If Mikel Arteta is to advance consistently at Arsenal, he must now begin preparing for life without Thomas Partey.
When he has been on the field for the last several seasons, Partey has been an excellent acquisition for Arsenal.
The £45 million midfield player is genuinely among the best progressive passes in the world and one of the few players who can act as a single pivot./winorlose
Partey hasn’t spent enough time on the field, though.
Since joining the team, the Ghanaian player appears to have sustained more injuries than any other, and this trend doesn’t appear to be changing.
Furthermore, it appears that Arteta and Arsenal should let go of Partey in light of the current connections to Aurelien Tchouameni.
An important component that isn’t always available owing to injury is just too important for a project this size and scope to depend on.
Furthermore, it has come to light that Partey is thinking about his own future in light of his alleged dearth of playing time.
The midfielder watched Jorginho from the bench last Saturday, and he was really sad not to start against Chelsea.
The fact that Partey, an Arsenal player who seldom ever misses the starting lineup when healthy, is complaining about his playing time does seem a bit harsh.
And maybe it’s time for everyone involved to move on from this circumstance.
Partey isn’t expected to sign a new contract with Arsenal in the near future, according to one rumor from today.
And that might consequently open the door for Arteta to sign a far more reliable replacement for Partey at Arsenal.
In the summer, Declan Rice was considered by many supporters as Partey’s replacement.
It currently appears like Arteta would rather use Rice as a number eight on the left side of midfield, though.
Thus, the 23-year-old Tchouameni’s entry into the Arsenal midfield would be well appreciated.
Right now, Arteta appears to be selecting lineups that will be crucial for the future of a number of Arsenal players.
It will be intriguing to observe the Spaniard’s selection when his team plays Sheffield United on Saturday./WINORLOSE/