Thomas Partey

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


Do you think Partey will sign for Arsenal?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    We need to rethink the role of a player like Partey.

    He had 3rd most possession won in the middle 3rd of the pitch in La Liga last season. That means the players ahead of him have a much higher chance of getting the ball before the opposition is defensively set and creating good quality chances, while preventing them the other end.

    Sevilla created more chances v Bayern than almost anyone in the last 12 months not because they have a playmaker, but because they recover possession quickly and transition instantly.

    I guess I’m saying there are different ways you can create chances. Ideally you want both.
  2. BIoodBrother

    BIoodBrother Member

    It is most obvious, that we are not looking to get cash (which we do but have to in general) but that we are waiting to see whether theyre gonna take 30-40mill at the end of the window. Not selling the player and letting him go for free at the end of the season is not an option usually.

    look at how we panicked with Alexis and tried to sell him last minute and tried to get Lemar for 90mil ffs.

    Keeping partey is a horror scenario for Atletico but its not sensible to come out now and say so.
    But theyre not gonna get 50mil from anyone if Thiago just went for 30 on a similar deal.
  3. say yes

    say yes Thread Title Abuser

    Partey’s contract doesn’t expire until 2023.
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  4. GunnerShy

    GunnerShy Well-Known Member

    You'd think people would check this!
  5. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    That's a good point, but isn't it also true that Atletico really struggled to score goals last season? Obviously there could be lots of different reasons for that and you can't say it's just because they had Partey in midfield, but you can probably say Partey's presence didn't noticeably lead to a high number of creativity and goals scored.
  6. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    If he isnt in the squad for their game its go time
  7. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

  8. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Eduardo going deep into things again i see.
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  9. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    What do you mean no? :lol:

    Why else wouldn't he be in the squad? He isnt injured.
  10. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

    How do you know that?
  11. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    Because if you read the tweet you'd see the injured players are listed. Isnt on any injury list from Atletico's recent fitness update. Pictured with his agent yesterday, to me thats pretty telling.

    Wouldn't risk him if they knew we were going to pay the clause. One bad injury and youve lost 50M
  12. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    To be fair Partey isn't always in the starting 11 for Atletico but if he's not even in the squad then that would indicate something is up.
  13. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    You’re right about this. But in a team with more natural width and liberated full backs it should. Atleti pack midfield, and get their forwards to drop back but when they win the ball there often aren’t enough attacking outlets.
  14. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Yeah I can see how a player like Partey in the right system could lead to a better attack, albeit indirectly. I think it's also fine to say that Partey would lead to fewer goals conceded and that is good enough, because conceding fewer goals is also a legitimate way to win games.

    But atm Aouar looks more likely and it would be highly out of character for Arsenal to make two big purchases in one transfer window, so there's a good chance Partey won't come after all.
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  15. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    He isn’t? We better not be signing a squaddie level player?
  16. Highbury_2006

    Highbury_2006 Village Idiot

    He was in the starting eleven in 39 games of 50 possible last season. So no, he isnt a "squaddie level player".
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  17. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    He's definitely an important player for them and starts most games but because Simeone plays 4-4-2 there are occasions where Partey gets rotated.
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  18. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Midfield two of Aouar and Partey could be like the Sven Bender and Gundogan combo Klopp had at Dortmund.

    Play the way that you’ve described.
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  19. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Well-Known Member Trusted

    I’m dreaming of it yet fearing we’ll get neither and end up with Jorginho
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  20. Paddy from Sweden

    Paddy from Sweden Active Member

    Partey was an unused sub in the CL quarter final vs RB Leipzig in august. Pretty important game one would think.
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