Partey has had his Arsenal “baptismal”


Thomas Partey might have had his baptismal to confirm him as an Arsenal player as insinuated by Kevin Campbell who gave his reaction to the injury of the Ghanaian international.

The Ghanaian international joined the Emirates Stadium in the last summer transfer window with the North London outfit activating his £45 million release clause o the deadline day from Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.

Thomas Partey has just spent a few weeks as an Arsenal player and he is already injured. Kevin Campbell claims injury is “an Arsenal thing” hinting that the new player is only confirming the fact that he has joined the club.

The former Atletico Madrid star has had a perfect start so far at the Emirates Stadium as he has helped to stabilize Mikel Arteta’s team. He has been talked about by pundits that he is the best buy of the summer transfer window.

However, he lasted just 45 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa as he was forced out from the field with a thigh complaint. This development ruled him out of the national assignments he has been called upon.

In his reaction, Kevin Campbell believes injuries are typical for Arsenal while admitting that they happen in football.

“These things happen in football, sadly,” Campbell told Football Insider of events on and off the field at Arsenal.

“I am sure Thomas Partey would have been shocked by the performance against Aston Villa. The frustrating thing is that this guy was virtually ever-present at Atletico. He rarely suffered an injury but the Premier League is a different kettle of fish and this is something Arsenal have to deal with.

“It’s an Arsenal thing – you have just signed a top player, he plays well and he gets injured.”

This injury is not needed by the Gunners with manager Mikel Arteta hoping to get the club back on track. He is expected to have all his important players available to achieve his target.


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