Arsenal could face a huge decision over Thomas Partey as the January transfer window edges closer.
Arsenal could face a huge decision in the January transfer window when it comes to the future of midfielder Thomas Partey.
The Ghanaian international is nearing the final year of his contract with the Gunners
That naturally brings about questions over whether he will stay.
Since signing from Atletico Madrid, Partey has been influential in the middle of the park as he adds stability, especially in the defensive phases.
The 30-year-old has, however, had plenty of brushes with injury
That are starting to stack up at an important time of his career at Arsenal.
In the past four years, Partey has picked up eight injuries that have kept him out of action and has left Mikel Arteta scrambling for replacements within the squad.
The side are slightly better equipped for it now though, with £105million signing Declan Rice often leading the way in midfield.
Arsenal could sell Party this summer
Beyond him there’s Jorginho and Mohamed Elneny that are able to fill in and play the deeper midfield role if required,
With plenty of experience backing them up.
It means less of an impact when there is an absence,
Such as his most recent hamstring injury that is set to sideline him for a while.
However, when that combines with questions over his future at the club,
It could see a potential exit for Partey in the January transfer window.
There have been plenty of links to clubs, with the most prominent of which being a switch to the Serie A to join giants Juventus.
Should that deal occur and Arsenal feel the need to look elsewhere for a replacement,
They could look at landing Manchester City star Kalvin Phillips.
A move away from the club looks likely and there have been recent links with a potential switch to the Emirates Stadium.
However, there is a twist as a report from TMW claims that Juventus are eyeing Phillips too,
Leaving the Gunners with a real dilemma on their hands.
If they want to keep Partey, it would likely result in them missing out on landing Phillips, with the vice-versa likely to be true in the other case.