Ayew backs Partey to overcome injury issues as he lauds 27-year-old

Swansea City striker Andre Ayew has backed international teammate Thomas Partey to be a massive player for Arsenal when he overcomes his injury problems.

Speaking in an interview with The Athletic, the 31-year-old backed his Ghana teammate to recover from his injury-plagued campaign and get back up to full speed.

The towering midfielder has endured a stop-star season in north London with a variety of injuries limiting the African to just 34 appearances across all competitions.

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He’s made just 16 starts in the Premier League with the Gunners sitting in a lowly 10th place ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace tonight in what has been a dismal top-flight campaign for the team.

When commenting on 27-year-old, Ayew said: “I think Thomas… they’re going to see a lot from him very soon. I know his quality very well and he’s going to make it big. As soon as he’s going to get free with his injuries and get to his full speed, he’s going to be massive.”

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Arsenal’s shocking season is almost drawing to a close, however, things could’ve been much more different had the outfit had Partey fit and available for majority of the term.

The Ghanaian has proven to be a rock at the back during the games he has played in showing off his quality on numerous occassions.

His man-of-the-match performance away to Manchester United is a display of the kind of impact the club probably expected from their £45m star, however, haven’t got on a consistent basis due to his niggling injuries.

But, recent reports have claimed that Granit Xhaka is looking to exit the Emirates Stadium this summer, leaving the club with a huge problem. The two midfielders have struck up quite the partnership meaning any potential exit would leave the Gunners starting from square one.

Having to strike up a partnership with a new central midfield partner would only further elongate the Ghana international’s settling in period in North London.

From injuries to the lack of clarity around him in the centre of the pitch, Partey career in N5 has, and will continue to, failed due to a lack of direction from those running the team.

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