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Arsenal aiming to strengthen two positions


Arsenal aiming to strengthen two positions

Arteta wants two more signings?

Arsenal will reportedly follow up the signing of Willian by making at least two more additions during the current transfer window.



Willian joined the Gunners on a free transfer from Chelsea and he has put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract worth £100,000-a-week.

His arrival has bolstered the club's attacking options and the focus will now move to strengthening the midfield and defensive departments.

Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey is the obvious midfield choice, but the north London side remain reluctant to trigger the £45m release clause.

Meanwhile, Lille centre-back Gabriel has been regularly linked with the club, but they are currently behind Napoli in the player's pursuit.

Napoli have a gentleman's agreement with the French outfit and they are expected to sign the Brazilian, suppose Kalidou Koulibaly is sold.

Otherwise, the Gunners will have the chance to sign him for the reported £27m price tag, but face competition from Manchester United.

Arsenal are scheduled to face Liverpool in the Community Shield later this month. Willian could make his maiden appearance for the club in that game.