Arsenal fans have taken to social media and are reacting to Diego Simeone’s decision regarding Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.
With less than a week to go until the summer transfer window closes, the Gunners are being tipped to do some late business amid links to the Ghana international and Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.
However, with both players likely to cost at least £45m, the north London outfit will have to raise funds by selling players in order to address Mikel Arteta’s midfield concerns.
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Speaking about possible transfers following the 3-1 defeat against Liverpool on Monday night, the Gunners manager said it could be a busy week ahead.
“We don’t have any news on new players and either with players that might leave the football club,” he told reporters. “It’s a week to go, I think it’s going to be really busy for other clubs because not much business has been done.
“Let’s see what happens.
“I think it’s going to be really busy for the Premier League. I don’t know for us how it’s going to happen.”
With that said, there is a growing belief amongst the Arsenal fan base that the club are going to be busy wrapping up a deal for Partey ahead of Monday’s deadline.
However, some eagle-eyed supporters have spotted that the midfielder has been recalled to the Atletico starting XI for their La Liga clash against Huesca this evening.
And judging by the reaction, they are not happy.
Take a look at what has been said on Twitter…
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s technical director Edu has been backed to complete the signings Partey and Aouar.
Speaking to Genting Bet, former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell feels that bolstering the midfield is the priority at present and that Edu and Arteta will ensure that both deals are completed.