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New signing Thomas Partey sends message to Arsenal fans

Partey is delighted to be joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Thomas Partey has thanked Arsenal fans for their overwhelming reaction to him making the switch to the Emirates Stadium and says it’s a ‘great feeling’ to be part of the Gunners family.

The midfielder completed a deadline day move from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal as the north London club activated his £45 million release clause.

Partey was Mikel Arteta’s priority transfer target this summer and arrives with a wealth of experience having spent five seasons in Atletico’s first team.

The 27-year-old will link up with his new team-mates when he returns from international duty with Ghana, and admitted he has been taken aback by the love he has received from fans over his move.

‘Hello, Gunners, thanks so much for the love, for the messages I’ve received,’ Partey said in a message on Arsenal’s Twitter account.

‘I can’t wait to be part of you guys, I can’t wait to join team.

‘It’s a great feeling to be part of a family like this.

The midfielder will wear the No.18 shirt (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Thanks so much to everyone for the love, I feel so grateful and so amazed to be part…