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04.09.2020 Football News

Thomas Partey Would Be A Perfect Fit For Arsenal, Says Ex-Club Defender Armand Traore

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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A former Arsenal defender, Armand Traore, believes Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey would be a perfect fit for Arsenal.

The 27 year old has been linked to Arsenal this summer following his impressive season with Atletico Madrid in the just ended La Liga season.

However, Atletico are demanding for Partey's full payment of his £45 million release clause.

With the world expecting Partey to complete the move, Traore says the team needs “somebody a bit angry” to control the holding midfield position and he believes the Ghanaian can provide the Gunners with what they have been missing since the departure of Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva.

“I would strengthen the central defence. I wouldn’t mind a guy like Partey, sitting in front of the defence, somebody a bit angry, he told talkSPORT.

“He reminds me a bit of Gilberto Silva or Vieira, somebody who can go out there and have a go.

“I think Arteta’s doing a great job and I can only see them doing well in the future to be honest.”

Arsenal have already acquired Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes in the current transfer window and will be looking to add more players to strengthen the squad ahead of the new season which begins on September 12, 2020.

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