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Manchester City legend Yaya Toure has admitted he would watch Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey every weekend if he could.

Toure is well versed on what it takes to become a top midfielder, having excelled during eight seasons at the Etihad where he won three Premier League titles.

The former Ivory Coast international was appointed Tottenham’s under-19 coach last summer, but has been left in awe of their north London rivals this season, labelling Partey “unbelievable”.

Partey has been a driving force behind the Gunners’ title charge, helping them to a five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

Toure praises Partey

When asked about the Ghanaian, Toure told talkSPORT: “Yeah he’s brilliant, it’s really nice to see.

“I think now every weekend when Arsenal have to play, I have to be honest, I would go just to watch him. He’s just unbelievable.”

Mikel Arteta has transformed his side into serious title contenders this season. But Pep Guardiola’s side are hot on their heels, waiting to pounce on any potential slip-up.

However, the 39-year-old is hopeful his old club can get the job done and win their seventh Premier League title.

“At the moment, it is really tight,” Toure continued. “Man City are just playing really well and are hoping Arsenal will drop points.

“I think Arsenal will drop points. It is a long way still, the pressure is there. Man United are still doing well, Liverpool a brilliant result a few days ago, and Arsenal are competing fantastically well.

“Sometimes a team who can become champions you can always smell that luck and positivity.

“When I see games most of the time, you can feel champions when the team score and the camaraderie between the players and the celebrations and enjoying playing for each other.

He added: “It was a last-minute goal [against Bournemouth]. I don’t want to say it is a decider of the league as it’s a long way to go. I hope Man City will do it because I’m a fan of Man City.”