The last day of negotiations always brings surprises and this year was no exception. Thomas Partey has become a new Arsenal player for a figure close to 50 million euros. Atletico de Madrid was not going to use the forward for this season so it was a surprise and pleasant sale.
The midfielder arrives at Arsenal to make up for the absence of Lucas Torreira who just went to Atletico de Madrid but as a player on loan with a purchase option. The sale of Partey has nothing to do with the transfer of Torreira. Arsenal is very excited about the arrival of Partey as he will play in a place where the team has some problems.
While Arteta had already asked for Partey in previous years, the priority for this part of the season was Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. The price they were asking for Aouar was very high so they had to settle for the Atletico de Madrid player. Likewise, Arteta was very happy with the arrival of Partey.
In the last 2 seasons, Partey played 38 games in which he scored only 3 goals. It is expected that next week he will be able to go to the Arsenal substitute bench and thus be able to make his debut. Partey will have to prove why Arsenal paid about 50 million Euros to be able to count on him.