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EPL: How Arsenal funded Thomas Partey deal

Timothy Aiyeku

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How could EPL giant, Arsenal have funded the deal for Thomas Partey as it is not a hidden truth that the club lack funds to bring in some of their targets in the summer transfer window?

It is known to everyone that the North London outfit was waiting to sell most of their fringe players to be able to raise funds for the signature of their midfield targets.

Arsenal were only able to cash in £20 million from the sale of Emi Martinez and that was all until the deadline move of Lucas Torreira which did not bring in expected funds.

However, it has been revealed that the Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke was responsible for funding the deal for Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid because of his trust in Mikel Arteta’s transfer policy.

It is understood that the North London outfit were first reluctant to pay £45 million for the signature of the Ghanaian international but Stan Kroenke had to step in to stump up the cash to striker the deal, according to The Athletic.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has expressed delight with the ability of the club to strike the deal as he is positive that a high-quality player has joined the club.

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