7am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aouar ‘deal AGREED’, Jorginho shock interest, Partey for Torreira exchange

ARSENAL’s transfer window continues at pace with midfield stars Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey remain top targets.

But Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira could be heading for the exit door as the Gunners look to cash in – and they’ve been linked with a move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.

GOOD MORNING, GUNNERS FANS

Arsenal target Houssem Aouar has reportedly agreed to join the Gunners – after receiving no concrete offers from Barcelona or Juventus.

Mikel Arteta has a deal agreed with the Lyon star, say Telefoot, and now he needs to raise cash in order to bring the £54million-rated playmaker to the Emirates.

Gunners midfielder Lucas Torreira is being lined up by Atletico Madrid according to Sport 890.

Atleti prefer a loan move but Arsenal would rather get rid of the 24-year-old permanently.

And Arteta responded to reports he wants to sign Jorginho and sell Torreira.

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The Arsenal manager said: “We are still open to improve our team.

“We are looking for different options depending on what happens with some of our players here so we are getting prepared just in case we need to do something.”

Former Gunners skipper Laurent Koscielny gave Gooners a well overdue apology.

He said sorry for the video that announced his Bordeaux move last year which saw him toss the Arsenal shirt aside.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour urged his old team to poach Dele Alli from neighbours and rivals Spurs.

Parlour reckons Arsenal should consider a move for Alli as he would bring goals from midfield.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Parlour said: “I think he would be more of a fit than Jorginho.”

7 Years at Arsenal

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin made his debut seven years ago today.

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The Spaniard was linked with a move to PSG earlier in this window but appears set to extend his time in North London.

Seven years ago today! 🤯

PEP TALK

Mikel Arteta has given his backing to Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe despite Willian’s strong start to his Gunners career.

Arteta said: “I think he’s come a long way. We know what the club paid for him when he joined and that was obviously an extra pressure but he’s a player who’s had to adapt, it’s a different style. He has a really good attitude.

“We can see [development] in a lot of phases of his game. He’s very settled here, he’s liked by the boys, he’s a really good character to have around.

“I’m really positive that we’re going to have him for many years and that he can perform at a really high level consistently.”

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DON’T STOP THE PARTEY

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been urged NOT to sign Houssem Aouar.

Nigel Winterburn reckons the Gunners chief would be better advised to snare long-term target and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey instead.

He told FreeSuperTips: “I really like Partey because he is quick, solid and powerful off the ball as much as on it.

“There have been times in the past when Arsenal fail to break things down because of the pace of other teams on the counterattack, which is something that Partey could come in to do.

“He takes the ball in tight situations and has the power and the ability to go past the opposing midfield players.

“We’ve got to wait and see, but my preference of the two would be Thomas Partey.”

Source: TheSun

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