Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Partey was ‘magnificent’ but Aouar still needed at Arsenal

Ian Wright has stated that Arsenal were right to prioritise the arrival of Thomas Partey, but has urged them to return to their interest in Houssem Aouar in the coming windows.

The Gunners are yet to win a Premier League match since the arrival of the Ghanaian midfielder on Deadline Day, with their side having endured consecutive 1-0 losses at the hands of Manchester City and Leicester, but that isn’t down to the new signing in the slightest.

Our team could argue that our side was the better during both clashes, with only our finishing letting us down, but he did help us to clinch a win in the Europa League in midweek.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Ian Wright has been keeping close tabs on our new signing, and claimed that his performance in his full debut against Rapid Vienna was ‘magnificent’, but adds that they are still missing that main man to rely on creatively.

Asked about Partey’s arrival, Wright told Premier League Productions (via the Metro): ‘I’m very happy. The way he played in midweek against Rapid Vienna, okay they’re not the greatest opposition but he was magnificent.

‘He’s exactly what Arsenal are looking for. He can bring the ball forward and he can set moves going. I think we’ll see Xhaka dropping in and Ceballos further forward because at the end of the day that’s where Arsenal still need to create in that last third of the pitch.

Partey was ‘magnificent’ but Aouar still needed at Arsenal

Partey was ‘magnificent’ but Aouar still needed at Arsenal

‘I don’t mind that [Partey’s disciplinary record] because he’s somebody that does intercept. Already from his first game he’s got more interceptions individually than the rest of Arsenal’s midfield. He’s somebody that can win the ball but he can progress the ball.

Read 👉  10 Highest Scoring Teenagers in Europe This Season 2020

They still need more, he’s not the main one and that’s why Arsenal went for Houssem Aouar as well. I’m hoping they can still get him at some stage but Partey is a massive improvement on what Arsenal have got.’

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

His arrival definitely gives us more backbone, but as we saw last night, he alone can not make the difference to what has been our weakest area for some time, and Aouar would no doubt be a step in the right direction, while there are some other alternatives to him out there also.

Will Partey’s arrival bring out more from our creative players? Could Smith Rowe or Ceballos flourish given time in the same team as the Ghanaian?

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Follow Football Audit across our social channels, on Facebook and Twitter. For more stories like this, check our sport page.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

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


You May Also Like


Mikel Arteta has lauded Wilfried Zaha as an ‘exceptional’ player in response to the Crystal Palace star’s recent revelation that he very nearly joined...


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gives positive Gabriel Martinelli injury update after the forward went to ground during the warm up to the FA Cup...


Announcement soon as Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has reportedly completed his medical ahead of his move to Arsenal There has been alot of...

Match Reports

Arsenal will be desperate to get themselves back on track when they welcome Leeds United to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Mikel Arteta’s...