Mikel Arteta told Thomas Partey’s best position by Ghana team-mate

first_img📲 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗠𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗚𝗘*𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘴𝘈𝘱𝘱*👋 Hey, @Thomaspartey22! 🤳 pic.twitter.com/XuM95qaAKG— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 8, 2020“When I’ve watched Atletico, it does seem like he sits there and does the dogged work, but when he is away with us he has a lot more to his game than that. ‘I think his record in terms of goals for Ghana (10 goals in 27 games) proves that because every time I seem to go away with Ghana he scores, so he has got that attacking threat as well.Yiadom added: ‘He’s athletic, he’s really good on the ball, he’s skilful and he’s got a great set-piece in him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘The way he keeps the ball in tight positions when you think he might lose it is really impressive. He just stands out, it’s hard to describe him as a certain type of player because I don’t think I can.‘But personally, and this is going off what I see from him in training and also the games that he has played for Ghana, I think he has the attributes for the No.8 role and to be more of a box-to-box midfielder.‘Atletico obviously are really rigid and extremely disciplined, but having trained with him, I don’t see him as a player who just dogs about and protects the defence – he has got a lot more quality to him than that.’MORE: ‘It’s a great feeling to be part of a family like this’ – Thomas Partey sends message to fans as he speaks out on Arsenal moveMORE: Houssem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Thomas Partey joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s deadline day signing Thomas Partey is the perfect player to reinvigorate Mikel Arteta’s midfield engine room, according to the Ghanaian’s international team-mate Andy Yiadom.The 27-year-old completed his move to the Gunners on Monday after the FA Cup holders decided to activate his £45million release clause, much to the disgust of Atletico.Arteta had been desperate to strengthen his midfield during the transfer window and although he retained the services of Dani Ceballos, who returned for another year-long loan spell from Real Madrid, he had become heavily reliant on the likes of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in the early weeks of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementPartey is recognised nominally as a defensive midfielder, but Yiadom believes he is capable of starring in a more advanced position and offer some of the creativity that another of Arteta’s targets, Houssem Aouar, would have done had he not remained at Lyon. ADVERTISEMENT‘He grabs the game by the scruff of the neck,’ Yiadom told Goal. “He has a lot of qualities. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Oct 2020 7:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Mikel Arteta told Thomas Partey’s best position by Ghana team-mate Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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