Wright says Arsenal "trying to get" transfer done for Partey’s midfield partner

Arsenal icon Ian Wright wants the Gunners to build from a position of strength as they continue to improve under Mikel Arteta.

Sunday's 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford was one of the standout results from Arteta's time in charge thus far, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half penalty earning them a win away at a 'big six' rival for the first time in 29 attempts.

The Gunners also have the best defensive record in the Premier League so far this season, with summer signing Thomas Partey looking as though he will add some steel in midfield.

Wright says that a 'new Arsenal' is forming under Arteta's stewardship, and wants the club to continue to be ambitious in the transfer market by firming up their move for Lyon's Houssem Aouar, the player that many feel was in direct competition with Partey for a move to the club.

Now Wright feels that instead of competing against each other, the pair could complement each other perfectly.

"It is [an important win] because it’s something that’s continually labelled towards Arsenal, that they can’t beat the big-six teams," Wright told Premier League Productions .

"I think that was something that was a little while back now, not since [Arteta’s] been there.

"I think the mentality has changed, the culture in what he’s doing has changed, the intensity and the way he wants to play.

"It’s all changed, it’s a new Arsenal in what they’re trying to do going forward.

"If he can continue to improve, like players improve with his coaching, and then he’s then able to add to that with Aouar, who they’re trying to get in the midfield alongside Partey, then you’ve got someone who can create for the forwards.

"So it’s all looking good and winning games like this will only stand you in good stead and give confidence to the team."

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