Runar recently revealed that he is very happy with his signing as it is a sign of intent from the club.
According to him, Partey will ensure Arsenal competes in major competitions this season because he is a very effective midfielder.
He added that Arsenal needs to focus on finishing well in the EPL this season as last season was nothing to write home about for players and fans.
His words, “I was so excited because it shows everybody the ambition that the club has: that we want to go back to compete for the Premier League and Champions League,”
“We want to take part in all the major competitions, and not just take part but win. To sign Thomas, it just shows the world what we are all about.”
On his career, “When I was 10, my appendix burst and I had an emergency operation,”
“I was out from football for six months and when I came back I felt a lot like I missed an important step of my development physically – both with strength and speed – compared to the other players.
“I tried to change position then to be a goalkeeper instead of a midfielder like my father. Everyone was impressed with my goalkeeping in training, and so was my father, so I just stuck with it.
“He is my biggest role model and always will be. Football was all I saw and knew, so it was my dream.
“He was in Sweden, Norway and Belgium and I only moved to Iceland at the age of 12. I got my fundamentals of football in Belgium, and then I came to Iceland at the right time to learn that Icelandic mentality.”
“It was definitely an advantage for me to grow up watching my father experiencing the highs and lows of the game. Being a footballer is mostly a great privilege, but there are the challenges too which you have to deal with.”
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