I had sleepless night when I heard Arsenal deal was imminent- Thomas Partey

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has revealed that he couldn’t sleep after news reached him that the Arsenal deal was imminent.

Photos: Arsenal unveils Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey

Partey joined Arsenal on transfer deadline for 45 million pounds from Atletico Madrid.

The 27-year-old was linked to Arsenal all season and the Madrid giants reportedly rejected several offers from the London giants.

It was understood a deal was going to go through until Arsenal pulled the strings on transfer deadline day to cough up 45 million pounds to meet the buyout clause of Thomas Partey.

The Black Stars midfielder has disclosed that he had a sleepless night after he got the news that his deal with Arsenal will push through.

Speaking to Arsenal.com, Partey said, “until the last moment I was not aware. My agent called me and said it was going to happen and I was so happy. I could not even sleep that night. It was a great feeling.”

He indicated that he was so happy and excited about the way Arsenal fans were sending him messages on his social media handles when it was announced that he was going to join the London club.

“I received a lot of messages saying join the club or we are not sleeping!” excited Thomas Partey said.

He indicated during his official unveiling at the club that growing up, he used to watch the games of the invincibles with great ex-players such as Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Pires, and Bergkamp.

When asked how important it was for him to have joined the great Arsenal family, Thomas Partey noted: “Well, I feel so happy, I already feel part of the family because the fans have received me, everybody is saying nice things about me and you know, to be received like this is a great feeling.

Partey promised the fans of Arsenal that he will be contributing his quota to “make everyone feel happy”.


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