Mikel Arteta is still willing to sell £35m Arsenal player in final week of the transfer window

It’s certainly no secret that Arsenal are lacking funds to strengthen Mikel Arteta’s squad before the January transfer window ends.

In an ideal world, Arsenal would probably like to add both Ivan Toney and Douglas Luiz to their squad this month.

However, the club simply doesn’t have the resources available owing to their FFP restrictions.

That being said, Arsenal may be active in the final week or so if they can free up some funds from player sales.

Although there has been some speculation, it’s now been made very clear that Arteta won’t sanction the departure of Emile Smith Rowe this month.

However, Nuno Tavares could soon return from Nottingham Forest to see a different exit.

But the big news is in regards the future of Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey.

The often-injured midfielder was subject of a £35m bid from Saudi Arabia in the summer but ultimately stayed

But via who shared an update today, Partey could still leave in the coming week or so.

Arsenal are reportedly open to a sale if they receive the right bid.

Mikel Arteta could still sell Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey before January ends
Of course, that begs the question – would Arsenal replace Partey so late on?

And with the latter still linked with an exit, Arsenal may look a little thin on the ground.

Moreover, should Rice ever suffer an injury Arteta’s fortunes would be turned upside down.

Some fans may feel that it’s best for Partey to remain with the club this month unless a replacement can be arranged in the short-term.

Otherwise it may be more advisable for the Ghanaian to leave when Arsenal have the funds to find a world-class replacement.

Despite his injuries, Partey is still an exceptional footballer, and would benefit Arsenal’s title hopes if he can stay fit.

That being said, Jurrien Timber has now sent a message to a striker Arsenal are monitoring right now.

And with eight days to go, it’ll be interesting to see how the rest of the January transfer window unfolds.

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