Arteta responds to talks of a rift between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid

Mikel Arteta has admitted that he wasn’t sure if Atletico Madrid was angry with Arsenal for the nature of their move for Thomas Partey.

The Gunners waited until it was very late in the transfer window before they moved to sign the former Atletico Madrid man.

They paid his release clause only a few hours before the transfer window closed, leaving the Spaniards with no time to replace him.

Reports the next day began to claim that Atletico was extremely disappointed with Arsenal and that ties between both teams have now been severed.

However, speaking ahead of his team’s match against Manchester City this weekend, Arteta admitted that he doesn’t know if the Spaniards are truly unhappy with the Gunners, but he maintained that when your player has a release clause in his deal, you have to be prepared for a team to trigger it at any time.

‘I don’t know,’ Arteta told a press conference on whether Atletico were left annoyed by the transfer via Metro Sports

‘When you have a release clause in your contract you assume that that situation can arise at any minute. 

‘While the market is open it’s completely legal to do it. ‘We have had some communication with them prior to that as well so hopefully they can respect that action.’

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  1. Chuxzzy1 says:

    Who Cares as far as we have gotten partey I care less about their mood

    1. Eche says:

      I concurred

    2. Maxis says:

      Same way Ozil gives you lot and the club the middle finger. As long as he legally collects his millions from your beloved club, he dgaf about your mood.

      Now, how does that sound?

      1. jon fox says:

        “Your ” club I notice , not “our” club!

        HARDLY THE COMMENT OF A TRUE A GOONER I’d say! All true fans say “we” or “our” club, never “your” club. Amazing how words written unconsciously betray your inner thoughts!

  2. Proudgunner says:

    Like sour grapes

  3. Artsenal says:

    Some fans unfortunately, support a player rather than a team, like those who have shifted from Madrid to Torino following Christiano.A true gooner supports Our beloved club beyond any names.

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