It seems as though Arsenal are ready to push through this summer to try and strike a deal with Atletico.
Partey has a release clause of £44million and the Spanish outfit are only interested in a straight-cash deal.
Arteta may be forced to sell in order to raise enough funds to meet Atletico’s demands.But Sofapaka striker Ronald Okoth believes Arsenal must do everything they can to get a deal over the line.
Arsenal are interested in signing Thomas Partey
The Kenyan ace suggests Partey is the missing key for Arteta’s side to start climbing back up the table.
“I surely think he Partey is the right man for Arsenal because if you analyse the club now, it really requires an engine like Partey,” Okoth told Goal.
“If at all they [Arsenal and Partey] would come to an agreement, it is going to be the best signing made by Arsenal. Looking at the kind of defensive woes and all that, I think Partey is a man to bring some kind of stability across the board.
“He can help cushion the back four and join the attacks when there is a need to but his greatest strength, as I know, is creating the best link between the defence and the forward line.