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Arsenal raise eyebrows with SHOCKING Thomas Partey contract decision

Arsenal have reportedly made a shocking decision regarding the future of Thomas Partey following his frequent injuries

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Arsenal have reportedly made a shocking decision regarding the future of Thomas Partey, with a willingness to give the Ghanaian midfielder a final opportunity to prove his fitness in the remaining months of the current season. 

According to FootballTransfers, Arsenal have taken a stance on Partey’s contract which hinges on his performance and physical condition in the crucial upcoming period.

Thomas Partey, who has endured a season plagued by injuries, has made only four Premier League appearances, missing a substantial 26 games due to hamstring and groin problems. Now, after a four-month absence, the 30-year-old is on the verge of making a comeback, and the next few months will be key in determining the trajectory of his Arsenal career.

The report says that if Partey can demonstrate his fitness and regain his previous high-performance levels, Arsenal are prepared to engage in contract extension talks at the end of the season. The midfielder’s current contract is set to expire in 2025.

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Retaining Thomas Partey could prove to be a strategic move for Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal management, especially concerning Financial Fair Play (FFP). A fully-recovered Partey might alleviate the need for Arsenal to seek another midfielder in the upcoming transfer window, a consideration Arteta has been contemplating for some time.

In terms of Arsenal’s summer transfer business, the club has been monitoring Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi for over a year. However, Liverpool could enter the race for the Basque midfielder’s signature, as he holds a €60 million release clause. Despite Arsenal’s interest, priorities in the transfer market are likely to include acquiring a new striker and a backup right-winger.

Strengthening these positions will demand a substantial financial commitment, and Arsenal’s financial situation remains under scrutiny due to FFP regulations. After significant spending in 2023, Arsenal reported a loss of £52.1 million (€60.8 million) in their 2022-23 accounts, reflecting an increase from the £45.5 million (€53.1 million) loss the previous year.

In an effort to balance the books, keeping Thomas Partey and generating funds through player sales, including the potential departure of Eddie Nketiah, who is reportedly being targeted by Premier League clubs, could be crucial for Arsenal.

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