Date revealed: Friday 16th October 2020 9:46
Liverpool legend John Barnes thinks Arsenal’s new signing Thomas Partey will present the aspect with a lot wanted ‘metal in midfield’ this season after he joined from Atletico Madrid.
Partey joined the Gunners on switch deadline day after they activated his £45 million launch clause simply in time.
He has signed a long-term contract whereas fellow midfielder Lucas Torreira moved in the wrong way.
Now, former Liverpool and England participant John Barnes has revealed his ideas on the transfer.
Barnes said: “Thomas Partey was essential for Arsenal, they wanted strengthening in defensive midfield, and gamers who may break the sport up while main from the again and turning defence into assault.
“Partey is an honest participant on the ball however his true qualities lie in profitable the ball again and giving Arsenal that metal in midfield to guard the again 4, so he is a superb signing for them.
“It will be important that followers perceive that he gained’t begin spraying lengthy diagonal balls, doing step overs within the opposition half or scoring from lengthy vary. Arsenal have many gamers equivalent to Aubameyang and Willian who can try this for them.
“Partey can be that defend to help the defence and break up the play, which Arsenal have been crying out for a very long time. He actually could possibly be the distinction for them this season and I’m excited to see how he will get on.”
Partey may make his debut in Arsenal’s recreation this weekend within the Premier League. They face Man Metropolis tomorrow in an enormous recreation at 17:30. The match will pit Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta towards his former supervisor at Man Metropolis, Pep Guardiola.
Partey may play an vital position in Arsenal’s season if he will get off to a very good begin. It’s already been mentioned that the crew have discovered their remaining piece of the puzzle within the participant to mount a serious title challenge.