Thomas Partey outlines his Arsenal objectives as he finally arrives in the UK

Thomas Partey has arrived in England determined to live up to his name – by helping Arsenal win major trophies.

Arsenal’s £52.5m deadline day signing will have Thomas on the back of his shirt but wants to help the fans have a party after receiving such a warm welcome on social media as he promised to help the club bring back the glory days.

“I’ve seen that there are Parteys everywhere and even the photographer asked me why I don’t use Partey on my shirt,” said the Ghana midfielder.

“I said it’s because I started with Thomas and people are familiar with Thomas, so I need to go with Thomas.

“I’ve seen that everyone has been excited and everyone is willing to win something and all the trophies that come their way. I think that’s the goal and objective for everyone here and that’s my goal also.

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“It’s something that is difficult and we all know that it’s difficult, but we’re working towards it and I think we are ready. We have to go all out and try to achieve all of that ourselves.

“I think it was a new challenge for me. I've always wanted to play in the top leagues and the Premier League is one of the top leagues, so I'm happy to be here.

“I think it’s a great challenge, I want to experience new challenges and also in a great family like Arsenal, I am ready to give it my all and try to help this great club come back to where they belong.”

Partey has arrived at the club this week after his remarkable deadline day signing when Arsenal triggered the buy-out clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid to bring him to the Emirates.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta had made him his No1 midfield transfer target and Partey admitted it was a dream to move to the Premier League but did warn it could take time to adapt, although he is eligible and available to face Manchester City this weekend.

Partey added: “I have been watching the Premier League since I was in Ghana, and I think most of my Ghanaian friends and most of the people in Ghana watch the Premier League and La Liga.

“I still have much to develop, I still have more to learn with this new family. I will have to learn more things to achieve all my goals, and achieve the goals of the club as well.

“I think there is no pressure on me. I like to challenge myself, I like new challenges as I said and it's all about learning fast, learning quickly how it goes and you just get used to it and everything works.

“I think I have to be quick, make sure that I learn everything as fast as I can. In football, I have to make sure I do everything on the training ground and make sure Mikel sees that I am ready to play for him.

“I like to play in the big matches, but it all depends on the coach and whether he wants me to play on the next match or not. It depends on him. I need to get used to the squad and then train with the before we can see what we will happen.”

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