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Thomas Partey explains why he will not have ‘Partey’ on back of Arsenal shirt

Thomas Partey says that he is sticking with the name 'Thomas' on his Arsenal shirt because it's more familiar.

Arsenal's new signing has posed in the club's colours for the first time since joining on Deadline Day.

But his No.18 will not be accompanied by the name 'Partey'.

Speaking for the first time, he said: “I’ve seen that there are Parteys everywhere and even the photographer asked me why I don't use Partey on my shirt.

“I said it’s because I started with Thomas and people are familiar with Thomas, so I need to go with Thomas.

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“I’ve seen that everyone has been excited and everyone is willing to win something and all the trophies that come their way. I think that’s the goal and objective for everyone here and that’s my goal also.

“It’s something that is difficult and we all know that it’s difficult, but we’re working towards it and I think we are ready. We have to go all out and try to achieve all of that ourselves.

“I think it was a new challenge for me. I've always wanted to play in the top leagues and the Premier League is one of the top leagues, so I'm happy to be here.

“I think it’s a great challenge, I want to experience new challenges and also in a great family like Arsenal, I am ready to give it my all and try to help this great club come back to where they belong.”

Arsenal completed the signing of Partey by triggering his buyout clause on Deadline Day – with just 30 minutes to spare.

He is unlikely to start against Manchester City this weekend, as manager Mikel Arteta has said that it might take some time for him to adapt to the league.

Partey said: “I have been watching the Premier League since I was in Ghana, and I think most of my Ghanaian friends and most of the people in Ghana watch the Premier League and La Liga.

“I still have much to develop, I still have more to learn with this new family. I will have to learn more things to achieve all my goals, and achieve the goals of the club as well.

“I think there is no pressure on me. I like to challenge myself, I like new challenges as I said and it's all about learning fast, learning quickly how it goes and you just get used to it and everything works.

“I think I have to be quick, make sure that I learn everything as fast as I can. In football, I have to make sure I do everything on the training ground and make sure Mikel sees that I am ready to play for him.

“I like to play in the big matches, but it all depends on the coach and whether he wants me to play on the next match or not. It depends on him. I need to get used to the squad and then train with the before we can see what we will happen.”

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