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Arsenal in advanced talks for cash injection to fund Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar transfers

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Arsenal transfer news takes a closer look at what selling Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Wolves could mean for the club’s pursuit of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Wolves interested in Arsenal midfielder

According to Sky Sports, there have been positive talks between the two clubs over a permanent deal for the Gunners’ academy graduate, and a transfer could be finalised this week.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Wolves interested in Arsenal midfielder ...

In addition, various reports states that the north London outfit could receive £20million for the utility player.

The 22-year-old is clearly highly-rated by Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta and could turn out to be a brilliant signing for Wolves.

“Absolutely, [he was magnificent. And I was sure about that with the way he’s training, the way he’s changed his mentality and his mindset,” Arteta told reporters after the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City. “He has everything, he has great qualities, I believe in him.

“I had to give him opportunities and today he took it with both arms. He had a really good performance.”

With that said, it’s safe to say this imminent transfer has not been met with the greatest reception from a number of Arsenal fans, but the cash injection could be very useful.

Following the arrival of Willian as well as being close to announcing a deal for defender Gabriel Magalhaes, Mikel Arteta is now expected to reshape his Arsenal midfield during the summer transfer window.

footballSocial.online understands the Gunners want to stiffen their central midfield with the signing of Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, as the Ghanaian international seen as the perfect player to add some dynamism to the side.

In addition, a creative midfielder is also on Arteta’s radar.

Houssem Aouar and Philippe Coutinho are just two creative midfielders being tipped to join the Gunners this summer.

A loan deal for the latter hinges on new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman’s decision, while technical director Edu is reportedly in negotiations with Lyon for Aouar who could cost £45m.

Partey’s release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid is also £45m which means the Gunners have to raise funds in order to bolster their midfield options for the 2020/21 season.

And that’s where selling Maitland-Niles to Wolves to £20m could come in handy.

Another midfielder being linked with Arsenal is Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara who would be a slightly cheaper option to Partey and Aouar at £27m.

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