Partey gets rough goodbye after posting a farewell message to Atletico fans

Arsenal left it late, but the Gunners still managed to complete the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid before the transfer window closed yesterday.

But his late move from the club hasn’t gone down well with the Atleti fans and they let him know that after he posted his farewell message to them.

The Ghanaian has been at the Spanish side since he first moved to Europe in 2012 and can rightly consider them his local team.

However, when Arsenal began to show interest in signing him, he warmed up to the idea and although he would not force the move, he was waiting for Arsenal to reach an agreement with the Spanish side.

The Gunners had been on the trail of the former Atletico Madrid man all summer as they looked to bolster their midfield.

They had several offers for his signature turned down by the Spaniards who insisted that they had to pay his 50m euros release clause.

The Gunners finally paid the release clause late last night and he officially became their player before the transfer window closed.

The move was a shock one for his former team and their fans have slated him for betraying them.

Some of the comments, as published by the Sun, on his farewell posts include: “It really pisses me off that you leave, I really liked you as a player, but unfollow”

Another fan tweeted: **** you on the island. Ungrateful rat”

One more wrote: “Goodbye, **** you! If you had done things well I wish you the best, but this way you hurt the team, You are a traitor and our enemy”

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  1. Defund The Media says:

    Ozil offered to pay to keep on gunnersaurus lol good lad.

    1. Trudeau says:

      Ozil runs a good PR Department. I’ll give him that much.

    2. Sue says:

      That is excellent news, Rory!!! Nice one, Mesut 👌

      1. Defund The Media says:

        He definitely does Trudeau! I know great news sue!! 😋

    3. jon fox says:

      Is this true though? If so, it is a good thing he has done!

      1. ken1945 says:

        Why is anyone surprised at this act from Ozil?
        This time he knew where his money was going, who it was going to benefit and stopped someone from being made redundant after two decades of working at our club.

        We really do have some hypocritical fans on JA and the undisguised hate for another person is breathtaking in it’s stupidity – I’m sure Jerry Quy will be over the moon with this offer, well done Mesut…your action has nothing to do with football, just the act of a genuine human being.

        It’s rumoured that 27 other players and the backroom staff refused to take this action, until they knew if the billionare owner would benefit and one name has been leaked to the media…that of Josh Kronkie, while the rest will stay a mystery!!!!!

        1. SueP says:

          It was a truly kindhearted act by Ozil but you could help yourself going down your usual well trodden path

  2. Val says:

    ok so this makes me laugh, it really does.

    It’s been reported, pretty much everyday of this window that we we’re going for him.

    It was also said that we tried to open negotiations for TP a few times this window and they said no, no negotiating, release or no player!

    Then they come in for LT, we ask again and we got the same response. La liga rules state that a player can leave for his release fee at any time.
    You don’t even need to inform the club, just La liga, which the club done.

    Personally i think that AM were more surprised that we came up with the money in full to meet the release when we were penny pinching through the Aouar negotiations.

    I just cannot believe that they didnt have a clue it might happen, thats just naivety on whole new levels.

    1. RSH says:

      Exactly, Val. No chance Partey was not brought up during the Torreira discussions. I can see Simeone being furious because maybe it wasn’t communicated that there would be a chance we’d go after Partey, but the entire club has adopted this stance and painted us as the villains. Which I’m actually perfectly okay with. Better than being seen as softies. (lets just hope we arent interested in any of their players in the near future!)

      1. Val says:

        I dont think it would matter if we was, aslong as they have release clauses that are reasonable, just activate it and piss them off some more XD

        1. siamois says:

          OT:once again Saint-Étienne have gone public slamming Arsenal,apparently a while back both parties had agreed another season loan for Saliba but administration’s problems on Arsenal’s side made it impossible to complete the deal before the end of deadline day??

      2. durand says:

        Yes, such a ridiculous feign outrage by AM. It was no secret we were interested in Partey, and I’m sure they knew that his head was turned by Arsenal interest.
        We spent the early part of the window talking with them, and picked up discussions again with the Torerria loan. They were not interested in a swap (as is their right) or anything other than paying his release clause, as they made well known to Arsenal.
        So when Arsenal finally pay the transfer fee, now AM are surprised, offended, butt-hurt, whatever. They are lucky Arsenal didn’t cancel the LT loan as well. Arsenal were well within their rights to say “Now you have 45 million, so pay up for Torerria; either Loan fee or the obligation to buy at years end.”
        Guess they forgot they insisted the clause be paid, so Arsenal did and glad they did it through La Liga offices and left AM in the cold. That element of ruthlessness is a nice touch finally.

        1. ken1945 says:

          Durand, perhaps we learned from the Suarez debacle and just went for the jugular this time?
          What are they smoking over there in Madrid?

          Now we have PSG and St Ettiene wanting our players for free and we have, one way or another, told them where to go!!!

          Is our club finally flexing its muscles and acting like the big club it is?

          Hope your safe and well – Jeez you have Superman as President it seems!!!

          1. Durand says:

            Ha very clever Ken, what are they smoking indeed! AM insisted clause be paid, so we did, and now they behave like a spoiled child with smacked arse syndrome!
            Insulting those clubs wanted our players for free; seems St. Ettiene has an entitlement issue in regards to Saliba. Maybe if they offered a loan fee from the £30 million from his sale they made we could talk.
            Glad we are showing a heavy hand to other teams.
            How much if any credit do you give to Josh Kronke? The Partey deal and going to La Liga not AM is a real Josh move based on his franchise management history here in the States.

          2. Durand says:

            We just have top shelf medical facilities, pharmaceuticals, and hospitals here. Death rate from COVID is low overall here in the States.
            Also helps being President; being a billionaire doesn’t hurt either.

  3. Lenohappy says:

    I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot @Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club was being made redundant after 27 years. As such, I’m offering to reimburse @Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player…
    The guy knows the game.

  4. Roachie says:

    Ozil could wear the gunnersauras suit. It’s probably the only way he’d get on the pitch match day

    1. jon fox says:

      YES BUT HE WOULD HAVETO MOVE! (as in run around!) Thats why it can never happen!

  5. RSH says:

    Those were the kind comments. Lots of blatantly racist ones. Shows they never deserved him.

    1. Diogenes says:

      Generalising about hundreds of thousands of ATM supporters based on a few dozen people on twitter is as idiotic as racism. I was on their reddit page and not a single racist comment, and most of the blame was put on ATM by vast majority of their fans and not on Thomas who they understand wanted one big final pay day in the richest league in the world.

      1. RSH says:

        Yup, by calling out racism, I’m the real racist. Nice and original 😂. And my comment was not aimed at the entire fanbase but at the people who posted, but keep going. It’s entertaining watching you try to deny any racism directed at our own player. I just knew I’d trigger somebody with this, ha!

    2. Sue says:


    3. NWL Dan says:

      Could you point out which are the “blatantly racist” ones and why they are racist??

      1. RSH says:

        No, I’m not going to post a bunch of Twitter links. Do the work yourself. You have the same internet I do. That’s two comments now that would rather deflect than confront. I love 2020. Let’s see how many people get angry about this next statement… “Black Lives Matter” 😉

        1. Daren Hubbard says:

          I agree rsh black lives matter the lives of all the good people of this world regardless of race or ethnic background or religion.

        2. NWL Dan says:

          That statement doesn’t make me angry being as I am not white.
          I misread your comment. I thought you were referring to the fans comments in the article and The Suns article so I apologise for that.
          I don’t use twitter and don’t intend to. Too many keyboard warriors, youths and vile people spreading their filth.

          1. RSH says:

            Okay understand, sorry if came off too harsh. Just dont like when something like racism has to be proved for someone to believe it happens.

          2. Defund The Media says:

            So only white people can be angry at black lives matter lol? I’ve seen plenty of black people who dont like it lol…

  6. Axibuike okologift says:

    Thomas partey u are welcome to Arsenal. No matter the insult pls try and focus life goes on.

  7. vbhvguAdeola Orimoloye says:

    Don’t worry if we are interested we just do the same and pay the release clause

  8. Hjörvar (from Iceland) says:

    Tomas has served the Madrid club VERY well for years. What a bunch of idiot fans they have !!

    1. ken1945 says:

      Of course we wouldn’t treat any of our players like this would we Hjorvar – we are whiter than white as a fan base.
      Sanchez, RVP, Ramsey etc etc come to mind.
      Having said that, I’m loving Diego’s outrage, it is just so laughable!!

      1. Maxis says:

        What a brilliant response. Thank you for saving me the stress to type. Bunch of hypocrites!

  9. Daren Hubbard says:

    I am sure the arsenal team will make him feel very welcome and help him keep his mind away from any nasty comments he may receive. I look forward to seeing him play.

  10. Reggie says:

    I don’t think Partey will be getting a statue outside their stadium. It all ended a bit sour for them all. Still, he is here now and im sure he wont look back with regret. He wasn’t stopping there anyway and they knew that, he knew that and obviously Arsenal knew that. It will all calm down in time and be forgotten.

  11. Krish says:

    Every club has such fans.. arsenal too has plenty of them, and RSH I do agree with you but with one small difference i am 100% sure that arsenal too has a lot of racist fans.. sadly there are too many

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