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Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Names Player to Miss Europa League Clash
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Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Names Player to Miss Europa League Clash

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has said that midfielder, Thomas Partey, will not feature for the Gunners when they take on Benfica in the Europa League round of 32 clash at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday night due to injury. Arteta said this at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday. The Spaniard said Partey is still working his way back from a thigh injury, adding that he didn’t travel to Italy for the Benfica clash. Partey missed Arsenal’s 4-2 victory over Leeds United last Sunday. “Thomas didn’t travel,” Arteta said. “He’s not there yet, he’s still training individually.” Partey will also miss Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday. The Ghanaian international might be fit for the return leg with Benfica next week Thursday. ...
Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Gives Fresh Injury Update on Partey, Tierney
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Benfica vs Arsenal: Arteta Gives Fresh Injury Update on Partey, Tierney

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided a fresh injury update on Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney ahead of his side’s Europa League round of 32 clash with Benfica at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Thursday night. Arteta said he was unsure whether either player would return to face Benfica on Thursday, adding that Tierney has got ‘a bigger chance’ of making the squad for the midweek match. Partey and Tierney both missed Arsenal’s Premier League 4-2 win over Leeds United on Sunday due to injury. Providing an update on both players, Arteta told a post-match press conference after Arsenal defeated Leeds, “It seems unlikely at the moment, but I don’t know. “Probably if there is one player who has got a bigger chance, it’s Kieran [Tierney]. “Probably in the next few...
Thomas Partey Rates his Performance against Man Utd as not Good Enough
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Thomas Partey Rates his Performance against Man Utd as not Good Enough

Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey, has admitted he did not have his “best game” against Manchester United on Saturday. Partey played the 90 minutes for the first time since November, as they held United to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates. The Ghana international made several sloppy passes during the match and has now confessed he was not satisfied with his performance. “Not my best game. But I’m happy to make 90 minutes and also continue with our Premier League unbeaten run,” Partey posted on Instagram. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League fixtures and have climbed back into the top half of the table. They travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next game on Tuesday night.
Partey And Gabriel Offer Unconvincing Arsenal Tantalizing Glimpse
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Partey And Gabriel Offer Unconvincing Arsenal Tantalizing Glimpse

The two big-money signings enjoyed impressive individual outings in Austria but elsewhere there was sloppiness in Mikel Arteta's ranks Arsenal spent £70 million ($93m) to bring in Thomas Partey and Gabriel during the off-season and that is already looking like money well spent. We saw the two big-money summer additions start for the first time for the Gunners on Thursday night and each produced a top class display as Mikel Arteta’s side edged past Rapid Vienna to get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start. Partey was superb in the middle of the park, showing exactly why Arsenal opted to trigger his £45m ($60m) Atletico Madrid release clause in the final hours of the transfer window. And behind him, Gabriel continued his impressive start to the season with...
Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid (photos)
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Arsenal unveil new signing Thomas Partey after his £45m move from Atletico Madrid (photos)

Thomas Partey has finally been unveiled as a new Arsenal player after joining the club in a £45m deal. Arsenal coach, Mikel Arteta signed the Ghanaian midfielder on deadline day after the club paid Atletico Madrid his release clause to seal the deal. After the signing, Arteta said : "We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we're now delighted to add such a high-quality player to our squad. "He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy. He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years. "We're very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He's an intelligent footballer and we're looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress ...
Arsenal Sign Ghanaian Midfielder, Thomas Partey From Athletico Madrid, To Jersey No.18
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Arsenal Sign Ghanaian Midfielder, Thomas Partey From Athletico Madrid, To Jersey No.18

The 27-year-old midfielder will be plying his trade in the Premier League throughout the 2020/21 campaign after Arsenal activated his £45 million release clause mere hours before the deadline. That way, the north London club were able to bypass negotiations with Atletico, who had stood firm on the release clause all summer, by paying up at the La Liga headquarters. Atletico confirm the news on Twitter Atletico confirmed the news on Monday night by tweeting that Partey had unilaterally terminated his contract by way of the release clause being released, essentially announced the move in tandem. The tweet read: "@Arsenal pay Thomas Partey’s buyout clause at LaLiga headquarters. The player has unilaterally terminated his contract with our club." The news was followed by confirm...
Patoranking Gives Arsenal Assistance In Partey Signing
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Patoranking Gives Arsenal Assistance In Partey Signing

Thomas Partey complete his £45m deal from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal on the deadline day. Taking to his social media account, Patoranking showed a screenshot of the chat he has been having with the new Arsenal man since June with the caption Tell @arsenal to cut me my check...I started this conversation since June #Arsenal....
Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit
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Arsenal Wants To Sign Jorginho From Chelsea As Torreira Nears Exit

Arsenal is eager to sign in Jorginho from London rivals Chelsea, according to Sky Sports. Jorginho is one of the midfielders the Gunners are keen on, with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar also on their radar. Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was Pep Guardiola’s assistant when Manchester City came close to signing Jorginho from Napoli in 2018. However, the Italian international appears to be part of Frank Lampard’s plans at Chelsea and captained the side in both of their Premier League games so far this season. While Arteta continues to search for a new midfielder, it looks as though they will be without Lucas Torreira for the 2020/2021 season as he nears a move to Atletico. The LaLiga side is keen to take the Uruguay international on loan and retain the option ...
Atletico Madrid Star Partey Keen To Join Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution
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Atletico Madrid Star Partey Keen To Join Arteta’s Arsenal Revolution

Thomas Partey is keen on a move to Arsenal but the Gunners’ hopes of landing the midfielder this window will rest on the club’s ability to move players on over the coming weeks. The Ghana international has long been the north London club’s priority capture this summer, but talks with Atletico Madrid have so far proved unsuccessful. Madrid do not want to lose Partey and still hope to convince him to sign a new contract. His current deal runs until 2023 and there had been talks over extending his stay
Ex-Fulham and Getafe star Derek Boateng advises Atletico Madrid’s Partey on Arsenal link
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Ex-Fulham and Getafe star Derek Boateng advises Atletico Madrid’s Partey on Arsenal link

The 27-year-old has been encouraged to pursue happiness in his quest for success Former Getafe and Fulham midfielder Derek Boateng has advised in-demand Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Teye Partey to prioritise success in deciding his club future. The 27-year-old is reportedly a top priority of Arsenal while Manchester United, PSG and Chelsea have also been mentioned as possible destinations. This season, he has so far made 25 league appearances for Los Rojiblancos, starting 22 of the games and scoring twice.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey wanted by the best in Europe, claims manager Simeone
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Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey wanted by the best in Europe, claims manager Simeone

Arsenal have widely been linked with a move for the Ghana international, but they could have competition for his signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is good enough to play for "the best teams in Europe", according to head coach Diego Simeone. Thomas has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal after eight years in Madrid, where he first featured for Atleti's youth and reserve teams. Simeone can see why such a transfer would appeal to the London club and several other European giants, even if Thomas is still searching for consistency.
Kroenke refusing to dip intp fortune to help Arsenal market plans
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Kroenke refusing to dip intp fortune to help Arsenal market plans

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke isn't expected to part with any of his personal fortune to help the club. Kroenke is not putting funds into the club directly and that has cast doubt over Mikel Arteta's transfer hopes, reports Football.London. The billionaire is unlikely to splash the cash after the the end of the season as he is no longer putting funds directly into the club. Therefore, Arsenal are likely to follow the example of other Premier League clubs and prioritise loan deals, free transfers and swaps due to the financial impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on the transfer market. The Gunners have been linked with names such as Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) and Layvin Kurzawa (PSG).
Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer
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Rio Ferdinand Names Ndidi, Niguez as Choice Picks for Man Utd in Summer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, or Atletico Madrid stars, Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey this summer. He also advised the Red Devils to make a move for Napoli centre-back, Kalidou Koulibaly, or Norwich City defender, Ben Godfrey. Man United has already signed Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo last January transfer window, but Ferdinand believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still needs two to three players this summer to compete for the Premier League title next season. “I would maybe go get Partey from Atletico Madrid or Ndidi from Leicester,” Ferdinand said on The Beautiful Game podcast. “I like Saul Niguez. He’s a very, very good player in midfield. “And then a ce...
Afcon 2019 – EXTRA TIME: Mixed feelings as Ghana reacts to victory against Guinea-Bissau
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Afcon 2019 – EXTRA TIME: Mixed feelings as Ghana reacts to victory against Guinea-Bissau

Fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the Black Stars' performance against Djurtus on Tuesday Ghana may have beaten Guinea-Bissau 2-0 on Tuesday to qualify for the Round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, but their performance left few impressed. After a dull, goalless first-half, the Black Stars turned things up a notch after recess as Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew and Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey scored to seal the win. Against an anticipated second-placed finish, which would have pitted them against arch-rivals Nigeria in the next round, the Black Stars sensationally finished top of Group F due to Cameroon's goalless draw with Benin in the other Group F fixture on Tuesday, thereby avoiding the Nigeria showdown.
‘Inter are a top club’ – Thomas’ agent suggests player could be leave Atletico Madrid
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‘Inter are a top club’ – Thomas’ agent suggests player could be leave Atletico Madrid

The 25-year-old midfielder may be set to play his final game for the Rojiblancos against Levante on Saturday, according to his representative Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey’s agent has suggested that the player could be on his way to Inter this summer. The midfielder has been linked with a move away from La Liga in recent months, and his agent has confirmed that Inter could be the club where Thomas ends up playing next season. “I can say that right now, I haven’t talked to anyone, even if Inter are a top club,” said agent Daniel Jimenez, speaking to Passione Inter . “There’s a €50 million (£43m/$56m) release clause in his contract, a figure that’s cheap for a player like Thomas.” The 25-year-old has three goals and four assists in 31 Liga games this season, but he ha...
Atletico, Man City Survive VAR to Secure Win over Juventus, Schalke
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Atletico, Man City Survive VAR to Secure Win over Juventus, Schalke

Atletico Madrid claimed a big victory over Juventus in the Champions League last 16 first leg thanks to two goals from their centre-backs at set-pieces in Madrid. While in Germany, visiting Manchester City also survived VAR decision to claim a vital 3-2 away win against Schalke 04 with late strike off Raheem Sterling. In Madrid, Diego Simeone’s side were denied a penalty and an Alvaro Morata goal by the video assistant referee before they opened the scoring. Jose Maria Gimenez pounced from eight yards after Morata’s header was blocked by Mario Mandzukic. Striker Costa and midfielder Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid and Juve left-back Alex Sandro will all miss the second leg on Tuesday, 12 March after picking up their third bookings of the tournament. Ronaldo – who is aim...
Atletico Madrid Go From One Crisis To Another
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Atletico Madrid Go From One Crisis To Another

Against Espanyol on Saturday, Thomas Partey took advantage to make his feelings clear, despite starting the game. The Ghanaian has struggled for game time this season, falling below Rodrigo Hernandez in the pecking order, but was called upon alongside Angel Correa in a rotating line-up from Diego Simeone. "Sometimes I feel unhappy at Atletico," he told Gol. The number five has become yet another problem from Atletico to handle as those in charge spend their time-fighting fires after it emerged that Lucas Hernandez is set to depart the club for Bayern Munich in January. Someone has made his feeling clear that the club must do all they can to put a stop to the move, though there is no money available to increase his wages midway through the season. The salary limit has Atletico betwee...
Mohamed Salah Named 2018 BBC African Player Of The Year (Photos)
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Mohamed Salah Named 2018 BBC African Player Of The Year (Photos)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has won the 2018 BBC African Player Of The Year Award. The five nominees were: Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Thomas Partey (Ghana) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt). Salah now joins an illustrious list of names like Nigeria's Nwankwo Kanu, Okocha and Ivory Coast legend Yaya Touré, as the only players to win the title twice. MySportDab report Salah won the award in 2017 and has become the first Egyptian to win the BBC African Player Of The Year Award back-to-back. The 26-year-old helped Liverpool reach the 2017-18 Champions League final last season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions. The Egypt superstar is also only the third player from the North African nation to win the title after Mohamed Aboutri...
Coutinho Signing Might Have Won La Liga For Barcelona – Simeone
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Coutinho Signing Might Have Won La Liga For Barcelona – Simeone

Diego Simeone believes Barcelona have taken "a very important step" towards the La Liga title with the signing of Philippe Coutinho. The Brazil star completed his transfer to the Catalans on Monday for a reported fee of €160 million, a record outlay for the club and the biggest fee ever paid by a team from Spain. With Barca unbeaten after 18 league games and already nine points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, Simeone fears Coutinho's arrival could prove to be a decisive blow in the title race. "It's healthy and important that someone has the chance to sign players like Coutinho, although he can't play in the Champions League. It makes La Liga much stronger," the Atletico boss told a news conference. "With the gap that Barcelona have, it's a very important step." Atle...
The Big Data Of Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid
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The Big Data Of Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid

Here, we take a look at some of the most interesting stats. Waiting on Griezmann and Ronaldo Some of the most interesting numbers are the goalscoring tallies of Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo, especially because they are so low. The former has just two LaLiga strikes to his name and the latter has one, while the Frenchman hasn't scored in the league in 647 minutes and the Portuguese hasn't done so in 275. However, Ronaldo usually does well against Atleti and his 21 goals in this fixture make them his second favourite victim. How do they score and concede? Atletico Madrid have conceded 10 goals so far and seven of those were headers. However, Los Rojiblancos rarely concede more than one, a scenario only Girona and Chelsea have been able to inflict on them so far this cam...
CAF 30 Man Nominees For African Player Of The Year Award
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CAF 30 Man Nominees For African Player Of The Year Award

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday released the list of 30 finalists competing for the African Player of the year award. The list includes Super Eagles winger Victor Moses and defender William Troost-Ekong alongside Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who won the award in 2015. Algeria and Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez who won the award last year was not included in the list due to his lack of quality football. According to CAF, the winner would be decided by votes from the Head Coaches/Technical Directors of the National Associations affiliated to CAF, members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee and a panel of Media Experts. “The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, 4 Jan...
Diego Simeone Pleased With Atletico Debutants Sergio Gonzalez, Antonio Moya
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Diego Simeone Pleased With Atletico Debutants Sergio Gonzalez, Antonio Moya

Thomas Partey put Atletico ahead in the first leg of the last-32 tie at Elche, but the hosts levelled through a second-half Lolo Pla penalty. Gonzalez, 22, and Moya, 19, made their Atletico debuts as Simeone's side were held by third-tier opposition. Simeone praised the pair for their displays, particularly given the situation. "Sergi played very well and Toni Moya played calmly, even though the match was anything but calm because of the result," the Argentinian told a news conference. "He played with personality and we like that."
Filipe Luis Becomes Atletico Madrid’s Fortune Teller
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Filipe Luis Becomes Atletico Madrid’s Fortune Teller

The left-back wasn't part of the team to face the Segunda B outfit but did travel with the squad and posed with a selection of his colleagues before kick-off, predicting on Instagram that one of them would score. And so it proved, as Thomas Partey bagged the opener for Atleti with two of the others in the photo, Axel Werner and Luciano Vietto, not starting. Nico Gaitan and Jose Gimenez were also present but both failed to register.
Ramires Moves Closer To Inter Despite Denials From Jiangsu Suning
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Ramires Moves Closer To Inter Despite Denials From Jiangsu Suning

Both clubs are owned by Suning Group, and it had been reported that the midfielder would be moved to Serie A in the January transfer window. Jiangsu called those claims “utter nonsense” but Gazzetta dello Sport believes a deal is indeed being worked on. The Chinese Super League finishes next month, so Ramires could fly out to Italy to work with the team from mid-November, allowing him to be ready right away for 2018. Any deal would be in the form of a loan, which would represent a low-cost option for the Nerazzurri. However, Ramires would take up their one remaining non-EU slot, so the Beneamata are also considering Bologna’s Godfred Donsah, Yves Bissouma of Lille and Atletico Madrid man Thomas Partey. Those players would all costs significant money though, so Ramires remains the most...