Here is the sacrifice Arsenal is willing to make to add Ligue 1 midfielder

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth via Sun Sports claims that Arsenal is prepared to sell three players to fund their move for Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar.

The Gunners are in the market for a new midfielder and the Frenchman has emerged as a top target for them alongside Thomas Partey.

He was part of the Lyon side that reached the semi-final of the last Champions League, beating the likes of Juventus and Manchester City along the way.

Arsenal has already signed Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian in this transfer window, but they wish to add another quality player to their midfield. But they need to raise funds from transfers to land their target.

Emiliano Martinez has already moved to Aston Villa, and that transfer has fetched the Gunners about £20 million.

The report adds that at least three more players are expected to follow the Argentinean through the exit door.

Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sead Kolasinac have been mentioned for transfers away from the Emirates.

Torriera is edging closer to a move back to Italy with Torino and the Gunners will make around £22 million from the deal claims the Sun.

The report further claims that Sokratis is interesting Napoli while Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham and Schalke 04 all want Kolasinac.

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16 Comments

  1. Trudeau says:

    Whether we sign Aouer or not, Torreira and Socratis (and to a lesser degree Kolasinac) are probably gone regardless.

  2. ACE says:

    IN:
    H Aouar—£45M
    T Partey—£45M
    Runnarson—£2M

    £92M spent

    OUT:
    Martinez—£20M
    Torreria—£11M (initial loan)
    Kola—£10M
    Socratis—£4M
    Guendouzi—£5M (loan)
    Akpom—£1.1M (sell of $)
    Chambers—£12M (January)
    Mustafi—£18M (January)

    £81M recouped

    Arsenal could conceivably spend
    less than £40M on transfer fees
    and still finish the window with
    Gabriel, Willian, Partey, Aouar and
    Ceballos.

    It really isnt that far fetched

    1. Sue says:

      With those ins and outs, we really will be shaking it all about 😄
      Do you honestly think we’ll get TP & HA?
      Be really disappointing if we end up with neither, as we’ve been linked with them both for what seems like an eternity!!
      (Btw, I’m glad you said loan for MG 😉)
      Even raking a bit in from Akpom 👍

    2. Reggie says:

      You forgot Willian fee and wages , Gabriel, Ceballos loan and wages. Plus we haven’t shifted most of them yet.

      1. ACE says:

        Purely a hypothetical bro and I
        clearly mentioned “transfer fees”
        not wages.

      2. Declan says:

        Willian was free.

        1. Ashleigh says:

          It’s highly time we spend for good and reduce the no# of central defenders we have

    3. ken1945 says:

      Well done Ace, can you now tell us which clubs are going to pay the transfer fees you mention AND before the window closes, so we can get the three players you mention.
      My request isnt that far fetched 🤔

      I’m not trying to be fascious Ace, but wouldn’t the club already have done this, if it was that easy?

  3. ACE says:

    Edit, Gabriel £27M was added to
    make up the £40M overall
    expenditure

  4. Muyizo says:

    In my humble opinion, aouar is not needed. William can play CAM when pepe is on his A game. Partey must be the ideal priority.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 And then Arsenal are still paying for Mezut Ozil, if Arteta trusts him to at least get in a few players way, as well as his defense splitting passes and driving on goal to score, while Partey does his tackling and ball recovery for him.

  5. jairas says:

    buy quickly

  6. Stephen says:

    He was playing at 10 before Chelsea signed him…

  7. Grandad says:

    I agree with you Muyizo.

  8. symphorien says:

    What can we do to get read of Mezut Ozil this time round ? Then ajust the team account and sign new players such as Aouar Houssem and Partey.

  9. symphorien says:

    sorry, to get rid instead

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