Thomas Partey Arsenal FC
Thomas Partey Arsenal FC

According to a report in The Times, Arsenal are now willing to get rid of midfielder Thomas Partey during the ongoing transfer window.

Partey joined the Gunners in 2020 and since then, he’s played in only 104 games for the club. He’s been massively injury-prone since moving to the Premier League and right now, he’s out with a muscle injury.

This campaign, the midfielder has started in only three league games for Arsenal and with Declan Rice now in the squad, Mikel Arteta is ready to risk losing Thomas Partey during the middle of the season.

The Ghanaian international is currently valued at €25 million and if a club is ready to meet Partey’s market value then Arsenal will agree to sell him off.

Thomas Partey has been useless for Arteta this season so and the club has coped perfectly without him but we think the manager will be better off holding onto him until the summer.

His current runs until 2025 so the Gunners shouldn’t be in a hurry to get rid of him, especially now that Elneny is also about to leave. A few Turkish clubs are interested in the Egyptian international and as per the experts, a deal should be struck very soon.

Once Elneny leaves, Mikel Arteta will be left with only three central midfielders out of which Fabio Vieira is out injured.

If Thomas Partey is also sold then Rice can play in a central midfield but since joining Arsenal, the England international has thrived in a more advanced role and we don’t think Mikel Arteta should tweak his arrangement.

The Gunners have been linked with players like Douglas Luiz but it will be very hard for them to bring in a top-class midfielder during the middle of the season so it will be better if they hold onto Thomas Partey until May.

Also, Arsenal will find it really hard to offload the Ghanaian at the right price because Partey has just started training after a long injury lay-off and he will still take a few more weeks to get back to match-fitness. In such a scenario, not a lot of clubs will want to take the risk of bringing him on board.