It is set to be a busy deadline day for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, as a number of outgoings need to be confirmed, and there is currently no sign of any player joining.

As of 12pm, with 11 hours until the window shuts, there is plenty going on at the Emirates Stadium. Although there is no noise about any incoming transfers, a number of players are expected to leave.

Nuno Tavares joins Forest

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Nuno Tavares from Arsenal on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

Arsenal will receive £1m initially, with a £12m option to buy which could be activated automatically if certain conditions are met.

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Luton make Lokonga offer

Luton have made a loan bid for Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, and the Belgium international now has to decide whether he wants to move to the Premier League newcomers on loan, according to Mike McGrath.

The midfielder is not in Mikel Arteta’s plans, and a departure today feels inevitable.

Crystal Palace and Wolves battle for Rob Holding

As per the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are currently front-runners for defender Rob Holding, but Wolves are also interested in the 27-year-old.

La Liga side Mallorca are also keen on a move, but it is believed that Holding prefers a move to Selhurst Park, who are confident that they can complete a permanent move.

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Arsenal could terminate Pepe contract

With just hours of the transfer window remaining, there is no sign of an exit for winger Nicolas Pepe, and Arsenal are keen to cut his salary from the wage bill.

The Daily Mail have now reported that the club could terminate his contract, with his wages currently blocking any potential late incoming transfer.

The Saudi Arabian and Turkish transfer windows will still be open for a few weeks, so perhaps there may be movement beyond today’s deadline.

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