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Boost for Arsenal’s midfield as Thomas Partey set to return to play earlier than expected



Thomas Partey

After Ghana’s surprising early departure from the Africa Cup of Nations, Gunners midfielder Thomas Partey should rejoin to his team having to miss no Premier League matches.

Ghana was humiliated in one of the worst AFCON upsets ever on Tuesday night, losing 3-2 to Comoros, the world’s 132nd-ranked team that had never scored in the game previously.

Thomas Partey will return to the Premier League. Ghana, dubbed as Black Stars after the Black Star of Africans on the country’s flag, is a four-time winner with a roster that includes Premier League stars such as Arsenal’s Partey, Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey, and Crystal Palace’s No. 9 Jordan Ayew.

Comoros is a small nation off the east coast of Africa with a population of there about a million people, and they are making their AFCON debut this year, having only joined the CAF in 2003 and FIFA in 2005.

El Fardou is a fictional character. Red Star Belgrade’s Ben Nabouhane, 32, put the minnows up before Ahmed Mogni, who plays in France’s third division, added a second in the second half.

Ghana, who were down to ten men in the first half after Andre Ayew, a former Swansea and West Ham striker, was sent off, threatened to spoil the fairytale when goals by Richmond Boakye then Alexander Djiku leveled the score.

But Mogni finally add one more goal five minutes to go, forcing Ghana out of the tournament after failing to win any of their in the Group stage.

With five minutes to go, Mogni scored again, forcing the Black Stars packing after they failed to win any of three Group C matches for the first time in their 22 appearances at the AFCON.

Ahmed Mogni, 30, is a French footballer who plays for FC Annecy in third division.

Meanwhile, Comoros has only a slender chance of qualifying for the knockout stages as the best third-place team, behind Morocco and Gabon, who qualify automatically.

The defeat represents a watershed moment in Ghana’s football history, depicting the decline of a country that previously represented Africa by reaching the World Cup quarter-finals in 2010.

Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey and Mo Sallah during Arsenal vs Liverpool Premier League game

Arsenal, on the other hand, benefits from their loss, as crucial midfielder Partey comes back to the Emirates earlier than planned.

Arsenal’s Premier League match against Tottenham was postponed due to a lack of players, notably in midfield, therefore he will return to his club without having missed a Premier League encounter.

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