It is yet to be seen if the Bhoys will accept Arsenal’s proposal, but if it is, the Premier League outfit will have £17m left over from Lacazette which they can put towards the Partey fee.
Arteta fielded questions about Lacazette’s possible departure on Friday and he played down the speculation.
“He is really happy here, he wants to keep improving and contributing to the team,” he said.
“I know how good he is, the impact he is having. He knows about the competition he has with the front players, and again he needs to demand of himself to be the best striker at this football club, the same as the rest.