Financial restrictions may force Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to agree to sell midfielder Thomas Partey for the right price.
The Gunners are set to free up some funds from player sales to beat FFP restrictions as the January transfer window nears its end. Multiple reports said Arsenal is open to deals involving Partey, who received interest from Saudi Arabia bids.
Partey is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and has been plagued by other injuries in his Arsenal stay. But the former Atletico Madrid midfielder is scheduled to return to first-team training this week.
The winter transfer window will close on February 1, with Arsenal running out of options to search for a new forward. But Arteta may still welcome Partey back if there are no tempting offers for Arsenal.
Partey failed to play for Ghana in the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast due to injuries. This forced him to stay at London Colney instead.
Arsenal’s dilemma on Partey came after Arteta was cleared by the Football Association cleared the Arsenal boss from misconduct charges last month.
The 41-year-old manager escaped punishment over comments he made in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle in November.