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Arsenal morning digest as Thomas Partey praised plus behind the scenes at training

Good morning, here is your Arsenal digest for Friday October 9.

The difference Thomas will make, according to former Chelsea boss

Arsenal left it late to get the Thomas Partey deal done, particularly seeing as they paid the release clause which they could have done a month or two earlier.

But if he thrives over the next few seasons in a red jersey, he’ll have been worth the wait.

And his former national team coach, and ex-Chelsea manager, Avram Grant believes that’s exactly what will prove to be the case – thanks to his good character and consistency .

“Even when he was relatively young and inexperienced, he knew what he needed to do in terms of possession and position, how to get in the right place at the right time,” he said.

“But he’s also a very good boy, on and off the pitch, with a great character. He wants to do his job and he is very consistent. Thomas doesn’t tend to have good days and bad days because you know every match what you will get from him, which is his best for the team.”

That’s pretty much what Arsenal have lacked for some time: a consistently good presence in the centre of the park who will dominate, be a positive force for the team and always improve those around him.

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Two 27-goal strikers on Edu’s wishlist

Arsenal’s next transfer business could see them sign the heir to Alexandre Lacazette’s spot in the team, with a key job for Edu being to decide on the future Arsenal No. 9.

Two strikers he has his eye on both managed big goal tallies last year, albeit from leagues outside of Europe’s traditional big hitters.

At Celtic in Scotland, Odsonne Edouard is one under consideration, while in Austria, RB Salzburg’s Patson Daka is also making a big splash.

football.london note interest in both those players from the Gunners , while Jonathan David was also under consideration before his move to…