Arsenal’s captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has been singing the praises of Thomas Partey after the midfielder made his full debut for Arsenal.

Thomas Partey via
Thomas Partey via

Coming on for seven minutes against Manchester City for his debut, Thomas Partey was handed his full debut against rapid Vienna and set about putting in a Man of the Match performance. 

It did not go unnoticed by his captain who also revealed he sees Partey as a player who will help the youngsters at the club as well.

“Thomas has been great since joining the club,” Aubameyang told the official matchday programme. “He has integrated so well in the squad.

“He is kind, calm and smiley. On the pitch, we have seen already seen what he will bring us in matches.

“He is so strong physically but yet so good on the ball as well. We didn’t really have a profile like this in our squad before. In terms of ball progression, beating the press, going forward, he will be very important for us.

“My family is from Gabon but I also have some roots in Ghana where Thomas is from so we are family too! It is good for some of our younger players as well to have a player like him, of his calibre at training. They will learn a lot from him.”