Thomas Partey delivers honest verdict on Arsenal teammates as Wolves clash is called off


Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Monday, December 27.

Partey admission

Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has admitted he loves playing in Mikel Arteta’s side following the Gunners’ 5-0 win over Norwich City.

“It is very enjoyable, I enjoy a lot playing with them,” he told Arsenal’s club media.

“They are good talents, a lot of people around that can play with them and they have a lot of quality in front of goal and they can score at any time, so it is a joyful moment playing with them.

“We feel very happy. This is a game we really enjoyed. We have had a couple of games now where the team is doing very well and performing and I think this is what we have to keep doing.

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“I think we are working harder, we are doing what we have to do, everyone is playing their role very well and that is the mentality that the coach wants us to play with and enjoy on the field and that is what we are doing.”

Wolves clash postponed

Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Wolves has been called off following a number of positive Covid-19 cases in Bruno Lage’s squad.

The Gunners’ club statement read: “We are disappointed to announce that our Premier League fixture against Wolves on Tuesday, December 28 has been postponed due to a number of the Wolves squad testing positive for COVID-19.

“This game will be rescheduled in due course and any tickets and/or hospitality packages purchased for this fixture will be valid for the rescheduled date.”

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They added: “We apologise to our fans for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

“Thank you for your support.”

Read more here.

Tomiyasu blow

Arsenal right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu, alongside Hale End graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Portuguese fullback Cedric Soares have all tested positive for Covid-19.

The versatile trio join former Southampton defender Calum Chambers in isolation after the Englishman tested positive for the virus last week.

A statement on the club’s official twitter account said: “Cedric, Tomiyasu and Maitland-Niles all miss out on today’s squad after testing positive with Covid.

“Get well soon lads.”

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Source by Football London

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