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Thomas Partey: Ghana Sign Da Ting

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by field442, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. SingmeasongSong

    SingmeasongSong Rarely Right

  2. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    Can someone please help me with an analysis Of Partey vs Dacoure

    Who is superior ?
    Do they have similarities?
    Is their style of play different?
    And who got the better deal ? Arsenal or Everton?
    Please I need your help guys
     
  3. TromsoGooner

    TromsoGooner Well-Known Member

    Physically they are probably similar, maybe Docoure is even stronger. Technically, tactically and passing wise Partey is miles better.
     
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  4. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    Loved the video. Especially the last Parteeeeey thing.
     
  5. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have proof that he was a fan of Arsenal when a boy?

    This is from May, it would make sense why there were not many other clubs linked.

     
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  6. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    No Jamaican accent from Thomas. Just what I thought.
     
  7. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    We know his childhood idol was Kanu. So it wouldn't be surprising if he become a fan of the club too.
     
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  8. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Ah okay, didn't know that. I thought Essien was the biggest idol, and for a while those Chelsea rumours got a bit to me.
     
  9. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    He admired Essien, Gerard and a few other midfielders but Kanu was his idol.

    “I’m a huge admirer of Mikel Obi. I like the way he keeps things very simple on the pitch and makes it seem so simple and easy to do but Nwankwo Kanu is my idol. He’s the best midfielder I’ve ever seen play football," he told completesports Nigeria. “He was a genius.”

    Did Kanu ever play in midfield for us?
     
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  10. Macho

    Macho Established Member Trusted

    No proof from as a boy but some of the interviews from his Dad alludes he’s an Arsenal fan, in interviews in Ghana.

    It’s well known he’s been watching us for the past couple of years. Not sure if that was since our interest in him and he is envisioning himself in the team or if he’s always watched us. Im sure he will say in one of the various interviews.

    In Ghana it’s only ever really Arsenal, Chelsea or most recently Man City really.
     
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  11. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    The fact he left a Champions league regular for us now, shows he has a connection to us imo.

    Maybe he classes a number 10 as an attacking midfielder, kind of what it is now I guess.

    After Thierry really kicked on from 2000 on, Kanu (who had a very good goal scoring record for us in his first 12 months at the club) kind of dropped deeper, think he did play in midfield for us occasionally too.
     
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  12. Ibadan

    Ibadan Gagan Jr

    I was looking at early Wenger stats, and was pleasantly surprised to see Kanu scored 17 goals in the 99/00 season. If we hadn't signed Pires & Wiltord, or Henry hadn't proved so prolific, there's definitely an alternate history where Kanu has a leading role up front. All that competition meant he didn't crack double digits in his next seasons here.
     
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  13. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to seeing his photoshoot & first club interview when he gets to the club for the 1st time.
     
  14. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Ahhhhhhhh so great. I love him. No homo.
     
  15. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Partey is objectively superior.

    Dacoure’s role Watford allowed him more offensive freedom. So he has more goals, assists, shots per game, passes in the penalty area.
    But that’s where it stops.

    Partey is better at ball winning (more tackles and interceptions)
    Partey is a better passer (accuracy as well as passing range)
    Partey is a better defender (dribbled around less, gives away less fouls, more clearances, more blocks, more aerial duels won etc).
    Partey has better ball control and turns over the ball less often.
    Partey is a better ball carrier and beats players with his dribbling more often.
     
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  16. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Wow he seems a completely different person to what he is on the pitch, sounds so humble in that interview. He sounds so excited & happy to be joining us aswell which is great.
     
  17. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    Thanks
    Who do you got the better deal
    They are of the same age brack and with similar characteristics
     
  18. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Not sure sorry dude. It’s hard to judge.
    Is this an argument with a mate or something?
     
  19. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    Yeah, there is argument that he is not really a defensive midfielder and if it's a defender we were looking we would have better off with Dacoure than partey
    People don't seem to know his exact position
    Some say he may not be all that because simone left him out of both games against Leipzig
     
  20. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Well, usually injured/recovering players are left out, and has nothing to do with quality. :)

    "Thomas Partey was back out on the grass on Monday as Atletico Madrid trained ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with RB Leipzig.

    The midfielder has stepped up his recovery from an injury picked up during Atletico's final LaLiga Santander match of the season against Real Sociedad."

    "He didn't participate in full training at the end of last week because of an injury problem but returned to work with Simeone's squad on Monday."

    https://www.marca.com/en/football/spanish-football/2020/08/03/5f287aa046163f6fac8b4610.html

    Partey was MotM against Liverpool in UCL at home, and wasn't bad at Anfield either.

    "The Ghana vice-captain has proven before that he can mix it against the Premier League's best sides. Last season he was outstanding home and away against Liverpool in the Champions League, earning the man-of-the-match award in the home tie. Partey showcased his defensive attributes that night, winning 11 duels, making five tackles and recovering the ball 12 times."

    Also some defensive stats there:

    "His defensive positioning is a clear strength, often cutting out passing lanes and halting opposition passes between the lines, something Arsenal are in need of. Throughout the 2019/20 campaign, he accumulated 28 interceptions for Atletico, only seven midfielders managed more in La Liga.

    Partey is also very strong when it comes to tackling, ranking seventh in last season's Champions League for the number of successful tackles per game (3.6).

    His 185cm frame allows him to consistently win defensive duels, whether that be in the air or on the ground. This, combined with his never-say-die attitude, serves him well when it comes to winning second balls in the middle of the park. His 384 recoveries won in last year's La Liga were bettered by just 10 players."

    Playmaking:

    "Partey doesn't just pass for the sake of it either, he always looks to progress the ball and attempts to find team-mates in dangerous positions. He completed an extraordinary 71 progressive passes and 65 passes into the final third in the Champions League last season, placing seventh and sixth respectively."

    https://www.arsenal.com/news/what-partey-will-bring-arsenal
     
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