- The Atletico Madrid man is heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.
- Campbell insists Arsenal need a physically imposing holding midfielder.
- Neither Granit Xhaka nor Lucas Torreira fit into this role so the retired forward urges the boardroom to splash the cash.
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell hopes the Gunners land their number one transfer target.
"Arsenal have missed that since probably Patrick Vieira and Gilberto Silva. The team has missed that presence in the centre of the pitch.
"First signing? Arsenal need to get Partey."
We all miss Pat's leadership on and off the field:
Thomas Partey is said to be among Mikel Arteta's three most wanted transfer targets. The boss wants to improve his midfield with a reliable defensive-oriented player and the Ghanaian fits the bill perfectly.
The 27-year-old is versatile and can play further up the pitch so he could be a great addition to the squad.
As per transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Partey is currently in negotiations with Los Rojiblancos over a new deal and, in case they fail to reach an agreement, Arsenal will be there, waiting for him.