Forget Partey: Mikel must unleash £35m “natural leader” tonight, can transform Arsenal – opinion

Forget Partey: Mikel must unleash £35m “natural leader” tonight, can transform Arsenal – opinion

When Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates this evening, Mikel Arteta will have to make a big selection call. Thomas Partey has returned to first-team training and Gunners fans will no doubt be keen to see their summer signing get back on the pitch but rather than the Ghana international, it’s Granit Xhaka who is arguably more important and thus, he needs to start. Xhaka’s influence on…

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