Kenyan star believes Arsenal need to sign top La Liga midfielder

Arsenal has been on the trail of Thomas Partey for some time now and they have even made him their top target ahead of next season.

The Ghanaian has emerged as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world at the moment, and he will be a valuable addition to Mikel Arteta’s team if he joins them, according to Kenyan international Ronald Okoth.

He claimed that a good look at Arsenal will show that a midfielder like Partey is what they are missing and he is just the right fit for them.

He insists that if the Gunners can sign him, he will become their best signing because the needs for his services are obvious at the moment.

He adds that the midfielder will bring stability to the Arsenal defence that is struggling for consistency at the moment.

“I surely think he [Thomas] Partey is the right man for Arsenal because if you analyse the club now, it really requires an engine like Partey,” Okoth told Goal.

“If at all they [Arsenal and Partey] would come to an agreement, it is going to be the best signing made by Arsenal. Looking at the kind of defensive woes and all that, I think Partey is a man to bring some kind of stability across the board.

“He can help cushion the back four and join the attacks when there is a need to but his greatest strength, as I know, is creating the best link between the defence and the forward line.

“Partey will provide the much-needed cover that Arsenal have been lacking for quite some time.

“It will be the best signing in my view.”

Arsenal has reportedly tried to sign the midfielder, but their offer was way too small for Atletico Madrid to accept and it remains unclear if they will return with a better offer.

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