Thomas Partey on adapting to the Premier League and the ‘belief’ of Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey admits it has taken time for him to adapt to the Premier League but believes he is ready to help his side even more as they chase down a first Premier League title for 19 years.

The 29-year-old scored his side’s first goal in their 3-2 comeback win over Bournemouth on Saturday, as Reiss Nelson struck a late winner to see secure the Gunners three points despite going 2-0 down in the game.

Partey signed for Arsenal in 2020 and initially struggled with injury after joining, playing only 24 league games in each of his first two seasons at the club.

But the Ghana international has already managed 21 league games this season and says he now feels at home in the Premier League.

“Well, I think it’s adaption. If you go from a different league, normal things happen,” he explained, when asked about his previous injury issues.

“I am working on everything, I am trying my best. I am trying to help the team any time I can.

“When I am ready and fit, I will be ready to help the team.

“I think the spirit of never giving up, the belief that we have in the team, the belief that the fans have in us, is pushing us game after game. I think we deserved every win that we had this season.

“I think it’s another game that we were able to go 2-0 down and then we are able to go up and win the game. I think this will raise the spirit of the team and of the fans to keep on supporting.

“This is the football that we all want to play.”

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