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Chris Hughton, Thomas Partey's coach in Ghana, says the latter's impending move to Saudi Arabia won't influence Partey's status with the Black Stars.

Tue, 1 Aug 2023 Source:

Chris Hughton, coach of the Black Stars, has stood by Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey despite rumours linking him to a transfer to Saudi Arabia.

The presence of Declan Rice at the Emirates has prompted rumours that the Arsenal midfielder may leave for Saudi Arabia.


Even though Partey was with the Gunners during preseason, it appears that manager Mikel Arteta is willing to take a chance on Rice.

No, it won't have any effect on me. Thomas is a seasoned player who excelled in his first season with Arsenal. First and foremost, the league in which a player will be competing is important, as is the frequency with which he or she will be playing to maintain fitness.However, "it's about playing, and playing regularly," Hughton told talkSPORT.

There are a number of teams interested in signing Partey, including Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan.

In the summer of 2020, he transferred from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal.