Worried Arsenal fans say ‘don’t even try selling him’ as top star is linked with exit to add to £180m transfer kitty
ARSENAL supporters have reacted furiously to a report that midfielder Thomas Partey could be sold this summer.The 29-year-old Ghanaian midfielder has played a huge role for the Gunners this term during his 40 appearances for the club.
Fans have reacted furiously after a report claimed that Thomas Partey could be soldCredit: Getty
Partey and his team-mates led the Premier League for a record length this term but were still pipped to the title by Manchester City.
That was still enough to secure Mikel Arteta’s team a return to the Champions League but the Spanish coach is reportedly still set to overhaul his squad over the summer.
Midfield is believed to be one of the key areas he wants to strengthen with West Ham’s Declan Rice believed to be a top target.
Despite failing to land him in January, Brighton star Moises Caicedo is another that Arsenal could also move for.
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The Daily Mail have claimed that Emirates chiefs will give Arteta a transfer budget of around £180m to bring in new recruits plus any money generated from player sales.
Fellow midfielder Granit Xhaka seems certain to be leaving for Bayern Leverkusen.
Meanwhile Gunners left-back Kieran Tierney looks set to depart to the Emirates over the coming weeks.
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery is allegedly hoping for a reunion with the Scottish ace while Newcastle are also keen on the ex-Celtic man.
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And the Mail claims that back-up defender Rob Holding could also depart.
However, this fresh update also added a fourth name of potential departures – and they say that Partey may be sold to boost transfer funds.
But supporters were fuming to discover that and instantly took to Twitter to demand that the club hang on to the ex-Atletico Madrid man, who arrived in North London back in 2020 for £45m.
One fan reacted to the news by fuming: “Don’t even try selling Partey.”
A fellow Gooner demanded: “Keep a hold of Partey, he was immense for most of the season!”
That argument continued as supporters continued to flood in with another asking: “Selling Partey will be a big mistake for a club hoping to win trophies next season.”
Another wrote: “He [Partey] has been the engine of our team backed by [Granit] Xhaka, he understands our style of play, why sale him to buy players who may not fit in?”
A fellow fan told club chiefs: “There’s no way we can let Partey leave!!! I don’t care if we get both Rice and Caicedo.”
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A host more echoed those thoughts as another wrote: “Can’t sell Partey no way. He’s world class for 30 games a season just need to manage his minutes.”
And another went as far to say: “The moment Thomas Partey departs. . .I denounce this team, tell me the game we lost (aside City at Emirates) with Partey on.” More