Arsenal appear to only be eyeing one move before tonight’s deadline and that is a swoop for long-time target, Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
According to Goal.com’s Charles Watts, the Gunners are making a late bid for the 27-year-old and are now willing to meet his £45m release clause.
He claims that representatives from the north London outfit have been at London Colney today to try and thrash out the last-gasp deal with La Liga possessing the player’s rights.
However, even if Edu Gaspar lands the midfield enforcer, he’s making a simply unforgivable error by not also pushing for Lyon sensation Houssem Aouar.
Arsenal have had several bids for the French playmaker rejected with the club falling short of Jean-Michel Aulas’ £55m valuation each time, per Football.London.
Now the 22-year-old is set to remain at the Ligue 1 outfit and should he have another outstanding campaign in France, then his worth will not only increase but other suitors will be attracted by his signature.
Across the Champions League and the French top-flight, Aouar delivered four goals and eight assists whilst averaging 1.2 key passes, 1.5 shots and 3.5 dribbles per game, via WhoScored.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is a huge fan of the Lyon ace, he once said: “He is always calm with the ball at his feet with an excellent technical quality” whilst Football Whispers claim he’s a got a “touch of David Silva about his play.”
This is merely backed up by Smarter Scout, who label Aouar a “prolific dribbler,” “skilful,” and a “very good finisher.” He’s an all-round dream to fill that Mesut Ozil void in Mikel Arteta’s system.
Former Spurs legend David Ginola can even see it, dubbing the young sensation as the “best replacement” for the costly German and even claimed that he’s the “type of player Arsenal fans would love” when speaking to Sky Sports this morning.
Edu should be put under pressure if he fails to see a move for the impressive wizard one over the line this window.
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