Thomas Partey

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Troopz, Oct 16, 2018.


Do you think Partey will sign for Arsenal?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. field442

    field442 Hates Journalists Named James

    I think it’s about options. In the big games you might want a three of Xhaka, Ceballos and Partey. In games where teams sit back and we need to break them down you’d play Partey and one of the other two with Coutinho in front of them.
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  2. Makavelii

    Makavelii Active Member

    Arteta was good at this too. He was disciplined at dropping back and covering us. Not as aggressive a ball winner though.
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  3. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    We need more than just Xhaka and Ceballos. It's pretty clear those are the only two central midfielders Arteta trusts to do a job, and you can't go through a whole season with just that.

    Funnily enough if we got Partey our CM options would be very similar to what Chelsea had this season. Xhaka for Jorginho, Ceballos for Kovacic and Partey for Kante.
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  4. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Wish I hadn't watched this. I need him in my midfield now ffs.

    He's terrifying.:lol:
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  5. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    Arteta was always bullied by other players and lost the ball in dangerous places because of his small frame.
  6. Sebastes

    Sebastes Statbomb Merchant

    Yes, but those stats are actually a bit worrying. I mean Partey looks the part the few times I've seen him but defensively he doesn't do a lot at all looking at stats.

    I saw an analysis of why City have been weak defensively and a fair part of that came back to Rodri not being too proficient in tackling, intercepting and pressuring.

    With Partey coming in addition to Xhaka, Ceballos and more creative options we address the athleticism but not our defensive weakness (unless Arteta pulls some masterclass in redefining the way Partey plays).

    @Rex Banter I know yourself and Atletico fans rate Partey highly, what's your take on this?
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  7. Sebastes

    Sebastes Statbomb Merchant

  8. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Hard to compare systems but seems like he can do what the current (safe passing) version of Xhaka does as well as progress the ball.

    Xhaka will be forced to be more progressive or Partey completely and utterly benches him.
  9. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

  10. Marjorie

    Marjorie Thread Monopolizer

    Nothing new there really
  11. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Like @Trilly says a lot of it is down to system, Atletico as a team like to trap on the sidelines rather than just sit in a low block.

    Also he’s not a straight DM, if you want someone to patrol the center circle breaking up attacks and not doing much else you’d be better going after Ndidi or Sangare.

    Partey is a central midfielder in a sense that he’s a natural ball carrier, plays on the front front and links play in a way that Ndidi can’t.

    He’s basically a Ramsey type midfielder who’s better at winning the ball but worse in terms of end product.
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  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Think Arsenal know about his clause long time ago. But we not going to disrespect A.Madrid and activate his release clause while they still have CL to play for and he said he focused with A.Madrid for remaining of season unlike Werner
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  13. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Hopefully things have been agreed on the basis we pay the release clause, so yes, no rush if the player wants us!
  14. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Him not signing new contract should make things clear he waiting until season ends to decide we'll have to stay patient for 2-3 more weeks
  15. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Sangare is available for peanuts. There is a lot of Partey talk, but there are a lot of players out there who fit the fernandinho mould.

    Arteta most likely wants two monster Cbs and a monster dm to allow his full backs to push and both wide players to tuck inside. If we add a striker who can dribble and hold the ball, you then have an interchangeable front 3.

    Or will he play Auba central?
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  16. al-Ustaadh

    al-Ustaadh Professor of Twitter

    Gives us time to sell some of our own and build up a transfer kitty.
  17. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    That does not sound like something Raul would care about.
    yousif_arsenal likes this.
  18. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    Partey and Kante are completely two different types of player.
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  19. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    Signing Sangaré would be shrewd business, which is why we probably won't do it.

    Amadou Diawara and Danilo Pereira have been mentioned as Partey alternatives. Both are proper holding midfielders, so if there's any legitimacy to those rumours we'll probably go that route if Partey pursuit proves unsuccessful. Looking at a double pivot with Partey or a single pivot with a new DM.
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  20. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member

    Not convinced by Diawara rumours. He's black and a holding mid, so he has been linked. He can't header at all. Isnt that good of a tackler, Sangare is ahead of him.

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