Mikel Arteta remains perfect this season, as Arsenal defeated West Ham to make it two wins from two, but attention turns to the transfer market where he is eager to strengthen further.
Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar remain priorities, but the Gunners may need to sell or get creative to land their first choice players, who will come at a premium.
There is also plenty of dead wood in the eyes of the Spaniard to cut down on as he streamlines his squad ahead of what promises to be an exciting season for the Gunners.
ARTETA’S FINAL TRANSFER WISH
Mikel Arteta wants two more midfielders before next week’s transfer deadline to cap off a fine first full summer transfer window for Arsenal under the Spaniard.
The Gunners have been told by their first team manager that depth is needed behind Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka, with the West Ham performance exposing that.
ESPN detail how Arteta is keen to ditch Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira and add Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey and Lyon's Houssem Aouar in the process.
TORREIRA ENTERS NEGOTIATIONS FOR PARTEY
Arsenal could look to include Lucas Torreira in a bid to finally land Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.
The Spaniards have remained firm that the midfielder will not leave for less than his £45m release clause.
But reports in Spain now suggest the Uruguayan could be offered in part exchange, with Diego Simeone and Mikel Arteta in conversation over a swap deal.