Thomas Partey finally reacts after AFCON exit and Arsenal red card

Thomas Partey finally reacts after AFCON exit and Arsenal red card

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has taken responsibility for Arsenal's Caraboa Cup defeat and the Black Stars' AFCON exit
  • The midfielder who suffered two cup competitions elimination in the space of 48 hours has reacted to his nightmare week
  • Thomas Partey was red carded in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the semi-final of the Caraboa Cup

Deputy captain of the Black Stars, Thomas Partey has worded what appears to be an apology letter to Ghanaians and fans of Arsenal following his nightmarish week.

Partey was part of Ghana's worst AFCON team, following the Black Stars' first round elimination at the tournament in Cameroon, and things got worse when he was red carded just 15 minutes after he was introduced in the Caraboa Cup game against Liverpool.

The 28-year-old took to Instagram to express his disappointment and has promised to come back better.

Thomas Partey walks off after seeing red against Liverpool. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Thomas Partey finally reacts after AFCON exit and Arsenal red card. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Source: Twitter
"I should be more intelligent not to get in a challenge already booked but this is my personality. I like to fight for every ball. I love this club and I love my country even though things sometimes don't happen how I wanted. I would continue to work harder and make things right," he started.
"I came back with the mentality to make myself available for the team to get to the final but it did not happen as planned. I will continue to give my all when I am on the field of play because this is my life and this what I chose to do.
"I am not happy with all that happened yesterday and at the AFCON but I understand only with hard work things will change so I will continue to work hard to change this. Thanks."

Thomas Partey sees red on Arsenal return

Earlier, reported that, Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Partey, is having a week to forget after seeing red just 24 hours following the Black Stars' AFCON elimination.

The 28-year-old returned to England, after Ghana lost to Comoros at the Africa Cup of Nations, to rejoin his Arsenal teammates for the Caraboa Cup semi final game against Liverpool.

Partey, who was introduced in the game in the 75th minute, went into the books of the referee twice and that got him off in the 90th minute.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.