Checkout Thomas Partey’s demand from Arteta over Man City clash
Checkout thomas partey’s demand from arteta over man city clash. Thomas Partey has told Mikel Arteta how to unleash him with Xhaka and Ceballos vs Man City
Thomas Partey has said he’s ready to make his Arsenal debut against Manchester City this weekend.
The Gunners’ first game after the international break sees them make the trip to the Etihad Stadium where they’ll be looking for a first win at the ground since the 2014/2015 season.
And manager Mikel Arteta could return to his former club with his new £45m summer signing in tow.
Partey touched down in the UK on Tuesday for the first time since his deadline day transfer was confirmed and has been training with his new teammates ahead of the big game on Saturday evening.
But will Arteta throw the 27-year-old in at the deep end straight away?
Well, Partey has declared that he’s ready to start against City, but accepts the decision rests with the Arsenal boss as he’s still to familarise himself with the team and the style of play.
Checkout Thomas Partey’s demand from Arsenal Coach
“I like to play in the big matches,” he said. “But it all depends on the coach and whether he wants me to play or not. It depends on him.
“I need to get used to the squad and then train before we can see what will happen.
“It’s the decision of Mikel. I just arrived. I’m prepared but I need to get used to the style of play.
“I think I have to be quick, make sure that I learn everything as fast as I can. I have make sure I do everything on the training ground and make sure Mikel sees that I’m ready to play for him.”
Should Partey get the nod he could forge a midfield trio alongside Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos.
When explaining his style of play, the Ghana international has effectively outlined how Arteta can get the best out of him in the engine room.
“I think the most important thing is that I like to play in the midfield, but then wherever I need to play to help the team, I will play there and try my best to help the team,” he added.
I think I have to be quick, make sure that I learn everything as fast as I can.
“In football, I have make sure I do everything on the training ground and make sure Mikel sees that I am ready to play for him.”