Is Partey the most improved player in the Premier League?

Arsenal has been arguably the most improved club in the Premier League this year.

Their fine run of form could earn them a place inside the Premier League top four.

Mikel Arteta’s players have been obviously responsible for their upturn in form and one of them is Thomas Partey.

The midfielder had flattered to deceive following his big-money move from Atletico Madrid last season.

He even discussed his form at some point in this campaign and admitted to being disappointed in his output so far.

Since then, he has been in dominant form and he is one of the reasons Arsenal has been winning relentlessly.

The Daily Mail says his performances make him the most improved player in the Premier League this season.

He was praised for his commanding showing against Leicester City and he has gone from strength to strength since the turn of the year.

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We have been waiting for Partey to show why the club triggered his release clause to sign him from Atletico Madrid and he has started showing that.

Partey is one of the best players in his position in Europe and it is great that he is now doing well consistently.

It would be interesting to see if he would outshine Fabinho in our next match.

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  1. Lol abit to soon ,yes he’s had a good month of games but if we are honest he’s been a let down since he’s signed ,let’s hope he keeps up this form .
    He was talked up as one of the best CMs before he came here ,that as not been the case for us ,apart from the odd game .
    In glimpses though he looks the real deal .

    1. Got it just about right Dan, couple of good recent games but not great before, onwards and upwards though.

    2. I agree. Partey has been underwhelming and poor overall since he joined. This month or si has been the best I have seen him play for us sunce he has been here.

      But let’s overhype the situation just yet. We need to see this level of performance for more than just a few games here and there.

      But he has been very impressive lately.

      Can’t complain.

      1. Sorry, didn’t proof read my comment before sending.

        Si – “So.”

        “Let’s not overhype”

        Sunce – “Since.”

        Etc 😊

  2. He was absolutely the best person playing in that position prior to him coming here, I actually thought it was a good deal.

    Commanding a towering presence very consistent, had never seen him out injury, was actually surprised he wanted to join us knowing we weren’t playing in the champions league.

    Am convinced he definitely love Arsenal so too are many of his country men I have met, there is a giant screen erected already in a town to watch tomorrow match .

    I use to compare Partey with this Verrata guy from PSG and always prefer him, but somthing must have gone wrong when he first came as he did only shows flashes of his natural ability.
    Now this is the Partey I know, it iis said class is permanent

    1. Or may be he joined because no Top teams wanted him and we were offering him £250,000 a week from the £70’000 a week he was getting at AT Madrid?
      A 27 year old that was not attracting the Top teams at the time. We offered him £250,000 a week to play in the EPL and for Arsenal.

      A win win situation for him I would say. Isn’t it?

  3. Partey is a confidence player. To play the imperious style of football he does you must believe in your own ability.
    He joined just before lockdown hit, was playing in the toughest league in the world, in a new, underperforming team, a new city and had his first serious injury while being played out of position.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly he lost his confidence.
    But if you look at Arteta’s purchases (let’s exclude the penny pinching short term freebies and loans) he doesn’t buy quitters, he buys fighters. GM and Gabriel, Odegaard and White – all have stuttered and taken a lot of flack, but all have answered it by becoming far better players, and I’m confident that both Lokonga and Tavares are also improving while waiting their chances to show it.
    Partey is a fighter. He has worked really hard to adapt to the English game and he is finally showing how good he is.

  4. I agree guy

    I think that is a fair and reasonable assessment

    Nevertheless I have been disappointed and frustrated with Partey as I believe he was bought for the here and now in October 2020 given his experience but he has only looked the part recently

    However he clearly has good character and I was impressed that he took the responsibility for the Liverpool sending off himself when a number of fans were blaming Arteta

    I was equally impressed when he gave himself 2/10 for Arsenal performances so far showing he was also disappointed and frustrated but that he intended to put that right

    I think we are now seeing the best of him in an Arsenal shirt and as you say confidence plays a huge role with any player, no matter what their CV says

    We seem to under estimate how difficult it is for all players to adjust to Premier League football in England, easier for younger squad players like Sambi & Tavares as they will be given more time

    It’s not just us, look at Werner at Chelsea for example and even Lukaku this season after scoring prolifically in Serie A last season and having played a lot of football in England previously he has struggled for goals this season so far

    I think it is something to bear in mind when we get starry eyed at strikers scoring for fun in other countries, we will need at least two strikers in the summer and they need to deliver straight away

    The English Premier League is different, not necessarily harder but different

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