Has Thomas Partey already played his final game for Arsenal?

According to reports, the Arsenal midfielder will be out injured until at least January. Partey, who was available for selection at the start of the season, was used as a right back instead of his preferred No. 6 position, with Declan Rice taking over his midfield role.

Partey’s prominence in the Arsenal midfield appears to be over. There was a time when Arteta couldn’t afford to miss Partey, as that would leave Arsenal’s midfield shambolic. But, so far, while he’s been out, there hasn’t been any indication that they miss him. Arsenal’s midfield is stronger than ever, and a top midfielder is expected to be signed during the winter transfer window.

So, why did I begin by asking, “Has Thomas Partey played his last game for Arsenal?” According to Foot Mercato, Juventus has taken the next step in their efforts to replace the banned Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli. Their report reads: According to our information, Italian leaders want to convince Thomas Partey to leave Arsenal for Juventus. A meeting has already taken place between the player and the management of the Italian giant.

It seems that Juve met with Partey to discuss a winter move for his services. It is unclear how the meeting went, but the fact that it took place suggests that the Ghana international is considering leaving Arsenal.

With the Africa Cup of Nations in January, the ex-Atletico Madrid player, if he is to leave, may try to leave early in the window or join his national team before finalizing his departure.Considering all possibilities, Partey could leave Arsenal without ever playing again.

I am sure we will hear more about this in the coming days, but it appears that we need to consider that we may not see Thomas in the Red & White ever again.

Darren N

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  1. I love partey. I think he is top 3 in the prem in the middle of the park for me. Arguably no.1

    This being said he is a very injury prone player. This means we are not playing at our full potential.

    I am happy to sell party of he wants to go and hopefully we get a decent price for a wonderful player.

    The second thing we would need though is a player of simular calibre or the potential to get there.

    For me the CDM roll should be given to Rice and we get a new box to box. ( NOT BLOODY HAVERETZ). or again someone who can do both rolls.

    We also need to be rid of jorginho and Elnenay who are a waste of time imho. Get rid of all 3 and bring in someone who is ready made as well as a prospect. If this is possible

    1. I share your sentiments Shortboy.Rice should be our permanent DM and I think we need to acquire two b to b operators to replace the players you mentioned.

      1. are we honestly sitting here and saying that rice isnt allready our main (permanent) DM? thats already happened….(he was playing RB to fit rice in)

        but fans only seem to see what happens on the pitch. yes, we may get to the top, but who cares if we don’t assert ourselves at our rightful place at the top of the pile?

        elneney is doing good things for arsenal in the background. he should stay. jorginho should stay if his experience could be beneficial for the AMAZING players coming through our academy. We really need these players to create the amazing future of our club.

    2. I’d keep Jorginho another season if possible. I think he’s been pretty good this year and would be a good squad player to have for next season. It’s not easy to just purchase a replacement when we need to also buy a striker and likely spend big money. If we can keep a decent deep-lying player around to fill in, we should.

  2. If he is sold to Juventus, I hope Arsenal can earn at least 50% of the money used to sign him

    Jorginho’s and Elneny’s contracts will expire next year, so we’ll need enough funds to sign a new CDM to rotate or compete with Rice

    Or maybe we can use Partey to negotiate with Juventus for Vlahovic

    1. Oh, I’m sorry, is this the same vlahovic that everyone said wasnt good enough for us because he turned us down ONCE? dropping egos is the key to success.

      1. Vlahovic looked really good in his YouTube highlights and his league goal/ appearance ratio is decent this season

    2. Gai, considering Arsenal state with FFP I think we can only sign one high profile player, That should be a midfielder except if we have a chance of signing a CF. Vlahovic rejection of Arsenal in the past doesn’t make me wish him for Arsenal Boneface is another prolific CF with physical energy and Pacey. He is Nigerian int like Osimehin.

      1. Sylva, if Partey, Jorginho and Elneny leave, I think our wage bill will allow us to recruit two high-profile players

        Boniface is in-form this season, so he could be a good option

  3. A very pertinent and sensible question to ask DARREN.

    I think that more likely than not, we have already seen his last run of games.
    Even IF he plays the odd game, his time here is perilously close to being up. THAT seems certain to me.


    1. Seriously…
      Real Madrid were recently interested in signing Havertz so why not wait until the summer and part exchange him for Tchouameni ?
      A French international defensive midfielder with bags of Champions League experience…

      1. Given that you naively believe what you write , that RM are after HAVERTZ -AS IF- its hardly surprising that you also fondly imagine that RM would blithely swap Tchouameni for HAVERTZ.

        I say you are in a fools paradise and should stop believing every false report you ever read.

        I dont say we might not want Tchouameni but the idea that a club like RM could possible want a flop like HAVERTZ is a fantasy and wont happen. As ALL realists easily know!

  4. I agree Elneny and Jorginho to go, and I am resigned to the rumor that Partey will go, either in January or the summer. Will Patino be considered for next season? We have midfield quality with Rice and Odegaard, but it gets light on quality after that. The best midfield we can play IMO is Rice, Odegaard and Partey (when fit). Trossard could do a job in attacking midfield as a stand in, but Viera and Havertz are not performing on the necessary level. The question is do we replace Partey as a defensive midfielder or base Rice permanently in that position? Whatever, the decision, we need someone of the quality of Rice, Odegaard and Partey.

  5. I presume there is some form of contingency plan ?
    It’s nearly impossible to plan and implement those plans if a key talent is relatively unavailable. It’s been a difficult period having Partey participate in drubs and drabs

  6. I suspect he has, and I would imagine being stuck out there at RB was probably the final straw for him. Then his most recent injury was probably the final straw for the club. It’s a real shame. I was looking forward to seeing him in the midfield with Rice. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, someone wanted to “tinker”.

    On the whole, I think Arteta has done a great job as manager. With that said taking one of the league’s best CdMs, who you also know is prone to muscle injuries in his legs putting him at RB, where he’d be making half and full sprints up and down the pitch to keep pace with some of the world’s most dangerous LWs is one of the most perplexing things I can recall seeing a football manager on do; especially to accommodate Kai “the toothless house cat” Havertz.

  7. It would be indeed sad if Partey does not ever play again for Arsenal but sadly I think that could be the reality. Partey served Arsenal excellently but his biggest problem was his injury issues. I wish him well wherever he goes. Also, I think a swop deal could be arranged between Arsenal and Juventus. If Juventus want Partey, we could ask them to give us Vlahovic.

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