Thomas Partey’s arrival at the club has brought a lot of confidence and hope of greater things to the club.
He made his debut as a substitute against Manchester City. A game we lost 1-0.
However, potential midfield partner Granit Xhaka believes Partey will bring a lot of experience and ability to struggle in games.
Speaking with Arsenal Digital, he spoke highly of the Ghanaian midfielder.
“He will be the guy who is very, very important for me and as well for the team,” Xhaka told Arsenal Digital.
“Everyone in the club can be happy about the player we took because he has great quality.
“He will bring a lot of good mentality, a good balance in our game because this is what we need a bit more: the mentality to win.
“He played at Atletico Madrid, a different type of football – maybe [the ability] to struggle a bit more against teams like City and Liverpool because they have these qualities as well – but, yeah – and he will bring a lot of good quality and mentality.”
Our new midfield general looks set for a full debut against Rapid Vienna in Austria. We look forward to see if he is going to be a partner to Granit, or a replacement.