Thomas Partey seems happy after losing his place to the Italian Jorginho because it means that there is healthy competition in the squad.
The Ghanaian had been one of the first-choice midfielders alongside Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka. However, following the downturn in his form, Mikel Arteta decided to put him on the bench.
The Italian joined Arsenal from Chelsea for squad depth, and he was really exceptional with his performances.
He has now superseded the Ghanaian in the Arsenal squad, even with a man-of-the-match performance against Newcastle in the Premier League.
Despite the tough time to reclaim his position, Thomas Partey hasn’t shown any sign of frustration. Instead, he believes Jorginho’s elevation to the starting line-up is evidence of Arsenal’s strengths.
Partey responded during an interview, saying, “I have always had competition, which is good for me. I enjoy it. I am really happy for him because for a couple of weeks he was the best at training, and then at the end you see that in the game.”
He continued, saying, “I’m really happy for him and also happy that every player is ready to step in, so nobody is able to sleep.
I think it is good, and I hope everyone in that position will be ready to step in when they have the chance.
How Old Is Thomas Partey
The Ghanaian was born on June 13, 1993, in Krobo Odumase, Ghana. The defensive midfielder is currently 29 years old.
Thomas Partey Stats
Partey has made a total of 387 appearances with 34 goals and 18 assists. He has received 103 yellow cards and six red cards.
Out of the 34 goals scored, 16 were for Atletico Madrid, five for Arsenal, and five for Mallorca. Four goals for Atletico Madrid B and four goals for UD Almeria.
He made his Ghana debut on June 5, 2016. Partey has so far made 43 appearances and scored 13 goals.
Thomas Partey Religion
Thomas Partey is a professional football player from Ghana who competes for both the Ghanaian national team and Premier League team Arsenal in the midfield position.
He was raised in Tema after being born in Ghana’s Krobo Odumase. Partey practices Islam. In March 2022, following several months of research into the religion, he made the conversion to Islam.
Fans and the media responded differently to his decision to renounce Christianity and embrace Islam.
While some people applauded his choice, others chastised him for renunciating his Christian beliefs. Partey has claimed that he became an adherent of Islam because he was drawn to its tenets and principles.
He has also claimed that since adopting to Islam, he feels more at peace with himself.