“At first, he left me out of Chelsea match and lied to the media that i was injured and now again he…..” Arsenal star Thomas Partey has come out to the media to express his frustration with Mikel Arteta after the manager omitted the player and did something he never expected from him again
£200,000-A-WEEK ARSENAL PLAYER FRUSTRATED MIKEL ARTETA DID NOT PICK HIM V CHELSEA.
One of the Arsenal players who did not start for Mikel Arteta’s side against Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in London was Thomas Partey.
Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League this past weekend.
Thomas Partey was fit and available for the London derby.
But, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta did not include Partey in the starting lineup.
The £200,000-a-week (Spotrac) Ghana international defensive midfielder did not even come as a substitute.
I have to note that he played for Ghana last week leading up to the match against Chelsea.
Thomas Partey frustrated with Arsenal snub vs Chelsea
According to 90Min, Partey is frustrated at Arteta’s decision to ignore him for the London derby.
The report has claimed that the defensive midfielder is “frustrated with his reduced role at Arsenal” and will consider leaving Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Although Partey is willing to fight for his place in the Arsenal starting lineup, he will really consider leaving the Gunners when the window opens in January.
The Arsenal no. 5 has made three starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League so far this season.
Arsenal should not sell Thomas Partey in January 2024
I do not think that Arsenal should sell Thomas Partey in the middle of the season.
If Arsenal do have to offload Partey eventually, then they should wait until the end of the season.
Yes, the 30-year-old is not part of the regular starting lineup at the moment, but things could change.
Arsenal are aiming to win the Premier League title this season.
The Gunners will also hope to play in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.
So, Mikel Arteta needs to keep hold of his experienced players.
Partey has done well for Arsenal and has a wealth of experience.