Arsenal receive Thomas Partey boost as Mikel Arteta decides on Hector Bellerin transfer deal

Right here is your Arsenal morning digest for Thursday, February 25.

Partey accessible to face Benfica

Midfield enforcer Thomas Partey has been included within the Arsenal squad that may face Benfica in Athens this night, can reveal.

The Ghanaian worldwide, who joined the Gunners from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid again in October, has skilled a stop-start season in his maiden marketing campaign in north London with harm points proving to be a daily prevalence.

Partey has missed the Gunners’ final three matches in all competitions after struggling a hamstring harm within the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa earlier this month.

Nonetheless, the midfielder has been given the inexperienced gentle to return towards Benfica this night after efficiently coming by way of coaching at London Colney.

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It stays to be seen whether or not or not he’ll begin the match or be named on the bench.

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Arteta eyes swap deal

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta would favor a swap deal reasonably than obtain the monetary achieve of shedding Hector Bellerin this summer season, in response to studies.

In the previous couple of days, it has emerged that Bellerin is eager on leaving the Emirates Stadium this summer season in pursuit of a brand new problem, with Paris Saint-Germain poised to reignite their curiosity.

The French heavyweights have been eager on signing Bellerin final summer season however they did not strike a cope with the Gunners, who have been reluctant to let go of the right-back on the time.

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Nonetheless, Bellerin has expressed his curiosity in leaving this summer season. Ought to PSG lead the race for his signature, Arteta, in response to switch knowledgeable Duncan Castles, would favor a swap deal, with Julian Draxler the identify being mentioned.

Castles mentioned: “It’s our info that Bellerin and his agent have instructed the membership he desires to depart this summer season. Arteta has determined we should make the perfect of the chance.

“The almost certainly suitors for Bellerin are PSG. And in that being the case, Arteta has instructed Edu that given the scenario it’s extra viable to commerce gamers, he has requested Edu to debate the opportunity of a swap deal for Julian Draxler.”

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Gunners eye Brugge ace

Arsenal should cough up as a lot as €20million if they’re to signal Membership Brugge defender Odilon Kossounou this summer season, in response to a report by Voetbal Belgie.

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The 20-year-old centre-back, who has been linked with the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan prior to now, can be on the radar of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It is usually claimed that the Gunners have been monitoring Kossounou again in the summertime and have been trying to safe a deal for simply £8.5million.

The Gunners are more likely to be on the hunt for a brand new defender this summer season, as David Luiz is but to commit his future to the membership past the tip of this present marketing campaign.

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