Arsenal transfer news: Thomas Partey deal
Arsenal want Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey that they could offer Alexandre Lacazette in a bid to get the deal done.
The Gunners are eager to sign a new holding midfielder this summer and £50million-rated Ghanaian Partey.
Arsenal are interested in signing Real Betis and France midfielder Nabil Fekir this summer, but they reportedly face competition from AC Milan who are looking to complete a permanent deal.
Manchester City have joined the race to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he is out of contract in the summer of 2021 and is attracting interest from Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
The Gabon international moved from Dortmund for £46million in 2018, netting 49 Premier League goals in just 75 appearances for the club.
“Right now, he’s at Arsenal, and he’s won nothing here, so it’s a collective failing, I don’t want to say that Arsenal aren’t ambitious, but Arsenal don’t have ambitions as high as some other clubs as far as Europe is concerned. If Pierre could secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he’d definitely find his place there. All Gabonese people see Aubameyang at this level, where he can now end his career at a major club and, above all, beyond individual trophies, to bring home a major competition,” the president of the Gabon Football Association.
“I was playing for Luton and we were playing against Barnet and the ref was actually scouting for Arsenal. He came up to my dad afterwards and told him he wanted me to come along. He didn’t even say it was a trial. He just wanted to sign me for Arsenal. It was strange because there must have been some sort of transfer window where that sort of thing could happen but, I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t want to go. I was 15 minutes from Luton; to get to London every day my dad with his job would have to finish work early. My dad didn’t put any pressure on me but at the time, I didn’t know what to do. I remember it so clearly, I was nine and I was in the park with my mate. My dad pulled up in his little red van and said, ‘this is your last day you’ve got to make a decision’. I said to my mate, ‘I’m going to Arsenal’, and the rest is history. Fair play to my dad because we didn’t have much as a kid, he was a plumber.He used to finish work at 4pm, then we’d be out the door and it would take an hour to get to London from where I lived and that was like three times a week from when I was 10,” Jack Wilshere.
The centre-back arrived on loan from Flamengo in January, with the Gunners expected to make the deal permanent in the summer for around £13.5million.
“I’ve been at five clubs over the last four years. This is a footballer’s life. If you want to play football and you want to improve then every year you need to move. Maybe when you find a club that is good for you, then you can stay and improve with that club.I have found myself here at Arsenal. It is a really good option for me.I want to stay here and improve as a player and a person. I want to be here for many more years.”
The Paris St-Germain defender has been heavily touted with a move to the Gunners this summer.
Lingard, was linked with the Gunners earlier this month but it seems a possible transfer has already been ruled out.
Lingard had played 35 times this season before football was suspended due to coronavirus, but he had only scored two goals and assisted a further two.
Arsenal and Everton are both interested in signing Celtic star striker Odsonne Edouard, who has scored 28 goals in all competitions this season.
London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly keen on Willian amid news he wants to stay in the Premier League if he leaves Chelsea this summer.
Willian has scored 59 goals in 329 appearances for Chelsea since joining from Anzhi Makhachkala for £30million in August 2013.
Dani Ceballos would rather move back to Real Betis than stay at Emirates Stadium. He joined the Gunners from Real Madrid for the season and has impressed in glimpses this term.
It’s a blow for the Gunners concerning their interest in signing Lille defender Gabriel. He has been one of the best in the French top flight this season, leading to interest from a number of top clubs.
Everton and Arsenal have been linked with him for quite a while, and the Gunners appeared quite confident of beating the Merseysiders to Gabriel’s signature.
Arsenal defender David Luiz has discussed his ‘emotional’ Chelsea exit.
“I was always very happy at Chelsea and then the understanding of knowing that my cycle was over, even though I thought it wasn’t going to end that way, in a quick decision. I decided to leave Chelsea before I even had the door open at Arsenal. I know that Arsenal weren’t in a great moment, they had a weight on their defence. It wasn’t easy at first. Not only [in terms] of adaptation, but about taking the criticism, the sadness of many Chelsea fans for not understanding my personal decisions. My respect and love for Chelsea has always been true. It was difficult to deal with the emotional part. Then playing, things were not happening on the pitch, the results weren’t coming. Unai Emery is a great coach and a great person, but things weren’t happening for him either. So you get into a stir and try to stay upright and strong. And I often wondered why this decision was made. Why is this happening?”