Former Dutch international George Boateng has praised Arsenal new signing Thomas Partey for his ability to improve players around him with his style of play.

Partey, 27, completed a protracted transfer to the Premier League giants on deadline day after his 45 million pound release clause at Atlético Madrid was triggered by the Gunners.

The versatile midfielder  signed a four year deal with the Emirate stadium outfit and is reported to be among the team’s highest earners.

Speaking in an interview with Citi Sports, George Boateng who is the U-23 coach for Premier league club Aston Villa showered praise on the Black Stars player describing him as 'an unbelievable pioneer' in the game.

“Partey has been such an unbelievable pioneer in European football as he has put Ghana on the map,’’ Boateng said.

“When I watched that Liverpool vs Atletico game in the champions league I thought he was outstanding.

“You can put any player beside him and that player will excel,” the former Dutch international added.

Partey is expected to join his new teammates after the international break and will wear the number 18 jersey.