Party with ‘Partey’ for the Gunners

Since the departure of Gilberto Silva and Patrick Viera who was the spine for the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’, Arsenal mid never quite got back a dominant force in their midfield. With additions like Cesc Fabregas, Santi Cazorla, and Mesut Ozil, Arsenal never has failed to bring talented, light-footed, and creative presence in the mid but they always lacked the grit and physicality.

There were players who wanted to fit in to the role including Coquelin and even the very promising Lucas Torriera but couldnot bring in all necessary attributes to the game that a attack minded team required. This quest has finally led them to Ghanaian powerhouse – Thomas Partey.

If you have watched the champions league tie of Liverpool vs Athletico Madrid, maybe you all won’t be surprised seeing the excitement of the gunners. Partey can offer his team both defensive stability and dynamic movement on the offense. In the 35 matches he played last season, Partey has a pass completion of 83%, simultaneously with a 60 percent tackle success. He is a dominant aerial presence in the midfield with 20 aerial clearances and 48 interceptions.

But amongst all of his qualities, it is his intelligence, positional awareness, and high-intensity game style that will help them. Arsenal mid with Xhaka as a deep-lying playmaker and Partey as the pivot seems to be very sumptuous. Parteys addition may help Mikel Arteta to strengthen the squad but it still lacks the creative head who can split up the rigid defensive line. Hence the Arsenal business for the transfer window will likely resume in January, and Arteta will be back in the market for a creative head who can replace Mesut Ozil. 9

So the big question is : With Thomas , will Arsenal storm into the top 4?

Partey dominating the game in Laliga

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