Fabrizio Romano reveals Arsenal’s plans for injury prone star

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Arsenal is actively looking to sell Thomas Partey in this transfer window.

The midfielder has been injury-prone, although he returned to form in the final weeks of this season to help Arsenal in their bid to win the title.

They did not emerge as English champions, and Mikel Arteta is expected to restructure his team in the summer.

Each of the last few seasons has witnessed changes in Arsenal’s playing squad as the Gunners look to catch Manchester City at the top of the standings.

Everyone sees them making significant progress, and Arsenal seems committed to continuous improvement.

As they offload players deemed surplus to requirements at the end of the term, Partey is likely to join the many players leaving the Emirates.

Romano confirms this as he spoke to JD Football:

“They have several players lined up. There is a good chance they will bring in a new midfielder, Thomas will leave, Jorginho has extended.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Partey is undeniably a talented boy, and he has been one of our most important players over the last few seasons.

However, his injury record is now a serious concern, and we have to offload him while we can, which makes this summer a perfect time.


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  1. Irespective of If Partey does leave Arsenal or stay on next season.
    The truth is that Arsenal will still need to sign at least a new first class defensive holding midfielder in next summer window. And use him as replacement to Mohamed Elneny in the Aesenal’s midfield. Who is being expected to leave the team squad group in June.
    But since Arsenal has already kept the dmf Jorginho for another year. Why can’t Arteta keeps Thomas Partey till his contract with Arsenal runs down next season. And see what next for him at the club thereafter.
    For,, it is not diabolicaly seen or given that Partey who has recovered from a long spell injury sidelines. But has started playing very well once again for the Gunners. Will be injury prone for Arsenal next season.
    So, if Partey wants to stay at Arsenal but not leave next season. So as to become a club legend when Arsenal wins the Epl title or even the quadruple. Arteta SHOULD afford him the chance to stay.
    And if Arteta does allow him to stay but if Partey doesn’t want out. His staying will less the financial burden on Arsenal to have to sign two defensive holding midfielders in the summer as replacements to Elneny and Partey too if he leaves. But sign only one if he doesn’t, i.e. Partey, Jorginho and the newly signed. As the 3 all productive holding midfielders at Arsenal next season..
    But I am just saying my own as is Arteta who has the final say.

    1. Partey should leave, it’s as simple as that,we can’t afford to keep an injury prone player like him in the squad..
      The best talent in football is availablity and Partey falls grossly short of that..
      It’s simply madness to repeat the same thing over and over and expect different outcome.
      Partey’s incessant injuries have cost us a lot and no amount of sentimentality can wipe that away.
      We have to move on from Partey to progress..

    2. You have a point Samuel.The Partey situation is a difficult one because of his injuries, however its undeniable that whenever he has played we played much better as team.That tells you the importance of such a player to our team.
      My opinion was to retain him for one more season and buy a new D.M who should gel with the team before Partey leaves.
      By giving Jorginho an extension Arteta may as well be ready to offload Partey which may not be the best decision.
      I would rather retain Partey than Jorginho based on what they bring on the field of play. Let’s see how it goes.

  2. His wages are too high to be on the bench for most of the season. He works out to £1 million per game. Cost per game, he is more expensive than Mbappe wages.

  3. I think he will leave, but i can’t help but wonder if there is some kind of rift between him and Mikel. I can only see one winner here if that’s the case. Anyway, good luck to Thomas wherever he ends up.

    1. Getting Guimares for 100m to replace Partey is insanity. His worth is no where near that figure.
      But if we have money to throw around then it’s okay.

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