Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar latest as Gunners target David Raya - plus Premier League updates

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With the mot important deal of Arsenal’s summer completed following the contract extension for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mikel Arteta can give his full attentions towards the club’s hunt for a new midfielder.

Although Lyon say there have been no official bids for French international Houssem Aouar, Arsenal are understood to be open towards further player departures in order to fund a £55m move, though interest also remains in Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey - who has been the Spaniard’s top target throughout the summer.

With interest also emerging in Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez - who has completed his £20m move to Aston Villa - here are the latest transfer rumours, done deals and more surrounding the Emirates.

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s Arsenal transfer news live blog, where we’ll keep on top of all the latest comings and goings at the Emirates right up until the 5 October deadline.

The Gunners continue to be linked with a move for a new midfielder, with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey the most likely arrivals as Mikel Arteta hunts for a statement signing this summer.

But for that to happen, Arsenal need to sell. Following the £20m departure of Emiliano Martinez, more departures are expected to help raise funds as Arteta is happy to trim the club’s bloated squad.

Jack de Menezes17 September 2020 08:08

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