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Arsenal transfer window plans: What they need, who they want and what to expect

With a month left until the transfer window shuts, plenty of Premier League clubs still have a bit of work left to do in the transfer market.

There are always some who prefer to get all their business done early, and

Arsenal have moved to wrap up some of their deals before the big kickoff this month.

Gabriel and Willian have already arrived, while Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have committed their long-term futures to the club after initially joining on loan last season.

There’s more to do, though, and here’s what we can look forward to from an Arsenal point of view.

Arteta is looking to bolster his squad before the end of the transfer window
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At least one new central midfielder

Thomas Partey could be an important part of the scenario from Atletico’s perspective
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Arsenal’s interest in Thomas Partey has dominated the summer, but the midfielder is still an Atletico Madrid player for the time being.

They know how much the Ghanaian will cost, and the challenge now is freeing up funds.

He’s not the only midfield target, though, and there is also a desire to add creativity in the middle of the park.

Hossem Aouar is the man about whom the most noise is being made here, and the Lyon man would represent a real coup if Arsenal are able to land him among reported interest from Champions League clubs.

An attacking midfielder

Felipe Anderson has been one of the most recent names linked with a move to Arsenal
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Willian adds depth and creativity in a supporting role, while Arsenal will hope Nicolas Pepe can kick on in his second season, but another attacking midfielder wouldn’t go amiss.

Philippe Coutinho was linked earlier in the summer, but the arrival of Ronald Koeman as Barcelona manager has changed the situation there.

The latest name to be added to the list is West Ham’s Felipe Anderson, though there’s one…