Tag Archives: Thomas Partey

Arsenal linked to SHOCK swap for Brazilian midfield maestro!

Yes, it’s the international break, and so news of any real significance is going to have to take a backseat. With nearly a fortnight between now and our next fixture, and with Fortnite OG’s recent release, we turn to all the big noises and shiny things. Something’s been troubling me lately, namely, the fitness or lack thereof of our own Thomas Partey. He’s missed our last seven matches after a fifteen-minute cameo against Man City and faces a layoff that will last well into December. Could we find a replacement, maybe even an upgrade, in Villa’s Douglas Luiz?

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This is the blog to blame for Partey’s injury.

It’s true. Thomas Partey’s injury is all my fault. I caused it. No, I wasn’t training with the Ghana national team. That’s not what I mean. I’m referring to my own match preview from Friday in which i took the piss out of Man U for their spate of injuries. “Droppin’ like flies,” I joked. Well, here we are now with the Black Stars announcing Partey’s injury, which will “could be on the sidelines for a while”. Clearly, this is karma for my loose lips.

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With Xhaka and Partey leaving, who’ll lead the Arsenal?

Xhaka’s out the door. Partey isn’t too far behind him, what with Juventus and AC Milan interested, plus interest from Saudi sides Al-Ahli, Al-Khaleej and Al-Nassr. While Xhaka’s transfer to Bayer Leverkusen is all but done, Partey’s process is still unfolding. If it’s true that both of the beating hearts of our midfield are to depart this summer, we’ll have to think long and hard about what that means and how to deal with those ramifications.

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Caicedo and Rice and Havertz, oh my! Could Arsenal sign all three this week?

Man, you take a day off to celebrate your wedding anniversary and get feted for Father’s Day, and the silly season leaves you behind in no time. Ever since I dismissed any attempt at signing Kylian Mbappé as something akin to financial suicide, it seems that the rumour mill has gone into overdrive. Note to self: see about rescheduling wedding anniversary and Father’s Day for before the transfer window opens. In the meantime, what we have here for you today is an attempt at checking in on the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Thomas Partey and the scare that wasn’t…

International breaks are always fraught with danger. Many players, especially those who play for smaller ctountries, frequently find themselves as the biggest and best player in the squad, exposing them to larger responsiibilties and roles, not to mention greater risks. It’s one thing to be among the best in your club’s squad; you can still count on having teammates of a similar quality. That drop-off at the country level, though, puts a player like Thomas Partey in dicey territory. For as much as we depend on him, Ghana may depend on him ten times as much, if not more. It was therefore a terrifying moment when we learned that Partey was not in the starting lineup against Angola this weekend. As it turns out, though, it all sounds like another chapter of the age-old story of making a mountain out of a molehill.

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