Arsenal continued their promising start to the season with a tough 2-1 win over Rapid Vienna on Thursday night, earning three points in the Europa League’s first match.
Most touching, Thomas Partey made his first club debut after his £ 45 million transfer from Atletico Madrid to the club in the summer.
Meanwhile, the Mesut Ozil situation continues to explode. Ozil, Mikel Arteta and now his agent have given the floor about their prospects at the club, with an increasingly likely departure. in the summer. The midfielder was very impressed, and we have an update on the reaction to his performance here.
And just because the transfer window has closed does not mean that Arsenal cannot plan for the future. We have an update on a potential attacker target next summer.
Here is the most recent Arsenal rounded transfer.
Arteta in Partey
Mikel Arteta praised Thomas Partey’s new signing after the midfielder debuted as a starter in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Rapid Vienna on Thursday night.
Partey, which made a brief participation of the bank against Manchester City, played the 90 minutes and impressed throughout the match, showing his qualities.
“He looked really solid and comfortable,” Arteta said later. “I think he held the midfield alone in the second half when we were a little more open and we started to take more chances and attack some spaces with some players. But I think he was fantastic tonight and there is a lot more to come from him. “
Arteta also added that Partey cannot do this alone and that he needs the support of those around him.
“He needs his teammates around him,” continued the former Arsenal midfielder. “It’s not about him. We know that with the price we pay for him and the player profile he is, he will have a lot of people looking at him every game.
“But it has to do with the structure we have as a team and with the flow, unity and cohesion that we need in our team and he is a part of that and, I hope, a big part.”
Arsenal wants to sign again with Donyell Malen
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Despite losing him just three years earlier, Arsenal are also prepared to sign striker Donyell Malen again, who has impressed with an excellent goal record for PSV Eindhoven at Eredivisie.
Malen debuted in the starting lineup for PSV in 2018 and has since scored 33 goals in 78 games. He also gave 16 assists in that period. Now 21, he has scored five goals in seven games so far this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed a new three-year contract this summer, but Alexandre Lacazette will have one year left in his contract next summer and will be 30 at the end of the season.
Keown compares Partey to Vieira
Arteta was the only one to be impressed by Partey’s first full 90-minute showing.
BT Sport analyst Martin Keown was pleased with Partey’s performance, saying the Ghanaian “squandered class”, comparing him to Patrick Vieira, one of Arsenal’s greatest players of all time.
“I think you know when you see a player immediately add that touch of class, who wants to play and make things happen,” he said in the BT Sport broadcast. “He is as smooth as silk, he has drained class and has been everywhere.
“This is where he looks like Vieira to me when he’s traveling with the ball and making things happen.”
Agent Ozil criticizes Arteta
After being left out of the Premier League and Europa League teams, Mesut Ozil faces an uncertain future at Arsenal. In the last year of his contract and after apparently playing his last game for the club, the highest-paid player on the team was extradited from the starting lineup.
Ozil, Arsenal and Arteta are involved in a public relations war this week after the decisions, and now the German agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut, heavily criticizes the way Arteta is dealing with the situation, setting even more fire on a situation already incendiary.
Speaking for ESPN, Sogut said: “Arsenal fans deserve an honest explanation, not [Arteta] saying, ‘I failed Ozil.’ You have not failed Ozil. You have failed to be fair, honest and transparent and to treat someone with a contract who has been loyal all the time with respect.
“Every outsider knows that he did not treat him fairly. He didn’t give him a chance to show himself this season. If he is still under contract, the player must have the option to stay and fight for his place. Mesut did not receive this. Why would you put a player on the bench twice for 90 minutes[against[against[contra[againstBrighton and Crystal Palace in June]if he was not fit or committed?
“Everyone says he is training well. By Mertesacker [Arsenal defender, 2011-18 and now a coach at the club’s academy] said that publicly. I spoke with at least five teammates who say he is training very well. They say that Mesut is one of his best players and they cannot understand why he left him out. So it can’t be training. If it is not the field, what are the reasons for football? If you speak, you must tell the truth that Arsenal fans deserve, otherwise, say nothing. “
The comments only create a bigger split between the player and the club, reinforcing the suggestion that Ozil will leave Arsenal in the very near future.