Arsenal will required to work hard defensively if they are to come away with any points and Partey has impressed in his five appearances for Arsenal so far.
He was excellent in the Gunners’ 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford at the start of the month.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said after that match: “It was a great performance from the whole team and it was great to see Thomas Partey play like that even though he’s not been here long.
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“Off the pitch, he’s a really humble guy and you can see that on the pitch as well because he really gives everything in the game.
“He is really simple and quiet, so humble, and we all really like him.
“On the pitch, his strengths are his energy and the way he can stop counter-attacks and dangerous situations. That’s really important for us.
“I think he locked down three of Manchester United’s midfielders on Sunday – that’s my point of view anyway – and that’s really important for us.
“Also he can play forward really well when he regains the ball and that’s a good point for us.”
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