Diego Simeone optimistic Partey will succeed at Arsenal

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The Rajo Blancos boss admits he was frustrated following the exit of the Ghanaian midfielder on transfer deadline day but believes he will come good in the English Premier League

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes Thomas Teye Partey will live up to the expectations following his £45 million move to English Premier League side Arsenal.

The 28-year-old joined the Gunners on transfer deadline day after series of bids from Arsenal were turned down until the Premier League side matched the buyout clause of Atletico hours before deadline.

“In these situations of the clauses, we cannot give many opinions. They are decisions that are made based on the possibility that exists,” Simeone said amid his frustrations.

“As for Thomas, everything that happens to the guys who have given me a lot makes me happy. I remember the games we saw him with the B team and when he started to come through.”

“He went to Almeria; it was difficult for him to find a stable place but he is an extraordinary player. He will do well and we wish him the best. We love him very much,” added.

Partey made his League debut last weekend in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City but he is expected to start this weekend as Mikel Arteta hopes to see his side back on winning ways.

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