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Kevin Campbell rates Arsenal transfer targets Partey and Aouar

Partey is a long-term target of the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal hero Kevin Campbell believes Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar would both be quality additions to Mikel Arteta’s side.

The Spanish boss is in search of midfield reinforcements, with the Gunners fairly lightweight in the middle of the park.

Atletico Madrid’s Partey has been a long-term target for the north London club, and although he is reportedly keen on a move to the Emirates, his £45 million release clause remains a sticking point.

Arsenal are likely to have to sell players in order to raise funds, and their only departure so far this summer has been Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s exit to Roma after his contract was terminated.

Campbell is a big fan of Partey and sees the combative midfielder as an essential signing for the Gunners.

‘Thomas Partey is the most important signing for Arsenal,’ Campbell told Genting Bet.

Arteta is said to be a big admirer of Aouar (Picture: Getty Images)

‘A player like Thomas Partey stops things getting to the back four – he is that screen that sits there, like [Patrick] Vieira and Gilberto were – someone who protects the back four so they don’t even…