8.30am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Partey shows Atletico ‘incredible disrespect’, Torreira joins Atleti, Aouar stays put – The Sun

ARSENAL have finally signed Thomas Partey in a £45million deal from Atletico Madrid on Deadline Day.

But the Spanish side are reportedly so angry at the Ghanaian for failing to notify them that his release clause had been met that they may never do business with Arsenal again.

Follow ALL of the Gunners latest transfer deadline day news and updates below…

  • John Hutchinson


    Arsenal managed to get the Thomas Partey signing over the line… but should it have been a double midfield signing?

    The Gunners were heavily linked with Houssem Aouar before the Frenchman decided to stick with Lyon.

    This Arsenal fan thinks the player himself should have pushed for the move.

  • sstreet


    The best possible way for Gunners fans to start the day…

  • John Hutchinson


    Arsenal's relationship with Atletico Madrid is 'irreparable' after the Spanish side were left furious with the last-gasp pursuit of Thomas Partey, according to reports.

    Mikel Arteta and chiefs pulled off a deal for the midfielder in the final moments of deadline day after matching his £45million release clause.

    Atletico stated that the paperwork was completed at 10.28pm UK time, just over half an hour before the deadline.

    And The Athletic write how the La Liga club are reeling at the lack of notice made by Arsenal.

    It was also claimed how La Liga made Atletico aware that Partey's release clause had been matched instead of the Gunners going directly to the club.

  • Dave Fraser


    Arsenal left it late, but Mikel Arteta's side managed to get a deal over the line for Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.

    The Spanish side confirmed on Twitter that the Gunners had activated his £45million release clause – without even telling them.

    Atletico stated that the paperwork was completed at 10.28pm UK time, just over half an hour before the deadline.

    With the deal signed, Partey is expected to fly to Turkey to join his Ghana national team squad.

    A combative midfielder, such as Partey or Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, has been high on Arteta's wish list throughout the transfer window.

    And they have finally landed their top target after a summer of speculation.

    In other news, Lucas Torreira has followed Matteo Guendouzi out of the exit door at the Emirates on loan for the season.

    The midfielders dropped down the pecking order with Mohamed Elneny returning to form and Dani Ceballos returning from Real Madrid for another season.

    Uruguayan Torreira, 24, has headed to Atletico for the 2020-21 season.

    Guendouzi, meanwhile, will spend the campaign in the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal caused a stir as they AXED their beloved mascot Gunnersaurus after 27 years in order to cut costs amid the coronavirus crisis.

    Jerry Quy, the man inside the costume since its birth in 1993, has been released by Emirates chiefs.

  • Joshua Mbu


    If Arsenal have taught us anything this summer, it is patience and perseverance.

    Mikel Arteta finally got his man Thomas Partey, paying the players £45million release clause a matter of hours before the 11pm deadline.

    Arsenal are looking to build upon their brilliant start to the 2020-21 Premier League season and the inclusion of an imposing figure like Partey will certainly keep them on the right track.

  • Joshua Mbu


    Thomas Partey has officially been announced as an Arsenal player, they made Arsenal fans wait the WHOLE Summer for this signing!

  • Joe Miles


    Atletico Madrid have confirmed the arrival of Lucas Torreira from Arsenal.

  • Joe Miles


    The transfer window has officially CLOSED.

    Premier League clubs had until 11pm tonight to make new signings.

    But if they submitted a deal sheet between 9pm and 11pm tonight, they have until 1am.

  • Joe Miles


    Atletico Madrid have confirmed the Gunners have activated Thomas Partey's release clause. Deal is done.

  • Joe Miles


    Lucas Torreira has followed Matteo Guendouzi out of the exit door at the Emirates on loan for the season, according to reports.

    The midfielders dropped down the pecking order with Mohamed Elneny returning to form and Dani Ceballos returning from Real Madrid for another season.

    And with Arsenal chasing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, the club allowed Torreira and Guendouzi to head out on loan.

    It is understood Uruguayan Torreira, 24, has headed the other way by joining Atletico for the 2020-21 season.

    Goal report he has been registered with LaLiga this evening.

  • Joe Miles


    Thomas Partey's move to Arsenal is DONE, according to David Ornstein.

    Official announcement pending.

    The Gunners have signed him from Atletico Madrid after activating his £45m release clause.

  • Joe Miles


    Ex-Arsenal star Theo Walcott has returned to Southampton on loan from Everton.

  • Joe Miles


    Jack Wilshere has been offered to train with… Hitchin Town FC.

    The semi-pro club have reached out to the former Arsenal star following his West Ham exit.

  • Joe Miles


    There's just over half an hour to go now until the transfer window slams shut.

    But that's still plenty of time to get the last minute deals over the line.

  • Joe Miles


    Thomas Partey could make his Arsenal debut against Manchester City in their first game after the international break.

    The Ghanaian international is set to link up with the Gunners after his £45millon release clause at Atletico Madrid was activated.

    And he is expected to slot straight into the starting XI with the North Londoners finally having a commanding midfielder in their ranks.

    Here's how they could look…

  • Joe Miles


    Arsenal are trying to agree a deal in advance to sign Houssem Aouar next summer, according to reports.

    It is understood that Mikel Arteta wants to build his team around the 22-year-old.

    The Gunners have been heavily linked to the Lyon star this summer.

    But the French outfit's president Jean-Michel Aulas gave a deadline of Friday evening for a deal to be done.

  • Joe Miles


    The paperwork for Lucas Torreira's move to Atletico Madrid has reportedly been signed.

    An announcement is expected soon.

    Torreira passed his medical with the Spanish side earlier this week.

    He will join them on loan with a view to a permanent £20million transfer.

  • Joe Miles


    Arsenal are set to complete their move for Thomas Partey before the deadline, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The Gunners have triggered the Atletico Madrid star's £45million release clause.

    It is understood that he has just started to sign and complete the paperwork before the deal is announced.

    Romano added: “Medicals ok, agent fee ok, release clause triggered. Here we go on the deadline…”

  • Joe Miles


    Former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has released a statement following his West Ham exit.

  • Joe Miles


    Out-of-favour Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said his goodbyes to Matteo Guendouzi.

    The fiery Frenchman has joined Hertha Berlin on loan.

  • Joe Miles


    Jack Wilshere and West Ham are in talks to cancel his contract by mutual consent after two years at the London Stadium.

    The 28-year-old – who is said to earn £100,000-a-week – joined the Hammers on a free deal after his contract at Arsenal expired in 2018.

    And despite the ex-Arsenal midfielder having another year to run on his deal, he is set to become a free agent.

    Injuries have restricted the England international to just 19 appearances for West Ham.

    He has featured in just one game for the East London side this campaign – the 5-1 win against Hull in the Carabao Cup on September 22.

    But the player has failed to be involved in six matchday squads, leading to speculation he could leave.

  • Joe Miles


    Arsenal have met Thomas Partey's £45million release clause – but reportedly did not tell Atletico Madrid of the bid.

    The LaLiga side will be powerless to stop their man heading to North London if his buyout is met.

    All the Gunners had to do was deposit the funds with the Spanish football authorities, at which point personal terms and a medical can be finalised.

    However, the club are still racing against time to complete the final details of the move.

    On Monday evening, Goal reported that Arsenal had met the £45m release clause.

  • Joe Miles


    Matteo Guendouzi is “buzzing” to continue his career with Hertha Berlin.

    The midfielder slipped down the pecking order at Arsenal following a bust-up with Mikel Arteta.

    But he's set for a fresh start with the Bundesliga side…

  • Joe Miles


    Sevilla have launched a tongue-in-cheek bid for axed Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus.

    The Champions League Twitter account asked: “Which player would you like your club to sign today? deadlineday ucl“.

    And Sevilla's official English language account decided to have a bit of fun, by quoting the tweet with a picture of Gunnersaurus.

  • Joe Miles


    Michael Richards has backed Arsenal's move for top target Thomas Partey.

    He told BBC Sport: “Thomas Partey – what a signing.

    “I cannot believe there are not more clubs lining up for him.

    “He is so good.

    “A lot of people just think about him defensively, but he has actually got quite a bit going forward.”

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