Regarding Partey’s passing capabilities, the talented midfielder possesses an excellent range. Whether it’s a long ball delivered down the channel or a diagonal switch of play, the 6ft 1in midfielder is consistent with his delivery. This is illustrated numerically with Partey completing 9.03 long passes per 90 minutes, ranking him in the 84th percentile. Comparatively, only Granit Xhaka (10.2) betters him in this aspect.Not only does Partey flourish when favouring the aerial route, but he also excels when it comes to executing passes along the ground. The Arsenal number 18’s ability to thread forward vertical balls between the lines is excellent - a trait that helps quicken the 1st and 2nd phases of play. Last season, he registered 6.23 progressive passes per game with only Granit Xhaka (6.62) yet again slightly edging him in this department.Furthermore, arguably Partey’s most underrated attribute is the way he evades pressure by smartly adjusting his body accordingly followed by either driving forward with the ball or quickly passing to a supporting teammate. On average, Partey completes 1.6 dribbles per 90 minutes, more than any other Arsenal central midfielder barring Joe Willock (1.79), but what's worth mentioning is the greater amount of freedom Willock was given in Newcastle’s 3 man midfield.