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Partey or Aouar? Arsenal legends pick between two transfer targets

Partey has been consistently linked with a move to the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)

Multiple Arsenal legends have given their take on who the Gunners should sign out of their two main midfield transfer targets, Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.

Mikel Arteta is in the market for a central midfielder this summer, and the north London club have seemingly whittled down their search to two primary options, who both offer completely different skillsets.

Partey is a combative player, who can boss games from the middle of the park with his athleticism and smart passing from a deep position.

Atletico Madrid want no less than his £45 million release clause paid out in full if he is to be prized away from the Wanda Metropolitano, while the Ghana international is reportedly keen on a move to north London.

Aouar, meanwhile, is a tricky technician who introduced himself on the biggest stage in last season’s Champions League as Lyon reached the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition.

Recent reports in France claim the midfielder has ‘agreed’ to join Arsenal and an official bid has been launched for the 22-year-old.

Aouar is also on the wishlist at Arsenal…