Arsenal have announced the signing of Ghana international and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey on deadline day after meeting his £45m release clause.

The Ghanaian international has signed a long-term deal at the Emirates after he completed his medical and sign the paper work just before 11pm UK time on Monday which was the stipulated deadline time.

Partey will wear the No.18 shirt and will join up with his new team mates next week after the Premier League returns from international break.

Partey has  been an integral member of Diego Simeone’s team since breaking into the first from the academy in 2015.

Arteta: “We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad. He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy.

Mikel Arteta on Partey: “We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”

“He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game.

Thomas Partey signs a four-year deal at Arsenal

“We are impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him intergrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”

Partey becomes Arsenal’s seventh signing of the Sunmer after Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes, Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and goalkeeper Alex Runarsson.

Lucas Torierra on the other hand have joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan from Arsenal while Matteo Guendouzi has also joined Hertha Berlin on loan till end of the season.

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