, but remain hopeful of sealing a deal for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, a source has told ESPN FC.

CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Mexico striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez said he was “sad” at his team’s 4-1 loss to Germany in the Confederations Cup on Thursday, but stated that he was “proud” with what the team has achieved at the tournament.

– Joachim Low said his young Germany team can win the Confederations Cup against Chile and prove their readiness to return to Russia in next year’s World Cup.

MAN UNITED: Manchester United found the perfect response to their critics last season by ending the campaign with three trophies, Paul Pogba told Esquire Magazine.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid have sold midfielder Enzo Zidane, the son of manager Zinedine Zidane, to Alaves.

– Vicente del Bosque says that he would try and persuade reported Manchester United target Alvaro Morata not to leave Real Madrid were he still at the club.

– Pepe is set to become Paris Saint-Germain’s first summer signing once his Real Madrid contract comes to an end, a source close to the French capital outfit told ESPN FC.

HUDDERSFIELD: Head coach David Wagner has signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2019, while Aaron Mooy has signed permanently from Manchester City in a club record deal that could rise up to £10 million.

BOURNEMOUTH: The club have completed the signing of Nathan Ake from Chelsea in a club-record transfer.

LIGUE 1: Montpellier president Louis Nicollin, who helped to produce one of the biggest upsets in French football when his unfashionable club won the league in 2012, has died. He was 74.

MLS: Los Angeles FC remains hopeful of signing Wesley Sneijder despite reported interest in his services from other clubs, sources told ESPN FC.

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