Five transfers Arsenal could miss out on including Paulo Dybala and Gabriel Jesus after top-four hopes left in tatters

ARSENAL'S Champions League hopes lie in tatters after their awful 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.

The Gunners needed to win to stay ahead of Tottenham in fourth going into the final day.

But Mikel Arteta's side were dominated by their mid-table opponents, with a Ben White own goal and a Bruno Guimaraes strike consigning them to defeat.

Arsenal will now need to beat Everton on the final day – while hoping that already relegated Norwich can somehow pull off a victory against Tottenham at Carrow Road.

Last night's loss leaves the Gunners' top four hopes in tatters… as well as their transfer prospects.

The North Londoners have been linked with a number of star names over recent months, while sitting in pole position to achieve Champions League football.

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But with that now looking likely to be off the table, they may now be unable to sign their top targets.

SunSport takes a look at some of the stars Arsenal may now miss out on.


Arsenal are interested in signing the Manchester City forward, as they aim to solve their striker woes this summer.

The Brazilian is set to be available for between £40milllion and £50m, with his agent confirming that the Gunners are contenders to sign him.

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Last night's result may have put the 25-year-old off moving, however, having never played in the Europa League before.

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also weighing up a move, in a blow to Arsenal.


The Gunners are keen to sign the Juventus ace, having been offered the opportunity.

But the Argentine is only interested in joining a team playing Champions League football.

Dybala, 28, sobbed after appearing in his final home game for Juventus.

The attacker is leaving Turin upon the expiry of his contract this summer.


Arsenal have recently been linked with an ambitious move for Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling.

The England star is set to enter the final year of his contract at the Etihad.

A move already seemed far fetched, with Sterling having previously talked up a big transfer abroad.

And failure to reach the Champions League would seemingly rule Arteta's men out.


Benfica ace Darwin Nunez has been linked with a whole host of top clubs following a glittering season in Portugal.

The Uruguayan appears set to move this summer, with Benfica already lining up a replacement.

Arsenal are credited with an interest in the prolific marksman.

But with such fierce competition, they may be set to miss out.

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Arsenal chiefs were confident in securing a £40m move for Leicester's classy midfielder – should they get Champions League football.

As SunSport revealed last month, however, Real Madrid are waiting in the wings should the Gunners fail.

Tielemans, 25, has just a year remaining on his Leicester contract.

He has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football.

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