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The truth about Thomas Partey’s transfer speculations to Arsenal

Timothy Aiyeku



Thomas Partey

Some weeks ago, Arsenal fans were filled with joy and its expression on the social media over the speculations that Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey will be switching to the Emirates Stadium this summer transfer window.

That has been on the low for the past days for reasons unknown but should Arsenal fans forget the possibility of the deal?

Reports from Spanish media claim the player is interested in the Premier League and Arsenal with a fee of £45 million.

Considering the issues at Arsenal; Granit Xhaka’s injury and the poor results, there is no doubt about an addition to the heart of the Arsenal team for Spanish manager Mikel Arteta to be able to deliver more wins.

However, the defensive woes the Gunners have suffered in their last two games could change the priority in the summer transfer window, especially now that goalkeeper Bernd Leno is feared to be out for a longer period after his injury at Brighton.

In addition, Arsenal must be realistic about their financial strength in securing a deal for the young lad, knowing his price tag and other transfer needs.

It is feared that the report on Partey might just end as mere speculations because of the need for Arteta to equip his defence than any other position no wonder, Spanish manager Arteta is already considering Bukayo Saka for a role in the midfield because of the urgency and options available.

Tottenham are also in the chase of Partey but seem unconvinced about his worth for £45 million despite claims that Atletico are willing to let him go.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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The only way out to Aubameyang’s poor goal form revealed

Timothy Aiyeku



Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been in goal scoring form, a development that has affected the North London outfit as they lost their last two Premier League games against Man City and Leicester City.

This has raised concerns amongst fans and analysts as he the Gabon International has been marked to lift the Gunners team this season with his goals, having started on a good note by winning the Community Shield for the club with his goals.

However, the solution for Arsenal has been revealed Mail online Columnist, Jordan Seaward as he wrote that other players must step up now to help the club so as to stop the overreliance on the former Borussia Dortmund forward for goals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s highest goalscorer since he joined the club in January 2018 and he has been consistent which warmed him a new and improved deal at the Emirates Stadium.

Jordan Seaward stated that the North London outfit have other attackers in the team like Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, and Willian stressing that they have to rise the occasion to deliver goals for the club if they must save the season.

“Arsenal cannot continue to be over-reliant on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“When he is on song, they need not worry, but when he is in a rough path – as he is right now – there needs to be someone else they can turn to” he wrote.

He noted that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang must walk through a difficult time and must be helped by his teammate to overcome in a good time.

Meanwhile, critics have lamented the fact that the Gabon International went quiet with goalscoring as soon as he was handed the new deal at the start of the season. He is now one of the highest paid players at the club.

Manager Mikel Arteta has backed the former Borussia Dortmund to return to his best as quickly as possible because of the need to start winning again.

Concerns over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s form have been motivated by Arsenal’s poor form from the last two Premier League games.

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EPL: It is still early but fans must worry about Arsenal for this reason

Timothy Aiyeku



Mikel Arteta

The Premier League has just gone six weeks but Arsenal fans have every reason to be worried after manager Mikel Arteta blames fatigue for the team’s poor performance In their recent league games.

The North London outfit enjoyed a win over their Europa League opponent last Thursday but they have suffered two successive defeats in the Premier League against Man City and Leicester City. They have won only three of the six Premier League games.

Following the defeat suffered against the Foxes, manager Mikel Arteta blamed fatigue for his team’s inability to see through at the Emirates Stadium.

He added that his team did not look sharp on the ball and they played without purpose which their Sunday opponent took advantage of to hand them a defeat.

Knowing that Leicester City also played a game on Thursday as Arsenal did, there are reasons to be concerned about the fact that the Gunners are already tired with just nine competitive games so far and many more to go.

With about 40-50 games yet to be played across all competitions, what will be the fate of the Mikel Arteta team in the long run. It only tells a story of a journey that does not know its end.

After engaging in the summer transfer window by bringing in new faces, including Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes, the fans were filled with hope that this season will produce something better than the usual story but not with the statement made by the Spanish boss.

A win against Leicester City would have pushed the Gunners to the top four but they are now far from that spot with the defeat.

Mikel Arteta will be hoping to bounce back again when his team turns up for the Europa League clash on Thursday. A win could return the team to winning ways.

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Arteta already mentoring this Arsenal player for managerial role

Timothy Aiyeku



Calum Chambers

Mikel Arteta might be a young manager who is yet to reach his summit but he is already on the path to mentoring young and prospective coaches as Arsenal player Calum Chambers is already considering coaching badges.

Calum Chambers revealed that he decided to make good use of the COVID-19 situation to get his coaching badges as he has reached out to Arsenal academy coach Per Mertesacker some contacts to get the ball rolling.

The English defender is just 25 years but he is not leaving anything to chance as he sets his eyes on life after retirement and already knowing what he wants.

“And my next step would be to start taking the course. Not just yet, because my rehab is really intense and at an important stage, but once I get into a more normal routine then I’ll be looking to start that.” He stated.

According to him, the idea of undertaking the coaching courses only occurred to him when he realized that he was injured and could get busy while the coronavirus pandemic created a lot of time because he had enough time.

The English defender continued by stating that he loves football and will want to stay in the line of sports after his retirement from active football but he is not sure of where he will want to manage at the moment.

Manager Mikel Aretta will automatically get a mentee as Calum Chambers is expected to learn from his boss while undertaking the courses for his badges, a development that will be a pleasure to the Spanish boss.

The Spanish boss also has the same history as he was undertaking his courses for his coach badges while he was still playing under former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. He went ahead to learn from Pep Guardiola as an assistant at Man City.

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