Arsenal chief Edu could make crucial decision today over Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar | Football | Sport
So Edu, along with Arteta, must decide on which player best suits the needs of the current Arsenal side.
Arsenal know what they have to do to sign Partey and have done all summer. Atletico will not sell the 27-year-old for less than his £45million asking price.
Aouar’s situation is slightly more complicated. Lyon initially wanted as much as £54m for the 22-year-old.
Arsenal have seen more than one bid rejected for the former France under-21 international and Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas tweeted on Saturday that the Gunners were nowhere near matching the player’s valuation.