It has been just over a year since Thomas Partey signed for Arsenal from Atletico Madrid for £45m, and fans have been discussing the Ghanaian’s impact following his move to the Emirates.
While some claim that the midfielder has shown glimpses of what he can do, most supporters feel he could have contributed more, with many saying that injuries have hampered his performances:
— V∆XX and relax FFS!! 😷👍💯👍🏿🤎🖤 (@goonanc) October 5, 2021
— James White (@JimmyWWhite83) October 5, 2021
— Wayne Owens (@WROwens) October 5, 2021
Sublime player but regularly injured and needs to work on his shooting. He is our best midfielder. World class on his day.
— Jordan (@JordanJn23) October 5, 2021
Forgot he was there
— Adam Hall (@adamhall0305) October 5, 2021
1 step forward 2 steps back
— david john fish (@dj1985fish) October 5, 2021
Physios top attendee.
— SA (@AddieSea) October 5, 2021
— Heck👉🐟👈 (@Hunt0r93) October 5, 2021
What we expected is not what we have got so far
— Afc George (@Fuhrergeorge2) October 5, 2021
To be honest, it is a difficult one to gauge. Partey’s fitness record since arriving at Arsenal has been pretty poor and that has undoubtedly played a part in what has been a rather disappointing first twelve months.
There have, though, been times where you can see his influence on matches, and there is no denying that the Gunners are a worse team when he isn’t playing. It may be wise to delay judgement about the success or failure of the move until the end of this season.