Arsenal legend Laureano Etame-Mayer has reiterated the importance Thomas Partey will add to the club should the Gunners sign the Ghana international this summer.
The 27-year-old remains a top target for the Premier League ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season.
However, Arsenal must meet the 50 million euros release clause after a player plus cash bid was rejected by Atletico Madrid.
But according to Etame-Mayer, Partey will be a great addition to the club.
"He’s a top player. He’s been improving under [Diego] Simeone," he told Goal.
"We’ve seen this guy since his early days with Mallorca, so he stepped up to a bigger club with Atletico Madrid and kept performing well, improving year after year.
"Before he was used as a holding midfielder. Now he can pass the ball, play with the striker, have shots from outside the box, and even score important goals, as we saw last year in the Champions League.
"If Arsenal decides to sign him, I think it will be a fantastic addition in the middle of the park."
Thomas Partey is reported to have agreed to personal terms with Arsenal ahead of his imminent move.