A number of Arsenal fans have been discussing Thomas Partey’s latest performance amid speculation linking the Gunners with the Ghana international.
The Atletico Madrid ace has been linked with the Gunners for a number of months now and is said to be one of the number one targets for Mikel Arteta this summer.
In recent weeks, Arsenal have reportedly also shown interest in Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, while one recent report, in the Daily Star, suggested the Gunners’ interest in Partey has petered out.
With the transfer window shutting on Monday and the Gunners fanbase growing ever more frustrated over the lack of a midfield acquisition, it remains to be seen what happens in the next few days.
Partey was named on the Atleti bench for their La Liga opener against Granada, coming off the bench in the second half and helping his side to a 6-1 win.
On Wednesday, the 27-year-old was named in the starting XI away at Huesca, playing the full 90 minutes en route to a 0-0 draw.
Despite the stalemate, Partey was thoroughly impressive, and some Arsenal fans sung his praises on social media.
Below is some of the reaction:
Partey pinging diagonals for fun
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) September 30, 2020
— J2Hard™️ #FreePartey (@jayxr99) September 30, 2020
This shows most of Arsenal ft just started watching him.
He pings diagonals like a million times every match.
It’s natural to him.
Plus he always beats the first man that presses him as soon as he receives the ball.
Theses traits are second in nature to him
— Kols👽 (@AfcKols_) September 30, 2020
It annoys me so much. The guy is elite and somehow people would rather Aouar. Partey literally has nothing bad to his game and will improve us immensely
— Good Ebening #FreePartey ✡️ (@aran_khalas) September 30, 2020
And he was brilliant…
— teobalthor (@teobalthor) September 30, 2020
83/92 passes completed
8/10 long balls
4/4 successful dribbles
9/13 duels won
— #FreeAouar #FreePartey (@WengerKaakh) September 30, 2020
He is just too good. Wins duels. Is commanding on the ball. His diagonal pings are something else. Would transform our midfield immensely.
— #freeaouar🏴☠️ (@AFCkev_) September 30, 2020