Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is looking to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa before the transfer market closes today.

The Spaniard has been forced to bring in another player following injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohammed Elneny.

“Arsenal are now really trying to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa.

“Not an easy deal at all — but Arsenal trying with agents working on it.

“Player understood to be keen on the move — up to the clubs,” transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, tweeted on Thursday.

Speaking after the 2-1 win over Villa yesterday, a game in which Luiz scored for the visitors, Arteta said: “Obviously [Mo’s injury] has an impact because Thomas Partey is injured, and we are a bit short in that position. We do have Albert Sambi Lokonga and Granit Xhaka who can play there.

“We are just looking at options in the market. As I said, the club has been super supportive to try to keep improving the squad and the team as we can, and if the right player is available and we can do it, we will try.”

Transfer deadline day: Arteta to sign EPL midfielder after injury to Partey, Elneny