Mikel Arteta tells midfielder he can leave in January

Mikel Arteta appears to be prepared to let Thomas Partey leave Arsenal as the Ghanaian midfielder enters the final year of his contract at the Emirates.

Arsenal had received interest in Partey’s signature during the summer transfer window but ultimately opted to retain him rather than allow him to depart.

Partey, a former Atletico Madrid player, has been a significant presence for the Gunners, but his constant injury concerns have been a recurring issue, and he is currently nursing another injury.

With Arsenal bolstering their midfield options, the club may now believe they can manage without him. As a result, Partey’s future at the Emirates has come into question, and it is reported that he has discussed his future with Arteta.

According to Football Transfers, both parties have reached an agreement that would allow Partey to leave Arsenal if an offer arrives during the upcoming January transfer window. Juventus has expressed interest in signing him, potentially as a replacement for Paul Pogba, and clubs from Saudi Arabia are also reportedly monitoring the situation.

Partey’s future at Arsenal appears to be uncertain, and it remains to be seen where he will be playing in the near future.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Partey has had a good time on our books, but he will likely not get a new deal when the current one expires, so we should consider his departure from the Emirates now.

If he leaves soon, we can make a good fee from the deal and reinvest in the squad.

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  1. Not surprised if the news is true. Great player when he is healthy, but we can’t rely on him staying fit.

    Replacing him is crucial, does the club look at a B2B player to challenge Havertz or a backup option for Rice at DM?

    I hope we go for a defensive player with a physical presence in midfield. We are full of versatile players, but aside from Rice we don’t have a midfielder that can stop counter attacks.

    I don’t count Jorginho or Elneny, and we will have to replace them in the Summer as well. Perhaps promoting Walters for depth can save us money in keeping a strong balanced midfield.

  2. Yah? Let Partey go, and keep Havertz and his hefty salary, then invest in another tired body like him and Jorginho, most likely from Chelsea. Great source of expensive retirees for Arteta.
    To cap that, retain Cedric Soares, add Harry Maguire and Arteta has EPL and Champions League winning team.🤯

    1. 👍Durand and Mo, if Arteta believes that Arsenal can prosper retaining the current midfield, without a like for like replacement for Thomas Partey, he is seriously misguided
      It will be interesting to see how Arsenal’s midfield fares during Thomas Partey’s absense?

    2. Harry Maguire? For 80 million? It’s possible! Once we hired Silvestre. And we have Elneny too as a super sub for the UCL finals.

  3. I don’t believe we will let Partey leave midway through the season. A player coming in would take time to get acquainted with our system and new home and new mates so I think we’ll leave it til the summer. Besides we need the fallback option of Partey Ode and Rice should Havertz take too long to get up to speed

  4. All this anti-Partey agenda is now becoming a bit irritating. And it really gained momentum with the arrival of Rice. All of a sudden, a lot of ‘fans’ (mainly English ones) seem to think we’ve arrived. Apart from England, in which other world is Rice an upgrade on Partey? And how many players are out there with Partey’s skill-set? U really don’t know what u have till u lose it. And why is there no mention of moving Zinchenko on? I don’t remember the Ukrainian putting 4 matches together on the trot since joining us.

    1. Yah! infact zenchonko with party no difference all of them they have same issues but at least partey he normally be available for many matches than zenchonko, to have Rice it’s not the solution to let partey go he still have a big role in our club

  5. NickAah is the most sensible football fan I have read from so far as far as Partey and Rice issues are concerned . The Bristish MEDIA agenda against Partey and all of a sudden I see 90% of Arsenal fans falling for it . In the world of football every player can get injuries and Partey isn’t exceptional. Partey was not injury prune when he was in Athletico . They inject and force him to play without allowing him to recover fully and you do come here to write this useless article about him ?

  6. Partey leaving will affect our midfield. He is unique in so many ways is defensively, attacking, covering the frontline, long ball passing and progressive play. We should take time to get an excellent replacement. Partey with injury records is better than that of Zinchenko and Elneny. Please let’s manage our players well because his two injuries had been through training. So why so?

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