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Report: £45m Arsenal star suddenly becomes a shock candidate to be sold, Arteta could push him out

Report: £45m Arsenal star suddenly becomes a shock candidate to be sold, Arteta could push him out

According to reports, Arsenal may consider selling Thomas Partey during the upcoming summer transfer window. The team is anticipated to be highly involved in transfers, with attention mainly focused on new signings. 

However, there is a possibility that manager Mikel Arteta might also choose to offload several players in the coming weeks.

 The Daily Mail suggests that Partey, who had an impressive season overall, could be among the players potentially being sold.

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Arsenal could sell Thomas Partey this summer

In the summer of 2020, Arsenal made a significant signing by acquiring Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid for £45 million, as reported by the BBC. Partey was highly regarded as the best midfielder the Gunners had secured since the days of Patrick Vieira, a legendary figure from over twenty years ago. He possessed the qualities necessary to follow in the footsteps of the renowned Frenchman.

However, injuries posed a significant challenge for Partey during his initial two seasons at the club. Throughout those two campaigns, he was absent for a total of 33 matches in various competitions, which was a considerable disappointment.

Fortunately, Partey’s luck improved significantly this season. He encountered fitness issues that kept him out of action for only four games. Up until the end of March, his performances for Arsenal were truly exceptional.

In April, Thomas Partey’s performance experienced a decline, leading to him being excluded from the lineup by Mikel Arteta in matches against Chelsea, Newcastle, and Brighton. 

As the season concluded, Partey found himself playing in an unconventional right-back position, which could potentially mark the end of his time at Arsenal.

According to the report, Arsenal is seeking to generate funds to pursue their significant targets in the upcoming summer transfer window.

 As a result, players such as Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding, and even Partey might be put up for sale before the start of the next season. The intention is to raise finances to facilitate the club’s ambitions.

The potential departure of Thomas Partey would indeed come as a significant surprise. Arsenal already faces a shortage of options in midfield, and with Granit Xhaka’s departure looming, their options in the heart of the midfield would become even more limited.

While it is expected that Arsenal will bring in two new midfielders, namely Declan Rice and Moises Caiceco, parting ways with an experienced player like Partey ahead of their return to the Champions League seems like a risky move.

If the decision were in our hands, we would opt to retain Partey. However, according to the report, there is a possibility that he could leave the club in the upcoming weeks.

Report: £45m Arsenal star suddenly becomes a shock candidate to be sold, Arteta could push him out

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