O’Hara: Partey is Arsenal’s new Viera
Jamie O’Hara believes Arsenal have found their new Patrick Viera in Thomas Partey, who completed a £45million move from Atletico Madrid on deadline day.
Asked whether Partey’s arrival will see Arsenal finish in the top four, O’Hara told talkSPORT: “You’d have to say yes, he’s fantastic signing.
“This season is obviously crazy with the results already happening and I think Arsenal look like a team that have a philosophy now with Mikel Arteta
“I think they need a player like him, he was one of the missing pieces on their squad and they’ve addressed it. It’s a brilliant signing, he’s a very good player.
“I watched him when they played against Liverpool at Anfield last season and he was absolutely fantastic, he tore Liverpool apart.
“For me, he looks like a modern day Vieira, and I know that’s a big statement, but he looks the real deal, this guy. He’s a top signing.”