Thomas Partey could make his first start for Arsenal in the Premier League against Leicester today (Sunday) after an impressive display in the Europa League in midweek.
And Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hailed the Ghana international’s adaption to life at the club following his transfer deadline day deal from Atletico Madrid.
And ahead of the clash with Leicester, Aubameyang says the 27-year-old has given the squad something they were lacking.
“Thomas has been great since joining the club,” Aubameyang told Arsenal's official matchday programme.
“He has integrated so well in the squad. He is kind, calm and smiley.
“On the pitch, we have seen already seen what he will bring us in matches.
“He is so strong physically but yet so good on the ball as well. We didn’t really have a profile like this in our squad before.
“In terms of ball progression, beating the press, going forward, he will be very important for us.
“My family is from Gabon but I also have some roots in Ghana where Thomas is from so we are family too.
“It is good for some of our younger players as well to have a player like him, of his calibre at training. They will learn a lot from him.”
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