Arsenal is keen to strengthen their Midfield option and have shown their interest in Athletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey.

David Ornstein who is a writer at Athletic said, Arsenal have stepped up their interest in capturing the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer transfer window and the player is keen on moving to the North London side.

The Ghanaian star’s release clause is pegged at £45 million (€50 million), but the Emirates Lord are hopeful of securing his services for a lower figure, and the Madrid based club might be open to cashing in on him due to the financial constraints caused by the coronavirus hiatus.

Arsenal have been a long time admirer of the 27-year-old, and they could make do with his football endowment in the midfield as they look to re-enact themselves as a top-four side in the EPL.

Thomas is among the best of the best when it comes to defensive midfield on the Earth at the moment and he is a key piece in Diego Simeone’s side, playing all 90 minutes in last night’s 2-2 entertaining draw against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Arsenal are looking forward to parting ways with young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer, and the Ghanaian international would be a huge upgrade to him and others in his position at Arsenal.

Partey offers strength and quality needed to excel in the English Premier League and landing him will be a huge bonus for the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta is in dire need of quality players and he needs to add some to his squad this summer in other to have a chance of finishing in the top-four in the coming season, and ensuring Partey becomes a Gunners will help boost the team’s chances.