Arsenal’s midfield sensation, Thomas Partey, has been a subject of speculation regarding his future at the club, but manager Mikel Arteta is firm in his belief that the Ghanaian star will remain with the Premier League team.
During Arsenal’s pre-season tour in the United States, Partey joined the squad later than expected, fueling rumors about potential transfers. Al Ahli from the Saudi Pro League was among the clubs expressing interest in the 30-year-old midfielder.
With the recent high-profile signing of Declan Rice for £100m from West Ham, some thought it might open the door for Partey’s departure. However, Arteta was quick to dispel any doubts about the player’s loyalty to the club.
When asked about Partey’s future, Arteta responded unequivocally, stating, “Yes. Thomas is a super important player for us. Every time I had a conversation with him, he says he wants to stay with us. There is nothing there at all.”
Arsenal acquired Partey’s services from Atletico Madrid in 2020, exercising his £45.3m release clause. Last season, he showcased his talent in 33 Premier League appearances, contributing three goals as Arsenal finished as runners-up to Manchester City.
Despite external interest, it seems Thomas Partey’s commitment to Arsenal remains steadfast, much to the delight of the club and its supporters.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Thomas Partey
Q: Is Thomas Partey leaving Arsenal amid transfer rumors?
A: No, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is confident that Thomas Partey will stay at the club despite interest from Al Ahli. Arteta considers Partey a crucial player for the team.
Q: When did Thomas Partey join Arsenal, and from which club?
A: Thomas Partey joined Arsenal in 2020 from Atletico Madrid. Arsenal activated his £45.3m release clause to secure his services.
Q: How many Premier League games did Thomas Partey play for Arsenal last season?
A: Thomas Partey featured in 33 Premier League games for Arsenal during the previous season. He managed to score three goals.
Q: Who was the high-profile signing for Arsenal that sparked transfer speculations about Partey?
A: Arsenal signed Declan Rice for £100m from West Ham, which led to some speculation about Thomas Partey’s future at the club.
Q: How did Arsenal perform in the last Premier League season with Thomas Partey in the squad?
A: With Thomas Partey’s contributions, Arsenal finished as runners-up to Manchester City in the previous Premier League season.
More about Thomas Partey
- Thomas Partey Profile on Arsenal’s Official Website
- Mikel Arteta’s Official Profile on Arsenal’s Website
- Premier League Official Website
- Al Ahli Football Club Official Website
- Thomas Partey’s Transfermarkt Profile
- Arsenal’s 2020 Signing of Thomas Partey News
- Declan Rice’s Transfer to Arsenal News
- Premier League 2022-2023 Season Results