Arsenal FC manager, Mikkel Arteta has described Ghana’s star Thomas Partey as a very important player for the North London club.
According to Arteta, the Ghanaian international midfielder is the anchor of the Gunners team and gives the team the right balance.
He also started that Partey is the one that needs to read what is happening and makes the rest of his teammates better.
“He’s really important because he is the anchor,” Arteta told the club’s official website. “He is the one that needs to read what is happening and make the rest better.
“That’s his biggest job, to get the right balance in the team and get the right fluidity in the team so we can attack.”
Partey missed the first three games of the season due to an injury problem limped off the field in the second half, but Arteta revealed that it was nothing serious to fear.
“How he managed the transitions was top, he has the pressing and the charisma, and then he struggled at the end. He could not finish the game because he was cramping. But that will come up,” Arteta continued.
“He missed a long time but now he’s back again and he needs some more fitness back.”
The227-year-old former Atletico Madrid midfielder’s return to the Gunners side has coincided with Arsenal winning gamesaas the Red and Whites secured a 1-0 win in both games he’s played this season in the Premier League.
Arsenal will face north London rivals Tottenham this weekend.