Partey Time for Arsenal
Arsenal have finally unveiled their latest signing Thomas Partey.
The 27-year-old Ghanaian international was not immediately available after the move as he had to join the national camp for two friendly games.
The Gunners finalised a £45million switch for the Ghana international on deadline day after Arsenal paid Atletico Madrid his release clause.
After the deal was announced Partey immediately left for international duty and only travelled to north London on Tuesday for his first Arsenal photoshoot.
It’s something that is difficult and we all know that it’s difficult, but we’re working towards it and I think we are ready,’ he said.
‘We have to go all out and try to achieve all of that ourselves.
‘This is our new objective. That’s the objective of the club, of me myself and I think that we have to get back to where we belong.’
Arteta told the club’s website: ‘We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad.
‘He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in LaLiga and the Champions League for several years.
‘We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game.
‘He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.’
Partey will now have one eye on the weekend where he could make his Premier League debut. Arteta’s side face the daunting task of travelling to play Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.