Pardon the unforgivable pun, but Partey occasions have commenced throughout the borough of Islington for Arsenal supporters.
Yes, after a courtship that was long and infrequently appeared seemingly to be fruitless, the club lastly introduced the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid having met his release clause of £45million.
The Ghana international is succesful of taking part in a string of roles throughout central midfield and supervisor Mikel Arteta shall be hoping that Partey can add management, presence and dynamism to a central space that has too typically been uncovered on and off the ball.
But each time people talk about what Arsenal need in midfield, they focus on the bodily attributes and neglect that Patrick Vieira, the man all others are in contrast to, was also a bloody sensible footballer.
Fortunately, alongside the anticipated powerful tackling and laborious working, proof suggests that Arsenal have signed a player of actual technical high quality.
Take this recently-surfaced clip for instance. Standing in a suburban backyard that’s vaguely reminiscent of the outside Soccer AM set, Partey struck a ball from distance that deliciously arcs its means into the targeted basketball hoop. It is sufficient to make you channel Lieutenant George and shout bravo at an irritatingly loud quantity.
— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) October 5, 2020
Happily, Partey is known for demonstrating this long-range prowess in match conditions too and has scored many howitzers from distance throughout his time in Spain.
One such strike in opposition to Athletic Bilbao showcases his skill completely.
After discovering himself 25 yards from goal and opposition players foolishly failing to close him down, the stage was clearly set for a particular.
And Partey didn’t disappoint. Unleashing a shot with no backlift in anyway, the possibilities of Athletic keeper Jokin Ezkieta saving it had been rendered nil from the minute it left his boot. Unstoppable.
🇬🇭 Thomas Partey senior career stats:
🏟 284 appearances
⚽️ 34 goals
🅰️ 14 assists
Partey Time. 🔔 pic.twitter.com/HMgRn6ehqt
— VBET UK (@VBET_uk) October 5, 2020
With Arsenal wanting like they’re making a tentative re-emergence under Arteta, the signing of Partey shall be taken as additional proof that the Gunners have gotten a critical proposition once once more.
If the midfielder can smash in long-range efforts on a semi-regular foundation, then even neutrals have a lot to look forward to.
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