Mikel Arteta has decided against the sale of Thomas Partey in January, the reason for this decision is revealed

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Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta has no intention of selling Thomas Partey in the January transfer window, despite recent reports that the Ghanaian will leave the Emirates.

This season Arteta has used Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and Kai Havertz as his favorite midfield trio in a 4-3-3 formation.

Partey, who has started in 28 matches in the Premier League as the Gunners finished as runners-up last season, has started in only three out of ten matches this season, playing in two positions: right-back and midfield. .

Considering that Arsenal play in several competitions, Arteta sees fit for the Ghanaian to remain part of the team so that he can be an additional option for him during the rotations.

Arteta has shown a ruthless streak in recent months, allowing Granit Xhaka to leave for Bayer Leverkusen for €15 million and benching last season’s starting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in favor of David Raya, who arrived on loan from Brentford.

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“Despite recent rumors that Thomas Partey could leave in the January transfer window, Mikel Arteta has no intention of selling him,” said journalist Steve Kay.

“It has also been rumored that Partey is unhappy with his lack of playing time. This, I am told, is also untrue. However, there are no plans to sit down and talk about a new deal, so the summer could be different in terms of his departure,” he concluded.

Juventus were linked with a move for the Ghana international last summer and their interest could intensify now that Paul Pogba is set to face a doping ban.

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