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Arsenal facing major sales to fund Partey swoop

Arsenal must make major sales to fund manager Mikel Arteta's summer transfer plans.

The Daily Mail says the Gunners are likely to sell Matteo Guendouzi, Alexandre Lacazette or Lucas Torreira to raise the funds required to sign Atletico Madrid's defensive midfielder Thomas Partey.

The club are confident that the 27-year-old Ghanaian will sign but Arsenal are facing huge losses with the Arsenal Supporters' Trust estimating that next year's deficit could be £144million.

Partey is understood to be keen to join Mikel Arteta next season and the Arsenal manager has him marked down as a key arrival.

But Arsenal, who asked their players to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut during the coronavirus lockdown, will only be able to spend money raised from sales this summer or bring in loan deals, making rebuilding the team problematic.

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