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[OPINION] Arsenal Depend Too Much On Partey

Arsenal might be swept away by Manchester United on Thursday, according to Ian Wright, if the Reds manage to bind midfield cornerstone Thomas Partey. The Gunners overcame Newcastle at the weekend to recover from their 4-0 battering at the hands of Liverpool, and a win at Old Trafford would put them eight points ahead of United.

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Meanwhile, after failing to win any of their past three Premier League games, United may take heart from Sunday's morale-boosting 1-1 draw with Chelsea. The hiring of Ralf Rangnick as temporary manager until the end of the season has also helped the Reds, though he will not be in charge on Thursday. Despite the fact that the match between the two teams is not as high-profile as it was during the Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger rivalry, Wright is sure that his former club can win.

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However, the former Arsenal striker is aware of the troubles United can cause and feels Partey's presence on the game might have a significant impact on which club wins. "I believe people have noticed, especially after the game against Newcastle the other day... "People are starting to realize that Partey is our primary person after he made 13 passes towards Martin Odegaard," Wright remarked on Ringer FC's Wrighty's House podcast. "If you stop Partey, I feel like, 'Oh my god!' There's an intensity against a Manchester United team at Old Trafford that won't play with three in their middle because they'll want to go at us."

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