Opinion: Let’s face it, it will take Partey a while to get to the level we all want

Arsenal has signed Thomas Partey after a long summer pursuit. Before landing the Ghanaian, fans of the club had been following him very closely and many fans were convinced that he is exactly who we needed to complete the team.

Of course, it is normal for fans to dream of one player transforming their team as soon as they are signed.

Players like Virgil van Dijk did that at Liverpool so you cannot fault any Arsenal fan who has been thinking that Partey will instantly make us title contenders.

The midfielder is top class and he should walk into the starting XI of most teams in Europe evidenced by his performances at Atletico Madrid.

However, fans need to understand that he is coming into a new system that is different from what he has been used to.

He will have to adapt to and learn new tactics as well as how his new team plays. This will usually take some time, however, patience these days is a rare commodity.

Kudos to Partey for the performances he has put in so far, but fans have the tendency to demand immediate success and this is just too say to Arsenal fans that we all need to lower our expectations and give Partey the time he needs to settle in.

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  1. In the matches he played he was really really good, he is not someone who need time to adapt.
    He works hard,has technique and a footballing brain(superb reading),he is in the level….
    Just my opinion

  2. Our expectations in Partey to see him performing highly even if it is above the required level in games for Arsenal should be kept on high but not lower it.

    So that he will be on his toes to constantly be performing highly for the Gunners at all times as us Gooners don’t relent in our expectations in him to see him perform highly in games for Arsenal consistently week in week out.

    Against Manchester Utd at Old Trafford next Sunday in the PL, this guy Thomas Partey have no any other options to take for the Gunners in their game against the Red Devils other than the only single option that’s on the cards in that match, which is for him to step it up in his defensive midfielder role in his performance for Arsenal in the game and influence the outcome of the match to the favour of Arsenal with a win.

  3. What? He is at that level! Not his fault if the attack are wasting their chances and if belleren didn’t put the long balls from Partey to use

  4. I agree with all posts here. He is fine and had adapted well, does not look out of place. We have a problem up front where we are not scoring in the PL to make the difference. We had a tough games against the last years top 5 teams in Liverpool, Man City, Leicester and now Man Utd coming up so we needed goals.
    I think Partey is a great signing and will be a great player for us.

  5. He’s already at the level he needs to be at. Everyone else is not. He was visibly disappointed with the lack of movement and forward options in that Leicester game. And remind you, this guy player for Atletico Madrid. But even they have effective strategies for finding their forward players.

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