Midfielder Thomas Partey has said he has always admired to play for Arsenal following his move to the club.
The Gunners triggered Partey’s £45 million release clause on transfer deadline day to land the 27-year-old from Spanish side, Atlético Madrid.
Partey joined his new club after the international break where he featured for Ghana in their friendlies against Mali and Qatar.
Speaking to the club website for the first time, the midfielder said he has always followed the London based club and was a witnessed to the invincible team that went unbeaten in the 2003–04 season managed by Arsène Wenger.
“I feel so great, excited, it is something that makes me feel great, makes me feel important and it is a great feeling to be here,” he said.
“I have followed Arsenal for a long time. When we were young we used to watch so many games, when they had the Invincibles season in 2004, they were so great. That is when they won the hearts of so many people.
“There were a lot of great players [here at the club] before. Ian Wright was here, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp was one of the greatest, and that season was great.”
Thomas Partey is in contention to start for Arsenal when they face Manchester City on Saturday, October 17, 2020.