1pm Arsenal news LIVE: Partey wants Gunners transfer ‘completed quickly’, Aubameyang new contract hint, Mustafi new deal – The Sun

ARSENAL recorded a massive win in the West Midlands as they saw off Wolves thanks to strikes from Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette. 

And there could be more good news with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hinting he WILL sign a new contract and Thomas Partey believed to be wanting his potential move to Arsenal finalised as soon as possible.

Follow all the latest Arsenal news and transfer gossip below…

  • MOVE HIM TO THE MIDDLE

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s bother Willy has hit out for playing the striker on the wing.

    During an Instagram Live chat with the Gunners forward said: “I like Mikel, he's a good coach.

    “He's a good coach but I don't like when he puts my brother on the left.

    “I don't like this, but he's a good coach.”

  • BREN'S HEADACHE

    Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Leicester are facing two big injury doubts for their clash with Arsenal tomorrow.

    The Northern Irishman said: “We’ve got doubts over James Maddison and Ben Chiwell.

    “They could be the two who could struggle. We just have to wait and see.

    “Ben’s is at the bottom of his foot. It’s giving him pain.

    “We’ll see what the specialist says. Sometimes you can play through it.”

  • PAU-WER STRUGGLE

    Chelsea are interested in Arsenal target Pau Torres, according to reports.

    The Blues are also taking a look at the centre-back, 23, who has impressed for Villarreal this season.

    Torres has scored twice and provided one assist in the league, as well as defensive stability for the Yellow Submarine this season.

    Barcelona are also reportedly interested in the defender, but Chelsea could muscle in, according to the Mail.

    Torres is exactly the sort of player both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard are looking at to strengthen their defences.

    The defender still has three years left on his contract and has a £45million release clause.

  • PARTEY POLITICS

    Thomas Partey reportedly wants his transfer to Arsenal completed “as quickly as possible” to avoid falling out with the Atletico Madrid brass.

    The 27-year-old midfielder has emerged as a priority signing for Mikel Arteta, with Partey too wanting the Emirates switch.

    According to Jordan Choco, the player has informed Atletico he does not want to clash with their hierarchy and instead hopes for a deal to be wrapped up quickly.

    It is understood Edu and manager Mikel Arteta will back the summer signing

    The Gunners are said to be ready to sell three first-teams star to fund their £45million deal for Partey.

    The Ghanaian will be available for £45m due to a release clause in his contract.

  • JOSE NOT AMUSED

    Jose Mourinho was unimpressed with Arsenal’s social media team after the Gunners mocked them for losing to Sheffield United.

    Mourinho, who has a long history of media battles with Arsenal, said: “I think if they were top of the league or fighting for top four in a really good moment they wouldn't enjoy the problems of others.

    “You only enjoy the problems of others when you are also in trouble.

    “In the end it says more about them, they don't have much to celebrate, they have to get every opportunity to do it. They are in a very similar situation to us in the table.

    “I don't like to connect the club with some post or tweet.”

  • NOD AND BLINK

    Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang offered the biggest hint yet he is ready to commit to Arsenal… by blinking.

    During an Instagram live, one fan asked him to blink if he’ll sign a new contract.

    And the star Gunners striker replies with a hilarious blink while enjoying a gaming session.

  • SAINT MAX

    Arsenal are interested in bringing flying winger Allan Saint-Maximin to the Emirates in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

    The Frenchman has been one of the stars of the show since the Premier League restart, registering a hat-trick of assists for Newcastle at Bournemouth.

    And Le10 Sport report that the Gunners and Napoli are both keen on a deal, despite Newcastle forking out £20m to sign him less than a year ago.

  • GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Arsenal target Wout Weghorst says a move to Arsenal would be a “perfect” next step in his career.

    Technical director Edu has reportedly given the club the go ahead to make a move for Thomas Partey.

    Edu and manager Mikel Arteta will back the signing of Partey.

    The Ghanaian will be available for £45million due to a release clause in his contract.

    But the cash-strapped Gunners need to get some big names off their wage bill first.

    Arsenal could sell Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi or Lucas Torreira to fund the Partey transfer.

  • SILENCE IS GOLDEN

    Mikel Artetawants to discuss a new Arsenal contract with Alexandre Lacazette but will wait until the season is over to open negotiations.

    Lacazette has only managed eight Premier League goals all season and has frequently found himself on the subs’ bench in recent weeks.

    But boss Arteta is still keen for the 29-year-old Frenchman to stay at the Emirates to help his kids realise their full potential.

    Lacazette was Arsenal’s record signing when he joined in a £54million move from Lyon in 2017 but has found the going tough this season.

    And with his current deal due to expire in 2022, that has sparked speculation the club might look to cash in this summer.

    But Arteta says: “Laca is a player I always liked even when I was still playing.

    “I really appreciate the qualities he brings to the team, his ability and his work-rate“We have had some positive news in the last week with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli signing new contracts and committing to the club.

    “Now we have to have a chat with Auba about the next step with him and to ask him about his ideas and his feelings.

    “But now is not the right time to talk about a lot of contract situations because we are in a crucial moment of the season.

    “So we will talk at the right time and we’ll see then what happens.”

  • GET YOUR ED IN THE GAME

    Arsenal director Edu has reportedly given the green light for the club to sign Thomas Partey.

    The Gunners have been linked with the Atletico midfielder for months and have moved one step closer after Edu gave it the go ahead, according to the Mail.

  • SOL SEARCHING

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to seek assurances about Arsenal's ability to have “instant success” before signing a new deal.

    Campbell told Stadium Astro: “He’s got to settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get in.

    “It’s going to come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, 'right we are looking for x, y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in' and I think they’ll push us on to really challenge for the top four, or really you never know [with] the Premiership.

    “He needs to sit down with his people and have a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it goes, he needs almost instant success now.”

  • WOUT NEXT?

    Wout Weghorst says a move to Arsenal would be a “perfect” next step in his career.

    The 6ft 5inch forward is braced to leave The Wolves after scoring 16 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances.

    He has attracted attention from Newcastle and Arsenal and appeared flattered with the rumours linking him to an Emirates switch.

    Weghorst said: “That would be nice, wouldn’t it. That would be a good thing, of course that fits in the perfect picture.”

    The 27-year-old has scored an impressive 16 goals or more in each of his last four seasons for the German side and AZ Alkmaar.

    With a contract until 2023, Wolfsburg will seek in the region of £32million to let him leave.

  • SOL SEARCHING

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been urged to seek assurances about Arsenal's ability to have “instant success” before signing a new deal, by Sol Campbell.

    The Gabon international is in the last year of his existing deal and there has been plenty of speculation about where his future lies.

    Campbell told Stadium Astro: “He’s got to settle down and have a conversation with the manager and he needs to have a clear understanding of what they’re looking to spend, who they’re trying to get in.

    “It’s going to come down to trust, can he trust the club to say, right we are looking for x, y and z, we’re going to bring two or three players in and I think they’ll push us on to really challenge for the top four or really you never know, the Premiership.

    “He needs to sit down with his people and have a serious conversation about where the club is going in the next two or three years, because he hasn’t got five years, six years to say let’s see how it goes, he needs almost instant success now.”

  • NIC OF TIME

    Arsenal have congratulated Nicolas Pepe on the arrival of his new addition.

  • FERD IT HERE FIRST

    Rio Ferdinand has claimed Arsenal should build their squad around Bukayo Saka.

    He told BT Sport: “I think Arsenal need people with the right attitude, right characters and people that want to be at the club.

    “Looking at his statement, he buys into the philosophy, and he wants to move forward with the club.

    “I would build the club around him, around players like Willock.

    “The badge means something to these boys. They need to move forward together.”

  • GUNNER GO?

    Arsenal have reportedly set their sights on signing Allan Saint-Maximin from Newcastle this summer.

    According to Le10 Sport, the Gunners have already made contact with the winger's entourage.

    Italian club Napoli are also said to be interested i the 23-year-old.

  • LAC OF CHANCES

    Mikel Arteta has vowed to give Alexander Lacazette “more opportunities” at the Emirates.

    After coming off the bench against Wolves, the striker scored to make it 2-0 to the Gunners.

    Arteta said: “We need to give him more opportunities to be able to do more of that, but I'm so happy for him because he completely deserves that.

    “He really needed that. But when I asked him to come in, in three seconds he was ready to jump on the pitch!”

  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

    After his goal at Wolves yesterday, Arsenal celebrated three years since Alexandre Lacazette signed for Arsenal.

  • NO LAC IN THAT

    Alexandre Lacazette wrapped up the points for Arsenal yesterday with his 86th minute strike.

    And the Gunners' Twitter admin is clearly a big fan.

  • WHAT A MES

    Mesut Ozil's stats do not make for good reading at Arsenal.

  • IN OR WOUT

    Arsenal target Wout Weghorst has responded to transfer speculation linking him with a move to North London from Wolfsburg.

    He said: “That would be nice, wouldn’t it. That would be a good thing, of course that fits in the perfect picture.

    “This is a very boring answer, but you really shouldn’t be asking me about that. I would say call them up.

    “In the end, of course, I also made a clear career plan, mapped out a plan. But you always have to see how it goes.”

  • WHAT A WEEK!

    It's been a pretty successful week at Arsenal and the North Londoners are happy to shout about it on Twitter.

  • BUK OF THE NET

    Bukayo Saka scored his first Premier League goal during Arsenal's victory at Wolves yesterday.

  • OD CHOICE

    Leeds are ready to beat Manchester United and Arsenal to the punch and snap up Odsonne Edouard.

    Marcelo Bielsa is set to pounce on the Celtic striker if his side seal promotion to the Premier League.

    The 22-year-old Frenchman hit 28 goals in Scotland last season, prior to the campaign being cancelled due to the coronavirus.

    The Whites want the Bhoys frontman to replace misfiring striker Patrick Bamford.

    Edouard has hit 62 goals in all competitions since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.

  • BU-TIFUL STUFF

    Bukayo Saka was thrilled to sign a new contract with Arsenal and score his first Premier League goal all in the same week.

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