Legendary Arsenal manager George Graham has said he is very impressed by the signings of Thomas Partey and Gabriel.
Asked to assess manager Mikel Arteta’s start as Gunners boss, Graham was quick to point out that the Spaniard has made some good decisions in the transfer market, despite working with a limited budget:
“I like the way they’re playing under Arteta. He brought in a very strong midfield player [Thomas Partey] and a defender [Gabriel] from Brazil. It looks to me that he’s spending their money – which is not a lot – very well.”
Of course, only time will tell whether both Gabriel and Partey will make the impact that everyone hopes they will but they have certainly made strong starts to their careers at the Emirates.
In terms of Graham’s assessment on Arteta, in general, he praised the Spaniard for winning the FA Cup and Community Shield so quickly during his reign in charge, whilst he was also suitably impressed with how the defence has improved under his management.
Currently, though, the biggest problem is at the other end of the pitch, and it remains to be seen whether Arteta can improve the team’s attacking threat.