Arsenal are reportedly bracing themselves for Juventus to attempt to poach Thomas Partey in January as a substitute for Paul Pogba. The latter is going through the potential for a four-year ban from soccer after returning a optimistic medication take a look at earlier this week.
Pogba has been provisionally suspended after testing optimistic for elevated ranges of testosterone, with Juventus needing to seek out an satisfactory substitute in the course of the park. Reviews in Italy have claimed that Pogba’s contract will likely be terminated if he’s slapped with a prolonged ban and it appears as if the Italian giants have already began to attract up a contingency plan.
They’ve earmarked Partey as certainly one of their potential targets, in accordance with La Repubblica, with the Arsenal man having impressed these in energy on the Allianz Stadium. He’s solely tied down till the top of subsequent season as issues stand and is but to be supplied an extension to his present deal in north London.
Partey, who joined Arsenal for a switch charge of round £45million three years in the past, was linked with a transfer to Juventus in the course of the summer time switch window. He in the end ended up staying in England however there’s mentioned to be a risk that Juventus will return to the desk in January.
Nevertheless, the report provides that it is going to be tough to persuade Arsenal to promote Partey given his significance to Mikel Arteta’s plans for the marketing campaign forward. He’s at the moment sidelined with a hamstring damage, which was sustained in coaching earlier this month, however he’s anticipated to be again in motion earlier than the top of October.
Partey began in Arsenal’s first three Premier League matches, typically that includes at right-back within the absence of Jurrien Timber following his damage on the opening day of the season. His versatility will come in useful for the Gunners over the course of the marketing campaign, with Mikel Arteta having already underlined his want to maintain Partey on the Emirates Stadium.
“With no query of a doubt, Thomas Partey is a brilliant vital participant for us and for me, I would like him to be within the workforce,” mentioned the Arsenal boss in July.
“Each time I communicate to him and each time I’ve a dialog with him, his will is to stick with us. For me, there’s nothing there in any respect. You wish to enhance the squad and have extra high quality. We’d like gamers who can play collectively however we’d like gamers in the identical place who can struggle for his or her locations.”
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