Partey wants to be the next Essien

Fri 13 November 2020 | 18:41

Thomas Partey is trying to be an example for his country and to be the next Essien


new player who has already found his role in the team reveals that he is following the footsteps of his idol

Michael Essien

who has played more than 250 games for Chelsea


talked to Arsenal’s Official website about his ambitions: 

“He's a fantastic midfielder. He fights for every ball, he's a great legend. For me, he's one of the best midfielders that we've ever had in Africa. 


“I think we've all seen what he has done at Chelsea, what he has done for the Black Stars and for me, he's my idol.


“I grew up watching Michael Essien, [Sulley] Muntari, the Ayew brothers - they are the people I look up to and they made a lot of impact on Ghanaians. I think this is my moment and I have to make sure I take it.”

He also talked about being an inspiration to the young generation of Ghana:


“Now most of the young guys are looking up to me and I think I have to do my best to make sure I get them to support this great family [at Arsenal],” he added. “When they support me, they're going to feel good when they see us play.”

source: SportMob