It is no secret that Thomas Partey has been a long-term target of Premier League side, Arsenal.
Technical director at the London club, Edu, has revealed how relieved he was to finally get the deal for the Ghana international over the line on deadline day.
Edu admits the process of securing the Ghana international was the culmination of a long pursuit involving many different departments.
“One day I would like to show the fans how we work, or how we worked because if you saw my plan six or seven months ago when I did it with Mikel, Thomas was there already,” he told Arsenal.com.
“So you see how many months we had to try to find the right player for the club.
“So many things to do, so many meetings, we had to see how we were going to buy the player, if we had the financial situation to buy the player, the legal process, the financial process, talk to the player, talk to the agent, so there are a lot of things around this but in the end we did it!”
Partey signed a long term deal with the 2020 Emirates FA Cup winners, after joining for £45 million from Atletico Madrid.