In response to a concerning pattern, Mikel Arteta has been encouraged to fire an Arsenal star in January, and the player’s likely next club has been identified.
In an effort to close the gap between themselves and Manchester City, the Gunners made significant summer purchases. Jurrien Timber, Declan Rice, and Kai Havertz paid a combined £208 million in transfer fees. David Raya initially arrived on loan.
Rice has stepped right into the holding midfield position. Mikel Arteta has also selected Martin Odegaard and either Havertz or Fabio Vieira on either side.
Thomas Partey was left without a place to play in the middle of the pitch. Therefore, the Ghanaian was moved to right back early in the season. The 30-year-old, though, is presently out with a groin problem, the most recent in a string of injuries that have blighted his stay in North London.
The Saudi Pro League contacted Arsenal about Partey during the summer. Juventus, a major Italian club, also shown interest, but a transfer did not take place. Juventus is reportedly ready to reopen negotiations in January as a result of Paul Pogba’s temporary suspension. The Frenchman just failed an anti-doping test, which might be the end of his Juve career.
Mikel Arteta might sell Partey in the Winter transfer window
According to Football Insider, Partey is prepared to leave the Gunners if he is not put back into their strongest starting eleven when healthy.
Now, according to commentator Gabby Agbonlahor, Arsenal would be prudent to make a profit when the winter transfer window opens. The former England international gave an example of Partey’s injury history. In his opinion, it will only grow worse as Partey ages.
Agbonlahor said to Football Insider
“I would let him go. Some games he’s poor, some games he’s very good, and some games he is injured.”
He continued saying
“When you sit down and work it out, is he giving you more than 50 percent of a season of his best football? Is he doing enough?”
Agbonlahor further added
“If I was Arsenal I’d sell him if the money’s right. I think they were trying during the summer. I would look at a long-term replacement because as much as he’s a good player, the injuries will just get worse the older he gets.”
If Arsenal approves Partey’s sale, Juventus appears to be the team with the best chance to sign Partey.
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