Danny Murphy has hailed Arsenal’s new signing Thomas Partey, he also backed him to succeed at Arsenal.
The Ghanaian international completed a move to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in a £45m deal on transfer deadline day.
‘I think Arteta’s recruitment in the summer was also hugely impressive. I think Partey will be huge and it’s an area that the club has been vulnerable in for quite some time,” Murphy said on Football index podcast.
“He will provide the athleticism and tenacity in midfield that they have been missing in the middle of the pitch.
“I’m glad Ceballos is back again on loan and he shows a lot of attacking intent with his passes.
“Gabriel has also slotted into central defence and he looks like the real deal in the Premier League already.”
Arsenal also brought in Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes in a £25m deal to bolster Arteta’s defence.
Arsenal are looking to secure a return to the Champions League in Arteta’s first full season in charge of the north London side.