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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists ‘there is much more to come’ from Thomas Partey

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta insists ‘there is much more to come’ from deadline day signing Thomas Partey after midfielder’s star turn in Europa League victory

Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Thomas Partey after he impressed on his full Arsenal debut in their comeback Europa League win over Rapid Vienna – but insists there is much more to come from the deadline day signing.

Partey’s performance was a highlight on what was an average night for the Gunners in Austria, as goals from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw them win 2-1 after Bernd Leno’s error had gifted the hosts a second-half lead.

The 27-year-old Ghana international had been a long-term target for Arsenal before they finally landed their man from Atletico Madrid in the closing hours of the transfer window.

Thomas Partey ran the show for Arsenal in their Europa League opener on Thursday evening

Mikel Arteta heaped praise on midfielder Partey after he impressed on his full Arsenal debut

Mikel Arteta heaped praise on midfielder Partey after he impressed on his full Arsenal debut

He made his debut off the bench in Saturday’s Premier League defeat at Manchester City but was…