Kieran Trippier sends message to Arsenal over Thomas Partey transfer

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Kieran Trippier played alongside Thomas Partey in Madrid (Picture: Getty)

Former Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier says Arsenal new boy Thomas Partey will have no problems settling in at the Emirates as he’s ‘one of the best midfielders’ he’s ever played with.

Arsenal completed a £45million deal for the 27-year-old on deadline day after the Gunners activated a release clause in the Ghanian’s contract.

Partey has been a target for the club for the last three years and he has more than quadrupled his wages by moving to north London, where he’ll earn £250,000-a-week.

Trippier played alongside Partey for a season at Atletico Madrid and despite his ties with rivals Spurs, the England defender says the midfielder will light up the Premier League.

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Partey signed a four-year deal at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)

‘He’s unbelievable, his physicality, how he breaks up play,’ said Trippier.

‘Technically he’s got everything. He ranks as one of the best midfielders I’ve played with.

‘He speaks perfect English. I don’t think he’d have a problem with the Premier League.’

Atletico were said to be furious with Arsenal for the manner of the way in which they signed Partey.

Though no negotiations were needed between the two clubs given Arsenal needed only to activate Partey’s release clause, Atletico felt it courteous that the Gunners notified them of their intentions.

However, Arsenal triggered the clause just 32 minutes before the transfer window closed.

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