Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is now reportedly ready to sell Thomas Partey in this summer’s transfer window.
The Ghanaian joined us from Atletico Madrid back in 2020 after we triggered his £45 million release clause (Sky Sports). He has had his ups and downs in an Arsenal shirt, and his Gunners career could soon come to an end.
Mikel Arteta must be really annoyed with Arsenal star Thomas Partey
From the first game of last season right up until the start of April, Arsenal were the best team in the Premier League, nobody can deny that.
Almost every single player in the side was absolutely brilliant, especially Thomas Partey, who was one of the biggest reasons why we were on top of the table at that point.
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However, after our win over Leeds in the first week of April, we dropped points in each of our next four games – against Liverpool, West Ham, Southampton and Manchester City. Partey was really poor in all of those fixtures.
Mikel Arteta then decided to drop the Ghanaian and brought Jorginho back into the side. He was much better in that number-six role and finished the season strongly.
It was all too late for Arsenal though – slipping up in April cost us the league title. That’s probably why Arteta is so upset with Partey, so much so that he’s ready to let him go now.
Nobody would’ve even imagined the thought of selling Partey in March – when he was the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. How quickly things can change.
Saudi clubs want him
Clubs in Saudi Arabia aren’t messing around – they are looking to make their league a star-studded one.
After the massive signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, clubs there have been linked with numerous top-class players in Europe, and a few from Chelsea are already on their way.
CBS Sports revealed this week that three Saudi clubs – Al Nassr, Al Ahli and Al Khaleej – are looking to sign Partey this summer, while Fabrizio Romano just claimed that offers worth £34.4 million (€40m) could arrive soon.
With just two years left on 30-year-old Partey’s contract, that’s not a bad fee at all to sell him for.