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Marianna Sargsyan

28-12-2021 | 18:36 Football

'I told him' - Granit Xhaka explains the real reason why Thomas Partey struggled at Arsenal

Granit Xhaka has delivered his verdict on Thomas Partey and the reason behind his struggles at Arsenal. After his arrival from Atletico Madrid, many believed that Partey would take the Gunners to a brand new level, but the 28-year-old has had his problems. Speaking to The Athletic the Swiss midfielder claimed he believes the Ghanaian is too worried about his price tag.

“He cost a lot of money and people today see only the price. But I think it is wrong because it’s not our fault if people pay 50, 60, 100 million," said Xhaka.


“If I can help him, I will. I told him he has to take the pressure from himself because he has the qualities to play in every team.


"He’s thinking he has to show to everyone why he cost 50 million euros. He is starting to understand that and is doing much better.


“With Thomas, every time he was in good shape he was out with small injuries, and I hope he stays first of all healthy without injury.


"I love to play with him. He is a great midfielder and an amazing, amazing, amazing guy. He is a guy who wants to improve, is coming in asking you questions and is open to learn.”

source - TBR
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