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​Arsenal ponder swapping two players for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

Arsenal are considering a swap deal to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

The Gunners want a defensive midfielder this summer and manager Mikel Arteta thinks Partey is the ideal signing.

But his release clause is too rich for their present finances, which means a swap deal may be in order.

Bleacher Report suggests that Arsenal could offer Shkodran Mustafi and Matteo Guendouzi to Atletico for Partey.

Mustafi is a centre-back while Guendouzi also plays central midfield, and could be seen as a direct replacement by Atletico.

It is unclear if Atletico have an interest in either of these players.

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