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Thomas Partey becomes the third Ghanainan to play for Arsenal FC.



A Ghanaian holding midfielder, Thomas Partey has been a long target for Premier League club Arsenal since last season, his coming to Arsenal was bound to happen on last day of exchanging players in England, after confirming (Arsenal) would pay the release clause in his contract with Athletico Madrid of €50 million.

Partey inked a four year contract with the gunners, becoming the third Ghanainan player to feature for the 13 times English Premier League champions.

The 27 year old Midfielder, passed through the youth ranks at Athletico Madrid before joining Athletico Madrid B team for 2013-15 spells. In 2015 Partey joined Athletico Madrid senior team until the time he has joined Arsenal FC.

During his stay with Athletico Madrid B, saw him being loaned on two occasions for Marlloca and Almeria.

Quincy Owusu Abeyie (Winger/forward) became the first Ghanainan to feature for North London team when he signed for them, on 1/07/2004 after being promoted from the U23 Arsenal team.

Owusu played for Arsenal until 2006 and manged 23 appearances with 2 goals to his name. He retired from active football early this year.

Emmanuel Frimpong (defensive Midfielder) was the second player to play for the FA cup record holders (14), promoted from U23 in 2011 and consistent injuries he was released in 2014 after playing to a tune of 16 games without appearing on a score sheet.

Frimpong decided to retire from beautiful game of football at the age of 27 in 2019 due to injuries.

Danny Welbeck would have been the fourth Ghanainan soccer player to play for Arsenal but for him decided to represent the Three Lions of England despite hailing from Ghana.


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