New Arsenal signing Thomas Parney has been lauded as ‘a modern-day Patrick Vieira’ and has been tipped to assist the Gunners reclaim their place among the many Premier League elite.
After months of hypothesis, and studies a switch was off, Arsenal pulled off a deadline day miracle to thrill their followers with the arrival of Partey on Monday.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder was on the Gunners’ radar all summer season however refused to satisfy his £45million buy-out clause, earlier than performing a dramatic U-turn to finish the signing simply hours earlier than the 1pm switch deadline.
Partey, 27, has been described as a ‘robust tackler’ with a powerful presence within the centre of midfield, however who can also be ‘sleek’ on the ball and a superb dribbler.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone is alleged to be actually aggravated with Arsenal for pinching certainly one of his key gamers, and for a discount worth, too.
And even former Tottenham participant Jamie O’Hara was stuffed with reward for the brand new man, saying he’s the ‘lacking piece of the puzzle’ for Mikel Arteta as he goals to make Arsenal title challengers once more.
Requested if Partey’s arrival may see the Gunners seal their return to Champions League soccer, he stated on Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “You’d must say sure, he’s implausible signing.
“This season is clearly loopy with the outcomes already taking place and I feel Arsenal appear to be a workforce which have a philosophy now with Mikel Arteta.
“I feel they want a participant like him, he was one of many lacking items on their squad and so they’ve addressed it.
“It’s a superb signing, he’s an excellent participant.
“I watched him after they performed in opposition to Liverpool at Anfield final season and he was completely implausible, he tore Liverpool aside.
“For me, he appears like a modern-day Vieira, and I do know that’s an enormous assertion, however he appears the actual deal, this man.
“He’s a prime signing.”