Arsenal set to complete first summer signing after FA Cup final

Arsenal are confident of wrapping up a deal for winger George Lewis but the club are set to wait until after the FA Cup final to complete the transfer.

Lewis, 20, was handed a week’s trial at the club in March and he impressed so much that the club extended that by a further seven days.

The Rwanda-born midfielder has spent the bulk of his career playing in Norway but he broke from a move to Fram Larvik in 2019 in a bid to move to a club in one of Europe’s top five leagues.

Bournemouth showed interest in Lewis but Arsenal moved quickest to secure the winger and Goal report that they expect to complete a free transfer for the 20-year-old after Saturday’s game against Chelsea.

Lewis will become Mikel Arteta’s first signing of what is set to be a crucial summer for the Spaniard.

The winger is already in London and can easily undergo a medical at any time, as he’s waiting on the green light from the Gunners.

Once Lewis is through the door, Arteta will look to bulk up his options in central midfield and in defence.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is a priority target but the Gunners are unwilling to activate his £45m release clause.

Instead, Arsenal have offered around £22.5million, as well as midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.

However, Atletico are not intereted in a swap deal and will not sell Partey unless a club activate his release clause, which they’re keen on removing by getting the midfielder to sign a new deal.

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