Arsenal may have made three signings this transfer window already, but Mikel Arteta still wants more. Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar have both emerged as targets amid their fine form for Atletico Madrid and Lyon respectively. So Express Sport will now take a look at the latest news and gossip coming out of the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi would jump at the chance to join Atletico Madrid.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who say the France international would be willing to move to the Spanish capital as part of a potential Partey swap deal.
However, Atletico don’t want to sign the 21-year-old at the current moment in time.
And that means that Guendouzi looks likely to stay at Arsenal for the time being, despite Arteta being happy to cut him loose.
The midfielder has snubbed the chance to play under Unai Emery at Villarreal again and what happens in the long run remains to be seen.
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The Daily Mail also claim that Partey would relish the chance to play under Arteta at the Emirates Stadium.
The Spaniard appears to have the club heading in the right direction, with the club winning the FA Cup and Community Shield on his watch so far.
And Partey is ‘very intrigued’ by the prospect of a move to Arsenal.
The problem is, however, his asking price.
Atletico won’t let the Ghana international go for anything less than his £45million release clause, money the north London giants don’t have at present.
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Arsenal target Aouar has decided he wants to leave Lyon this summer.
ESPN claim the France international, who is on the Gunners’ radar, has his mind up about a summer exit.
But Arsenal aren’t the only club interested in signing the Lyon star.
Juventus are admirers, with the Old Lady keen to overhaul their squad in the wake of Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Maurizio Sarri’s successor.
And so too are Manchester City, though their priority appears to be Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly instead.
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Arsenal will have completed their best piece of business in “many years” once Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang puts pen to paper on a new contract, according to former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison.
“When Arsenal tie him down, it’s the best bit of business that Arsenal have done for many years,” Morrison said on Sky Sports News.
Aubameyang has been in sensational form for Arsenal since his move from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
He looked set to leave at one point last season, with Barcelona on his trail.
But he’s now poised to remain with the Gunners instead.
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