Arsenal coach Mikel Artera is ecstatic over their signing of Ghana deputy captain Thomas Partey following the midfielder's move from Atletico Madrid on Monday night.
The 27-year-old signed a five-year contract at English giants Arsenal on Monday to end months of speculation over the move of the versatile player to England.
The Gunners have been on the heels of the Atletico Madrid midfielder since the transfer market was opened two months ago.
Partey underwent a successful medical examination in Madrid on Monday before putting pen to paper on deal until 2025, and will pocket £250,000 as weekly wages.
Arsenal have got their man on transfer deadline day after Mikel Arteta's men agreed to meet his £45 million buy-out clause.
"We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad," Mikel Arteta told Arsenal's official club website.
"He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years.
"We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”
Partey joined Atletico Madrid in 2011 and broke into their first team squad four years later.
The midfielder played 35 matches for the La Liga side last season and scored three goals in the process even though he played in deep midfield which limits his creativity.
Partey is the sixth playefr to sign a permanent deal with Arsenal this season following the signing of Willian, Pablo Mari, Alex Rúnarsson, Gabriel and Cédric Soares.