Arsenal are heading in the right direction to have a really profitable season beneath Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard was backed within the switch market and he wasn’t afraid to splash the money, signing Willian, Gabriel Magalhães and Dani Ceballos (mortgage) earlier than switch deadline day.
And, with simply minutes to go within the switch window, Arsenal made their most vital signing within the form of Thomas Partey.
The Gunners had been chasing a transfer for Partey all summer time however lastly received their man as he signed for £45m.
Partey has signed a four-year contract with the membership price over £200,000-per-week.
So, why have Arsenal determined to pay all that cash for the Ghanaian?
After all, Partey arrives at Arsenal with a giant pedigree. He is been a mainstay in an Atletico group that has been so stout defensively previously few years.
Throughout his time with the Spanish membership, Partey got here up towards Lionel Messi, arguably the best participant of all-time, on quite a few events.
And Partey greater than held his personal towards the Argentinian magician. In reality, a video has even been created exhibiting simply how properly he dealt with him, titled: ‘Thomas Partey Made MESSI Look Like Lingard!’
The 2-minute video consists of Partey frequently getting the higher of Messi. Watch it beneath:
Regardless of what number of instances Messi tried to go previous Partey within the video above, he simply could not appear to discover a means pat the Ghanaian.
It then ends with Messi crying, which is a little bit harsh, however nonetheless fairly humorous.
GIVEMESPORT’S JAMES STROUD SAYS:
Okay, the video above is perhaps a little bit bit biased. There after all could have been situations previously the place Messi has received the higher of Partey.
However nonetheless, it is easy to see why Arsenal followers are excited concerning the signing of the 27-year-old.
The Gunners have been looking for a Patrick Vieira alternative ever since he left the membership in 2005. They could have lastly managed to take action.