‘I want to see more,’ Partey urged to deliver more than he is doing at Arsenal now

Paul Ince says Thomas Partey has to do more before Arsenal can see that they signed a top player.

The Ghanaian moved to the Emirates in the summer after Arsenal triggered his release clause at Atletico Madrid late into the transfer window.

He had been one of the best midfielders in Europe during his time at the Spanish side and everyone thought Arsenal landed a top player.

His time at the Emirates has been plagued by injuries and he has only had a few games under his belt at the club.

Arsenal has struggled in this campaign and one reason for that is that some of their players have been underperforming.

Partey has also not delivered the performances we saw from him while in Spain and Ince said he has to do better.

He showed his class by laying on an assist for Alexandre Lacazette’s second goal yesterday and Ince says he needs to do that more often if he wants to help the Gunners to become a top team.

‘I want to see more from Thomas Partey, I want to see more,’ Ince told Premier League Productions as quoted in Metro Sport

‘At Atletico Madrid he was fantastic, getting it, breaking play up, putting balls in like he did today for Lacazette. 

‘I haven’t seen enough of it, if he gets some more of it then they’ve got a top, top player.’

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5 Comments

  1. Yossarian says:

    He:s got it in him. Takes time to adjust to a new league, especially with all the injuries, but he’s class and will fulfill the potential I think.

  2. Thomo says:

    I think he needs to play more box to box than just sitting, we need someone breaking from midfield to give us more attacking impetus and drive

  3. vieralyn says:

    Not to excuse everything that has transpired since his arrival, but for the most part we’ve lacked a real presence in the middle of the park, between the deeper lying midfielders and the oft-times wider positioned forwards, and we’ve been totally underwhelming when it comes to making direct runs, so opportunities, like the one to Laca on Sunday, just haven’t been part of the game-plan

    I’m sure Partey was under the impression he was brought here to bring some much-needed steeliness to our midfield and to provide more directness to our rather anemic attack, but our overwhelming propensity to attack from the wings has left him in some awkward situations where he gets caught holding onto the ball too long because he’s looking to advance the play yet his only options are sideways or backwards…as such, until we rid ourselves of this shockingly negative base 4-2-3-1 formation, without an effective counter-attacking component, Partey will continue to struggle at times, just like anyone forward-thinking player would under such tactical constraints

  4. ozziegunner says:

    Agree with Yossarian and Thomo. Thomas Partey had the 2019/20 season with Atletico Madrid in Spain disrupted by Covid19, had no preseason to bed in at Arsenal, suffered a number of injuries and has joined a new club, in a new league, in a new country, compounded by that club not exactly setting the world on fire.
    Paul Ince is starting to tick me off by all of a sudden bring the resident expert on all things Arsenal. Why doesn’t he comment on the player’s at his former clubs? They may appreciate his advice.

  5. Felix omojuwa says:

    Many people doesn’t know party is a utility player who can play as a DM, AM, CB, & CF; yes some will be surprised to here this, Arsenal got a good bargain. But for a DM, go and watch his clip against the best; yes MESSI, and you will know that injury free next season arsenal blessings will be seen through him. He is adapting well for a player who is playing for a team like our as his second team since coming to Europe. The guy didn’t even know what was happening when his agent called him to come to Accra only for a traveling document to emerge that he is going to Spain. He didn’t say goodbye to his parents and even now in England he has no family with him. Let’s just survive this season first and the party will start.

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