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Arsenal will consider signing a midfielder in January after Thomas Partey injury blow

Arsenal will consider signing a midfielder in January after Thomas Partey injury blow

Arsenal are considering switching their January transfer window focus to signing a midfielder after Thomas Partey suffered a fresh injury blow. The Gunners had been expecting to seek a new forward in the new transfer window. With Brentford striker Ivan Toney, the clubs priority target but there are major concerns that Partey will miss a significant chunk of the season.

The former Atletico Madrid man has been in a leg brace in hope of accelerating his recovery but there’s now uncertainty about when he may be fit to return. Partey is set to miss the rest of the year, at least but lack of clarity of when he may available again. Means Arsenal are ready to change tact in the transfer market.

Arsenal could make a new midfielder their January priority after Thomas Partey injury. Ivan Toney had been seen as the prior but it is unclear if Partey will be back by January. The club is wary of overburdened players  such as Declan Rice.

The Gunners do not have big money to spend in January. And will operate in tight budget to ensure they still within FFP guidelines. David Raya who is currently on loan is expected to join permanently next summer for 30 million. The is looking to sell players to supplement their limited budget in January

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