Partey reportedly rejected interest from Chelsea and Juventus / Ghanaian wears the red and white of Arsenal for the first time

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Arsenal fans may still be pinching themselves at the prospect of Thomas Partey signing for the club on Deadline Day.

However, recent news has broke stating that Partey could have been wearing some very different colours.

Partey’s father Jacob has revealed that the Ghanaian midfielder had offers from both Juventus and Chelsea. Arsenal fans will revel in the fact he mentioned he and Thomas were awaiting an offer from a ‘bigger club.’

He also went on to say, “We were aware of the [other teams that were interested]: Juventus, Chelsea and so forth. So through all of this we knew God was with us. From that minute we started to dance to ‘Party after Party’.”

Concerns around whether Arsenal’s lack of participation in the Champions League would be a factor in their ability to attract top players was also quelled.

“Thomas was willing to play where there is Champions League but [I suggested to him that] can’t he be where there is no Champions League and help them get into the Champions League?”

Red and white

Partey has now arrived in London and conducted his first interview and put on the Arsenal colours too.

Speaking to the club he said, “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.”

“This a great club, it is one of the biggest clubs in Europe and it is a club that deserves to be aspiring for greater things and I think it doesn’t happen in a day, we have to work hard to make sure we are back to where we belong.”

Talking about the process of the move itself the new number 18 said, “Well, 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.”

Partey could make his first appearance for Arsenal when they face Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday.

See also: European transfer roundup: Bayern, PSG & Juventus all make moves/Barcelona miss out

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