Arsenal continue to step up their efforts to land long-term targets Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey or Lyon’s Houssem Aouar before the 5 October deadline, though time is working against Mikel Arteta’s side.
The Gunners continue to struggle to raise funds, with the difficulty in extracting value from the sale of Lucas Torreira, despite interest from La Liga with Atletico Madrid and Serie A with Torino for the Uruguayan midfielder. Arteta also appears to be ready to move on Matteo Guendouzi or Mesut Ozil, should either be inclined to accept an offer away from the club.
Elsewhere, Reiss Nelson and possibly Emile Smith Rowe could earn loan moves to further develop with increased game time not available under Arteta, with Premier League clubs thought to be keen. And in defence, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis and Calum Chambers also appear to be available as the Gunners look to cut their squad down.