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Arsenal transfer news and rumours live: £54m Aouar twist, Atletico’s Partey hint, Coutinho plan

Arsenal have made a solid start to the 2020/21 season but know that they must add more talent to their squad to compete further up the table.

The Gunners finished back in eighth during the last campaign but are hoping for much better this term in Mikel Arteta’s first full campaign in charge.

And though we are only two games into the new season, the signs appear promising for Arteta’s side, having won their opening two Premier League outings, albeit in very different circumstances.

After defeating newly-promoted Fulham on the opening day of the season, winning 3-0 at Craven Cottage, the Gunners were forced to dig deep against West Ham United on Saturday evening, requiring a late Eddie Nketiah goal to seal a 2-1 win.

Despite the encouraging start to the campaign, Arsenal remain keen on strengthening their armoury, especially in midfield. The club have been heavily linked with the likes of Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar in recent weeks and months, with Arteta keen to sign both a defensive-midfielder and a creator.

And to ensure you stay right up to date with all the very latest Gunners transfer news, be sure to stay with our dedicated live transfer blog throughout the day.