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Arsenal urged to get Partey and Aouar deals done

Nigel Winterburn has urged Arsenal to continue their pursuit of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.

“Players like Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar are players that I’m pleased to see Arsenal linked with. They are different types of players that can bolster a midfield,” Winterburn told Free Super Tips.

“I really like Partey because he is quick, solid and powerful off the ball as much as on it.

“There have been times in the past when Arsenal fail to break things down because of the pace of other teams on the counterattack, which is something that Partey could come in to do.

“He takes the ball in tight situations and has the power and the ability to go past the opposing midfield players.

“Once you start to eliminate in this way as Partey does, you tend to open space in and around the opposition’s defence.

“As always with Arsenal it takes a long time to get things done.

“We’re just going to have to again wait and see, but I don’t believe that Arsenal have the money to bring them both in.

“Also, when discussing ideal signings, we forget to consider whether those players want to join Arsenal, and that’s the most important thing.

“So, we’ve got to wait and see, but my preference of the two would be Thomas Partey.”

Arsenal could conclude their summer business with deals for Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.