The situation for Arsenal now in the quest to land their top priority transfer target, Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. The deal is now looking fruitful after they finish in an important position to receive a significant budget. Arteta’s Arsenal is in a mission rebuild to get the side to be a title contender once again. They have an important summer transfer market in front of them. The side from North London only has an FA Cup final against Chelsea to think about this season. It is a chance to revive their season by winning the competition. That will ensure qualification for Europa League football.
A lot of things depends upon that competition. It may be the only way they can lure possible transfer targets to come to the club. They could convince Partey as a result.
The Story So Far
Now as journalist David Vinuesa Malbac reports, Atletico Madrid will only allow the Ghanaian to leave if his transfer clause of £45m is met. Previously, Gunners were willing for a swap deal with Guendouzi the other direction. However, the Spanish side paid less for him. So, it only comes down to triggering his release clause. This actually is good news for the North London outfit.
Arsenal shoved away most of the miseries of the season after Arteta took charge. Their eighth-placed finish on the points table actually helped them to gain a few more pounds but enough to increase their initial £38m transfer budget. Finishing in the top eight actually grant them an additional £5.4m. This is seemingly enough to go out for players of their choice in the transaction window.
Also, if they try to sell some of the unwanted stars in this window, it will be a great help for Arteta to draft his transfer decision. They face a major problem in drawing out suitors for these players.
What Next For Arsenal?
However, winning against Chelsea and securing that spot will be considered a great achievement. That is if Arsenal manages to land Partey in their shirt.
Thomas’s addition to the squad will surely shake the entire team-up. Arsenal hasn’t found a leadership figure in their midfield for quite some time now. That is also one of the areas of the pitch Arteta will think for a boost. This is despite Xhaka and Ceballos doing well after league restart and Torreira available too.
Partey’s arrival means the defence gets an aiding as the player is magnificent in shielding the back four, the likes of which Fabinho of Liverpool and Fernandinho of Manchester City have done time and time again. He is a true brawler in his role with Diego Simeone already deeming him as a crucial player to build up his tactics with.