Emerging reports have claimed that Arsenal’s first bid for Thomas Partey has been rejected by the Spanish La Liga outfit, Atletico Madrid.

Mikel Arteta is very keen on the signature of Thomas Partey as he hopes to reinforce his misfiled to be able to challenge for the next season, especially after overseeing a disjointing one that has just been concluded.

Get French Football News reports that the North London outfit had submitted a bid of £22.5 million for Thomas Partey, in addition to Matteo Guendouzi but that was rejected.

Atletico Madrid seem to be uninterested in Matteo Guendouzi, hence, a swap deal is a NO for them. They request a straight deal that will have the Gunners activate the release clause of £45 million.

What the North London outfit will do is yet unknown as manager Mikel Arteta is keen on the player. Arsenal might have to return to the negotiation table to bring down the release clause or look forward to an alternative player.

Arsenal have got Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torriera at the heart of the midfield but known has been able to showcase the kind of quality in the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

The depth of the Arsenal midfield is not satisfying to the Spanish manager, the reason why he wants to solve it.


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