With just hours remaining in the most recent transfer window, Arsenal triggered Partey's £45m release clause and signed the Ghana international from Atletico on a five-year deal.
The Gunners were regarded as the frontrunners for Partey's signature throughout the summer and managed to get a deal over the line, but Partey's father has since revealed that other top European teams were also in the race.
Partey is currently on international duty with Ghana, where he bagged two assists in their 5-1 friendly thrashing of Qatar on Monday afternoon.
The 27-year-old could be in line for his Arsenal debut this Saturday when the Gunners travel to Manchester City following the international break. body check tags ::