Why Arsenal signing Thomas Partey would be a good move
According to reports in the Sun, Arsenal are considering a move for Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian defender Thomas Partey. Boss Unai Emery is monitoring the situation and might go for the player. He is a long-term admirer of the 25-year-old.
Partey joined the Madrid club in 2011 during his teenage years. Seven years down the line, he has worked his way up the ranks in the team under the tutelage of Diego Simeone. The Ghanaian played a lot of games last season and was key in Atletico Madrid’s defeat of Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final.
However, the 25-year-old has found it tough to break into the first-team this year. With Emery being a big fan of the player, fabricating a move makes sense. (Sun)
Here’s why Partey joining the Gunners would be a good move for the club:
Player Analysis – Thomas Partey
The first thing about the Ghana international is his versatility to play across various positions in the defence and the midfield. He can play as a right-back, as a defensive midfielder, as a centre-back and/or as a central midfielder.
Hence, Arsenal could get a player who could be a massive utility asset for them going into the future under the new management of Emery. The good thing about Partey is his reliability in every positions he plays in. It indicates his prowess of being a perfect floater, deployed as per the needs of the team and the opponent’s strength.
There are several strong points in his game, especially on the defensive side of things. He is a very good tackler and reads the game well to make vital interceptions to break the opposition attacks. He can go past people in tight midfield areas and can take direct free-kicks that often test the goalkeeper’s handling.
All in all, Arsenal would get a player who can strengthen the team’s midfield and defence. Partey’s qualities are certainly eye-catching and it would make sense for the Gunners to buy him sooner than later.
The Ghanaian is struggling for game time in Madrid this season despite his propensities. His switch to the Premier League would most probably take him to the next level.