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Ar­se­nal sign­ing Partey tar­gets tro­phies, keen to make de­but

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Ar­se­nal mid­fielder Thomas Partey says he is ready to make his de­but at Manch­ester City on Satur­day and is con­fi­dent he can help his new team win sil­ver­ware.

Ar­se­nal signed the 27-yearold Ghana in­ter­na­tional from Atletico Madrid on trans­fer deadline day for 50 mil­lion euros ($58.72 mil­lion).

"The ob­jec­tive of the club, of me my­self, is that we have to get back to where we be­long," Partey told Bri­tish me­dia. "Ev­ery­one's ex­cited and ev­ery­one wants to win some­thing. That's my goal also.

"I al­ways say, if I would be an an­i­mal, I would be an oc­to­pus. They called me the oc­to­pus be­cause I stole a lot of balls.

"I know that work­ing hard and giv­ing all of my best in every game will de­ter­mine if I live up to the fans' ex­pec­ta­tions."

Partey added that he felt no pres­sure be­cause of his hefty price tag and was rel­ish­ing the chal­lenge of adapt­ing to the Pre­mier League.

"I like to chal­lenge my­self," he said.

"It's all about learn­ing fast. I want to play in the big matches, but it all de­pends on (man­ager Mikel Arteta) whether he wants me to play on Satur­day or not."

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