Here’s all the news from around the Emirates Stadium over the past 24 hours.
Atletico Madrid make Thomas Partey decision
Arsenal fans rushed to social media after Diego Simeone made a decision regarding the future of Thomas Partey.
There is less than a week to go of the summer transfer window, and the Gunners are expected to do some late business as links with Partey and Houssem Aouar continue to surface.
Both players will not come cheaply, however, with a £45m price tag attached to each player. Mikel Arteta is expected to try and raise funds by selling players, although time is running out.
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“We don’t have any news on new players and either with players that might leave the football club,” Arteta 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.”
There is now a growing belief among Gunners fans that a deal will be struck, and they responded to news that Partey had been recalled to the XI for Atletico Madrid’s game against Huesca with horror.
You can read those reactions here.
Lyon transfer announcement could be great news for Arsenal
Olympique Lyonnais appear to be preparing for the potential departure of midfielder Houssem Aouar.
The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to North London as Mikel Arteta tries to improve his midfield options.
football.london understands an opening bid for the Frenchman was turned down, but a second offer of £36.5million (€40million) with a further £9million in potential add-ons (€10million) is being readied.
“There was a timid offer,” Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told Canal Plus on…