Arsenal’s newest big-money signing Thomas Partey has a better total defending stat than Manchester United defender Harry Maguire in FIFA 21.
The 27-year-old accomplished a late transfer to the Emirates after the membership activated his £45 million switch launch clause on Switch Deadline Day, and is anticipated to make his debut in opposition to Manchester Metropolis on Saturday afternoon.
Partey, a dynamic midfielder identified for his skill in defensive and attacking areas, will definitely deliver a wealth of expertise to what’s already a promising Arsenal aspect underneath Mikel Arteta.
And in addition to having a robust all-round sport, his aggressive type ought to go well with the Premier League, as his stats clearly present within the newest version of FIFA.
The Ghana worldwide has an total defending stat of 82 in FIFA 21, which is larger than a few of his fellow teammates, together with David Luiz, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney.
Actually, Partey’s total defending stat is larger than the world’s most costly defender, Harry Maguire, who solely has 81 defending within the newest version of the sport.
Partey additionally has 84 interceptions in comparison with Maguire’s 78, and he beats the England worldwide on the subject of standing and sliding tackles too.
Twitter consumer @ArsenalAtHeartt posted the shock comparability on social media earlier.
Partey put pen to paper on a £250,000 every week, four-year contract on the Premier League aspect on Switch Deadline Day.
He made 46 appearances for Atletico in 2019/20, enjoying a key position of their third-placed end in La Liga, in addition to reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Arsenal’s technical director Edu says his all-round sport and constructive aggressive type will add one other dimension to the crew.
“Thomas has all the appropriate attributes to be a high participant for Arsenal. He’s a frontrunner on and off the pitch and he’s precisely the form of participant and individual we wish on the membership. We already really feel like we all know Thomas very effectively based mostly on the work we’ve got accomplished analysing his performances intently in current instances.
“Along with his all-round sport and constructive aggressive type, he will probably be an excellent addition to our squad. We have made a robust begin to the season and we wish to proceed to construct on this with Thomas now a part of our membership.”
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