Partey on fire for Ghana – could he debut against Man City?

Assisting Partey at the double!

Our deadline day signing Thomas Partey has been shining on international duty which hopefully will bode well when we return to the long-awaited Premier League action this weekend.

Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Thomas Partey played more than his part as his Ghana team thrashed out a 5-1 win in a friendly game against Qatar on Monday. Bagging himself two assists along the way.

Of course we love it when our players do well on international duty, but it would be amazing if like Gabriel, Partey could be given the chance to make his debut against Manchester City.

Perhaps he could also come out of the blocks firing, and even if he doesn’t score then he can assist the team in bagging the three points against one of our top four rivals.

It would be nice if Partey could stake his claim in the team from the off, but again we would not be angry at him if it took him time to settle, as long as it doesn’t take him too long then I am sure all will be forgiven.

After all the hype and uproar about him, I am excited to see exactly what he will bring to our team, and how the dynamic will evolve and maybe even change. There is no doubting his ability of course, but in a new country, at a new club, and with new teammates and surroundings to familiarise yourself with, time will tell as to how Partey will fit in to our team.

But the best possible way to get going of course is to bag a couple of assists for your national team before joining up with your club for the season. Here’s hoping he can carry his international form over, in what will be an exciting debut game for both Thomas and for Arsenal, whenever it will happen, I am sure. Gooners?

Shenel Osman

20 Comments

  1. Eche says:

    Excellent player for Gunners, the nearest to our former legend Patrick.V.

    1. Aden says:

      Excellent player we are dreaming to get him for long we need our manager to line up him next game against city that is the game we can prove him how good is he

  2. Adega Olatunji says:

    This waiting is like 1 year for me, please let him start against City

  3. ThirdManJW says:

    I hope Arteta doesn’t do what we see so often with new signings, with their first game on the bench. He HAS to start against City!

  4. durand says:

    Unless he needs rest or time to settle in, he should walk into our starting midfield. Would love to see Dani and Thomas as the midfield pair with Xhaka sitting behind and firing lasers to our attackers.
    I feel that without Partey starting, our chances are much slimmer with getting 3 points.

  5. Unge says:

    He was in Turkey,a country that is not listed among the Safe Corridor.He will have to self isolate

    But i stand to be corrected

    1. NWL Dan says:

      I think quarantine rules don’t apply to elite athletes who have been in their bubble and non of those in the bubble have tested positive.

      I also stand to be corrected.

      1. NWL Dan says:

        Actually I don’t know as Cavani has to quarantine for 2 weeks where as some players haven’t.
        It’s all confusing. I’ve not seen anything saying TP needs to which you would expect everyone to jump on.

        1. Sue says:

          Neither have I, Dan. Charles Watts hasn’t even mentioned it, he’s itk with all things Arsenal… so I’m expecting to see him at the Etihad…

        2. Sue says:

          Cavani had been living in France and wasn’t part of an elite athlete bubble after leaving PSG…

          1. NWL Dan says:

            👍 I totally forgot he was a free agent.

  6. Sue says:

    Finally…..loving the pictures of him in the famous red and white 👍

    1. NWL Dan says:

      The face fits the shirt 👍

  7. NWL Dan says:

    Waiting for Saturday is like a kid waiting for Christmas day. I’ll be gutted if he doesn’t play.

    1. Sue says:

      Too right, Dan! I can’t see him not starting, few days training now, that’ll do! I heard KDB is a doubt.. he won’t face Iceland and has returned to City…

      1. Adeski says:

        Do you not feel city talked to Belgium so as not to risk him because they have an upcoming game against arsenal that they don’t want to loose

        1. Sue says:

          I’ve just seen a tweet saying he *should* be fit to face us…

          1. NWL Dan says:

            I’ve also seen that Southgate has rested Kane. Southgate said “England do not risk players” after Moaning Mourine asked international managers to protect his players.

            1. Sue says:

              Interesting….

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