Former Ghana Black Stars Manager Kwesi Appiah says that Thomas Partey has all the attributes on and off the field to be a big success at Arsenal. The 27-year-old joined the Premier League side on Monday from Spanish Side Atletico Madrid for his buyout clause of £45m.
“Under Mikel Arteta, they (Arsenal) are playing a lot of ball possession and playing out from the back and that will really suit his style because he is very comfortable on the ball. Coach Appiah told ghanasportspage.com.
“Obviously playing in Spain is a very technical league as well so there is a lot of ball possession and passes being made so it will suit him very well. The top teams in England play that way as well so you are looking at a player who is going to fit in quite easily. You look at Manchester United and the way [Bruno] Fernandes and the way he has taken the Premier League on so I see it as being a similar transition for Thomas Teye Partey. He explained.
Thomas is a very nice guy down-to-earth and he is confident guy, he speaks well,so i think he will get on well with the players.
“There some personalities there (at Arsenal) that will match his energy and playfulness as well so I am sure he will fit in very well in the dressing room and be one of the leaders amongst the players as well.”
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Partey’s journey to Arsenal has seen him work his way up from village football in Ghana to winning European titles and now to the Premier League.
His most successful year so far was 2018, when he won the Europa League and European Super Cup with his former club Atletico Madrid.
Since then he has been a regular starter for Atletico making more than 40 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish side in both of the last two seasons and was part of the Ghana squad at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.