Teams across Europe join Arsenal in battle to sign quality midfielder

Marca claims that more teams across Europe are showing interest in signing Arsenal target, Thomas Partey.

The Ghanaian midfielder has emerged as one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his team.

Partey has been developing a reputation as a fine box-to-box midfielder over the years.

Last season, his performances began to be noticed by top sides including Arsenal and Atletico Madrid face an ever-growing list of teams looking to steal their man.

Arsenal has made him their top midfield target and they have asked Atletico about signing him.

The Spaniards want to keep him and they have insisted that the Gunners pay his release clause if they want to sign him.

Arsenal has been focusing on their other targets for now and they might miss out on signing him.

This is because Marca claims that more teams are looking to sign him this summer.

The report claims that he has continued to attract attention from teams in Germany, England and Italy.

Arsenal doesn’t have too much money to spend in this transfer window, however, the Gunners can still raise more funds by selling some of their players before the transfer window closes.

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18 Comments

  1. Eddie says:

    Arsenal will make its first official bid for Houseem Aouar tomorrow.
    50 million Euros, though Lyon want 60million.
    Tomorrow will be the first official bid.
    I hope they accept please, they should accept 50, if they want more, add Guendouzi on loan while paying his wages.
    Aouar,Ceballos and Partey are Arteta’s target this summer.
    I’m glad even Fabrizio Romano already confirmed it last week that Arteta wants three more players after Gabriel, personally i think we might consider bringing in an attacker if Lacazette leaves

    1. Sue says:

      Wow, imagine if we get all 3, Eddie!! 🙂

      1. Kstix says:

        The Joy of that Sue. If they all tick on time and the god of injury favours us, I see no reason why we shouldn’t be contending for the epl(bar the corruption of the PGMOL and VAR). With Arteta’s guidance, that Arsenal team will be a team to beat. I like what I’m seeing from elneny also. I like that we can have the option of squad depth where our second 11 can easily compete with any other team’s first 11. I hope we can find someone better than bellerin also or by some miracle he regains his old form. If we do. That team will be rock solid. I’m glad my support for players is always vindicated (niles and martinez). Prior to the Liverpool, people said niles wasn’t good enough, I argued otherwise, they said martinez should play second fiddle to Leno, I argued otherwise. If that Liverpool game doesn’t shut them up, nothing else will.

        1. Sue says:

          What a force we will be, Kstix… as you say with Mikel’s guidance – he’s worked wonders!! I believe teams will actually fear playing us once more…. we’re harder to break down now and with some new recruits, it will only get better!
          Loving the thought of the squad depth! It’s about time too!
          I actually quite like Hector.. and yes, 2 games under his belt Elneny has impressed also!!
          Let’s hope AMN and Emi sign new deals, be madness to let them go (nice one btw 😉)
          Things are looking really good, Kstix! Happy days….. Ooh to be 🙂

          1. Kstix says:

            Good Times ahead indeed Sue. Now let’s hope Arsenal makes all our dreams come true. Two weeks till the league kicks off. I hope we can wrap up all our transfer businesses before then as I wouldn’t like any distractions.

          2. Sue says:

            I can’t wait for it to start!! Yes fingers crossed for a busy couple of weeks! And I’m sure if we hear of anything (you know, THAT news 😉), you’ll hear me scream wherever you are and I’m pretty sure likewise!! 😝

    2. Stevo1 says:

      I can’t see the Partey thing happening so it would make sense to go for Aouar and a swap deal of Torriera with Diawara.
      I’m also hoping that we can retain Ceballos for another season, Arteta seems to have confirmed that Dani wants to come back to the Emirates.
      All these alongside keeping Auba, and the two signings of Willian and Gabriel, it would make an amazing window.

  2. Sue says:

    Sokratis to Napoli?!!

    1. Stevo1 says:

      Hopefully yes……. I also want to see Mustafi go, Kolasinac, Guendouzi and my biggest wish is for Ozil to finally get off the wage bill. I’d actually keep Elneny as a squad player and let Holding go out for one more season on loan as he’s almost there.

      1. Sue says:

        €4.5m apparently.. that’ll be a chunk off the wage bill!
        Holding is supposed to be with an option to buy, but it’s been mentioned he’ll be integrated back into the squad when Luiz leaves..
        I think (or is that hope 😄) we’ll see a lot of outgoings in the next couple of weeks!

  3. ozziegunner says:

    Typical Arsenal. Emery wanted Partey, Arteta wants Partey, Partey has a buy out clause of €50 million and Atletico Madrid will not accept less.
    Arsenal has procrastinated and other clubs are now circling. If this ends in a bidding war, we all know how that ends.
    We can only wait and see. The next 2 to 6 weeks will tell the level of Arsenal’s ambition.

    1. SueP says:

      Procrastination is what it is !

  4. Phenom says:

    I don’t think Aouar is better than ESR. I prefer we use the money to buy Partey.

    1. Lenohappy says:

      Typical arsenal fans comparing a proven player with an inexperienced arsenal youngster. We don’t have any attacking player who is close to Aouar In term of talent, the guy can dribble can score and a very good creator.

  5. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    I watched his youtube clips only and he has pace, dribbling and passes in him. He knows how to keep the ball going when pressed which is an important detail. However, I feel he is no Silva in tiny spaces and no Zidane in holding the ball and turning under physical pressure like Ceballos used to do. He fits Lyon perfectly because Ligue1 has spaces and not all players are physical in midfield and against CL teams he is great at the counter, carrying the ball forward.
    He is only 22, so huge talent but I have the impression , he won’t be very useful for Arsenal if we had possession. I mean, they ask for 60M € so…it is a big risk.

    1. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      We do not have a ready player in his mould in midfield. I hope he does not do a Lemar with Atletico with us.

    2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

      Was talking about Auoar but misplaced comment. I believe it will be him or partey if any due to fee. And in offensive side, they are comparable. Auoar more skillful dribbling forward but Partey is better defensively, physically and I guess holds the ball better with his back to opponent goal.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Ba, physicality is what Arsenal needs in midfield. Partey and say Diawara, Roca or Soumare, then a midfielder like AMN, ESR, Xhaka or even Ozil would toughen up the spine and be balanced.
        The fullbacks/wing backs would be able to give width to the attack going forward, with protection from the two midfielders filling the space in behind if the ball is lost.

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