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Ghana’s Partey Returns to Club Football Two Days After Embarrassing AFCON Exit

Midfielder Thomas Partey has arrived in London on time after a disappointing campaign with Ghana at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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The has surprisingly been named in Arsenal’s match day squad for their Carabao Cup semi final clash with Liverpool on Thursday evening, just two days after the Black Stars’ humiliating 3-2 defeat to debutants Comoros to crash out of the competition.

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Partey captained the team from the 25th minute due following the harsh dismissal of skipper Andre Ayew for a harmless challenge on Comoros keeper.

He went on to assist a goal but it wasn’t enough as Ghana suffered a 3-2 defeat to exit the tournament with just one point and bottom of Group C.

Partey after the match, amidst the disappointment, travelled back to north London to team up with Arsenal to prepare for the semi-final match against Liverpool and has been named on the bench.

He could feature as Arsenal seek to win the second leg match at the Emirates to set up a final clash with Chelsea.

The first leg ended 0-0. At the time,  Partey was with the Black Stars in Cameroon focused on the Nations Cup.

Partey had a stinker of a tournament in Cameroon, failing to live up to big expectations and producing average performances in all three group games.

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Yussif Alhassan Uthman

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