As per the Daily Mirror, there is a genuine interest from the Gunners in the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder but his £40m+ valuation is reportedly out of Arsenal’s budget. The club have also looked at Axel Disasi and Dayot Upamecano, but it seems more likely that permanent deals will be made for both Pablo Mari and Cedric.
Amongst the other targets mentioned by the Daily Mirror, Partey would arguably be the most shrewd signing given what he can offer in the role of a holding midfield player in the first team. The Ghanaian international’s statistics in La Liga this season which suggest that he would be well-equipped in that role; he wins 6.6 duels per game and also averages 2.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.2 clearances per match, according to Sofascore.
These Gooners on Twitter fumed when they heard the news about the midfielder:
Not good enough from arsenal if this is true which let’s be honest be know kroenke so it is true and it’s not good enough. How are we supposed to be become a top club again if we don’t have any money to compete with the money dominated top clubs these days. Just so frustrating
— lucas joyner (@lucasjoyner4) May 3, 2020
Let’s stop talking about Partey 😫😫.. Let’s find out other alternatives if Partey coming to arsenal will be a difficult task. We can’t live on false hope 😢😢
— Bop Daddy 😎 (@awoyemijoshua61) May 3, 2020
— Xhaka Can! (@darren_seaby) May 3, 2020
Pliz sign both Upamecano and Partey we can’t be genuine challengers without signing big players why is our budget is always falling short?
— Nzuzo K@LePRINCE (@LePRINC37184649) May 4, 2020
The most Arsenal tweet I’ve ever seen😂😂
— Rob🔴⚪️ (@RJTW19) May 3, 2020
— Andrew Dear (@Andrewdear90) May 3, 2020
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