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Edu sends honest transfer message to Arsenal fans amid Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey rumours

Edu has urged fans to be realistic this summer considering the current economic climate (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal technical director Edu has called for ‘patience’ and realistic expectations in the last few weeks of this summer’s transfer window, given the ‘challenging’ nature of the market amid the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil forward Willian joined Arsenal on a free transfer last month and Gabriel Magalhaes followed his fellow countryman to the Emirates after the Gunners wrapped up a £27 million agreement with Lille for the defender’s signature.

The north London giants continue to be linked with the likes of Houssem Aouar, Thomas Partey and, most recently, Stephan El Shaarawy, with Mikel Arteta desperate to bolster his midfield options ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

Edu discussed the ‘challenging’ nature of this summer’s market (Picture: Arsenal FC)

But speaking to Arsenal’s official website on Thursday, Edu made clear the club’s frustrations as teams across world football approach the market with caution in the uncertain financial climate.

‘The market right now is a challenging one,’ he told Arsenal’s official…