Edu has already decided Arsenal's next four moves after £20m Emiliano Martinez transfer

Arsenal are in talks to sell Emiliano Martinez to Aston Villa for £20m, but the Gunners are not done yet in the transfer window

Edu has already decided Arsenal's next four moves after £20m Emiliano Martinez transfer
Emiliano Martinez could pave the way for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar to join Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal's transfer plans are beginning to take shape with less than a month to go until deadline day.

Despite plenty of rumours, the Gunners' activity has been rather quiet thus far with Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes and Dani Ceballos - on another season-long loan - the only deals completed in terms of incomings.

And in terms of exits, Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains the only high-profile name to leave the Emirates Stadium as he's joined AS Roma on a permanent basis.

Emiliano Martinez could soon double the number of outgoings as the north London outfit have accepted a £20m bid from Aston Villa for the goalkeeper.

That windfall will allow Arsenal turn their attentions to strengthening the squad in several other areas.

Reports claim that a replacement for Martinez has already been lined up.

According to the Sun, Arsenal are set to make a £10million bid for Brentford's David Raya.

In addition, the report states that the 25-year-old is said to be keen to play Premier League football, though would be brought in as understudy to Bernd Leno.

The Gunners are targeting at least one more midfield signing in addition to Ceballos, with Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey among the club's main targets.

However, Atletico are insistent that they will not sell the Ghanaian international unless his buyout clause of £45million is met and have reportedly rejected two swap deal proposals.

Another midfielder being linked with a move to the Emirates is Lyon's Houssem Aouar who reportedly wants to join a Premier League club this summer, although the Gunners need to raise funds before contemplating a deal.

The final piece of business that Arsenal's hierarchy will hope to rubber-stamp is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 's new contract.

As reported by, it is understood that Aubameyang has agreed to extend his stay with the club and that the Gunners are edging closer to official confirmation of a three-year extension, as per reports from The Athletic.

Arsenal had long been optimistic that the Gabon international would agree to extend his stay but having an announcement will allow the Gunners to push forward with the ambitious rebuild Arteta wants.