Granit Xhaka has been raving about the characteristics new marking Thomas Partey will bring into Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal group.
Partey joined the Gunners from Atletico Madrid after they coordinated his £45 million delivery condition on the European exchange cut-off time day this month.
On Saturday, the Ghana worldwide made his Premier League debut against Manchester City subsequent to supplanting Xhaka as a 83rd-minute substitute.
Despite the fact that Partey’s appearance gives more rivalry in the midfield, Xhaka accepts the 27-year-old would improve Arsenal crew with his experience and attitude.
“He will be the person who is significant to me and also for the group. Everybody in the club can be upbeat since he has extraordinary skills,” Xhaka told the club site.
“He will bring a decent attitude, a decent equalization in our game since this is the thing that we need a touch more: the mindset to win.
“He played at Atletico Madrid, an alternate sort of football, and he will bring a great deal of good quality and mindset.”
Partey is in line to make his full Arsenal debut when Mikel Arteta’s men travel to Rapid Vienna for their Uefa Europa League opener on Thursday.
In the interim, previous Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao depicted the Black Stars midfielder as a long-term target and ‘the last bit of the jigsaw’ which makes the North London outfit title challengers.
“He is a player that we sought after for quite a while and unequivocally suggested in the course of the most recent couple of years,” Cagigao said.
“I originally watched him around six years prior playing for Almeria borrowed from Atletico Madrid and he was more box-to-box, assaulting even.
I figure we will see him with the shackles off on the grounds that he did a lot of play in a tightened midfield unit [at Atletico].
“He could be the last bit of the jigsaw that makes Arsenal challenge for the title.”