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And while that ambition looks lofty, former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell, believes the “signing of the window” can push them to a top-four berth this season.

 “Thomas Partey was the signing of the transfer window,” Campbell told GentingBet. “For Arsenal to get him for £45m is tremendous business – Arsenal almost went in with balaclavas on and stole him!

“It is a key position for the club, he is moving into his prime and he will spend those years at the football club, so he is someone that the club can build around in midfield.

Having that key figure defensively, someone who can protect the back is so important in modern-day football and Arsenal haven’t had that in years – they’ve had players there who haven’t really liked playing there that have done a job, but this is a level above.

“With Partey added to the mix, Arsenal need to be looking at finishing in the top four.

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