Categories

October 22, 2020

My News on Point

Daily News Update From Top News Blog Around The World | Your News on The Go

Mikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City

3 min read

Thomas Partey is eligible to make his Arsenal debut against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)

Mikel Arteta has confirmed Thomas Partey is desperate to make his Arsenal debut in Saturday’s heavyweight Premier League clash against Manchester City, but admits the club’s new £45million singing will need to make an instant impression in his first training session if he is to be selected.

After appearing to have missed out on their primary midfield transfer targets, Arsenal moved decisively on deadline day to activate Partey’s £45million release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract.

The 27-year-old is eligible to make his debut this weekend but will only have had a short time to get up to speed with is new manager’s demands having been away on international duty with Ghana for the past fortnight.

‘Well he was here just yesterday, he is getting familiar with everything around the club,’ confirmed Arteta at his pre-match press conference.

‘Today he will have his first training session, so everything has to come really quickly for him. We knew that before we signed him that he is fit, he is very willing to start playing and we will see how he goes in the next few days.

Arsenal have collected nine points from their opening four matches in the Premier League this season (Picture: Getty)

‘I have seen the buzz around the place, the fans are really happy, I have seen some really positive reactions after we bought him, the same with the team, the squad and the staff.

‘I think he is a player we had the radar on for a long time and we have managed to bring him in and I think he will be a really important addition to the team.

‘He got to know some of his team-mates [already]. Not all of them, because some are still on international duty but we will have everyone back today and it will be a good day for him to get to know everyone.’

Arteta’s former boss Arsene Wenger believed it used to take a new import at least six months to adjust to the unique rigours of Premier League football, but the current Arsenal manager believes it depends on the player and their experience.

‘I think it is something very individual, depending on many factors,’ he added. ‘How they settle first of all here in the city with their family, whether they speak the language or not, whether their qualities fit the team and the Premier League more straight away or if they need some adaptation and some development in those areas.
 
‘It is very particular, you see some players adapt really quickly and some others taking a long time.’

MORE: Record-breaking Eddie Nketiah compared to Arsenal legend Ian Wright by Tony Cascarino

MORE: Thomas Partey meets Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Ian Wright on first day at Arsenal

Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more stories like this, check our sport page.




Source link

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us
  • Contribute to MyNewsonPoint - Register to become an author to contribute with your knowledge.
  • Send breaking news, releases, photos or videos of happenings around the world Us via
Live Updates COVID-19 CASES
  • World 41,573,003
    World
    Confirmed: 41,573,003
    Active: 9,476,736
    Recovered: 30,958,549
    Death: 1,137,718
  • USA 8,585,748
    USA
    Confirmed: 8,585,748
    Active: 2,755,304
    Recovered: 5,603,025
    Death: 227,419
  • UK 789,229
    UK
    Confirmed: 789,229
    Active: 745,071
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 44,158
  • Italy 449,648
    Italy
    Confirmed: 449,648
    Active: 155,442
    Recovered: 257,374
    Death: 36,832
  • Nigeria 61,667
    Nigeria
    Confirmed: 61,667
    Active: 3,662
    Recovered: 56,880
    Death: 1,125
  • Ghana 47,461
    Ghana
    Confirmed: 47,461
    Active: 397
    Recovered: 46,752
    Death: 312