Arsenal news and transfers live: Houssem Aouar decision defended, Mesut Ozil ‘pay off’

Good morning and welcome to’s Friday Arsenal transfer live blog.

The Gunners made the biggest signing of deadline day on Monday night, completing a late deal for Thomas Partey.

The confirmation of Partey’s signature would have given Arsenal supporters a huge boost going into the international break.

It capped off a successful window for the north London side, who have addressed various areas of their squad.

With the next window open in just under three months, the club are looking at potential signings in January to add to the business done in the summer.

Here is Friday’s edition of the transfer live blog, where we will keep you up-to-date with all of the goings-on at the Emirates Stadium.