Four Arsenal players could sell to boost Aouar and Partey transfer raids

Arsenal could sell four players this summer in a bid to boost their hopes of landing Thomas Partey.

The Ghana international is a top target at the Emirates after Mikel Arteta made signing a defensive midfielder a priority.

Partey had a fabulous year with Atletico Madrid, who do not want to sell the 27-year-old.

His release clause stands at £45m, though, but after spending £27m on Gabriel Magalhaes – the Gunners are strapped for cash.

Houssem Aouar is another player on Arsenal's radar, with reports in France stating that Arteta is obsessed with the Lyon ace.

Again, funding a move for the Frenchman could be tough – so the Arsenal coach should sell a number of players.

Lucas Torreira

The Uruguay international has lost his way after a fine debut campaign, and found himself on the peripherals last season.

Injuries have not helped but the real nail in the coffin was during the summer when Torreira admitted he was homesick and wanted to return to Italy.

Under Arteta, you are 100 per cent Arsenal or you are out – and Torreira falls into the latter category.

Matteo Guendouzi

Everything went pear-shaped for the boisterous midfielder two matches into Project Restart when he grabbed a Brighton player by the throat.

Guendouzi has not appeared since in an Arsenal shirt with Arteta frustrated by his attitude.

Undoubtedly, the Frenchman has talent but the Gunners coach does not need the added stress and wants to let him go.

Hector Bellerin

Perhaps most surprisingly are the reports Bellerin could be leaving the Emirates.

The Spaniard has had his injury troubles but is a huge presence in the community as well as a talented player on his day.

Unfortunately, those days are becoming rarer and rarer and with Paris St-Germain interested, Arteta could milk them for as much money as possible.

Calum Chambers

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Pablo Mari and Gabriel have joined the defence this summer, as well as William Saliba, meaning Arsenal have seven centre-backs.

Arteta simply must cut one, two or even three – and Chambers is bottom of the pile.

The ex-Southampton star is Premier League quality and a team such as West Ham or West Brom could do a lot worse – expect a move away.

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