On deadline day of the last summer window, Atlético Madrid were left surprised and angry after Arsenal paid Thomas Partey’s €50m release clause.
The midfielder made a late switch to the Emirates and his arrival brought a lot of joy to supporters of the north London club.
He was expected to bolster the Gunners midfield and become a vital team member under Mikel Arteta. That hasn’t happened so far.
Partey, who has been restricted to only 11 league starts, is yet to showcase his qualities for the Gunners as multiple injuries have stopped him from having a run of games.
Based on the Ghana international first months in the Premier League, Fichajes.net state his signing has been a ‘disaster’ for Arsenal.
The 27-year-old is having a ‘real nightmare’ in his debut season in England as his ‘prominence’ has been ‘quite poor’ so far.
It’s mainly due to injuries, and this, coupled with his ‘poor performances’ and stats [two assists in 18 matches] make him ‘one of the worst signings’ that Arsenal have made for this season.
Despite his early struggles, there’s hope in the English capital for Thomas to regain his best form. Arteta’s side have not lost confidence in the player.
Fichajes.net end their report by urging Thomas to further improve his game so that he doesn’t ‘become part of the black list of worst signings’ in the history of Arsenal.