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Arsenal have a 'powerful, intelligent' talent in their ranks, his best is yet to come - Danny Murphy

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has been praised by Danny Murphy on talkSPORT.

The Gunners ace is a “really powerful, intelligent” player whose best is yet to come, said the pundit.

Partey arrived joined Arsenal last year to much fanfare given his heroics for Atletico Madrid and Ghana.

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However, he has struggled with injury and fitness issues since arriving at the Emirates.

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Partey suffered an ankle injury in pre-season against Chelsea, which saw him miss the first four competitive games of Arsenal’s season.

The 28-year-old did, however, return for the 1-0 win over Norwich, coming off the bench.

And last Saturday, he started in the 1-0 triumph at Burnley, where he did well, making several good blocks.

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Partey came off in the 75th minute with Arsenal a goal up, after signalling to the bench that he couldn’t continue.

He is yet to complete 90 minutes this season, but Murphy is optimistic about the levels he can – and should – reach.

Murphy said on talkSPORT (11:51am, 20/9/21): “I have seen a lot of Partey.

“I don’t think yet people who don’t know enough about him have seen the best of him.

“He is a really powerful intelligent footballer who is influential in that middle of the park in terms of protection of those back players.”

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