Aouar or Partey? The big debate between Arsenal fans
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta of reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The big debate over the last few weeks has been about Arsenal getting a midfielder through the door and the two being spoken about are completely different from one another. 

One is a creative midfielder who looks to attack and create chances where possible, the other a defensive rock who is physically and mentally levels above most defensive midfielders in the world at the time of writing. 

  • What does Aouar bring to the team?

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With Houssem Aouar, he is a similar midfielder to Dani Ceballos. A midfielder that brings creativity from deep and can create a chance out of nothing. 

The Lyon playmaker has been key to the French side which looks like being dismantled this summer as Memphis Depay looks for a move to Barcelona.

The midfielder finished the 19/20 season with nine goals and 10 assists in all competitions and was a crucial figure in the team throughout, being part of the side that defeated Pep Guardiola's Manchester City twice in the Champions League group stage. 

  • What does Partey bring to the team?

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Thomas Partey brings what Arsenal have been missing since the days of Patrick Vieira, defensive solidity. 

The midfielder is big and strong whilst still being technically gifted which is why he would fit Mikel Arteta's system perfectly. The Ghanaian would seemingly take the place of Granit Xhaka in midfield and be the player who bullies, hustles and harries constantly after the ball. 

Partey would bring more of an identity to Arsenal midfield with more aggression and willingness to take the ball from centre-backs and play forward, something Arsenal have been missing over the past few years. 

  • What do the fans think? 

Arsenal fans seem to have a mixed opinion on which player the North London side should sign if they can only sign one or the other come the transfer deadline. 

This is what the fans have had to say on the situation...