Arsenal transfer news: Hope in Thomas Partey deal, Houssem Aouar bid rejected

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is working hard to strengthen his squad ahead of the new Premier League season.

The Gunners won the FA Cup in 2019/20 and again showed the potential they have under Arteta by beating Liverpool to win the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season, the Community Shield.

They need reinforcements, however, to close the gap on the top clubs in the league and they have already moved to make two big signings – bringing in forward Willian from Chelsea and defender Gabriel from Lille.

Arsenal are reportedly in pole position to sign Thomas Partey this summer.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder has reportedly rejected a new contract from the LaLiga club.

Marca report that Diego Simeone is resigned to losing the player and they are just waiting on an official bid from Arsenal.

The Gunners have been chasing Partey all summer but Atletico have not budged on the £45million release clause.

Arsenal are trying to sell players in order to raise the necessary transfer funds.

Arsenal have reportedly had a bid rejected for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

The Premier League side tabled a £31.2million offer, which also included a player – according to RMC Sport.

The report said:…