In order to restructure his team’s midfield this summer, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, is thinking of trading midfielder Thomas Partey.
Although Arteta’s team had a strong season, a faltering finish to the year caused them to finish narrowly behind champions Manchester City.
Although Arteta is eager to play again the next year, he feels that Arsenal could use some serious additions, particularly in the middle.
Declan Rice, the captain of West Ham United, is Arteta’s top target. The Hammers have also been linked with moves for Moises Caicedo of Brighton and Ilkay Gundogan, a potential free agent whose contract expires this summer, as Granit Xhaka of Arsenal is anticipated to leave the club for a £15 million move to Bayer Leverkusen.
However, according to The Mirror, Partey is also reportedly up for consideration, so Xhaka might not be the only important player leaving the North London club this summer.
Partey turns 30 the following month, and his performance throughout the final stretch confirmed Arteta’s belief that his midfield needs some adjustments when the summer transfer window opens.