Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone seems to be finding it difficult to come in terms with the fact that Thomas Partey has left the club to join English Premier League club Arsenal and will not be around for the season’s challenge.

Diego Simeone was confident of Thomas Partey’s stay at Atletico Madrid for the season until the North London outfit pulled a last-minute move to activate his £45 million release clause just hours before the deadline day.

The Ghanaian is now an Arsenal player as he was contacted some hours before transfer deadline to make a decision whether to give his nod or not.

Diego Simeone has spoken on how much Thomas Partey would be missed as he stressed that he started his career showing his prospect of how far he will go in his career.

The Atletico Madrid boss has now accepted his fate and has wished Thomas Partey the best in his Arsenal career.

The first test for the Ghanaian international midfielder will be against Man City but it is yet to be seen if Mikel Arteta will give him the opportunity of having his debut this weekend.

Thomas Partey has already made it clear that the reason for joining Arsenal is to help win titles as he is convinced about the club’s ambition.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.