Arsenal transfer roundup: Torreira in Partey swap hope as Willian leaves Chelsea


The 2019/20 season is over for Arsenal following last weekend’s FA Cup final success against Chelsea, with the club now turning their attention to the transfer window.

The Gunners are preparing to make investments in the market, although the financial uncertainty and staggered season-end dates for clubs mean there are additional obstacles to negotiate.

However, Arsenal are hopeful of concluding several deals this summer, alongside potentially moving on a few of their current first-team squad.

We look at all the latest transfer news surrounding the club.

Gunners target Willian confirms Chelsea exit

Willian is expected to sign a three-year deal with Arsenal after leaving Chelsea

Brazilian forward Willian has confirmed he is leaving Chelsea as a free agent this summer amid speculation he is on the verge of joining Arsenal.

The 31-year-old is expected to pen a three-year contract with the Gunners following his exit from Stamford Bridge.

Posting on Twitter about his time at Chelsea, Willian wrote: “They were seven wonderful years.

“The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my team-mates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans.”

Arsenal plan Lacazette sale

Alexandre Lacazette will reportedly be sold if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commits to a new deal

Arsenal plan to sell Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid as soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commits to a new contract at the club.

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That is according to a report from the Daily Star, which claims the Gunners are ready to sell the Frenchman in a £30million deal this summer.

That would give Arsenal vital funds to reinvest elsewhere in their squad, with Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah set to be given more first-team opportunities as a result of Lacazette’s departure.

Torreira set for Atletico move

Lucas Torreira could be used as a bargaining chip in a potential swap deal for Thomas Partey

Atletico are eyeing a move for another Arsenal player, with central midfielder Lucas Torreira a target for the La Liga club.

That is according to a report from Mundo Deportivo, which says the Uruguayan has been a long-term target for Diego Simeone’s side and a move may finally come to fruition this summer.

The Gunners could explore a potential swap deal with Atletico which would see Thomas Partey move in the other direction.

Fiorentina are mentioned as another possible destination for the combative midfielder, whose stock at Arsenal has fallen recently.

Martinez wants starting role

Emiliano Martinez has confirmed he will look to move on if he cannot nail down the No1 spot at Arsenal

Emiliano Martinez surpassed all expectations at Arsenal following Bernd Leno’s injury in June, staking a claim for a long-term starting slot at the club.

The Argentine has been with the Gunners for nine years, punctuated by loan spells elsewhere, but his taste of first-team football at Premier League level has left him wanting more.

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“I have shown the club that I can play for them and when I return next season I need to have more games,” Martinez told Argentine radio station Continental.

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“That is the only way I will stay at Arsenal. My target is to consolidate my place with Arsenal and to reach the Argentinian national team as number one.

“I won’t stop until I get that and if I don’t play for Arsenal, then clearly I would move on.”

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