Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have joined Arsenal within the race to signal Lyon star Houssem Aouar, based on experiences.
The midfielder closely linked with a £50million transfer to the Gunners in the course of the summer time, however he remained at Lyon.
As an alternative, Arsenal introduced in Thomas Partey for £45m from Atletico Madrid on switch deadline day.
Italian outlet Tuttosport declare Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta continues to be eager to signal Aouar, however will face competitors from Juventus and PSG.
Studies have claimed Aouar’s transfer to the Emirates fell by resulting from his agent and brother, Brahim, demanding a £10m fee payment.
Whereas Partey has impressed in begins in opposition to Fast Vienna and Leicester, Arsenal have lacked creativity in midfield.
Gunners legend Ian Wright hopes his former membership land Aouar sooner or later.
When discussing Partey’s influence, he instructed Premier League Productions: “He’s precisely what Arsenal are in search of. He can carry the ball ahead and he can set strikes going.
“I believe we’ll see [Granit] Xhaka dropping in and [Dani] Ceballos additional ahead as a result of on the finish of the day that’s the place Arsenal nonetheless must create in that final third of the pitch.
“Already from his first recreation he [Partey] has received extra interceptions individually than the remainder of Arsenal’s midfield.
“He’s any person that may win the ball, however he can progress the ball. They nonetheless want extra, he’s not the principle one and that’s why Arsenal went for Houssem Aouar as effectively.
“I’m hoping they will nonetheless get him at some stage, however Partey is an enormous enchancment on what Arsenal have gotten.”