Arsenal got their man as they ended the summer transfer window with a bang.
He joins Willian, Gabriel and the returning Dani Ceballos as Mikel Arteta’s major signings this window.
But how will the Arsenal boss fit his new 27-year-old enforcer into the starting XI? Here’s how the north Londoners could soon look…
Arteta has often toyed with two formations but the addition of a Patrick Vieira type allows him to deploy a 4-3-3 to greater effect.
It means that Bernd Leno continues as the number one goalkeeper whilst he’ll be protected by Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, David Luiz and Hector Bellerin in a back four.
The Ghanian powerhouse takes a place just in front as the Gunners’ new anchorman, which could in turn allow both Granit Xhaka and £28.8m-rated loanee Dani Ceballos some freedom in the attacking transition.
Without Mesut Ozil or the signing of Houssem Aouar, Arteta lacks an out-and-out number ten so the addition of Partey could be a game-changer for the Swiss and Spaniard duo.
On the wings, Willian may well get the nod over Nicolas Pepe with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang occupying the other flank.
£46.5m star Alexandre Lacazette remained at the club despite being linked with an exit, so he’ll lead the line for the Gunners.
It means there is no place for versatile 19-year-old Bukayo Saka, Mo Elneny or Eddie Nketiah, who all started against Sheffield United last time out.