Darren Bent has praised Thomas Partey, claiming that the Ghanaian midfielder is far more important to Arsenal than Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal, he claims, is a different team without the Ghanaian in the centre of the field.
So far, Partey’s partnership with Xhaka has been fantastic, allowing Xhaka to express himself more openly. Xhaka has four goals and three assists this season.
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Arsenal’s next match is against Chelsea on Sunday, and they will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league.
He said on talkSPORT:
“My top four at Arsenal would be Ramsdale, Saliba, Partey who’s the glue, and then Gabriel Jesus. But Thomas Partey, when he’s not in that midfield, they look completely different.”
“Then you’re asking Xhaka to play a role he doesn’t want to play. He wants the license to go forward, get involved and score. When Partey’s not involved he can’t do that. He is the most important player at that club.”