Ghana surprisingly lost 3-2 to Comoros in the Africa Cup of Nations yesterday, thus finishing last in Group C. Thus, it was a short African championship for Arsenal player Thomas Partey, who According to the BBC Home can now be reached in time to play the second League Cup semi-final match against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow evening.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was not expecting the player to return from the tournament so early, and admits it would be a huge disappointment for Barty as Ghana did not move out of the group stage.
– This was a huge disappointment for Thomas. He had great ambitions in this tournament. He’s out now and he’s going to be fully focused on the rest of the season with us. Arteta said he will join Arsenal as soon as possible during her press conference on Wednesday.
The trio trained on Wednesday
Bukayo Saka, Kiernan Tierney and Martin Odegaard participated in Arsenal’s training today. Saka and Tierney are back after minor injuries, while Ødegaard has been in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.
– We have a chance to get to the final, and then you’ll be close to the title. We are going to meet a big club at home and we are looking forward to the match. I can’t and won’t say anything about the lineup, because we don’t want to reveal anything. We have some problems, Arteta said, but we want to keep it internal.
We will play with the strongest possible team, and the goal is clear, which is to get to Wembley and play the final.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also returned to London, after being brought home from the African Championship by Gabon.
– He is being questioned, but we must investigate more closely with Gabon why he was brought home again. We are obligated to verify that the player has no medical problems and is in good shape. He was infected with Corona, and the national team decided to bring him home. This is where we stand now. We’ll take this step by step, do the right check, make sure the player’s health is taken care of, and then we’ll see what happens.
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