Thomas Partey joins Arsenal on long-term deal from Spanish side Atletico Madrid

Thomas Partey joins Arsenal on long-term deal from Spanish side Atletico Madrid

- Thomas Partey has completed a move to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid

- The Gunners took to their official website to confirm the latest development

- Partey was with Atletico Madrid for eight years before leaving Spanish La Liga

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Premier League giants Arsenal have announced the signing of Ghana international Thomas Partey from Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid

Thomas Partey's impressive performances last season for Atletico Madrid caught the attention of Gunners chiefs who were impressed with his fantastic style of play in the midfield.

The big Ghanaian player played 35 games last season for Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and scored three goals which helped the club finish on third position.

Partey has been playing for Atletico Madrid since 2012 and has made 188 appearances in total winning Europa League and Super Cup last two years.

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Arsenal announced on their website that Thomas Partey will be wearing the jersey number 18 at the Emirates Stadium this season.

Mikel Arteta who is Arsenal manager explained below:

''He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years.
"We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League table with nine points after four games.

Thomas Partey joins Arsenal on loan from Spanish side Atletico Madrid

Thomas Partey joins Arsenal on loan from Spanish side Atletico Madrid Photo: Getty
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria who are three-time African champions have finally missed the chance to have Arsenal star Bukayo Saka play for them as England have handed the 20-year-old senior call.

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England coach Gareth Southgate on Thursday afternoon, October 1, named his squad for the three games his wards will be playing this month in which Saka was included.

This has now ended the hope of Nigerians seeing the Arsenal star in the Super Eagles jersey as Bukayo Saka has accepted the call to play for England.

Since Bukayo Saka broke into Arsenal's first team, there have been calls from Nigerian football lovers for the Nigerian Football Federation to go after him.

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