Arsenal transfer news and rumours live: Edu to complete double deal, Partey hint, Aouar decision

Hello and welcome to Friday’s Arsenal live transfer blog, where we will bring you the latest stories coming out of the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners progressed in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, beating Leicester City 2-0 to continue their faultless start to the season.

Mikel Arteta’s side are on six points after two games, but face one of the toughest matches of the campaign on Monday evening, as they travel to last season’s champions Liverpool.

Arsenal have already had a relatively busy transfer window, and with Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar being heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, there are plenty more stories to keep on top of.

This is the place you can do exactly that – just make sure you stay tuned throughout the day as we provide you with the latest Arsenal-related transfer stories.

11:36Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Wilder on Balogun

The Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, has delivered an update on his side’s search for a new striker amid links to Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun.

We need to add and the owner understands that. We all have this opinion during lockdown and second part of season that finances would not be heavily invested.

That’s gone through window, everyone is adding to their group and it’s important we do in a relative way with what we have to spend.

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Folarin Balogun looks set to leave Arsenal this summer (Image: Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

10:36Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Thomas Partey hint

Arsenal fans have taken to social media and are speculating about Thomas Partey.

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Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Image: Rubén de la Fuente Pérez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

10:10Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Coutinho plan

Arsenal are plotting a late bid for Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window, according to The Express.

The Gunners reportedly don’t want to give up on the Barcelona midfielder, who was on loan at Bayern Munich last season.

The Germans declined to take the playmaker on a permanent basis.