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Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey: This is just the start for me

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey insists it is just the start for him at the Emirates.

Despite enduring injury problems during his debut campaign, Partey has showed he can benefit Mikel Arteta's side.

Now back to full fitness, the 27-year-old is firmly focused on his future in north London.

"It was a difficult moment to get used to how the team plays and I think the injuries are part of the adaptation," the Ghanian said ahead of Thursday's Europa League last-16 first leg against Olympiacos.

"I think people have their own opinion, but it depends on me and how I adapt to the situation that I'm in. It is part of the game, you never know when you'll get injured. I do all my work, I try to make sure I'm fit to play any game.

"I had a few games, against Man United and against Wolves [where I was 100 per cent], and I was able to show what I can do. Due to less games and less training, I have to keep working and have to keep trying to get back to that level of performance.

"I think this is just the start. I'm starting to get used to how my mates play, how the Premier League goes and with time everything will be good. I will do my best and will do my work to try to make sure I will be at my best."

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