“He’s a game-changer” Wright applauds Arsenal man that has changed the team

Ian Wright has hailed the impact of Thomas Partey in the Arsenal team as the Ghanaian continues to get used to his new club.

The midfielder was signed from Atletico Madrid in the last transfer window and has struggled with recurrent fitness issues.

He is now fit and has played a few games for the club. In the matches that he has played, his quality has been clear and Wright praised him for always looking to get the team forward.

He said the former Atletico Madrid man doesn’t pass the ball sideways and only looks forward when he gets possession.

With him doing that and Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe happy to run into space, and at defenders, the team is pushing to get goals which wasn’t the case a few weeks back.

“He’s a game-changer simply because of the way he plays in midfield,” said Wright on Premier League Productions
“He’s somebody that does not pass the ball sideways.

“He wants to pass it forward and that gets everybody forward.

“If you have got players like Emile Smith Rowe and Saka in an area where they can both pick up the ball, progress with the ball and run with it then all of a sudden you have their defenders running backwards.

“You have people starting to make runs and you are starting to create, which we weren’t doing a few weeks back.”

Partey has so much time to become the main man in this Arsenal team, and he hasn’t made a bad start.

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  1. My best part of his game is the risk he takes & successfully, his confidence on the ball, tracks back to win back his lose ball, adventurous, ambitious, always wanting 2 try something. He needs a pair better than Xhaka 2 trigger the Viera + Silva combo.

    1. Bissouma would do the trick. In the meantime Odegaard playing as a #8 along side him would improve Arsenal’s attack without diminishing the defense in midfield.

      1. My choice would be Locatelli, cause of how good he is on the ball and under pressure. Ideal fit for this team at that position IMO

  2. The way he shields the ball, players bounce back off of him, he has quick feet and made some dribbles through congested spaces and came out victorious.

    He has lost some balls due to these risks but has made some sublime balls and kickstarted some really good attacks.

    Leagues are won with good goal keepers and solid foundations which Partey will be a part of in seasons to come. Hopefully the other pieces of the puzzle can put in place to start pushing up the table and start challenging.

  3. He is really good, Intelligent, does not just rush to pass, cools the ball, pin point pass, forward looking.
    He may even be better than Pogba

  4. Lets be frank in saying that a few players are worth to us more than the rest put together. Partey, Saka, Leno and Tierney are our four regular stars.

    On the next level down but all improving fast are Holding, ESR and Martinelli. Those seven plus Gabriel and Mari are the heart of our squad and really, all the rest are expendable, bar the new Odegaard. A very decent HALF A SQUAD . It is the others who hold us back and who need replacing with better, though fewer.

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