Arsenal fans are optimistic Thomas Partey’s move to the English club is almost a done deal following Mikel Arteta’s recent comment on Patrick Vieira.
The Manager was asked during an interview with club website, which former players would fit his current squad, and he chose Thierry Henry and Vieira.
“Someone like Thierry would be great….Somene like Patrick would be great and some leaders that we had the back,” he to told the club’s official website.
Arteta’s selection of Patrick Vieira as someone who could help his team has given hope to Arsenal fans who feel Thomas Partey could be on his way to the Emirates taking into consideration his destructive presence in midfield which is similar to that of the France legend.
Arsenal are keen on signing the Atletico player, but the problem is that his club do not want to lose him and have offered to double his £65,000-a-week wages while extending his stay until 2025.
Should they make a move for him, the Ghanaian midfielder could well be Arsenal’s biggest spend this summer.