3 reasons why Arsenal need to sell Thomas Partey

• Growing injury issues

• Losing his place in the team

• Off-field discontent

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Despite being a mainstay in Arsenal's starting XI since his arrival in 2020, it may finally be time for the Gunners to cash in on Thomas Partey.

He has often been the glue holding Arsenal's midfield together, but a combination of issues both on and off of the field have seen his popularity among fans slump, and now the pros of keeping the 30-year-old at the club feel very much outweighed by the cons.

During his almost four years at the club, following his £42.5m transfer from Atletico Madrid, the Ghanaian has featured in 104 competitive games, though, perhaps alarmingly, he has missed a staggering 68 games for club and country through injury.

If he were to leave the club, I've no doubt that fans would largely remember him as a positive figure, but that does not mean that the time is not right to move on - for all parties.

A host of Saudi Arabian clubs, as well as Italian giants Juventus, are all said to be interested in signing Partey, which could provide a much-needed escape route for Arsenal to cash in on the midfielder.

3 reasons why Arsenal need to sell Thomas Partey

With that being said, he are the three reasons why Arsenal need to sell Partey this summer.

1. Injuries make him a liability


Having missed 68 games for club and country through injury since arriving in North London, it is a frank but saddening fact that Arsenal simply cannot depend on Partey anymore, and at such a point it is untenable for him to continue at the club.

His latest issue, a thigh injury, has seen him sidelined since November 2023, and he has suffered a setback in his recovery, which will see him on the sidelines for an even longer period.

As he enters the twilight years of his career, it feels inevitable that his already shambolic, to be frank, injury record while at the club will only worsen, adding weight to the argument that he needs to be sold.

Partey remains a very good player when he is fit, but it is simply an impossible situation for Arsenal to shape how we play around Partey, when he is absent for such long, and frequent, periods.

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