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Arteta calls on Partey to demonstrate leadership skills

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Arsenal Boss, Mikel Arteta has called on Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey to show his leadership qualities amongst the Arsenal squad.

The Gunners have had a poor start to the season having lost all of their three league games and yet to score a goal.

Partey, who joined Arsenal last season, has endured a difficult start to life with the Gunners with his career being plagued by several injury spells.

The midfielder looks set to return to action for Arsenal this weekend when they welcome Norwich to the Emirates and Mikel Arteta is calling on Partey to take up the leadership mantle when he steps on the field for the Gunners.

“He is a player that has to be one of the leaders, he has to be the boss in midfield and one of the senior players that has to carry responsibility out of the young players and lead. We have been missing that big time.

“He has that winning culture because he has won a lot in the game already, and to have these kinds of players in the team is extremely important.

“So, he has got a huge role to play in the team.” He said.

Arsenal are currently bottom of the premier league table and will be seeking to break their goal duck and end their losing streak when they host Norwich on Saturday afternoon.