10pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aouar’s ‘only option’ is Gunners, Torreira PASSES Atletico medical, Partey LATEST – The Sun
3rd October 2020

ARSENAL are still in pursuit of Houssem Aouar but Lyon are reportedly ruling out a sale as the Gunners won't meet their demands.

Meanwhile Lucas Torreira is reportedly in Madrid ready for a medical today ahead of joining Atletico.

Follow ALL of the Gunners latest transfer news and updates below…

  • Ian Tuckey

    BLUES GUN FOR ARSENAL TARGET

    Chelsea have joined the race to sign long-term Arsenal target Thomas Partey as they look to strengthen in midfield.

    If they cannot sign Declan Rice, it is believed they will make a late run at the Atletico Madrid player

    Finally, it is claimed Antonio Rudiger wants to go to Tottenham.

    The German has been frozen out of Lampard's team and there are many clubs interested, but it is reported that Spurs would be his preferred choice.

    The futures of Fikayo Tomori and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are also still in the air.

  • Kiro Evans

    SALIBA LOAN?

    Both Fulham and Leeds are weighing up a move for William Saliba on loan, reports say.

    Journalist Fabrizio Romano told AFTV that the 19-year-old could be sent to either Craven Cottage or Elland Road to help further his development this season.

    The defender has also been linked with a loan move to France.

  • Kiro Evans

    OZIL COMEBACK?

    The breakdown in the Houssem Aouar deal could open the door for Mesut Ozil to return to first team action, reports are speculating.

    The skilful midfielder has been frozen out of first team action and a route back to the first team looked like an unlikely prospect.

    But with the creative Aouar no longer looking likely to sign, Ozil may be in line to make his first Arsenal appearances since March.

    Arteta craves a creative midfielder and a path back into the squad now no longer looks so unlikely.

  • Kiro Evans

    JORG THE ONE

    Arsenal have turned their attention to Jorginho now the deal for Houssem Aouar appears to be over.

    The Gunners move for the Lyon man was left in tatters today after failing to meet the club's valuation of the player.

    Now it is rumoured that Jorginho is seen as a potential alternative with Chelsea keen to slim down their bloated squad.

    Mikel Arteta is also believed to be a fan of the Italian midfielder and is desperate to bring him in, according to ESPN.

  • sstreet

    AOUAR ONLY CHANCE

    Lyon have ruled out selling Houssem Aouar to Arsenal, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    But in better news he claims the Gunners are the only club who may have a realistic chance of getting him this window, should they meet the asking price.

  • Kiro Evans

    'NOBODY CARES'

    Fair to say that a combination of the Aouar deal reportedly collapsing, the continued deadlock over Partey, the inability to sell deadwood players and the fact the window is closing in 48 hours is beginning to grate on impatient Arsenal fans.

    'Nobody cares' is how one supporter greeted a tweet showing the players in training.

  • Kiro Evans

    PARTEY POOPER

    Arsenal are desperately continuing talks on Thomas Partey as a summer of transfer rumours threaten to come to nothing.

    Disputes remain over a price to sign the midfielder – all while the Aouar deal reportedly collapses like a house of cards.

    There's two days left and a lot of work still to be done for the London club.

  • Kiro Evans

    DERAILED

    BREAKING: Negotiations over Houssem Aouar have stopped, reports say.

    In a huge blow to Arsenal, journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that disputes over price has caused talks over the player to come to an end.

  • Kiro Evans

    MUST BE STAYING

    Arsenal are struggling to shift Shkodran Mustafi as their desperate attempts to get rid of the deadwood stalls, say reports.

    The centre-back remains at the club despite attempts to sell him.

    Arsenal are also failing to speed up the departure of Sead Kolasinac, which has been on the cards for days.

    It is believed they need to raise funds before they can bring in their targets of Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    SET SALE

    Arsenal star Lucas Torreira has passed his Atletico Madrid medical ahead of a loan transfer to the LaLiga giants – but it’s not a done deal yet.

    The tenacious Uruguayan midfielder is on the verge of joining Diego Simeone’s men on an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent £20million transfer, Marca have claimed.

    However, the Spanish news outlet have revealed that the move will only go through if Atletico sell one of their players due to the strict LaLiga economic control rule.

    Torreira, 24, was pictured on Saturday morning smiling and giving the thumbs up while wearing an Atletico Madrid face mask as he underwent his medical at the Navarra Clinic.

    But the deal is said to hinge on the Rojiblancos selling one of their talents – with Thomas Lemar and Hector Herrera believed to be surplus to requirements.

    Torreira was signed by arsenal for a reported fee of £25m from Italian side Sampdoria in 2018, but after being on the fringes of Arteta's team, it is time to jump ship.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    AOUT OF TIME

    According to RMCSport, a major blow has been dealt to Arsenal's transfer hopes as Lyon are refusing to sell Auoar or Depay.

    Despite all the speculation, the hierachy at OL have decided to put a stop to it all.

    There was an initial deadline of friday set by CEO Jean-Michel Aulas however, he allowed additional time for potential buyers to come to an agreement.

    Both players will join the rest of the team at training this evening to continue preparations for their upcoming game against Marseille.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    GUNNER MISS OUT

    18-year-old former Arsenal player Sam Greenwood is stealing the headlines and hearts of the Leeds camp.

    He continues to impress as again he was on target for the reserves against Middlesborough where the Whites ran out 1-0 winners.

    It looks to be a steal of a deal which only cost Leeds £3m to snatch him away from the Gunners.

    According to HITC, a fan even went as far as to say “Why Arsenal would let him go is beyond me”.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    TORREIRA PASSES MEDICAL

    Lucas Torreira has completed his medical at Atletico Madrid.

    He will move to the Wanda Metropolitano on loan with an option to buy.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    GUNNERS TOUR EUROPE

    Arsenal are set to have a busy 6 week Europa league schedule starting on the 22nd October where they travel to Austria to kick start their campaign.

    The Gunners will also visit Norway and Ireland on their travels.

    Rapid Vienna vs Arsenal
    Thursday, 22 October, 5.55pm, Allianz Stadion

    Arsenal vs Dundalk
    Thursday, 29 October, 8pm, Emirates Stadium

    Arsenal vs Molde
    Thursday, November 5, 8pm, Emirates Stadium

    Molde v Arsenal
    Thursday, November 26, 5.55pm, Aker Stadion

    Arsenal v Rapid Vienna
    Thursday, December 3, 8pm, Emirates Stadium

    Dundalk v Arsenal

    Thursday, December 10, 5.55pm, Oriel Park/Aviva Stadium

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    ROW OVER ROWE

    Reports suggest that both Southampton and Fulham are interested in Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe according to football.london.

    It's no secret that the 20-year-old is a natural talent but unfortunately his injury woes have held him back in recent years.

    With the current squad and potential additions, he maybe surplus to requirements however, Arteta believes that Smith-Rowe has a part to play.

    “I think he's someone who can be pretty impressive. I'm pleased by what I've seen from him.” stated Arteta.

  • sstreet

    HOME COMFORTS

    Arsenal return to the Emirates against Sheffield United tomorrow.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    SOK IT TO 'EM

    Everton have been in contact with Arsenal over a move for Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to reports.

    Greek journalist Antonis Tsirakis claims the Toffees are looking to sign the centre-back, 32.

    ‘Papa’ has been told he does not have a future at the Emirates by boss Mikel Arteta.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    HOUSSE BID GAZUMPED

    Arsenal could lose out on Houssem Aouar transfer to PSG or Real Madrid if they agree to pay £45m fee in full after loan.

    And the Gunners' transfer hopes could flounder after Lyon revealed the Londoners only wanted to pay in installments when Lyon are only interested in being paid in full.

    One positive is that Aouar has reportedly agreed personal terms with Arsenal and he favors a move to London.

    However, Mikel Arteta only has 2 days of the window left to land his man.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    PARTEY OVER?

    Arsenal face competition for Thomas Partey as Chelsea have identified him as an alternative if they fail to sign Declan Rice according to reports.

    The Gunners have been chasing him throughout the transfer window but so far have not been able to activate his release clause of £45 million.

    With Lyon's Houssem Aouar being Arsenal's no.1 target, will Chelsea sneak in and swoop Partey from under their nose?

    Things are about to get interesting.

  • Alan Scott

    GOOD MORNING, GUNNERS FANS

    Arsene Wenger claims he was offered the Manchester United job in the past.

    He told the Times: “I was offered the [PSG] job a few times. [And Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and France].

    “[Man United?] Yes. [When?] I don’t tell you that. But I can tell you that Man Utd offered me the job.”

    Wenger also admits he left Arsenal before the end of his contract due to pressure from fans.

    He added: “I would have respected my contract. The club thought it was better I stopped. I’d always lived with the idea that could happen. 

    “The supporters were not happy any more. Some of them. You can understand that, at some stage, 22 years, people want a change.”

    Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain are set to hijack Arsenal's move for Houssem Aouar.

    L'Equipe claims the French champs are deep in talks with Lyon to strike a deal for the playmaker.

    PSG have pounced to take advantage of Arsenal's dithering and are now closing in on the midfield ace.

    Finally, Arsenal have agreed to loan Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the midfielder will remain in Spain until next summer.

    And Atleti will then have the option to make his deal permanent.

    But the Spaniards have no intention of selling Thomas Partey to Arsenal.

    Romano adds the midfielder will be staying put before Monday's transfer deadline.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FRIDAY FEELING

    It's the weekend! And Arsenal face Sheffield United on Sunday.

    Mikel Arteta has led his side to two wins from their first three league matches.

    But can he mastermind victory against Chris Wilder's ambitious side – now fronted by £23.5million Rhian Brewster?

  • Anthony Chapman

    ARTFUL DODGER

    Mikel Arteta remains confident in striking a deal for Lyon's Houssem Aouar despite late attempts from PSG to hijack the deal.

    He said: “Well, I am very confident in what we are trying to do internally.

    “[I am getting] clarity and support from everybody at the club to try and improve the team if we can.

    “But most importantly as well, to get the right balance in the squad, for now and the way we want to evolve the squad in the future.

    “We are all very much aligned but I'm afraid that I cannot give you any updates or news.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    NEW LEVELS

    Mikel Arteta reckons Bukayo Saka’s England call-up will see him become an even better player for Arsenal.

    Arteta said: “I’m extremely happy with him – he totally deserves that chance.

    “He's a really humble boy who's willing to learn every single day.

    “He works really hard and he has incredible talent. It's a combination of everything you need to be successful and I think that call-up is going to fill him with confidence even more, and I'm really happy for him.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    SWITCHING SIDES

    Arsene Wenger claims he was offered the Manchester United job in past.

    He told the Times: “I was offered the [PSG] job a few times. [And Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and France].

    “[Man United?] Yes. [When?] I don’t tell you that. But I can tell you that Man Utd offered me the job.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    WENG IN ROME

    Arsene Wenger admits he left Arsenal before the end of his contract due to pressure from fans.

    He told the Times: “I would have respected my contract. The club thought it was better I stopped. I’d always lived with the idea that could happen.

    “The supporters were not happy any more. Some of them. You can understand that, at some stage, 22 years, people want a change.”

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