Transfer Deadline Day LIVE! All the latest news as Arsenal sign Thomas Partey.

Arsenal are set for a busy transfer deadline day before the window slams shut at 11pm tonight. Keep up to date with all the comings and goings at the Emirates right here with our live blog.

Transfer Deadline Day LIVE! All the latest news as Arsenal sign Thomas Partey.

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  • Arsenal sign Partey in £45m deal
  • Guendouzi joins Hertha Berlin on loan
  • Torreira moves on loan to Atletico Madrid
  • Kolasinac and Sokratis stay
  • Window closes at 11pm tonight

Live BLog Monday Oct 5th

  1. 23:42 #508

    Well, that was some deadline day, wasn't it! This morning it looked like Arsenal would do nothing, and tonight they've landed their top target Thomas Partey in a £45m deal from Atletico Madrid. There have been outgoings too with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi leaving on loan. That's all from the Gooner Fanzine deadline day live blog. We hope you enjoyed our coverage and thank you for tuning in. It's time to Partey!

  2. 23:29 #507

    Edu on Thomas Partey: “Thomas has all the right attributes to be a top player for Arsenal. He is a leader on and off the pitch and he is exactly the kind of player and person we want at the club. We already feel like we know Thomas very well based on the work we have done analysing his performances closely in recent times. With his all-round game and positive aggressive style, he will be a brilliant addition to our squad. We’ve made a strong start to the season and we want to continue to build on this with Thomas now part of our club.”

  3. 23:29 #506

    Mikel Arteta on Thomas Partey: “We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high-quality player to our squad. He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. "We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”

  4. 23:17 #505

    BREAKING! Arsenal have announced the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

  5. 23:04 #504

    BREAKING! Lucas Torreira has signed for Atletico Madrid on loan from Arsenal.

  6. 23:01 #503

    BREAKING! Atletico Madrid have confirmed Thomas Partey has joined Arsenal and the window is now shut. Just waiting on Arsenal's Partey announcement and confirmation of Torreira's exit.

  7. 22:55 #502

    Not long till Party time. Arsenal have completed the signing of Thomas Partey. An announcement will happen shortly.

  8. 22:04 #501

    Update on William Saliba. With an hour left in the window, reports in France claim St Etienne are growing on confidence over agreeing a loan deal for the young defender. We shall wait and see what happens with that one.

  9. 22:00 #500

    The transfer window slams shut in just one hour, but fear not, Arsenal are still expected to complete the signing of Thomas Partey in time. Lucas Torreira is also expected to complete his loan move to Atletico Madrid.

  10. 21:59 #499


  11. 21:08 #498

    Lucas Torreira's loan move from Arsenal to Atletico Madrid is expected to be announced soon.

  12. 20:48 #497

    Sorry for the lack of news over the past hour or so. Things haven't quietened down as Thomas Partey's move edges closer. The deal is expected to be done in time. Meanwhile, reports in Spain say Diego Simeone has been left furious by Partey's departure. Simeone told Lucas Torreira he wanted to pair the two together at the Wanda Metropolitano during negotiations. Imagine if Arsenal were to pull the plug on the Torreira deal now...

  13. 19:10 #496

    An update on Thomas Partey. The £45 million release clause has been deposited to Atletico Madrid, who are reportedly deeply unhappy after not being informed by either Arsenal or Partey about his departure. They should have just checked Twitter.

  14. 19:04 #495

    Less than four hours before the window slams shut. Arsenal are still confident that Thomas Partey will sign in before the deadline. He passed his medical in Madrid earlier today and his now in London to complete the deal. We'll bring you all the updates as we get them.

  15. 18:33 #494

    Thomas Partey has now landed in London.

  16. 18:25 #493

    Thomas Partey has completed and passed his Arsenal medical.

  17. 18:11 #492

    Thomas Partey is currently en route to the UK.

  18. 18:08 #491

    With just under five hours to go, here's where Arsenal stand on deadline day. Thomas Partey's £45 million move from Atletico Madrid is on course to be completed. The Gunners triggered his release clause earlier today and a medical was taking place this afternoon. As for outgoings, Matteo Guendouzi has joined Hertha Berlin on loan and Lucas Torreira is set for a loan move to Atletico Madrid. But, Sead Kolasinac and Sokratis are both set to stay at the Emirates.

  19. 17:32 #490

    BREAKING! Arsenal have announced Matteo Guendouzi has joined Hertha Berlin on loan until the end of the season

  20. 17:14 #489

    As per Charles Watts, Arsenal to sign Nikolaj Duus Moller from Malmo. The Sweden U19 international will cost around £450,000.

  21. 17:08 #488

    We are still waiting for the announcement of Matteo Guendouzi's loan move to Hertha Berlin. The window in Germany closed at 5pm, but the move is likely to be confirmed shortly.

  22. 16:57 #487

    An update on Thomas Partey. His medical will take place shortly and the deal is on course to be completed before the 11pm deadline.

  23. 16:52 #486

    We reported earlier that Arsenal had enquired about Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik, and now the Gunners look set to sign the 18-year-old. He looks set to join in a deal worth around £1 million and would join the U23 side for this season.

  24. 16:42 #485

    We could see Roma move for Sokratis in the closing hours of this transfer window. News breaking now that the Italian club have failed in a move for Chris Smalling. That could open the door for a move for the Greek international.

  25. 16:32 #484

    An update on Sead Kolasinac, and it could be the final one today. We understand the Bosnian is staying at Arsenal and won't be joining Bayer Leverkusen after the Bundesliga club failed to move on left-back Wendell.

  26. 15:28 #483

    Small update on Sokratis. Roma are considering a late move for the Greek defender according to reports in Italy. We'll wait and see if that develops later in the day.

  27. 15:19 #482

    Update on William Saliba. Fulham looked to be leading the race to sign him on loan, but his former club St Etienne are now interested in bringing him back to France. Considering what happened at the end of his original loan spell, Arsenal may not want to send him back to Les Verts.

  28. 15:10 #481

    DONE DEAL! Confirmed Arsenal exit. Daniel Ballard has joined Blackpool on loan until the end of the season.

  29. 14:32 #480

    Another update on Thomas Partey. We understand a medical is set to take place soon and will likely be in Madrid. Arsenal moving very quickly with the clock ticking on deadline day.

  30. 14:11 #479

    Quick update on outgoings. We are just waiting on the announcement of Matteo Guendouzi's loan move to Hertha Berlin, while Lucas Torreira is still expected to complete his move to Atletico Madrid. Sead Kolasinac could still join Bayer Leverkusen and we are trying to find out more about that deal as you read this. William Saliba could also join Fulham on loan but more as we get it on that one.

  31. 14:06 #478

    Just under nine hours until the deadline, so here's everything we know on Thomas Partey right now. As per Charles Watts, Arsenal have indicated to La Liga - who hold the player's registration - that they will pay the full £45 million release clause for the Atletico Madrid midfielder and a legal team is at London Colney working to get the deal done. The release clause being paid will speed up the move as it means negotiations with Atleti won't be needed. A medical will likely take place in Spain and personal terms shouldn't be an issue as Partey is keen to join the Gunners. Arsenal's only issue? Time. The clock is ticking.

  32. 13:48 #477

    Another update on Thomas Partey. Charles Watts, who initially broke the story, has tweeted Arsenal have indicated they will pay Partey's release clause. A Legal team is at London Colney now working on the transfer. Negotiations not needed with Atletico.

  33. 13:44 #476

    Reports in Spain claim Arsenal have informed La Liga that they will be activating the £45 million release clause in Thomas Partey's Atletico Madrid contract. The fee is set to be paid shortly. The Gunners might actually get their man.

  34. 13:21 #475

    Still waiting for an update on Thomas Partey. Stay tuned!

  35. 13:01 #474

    Remember, Thomas Partey has a £45 million release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract. We'll find out if Arsenal have activated that shortly. If they have the deal should be an easy one to complete, with just a medical and personal terms needed.

  36. 12:54 #473

    BREAKING! Arsenal have made a move for Thomas Partey, as per Goal's Charles Watts. More as we get it.

  37. 12:33 #472

    Quick bit of news on a possible Arsenal exit. Youngster Dan Ballard looks set to join Blackpool on loan.

  38. 12:15 #471

    Another blow for Arsenal on deadline day. Boubakary Soumare, who has been linked with the Gunners a few times this window and in the past, is staying at Lille according to French outlet La Voix du Nord.

  39. 11:39 #470

    Plenty of talk on Twitter that the Thomas Partey move might be back on. We understand that nothing has changed and the deal is still unlikely, but we'll bring you any updates as soon as we get them.

  40. 11:27 #469

    Some news on William Saliba. The youngster could leave on loan today, with Fulham his most likely destination right now. More as we get it.

  41. 10:59 #468

    12 HOURS TO GO! The deadline day clock is ticking for Arsenal.

  42. 10:37 #467

    Quick update on a possible incoming at Arsenal. As per Get German Football News, The Gunners have made an enquiry about Hertha Berlin defender Omar Rekik, but are yet to hear back from the Bundesliga club. The 18-year-old would go into the U23 squad if signed.

  43. 10:29 #466

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Matteo Guendouzi's loan move to Hertha Berlin is done. Just waiting for the official announcement now.

  44. 10:16 #465

    Arsenal have just seen another reported target slip through the net. Porto's Danilo Pereira, who was seen as an alternative to Thomas Partey earlier in the window, has joined PSG on loan until the end of the season.

  45. 10:13 #464

    On Matteo Guendouzi, his loan move to Hertha Berlin is expected to be completed before the deadline. Arsenal will not receive a loan fee for the Frenchman and the deal does NOT include an option to buy next summer. It is understood Guendouzi rejected interest from the German club a few weeks back, but with the options at Arsenal and elsewhere running out, he's decided to make the move.

  46. 10:09 #463

    We want to know your favourite Arsenal deadline day move. Arshavin's on-off-on move in 2009? Ozil's shock arrival in 2013? Arteta signing in 2011? Let us know in the comments below and tell us your thoughts on today too!

  47. 10:06 #462

    An update on Lucas Torreira and his move to Atletico Madrid. The Arsenal midfielder had his medical over the weekend and his loan deal, which contains an option to make the move permanent for £22 million next summer, is set to be completed when Atleti finalise the departures of Nikola Kalinic and Hector Herrera. More as we get it.

  48. 10:04 #461

    We have a bit more information regarding Thomas Lemar. We understand he is a player Atletico Madrid are keen to move on, but our sources in Spain have informed us they have heard nothing about interest from Arsenal at the moment. As always, this could change and we'll keep you updated.

  49. 9:41 #460

    There is one confirmed and very sad outgoing at Arsenal today. Gunnersaurus. According to The Athletic, Jerry Quy, who has played the mascot since its inception in 1993, has been let go as part of the club's ongoing streamlining measures. Long live Gunnersaurus!

  50. 9:36 #459

    Well I said you never know what might happen on deadline day, and it appears we've been transported back to 2017! The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal have registered an interest in taking Thomas Lemar on loan from Atletico Madrid. The Frenchman nearly joined the Gunners in a £92 million move three years ago, also on deadline day, but that fell through. He looked set to join RB Leipzig last week, but his wage demands saw that move called off. We will bring you more as we get it.

  51. 9:32 #458

    In case you missed it last night, Arsenal's pursuit of a midfielder has NOT taken them in the direction of Valencia's Geoffrey Kondogbia. The midfielder is up for sale and four Premier League clubs are interested, but we understand the Gunners are not one of them.

  52. 9:19 #457

    We have an update on Sead Kolasinac. Bayer Leverkusen are interested in the Arsenal man, but the German club need to get left-back Wendell off their books before they can sign the Bosnian. Hertha Berlin are interested in him and his agent is on his way to Germany right now to try and push that move through. If Wendell doesn't leave Bayer, Kolasinac will likely stay at Arsenal.

  53. 9:10 #456

    As for the outgoings, there could be quite a few. Matteo Guendouzi is finally set to end his Arsenal exile by joining Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on loan, but that will not include an option to buy. Lucas Torreira is also set for a loan exit and he is on the brink of joining Atletico Madrid. Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi could also leave the Emirates today.

  54. 9:08 #455

    Let's start with possible incomings, or the lack of. Arsenal have been chasing Lyon's Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey all window, but both moves look to have fallen through. There was interest in Chelsea's Jorginho, but again, that is not going to happen now. The Gunners are desperate to get a midfielder in, but with their targets now gone and time running out, new signings look unlikely. Saying that, it's transfer deadline day and things can change very quickly.

  55. 9:02 #454

    Good morning Gooners! It's transfer deadline day and it could be a busy one at Arsenal. Dan Mountney is manning our live blog and he will keep you up to date on all the comings and goings from now right up until the 11pm deadline. Make sure you stick with us and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Strap yourselves in because here we go!

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  1. Kroenkephobe

    Oct 06, 2020, 18:49 #117158

    Just read a nauseating and sycophantic piece in the mein kampf inspired Daily Express saying that the be-toupee'ed terror funded TP's transfer. Wow. Where would we be without the benevolence of our blood sucking owner? It's the fans in the stadia and TV viewers that fund players' transfers and wages you idiots. The idea that Stan and Josh are in it for altruistic reasons is about as far-fetched as suggesting Ozil is being fairly paid (again by revenue generated by fans).

  2. Kroenkephobe

    Oct 06, 2020, 7:51 #117156

    A bit of a mixed day. Arteta was able to fight for his right to Party but didn't manage to offload all of his beastly boys.... I'll get my coat. We may finally have found a replacement for PV4.