Arsenal transfer news and rumours live: Thomas Partey exit decision, £20m Barcelona talks

Welcome to’s Arsenal transfer blog for Wednesday, September 9.

Mikel Arteta and Edu have already wrapped up three signings this summer, Dani Ceballos rejoining on a season-long loan, while Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes have joined on permanent deals.

But Arteta still wants more, with another central midfielder on his shopping list.

Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey continues to be linked, while Lyon’s Houssem Aouar is also being tipped to make the move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

And we could yet see some outgoings with Emiliano Martinez linked with Aston Villa, while Rob Holding, Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and even Alexandre Lacazette have been named on the list of possible departures.

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