Thomas Partey must finally live up to Roy Keane’s comments if Arsenal are to secure top four

Manchester United icon Roy Keane has previously compared Thomas Partey to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira

Arsenal fans were overjoyed when the club added Thomas Partey to their ranks 16 months ago.

During his time with Atletico Madrid, Partey had established himself as one of Europe’s most reliable midfielders, producing for Diego Simeone’s men domestically, as well as in Europe.

His man of the match display against Liverpool in the Champions League back in 2020 was particularly impressive as he showcased the rare ability to combine progressive, line-breaking passing with exceptional defensive awareness and intelligent reading of the game.