Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher has laid praise on Thomas Partey despite Arsenal having been thumped 3-0 by Liverpool last weekend.
The Ghanaian has endured a stop-start season with the Gunners this season with injuries taking their toll on the midfielder following his £45m move from Atletico Madrid.
Speaking on Sky Sports (5:15pm, 5 April), the Scouser claimed that the midfielder has a bright future ahead of him following his display last week.
Carragher said: “Thomas Partey has come in. I actually think he’s going to be a really good signing for them in the future.”
Is Thomas Partey Arsenal's most important player?
Amongst the mess that is Arsenal, there is a few rays of hope. The young talent which has emerged, the rock-solid Gabriel Magalhaes in defence and Partey, who has been brilliant in his short spell with the club.
The midfielder has added a new dimension to the Gunners’ side with the ace proving incredibly positive on the ball. His ability to carry the ball forward due to his pace and power counteracts Granit Xhaka’s lack of mobility in the middle of the park.
However, the Ghana international also prove incredibly positive in his passing, almost always choosing to pass forwards when given the opportunities. Sometimes it results in him losing the ball, but, is a nice change of pace from the usual sideways and backwards passing.
Despite all the negativity which has emerged from what has been a poor campaign, there are a few positives. The acquisition of the ‘brilliant’ Partey is a huge block in Arsenal’s rebuilding as they look to return to the Champions League.