3 Reasons why I believe Douglas Luiz is the perfect Partey replacement

After moves for Kai Harvertz, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice, we’ve been made to believe there are one or two other deals for Arteta to close before he is ready to take the PL by storm.

One deal the Spaniard is keen to close is that of a midfielder. Thomas Partey’s days at Arsenal are numbered, as Arteta is open to letting him go. It is still being determined who may replace the Ghanaian international. Several top midfielders have been linked, with the latest being Douglas Luiz. Luiz is one player Gooners know all too well; he could have been Arsenal’s last-minute buy last summer for £25 million, but Aston Villa rejected it (even though it would have been a wise sale as the Brazilian was on the previous 12 months of his deal).

The feeling after missing Luiz was that Arsenal would return for him this year on an even cheaper deal or a free transfer. The former Manchester City midfielder slashed his chances of leaving Villa by extending his contract. Arsenal must have felt he wasn’t open to joining them by choosing to pledge his allegiance to Villa.

However, there’s now speculation that they want him. I believe they should do everything to sign him, and here are three reasons why:

1. He has vast experience in the PL; he won’t need to adapt and could easily form a link with Havertz and Rice, who are PL quality.
2. He has Man City links. And if history has taught us anything, people with Manchester City links tend to prosper at the Emirates. Arteta, the boss, Zinchenko, and Jesus came from the Etihad and have been a hit for Arsenal.

3. There’s no doubt that outside the top 6, Douglas Luiz is one of the best midfielders. The Brazilian has stood out for Villa, whether they were on a high or low, and if you were to replace Partey with him, you wouldn’t have any doubts he could fill the Ghanaian international’s void.

After landing Youri Tielemans, who knows? The Unai Emery-led side could be willing to cash in.

Darren N

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    1. For real? Partey is staying? This is excellent news! Him and D.Rice will form a powerful barrier in front of our already reliable defenders. Even Man City will have trouble breaking them down.

  1. I think he’s a terrific player. It would mean that not all of the defensive responsibility is on Rice. Plus he’s deadly from a corner.

  2. Not sure Douglas Luiz can carries water for Partey, he does has a nastiness about him.
    Hopefully that’s all irrelevant now.

  3. Three reasons why I believe Douglas Luiz won’t join us this season:

    1. Romano and Ornstein never said anything about Arsenal’s link with him

    2. We’ve got Rice, Partey, Jorginho and Elneny for one CDM position only. Where would Luiz play?

    3. We’ve got too many central midfielders and we’ll need to trim our huge squad

    1. Sir, you are clearly use your head for thinking.
      I wasn’t sure that is allowed when talking about Arsenal transfer rumors.
      Please refrain from critical thinking, and jump on the next wagon of gossips.

  4. Different class of players.. Partey have at least a year or two to be playing at the highest level. Right now he’s one of the most important player in the team. The dm position is very well cover atm and so do other positions. Honestly we don’t need any new additional right now.

  5. Partey is staying. He worked his arse off to get us back into the CL. Why’d he leave now that the dream is here to be realised?

  6. It would not be a shock to me if Luiz is in consideration in case Partey leaves, but so are a few other players. Fingers crossed Partey stays because he is an absolute class act when fit and in form.

  7. Luiz is not as good as Party and never will be

    If we were to replace him we need to do with someone like Lavia who may get there.

  8. Arteta just confirmed that Partey is a super important player for us and he will be staying.
    He even thinks of pairing Partey and Rice in the same midfield.

  9. Darren, sorry to say this but I never care to read most of your articles ’cause 99% of them are either rushed or based on some very weird SM talk being presented as fact on JA. Case in point:

    “Thomas Partey’s days at Arsenal are numbered, as Arteta is open to letting him go”

    That’s a lie.

  10. Why is the Ars vs Man U friendly matCh in the United States tonight is not covered by JustArsenal I like reading the Gooners’ comments,, opinions & suggestionss live. When they are watching Arsenal games.

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