Mikel ‘welcomes all the Partey buzz’ as boss opens up on new Arsenal star
Mikel Arteta has admitted he is welcoming all the buzz surrounding new signing Thomas Partey
We all know that Mikel Arteta wanted to add a bit more defensive quality to his midfield over the summer transfer window, and we all know that Partey was the man that he wanted the most to add to his squad.
We also know that a deal was done, that Partey was given a big-time contract and that many Arsenal fans are excited to see just what the former Madrid man will bring to this midfield after making a very good name for himself over in Spanish football.
Arteta said: “There is a buzz around the place, the fans are really happy. I’ve seen some positive reactions after we brought him.
“It’s the same with the team, same with the staff, he’s a player we have rated for a long time and we have managed to bring him I think he’s going to be a really important addition to the team.
“Up to the last minute it’s always a risk – a lot of things happened at the same time. There’s a lot of paperwork to do, so it was a challenge to do it in 24 hours. In the end we managed to do it.”
Arteta, who said he hopes Atletico can “respect” Arsenal opting to pay Partey’s release clause, accepts there may be a period of adaption required.
“I think it’s something individual, depending on many factors – how they settle here in the city with their families, whether they speak the language or not, whether their qualities fit the team or Premier League. You see some adapting very quickly, others need more time,” he added
Partey may need a bit of time, he may need to settle, but he has already showed fans that he has the confidence to be a massive success in this Arsenal side, and we are sure that he will become a very god Premier League player.
Arsenal have been crying out for a player like Partey, now they have him, they need to utilize his ability.