Partey sees Red card in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool in League Cup semifinals

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The midfielder lasted only fifteen minutes on the pitch after he arrived from Cameroon and was sent back

Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey was sent off in Arsenal’s 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool in the second leg of the League Cup semifinals at the Emirates Sports Stadium on Thursday.

The 28-year-old endured a horrible tournament with Ghana as they were knocked out of the group stage of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ongoing in Cameroon following defeats to Morocco and minnows Comoros.

Despite arriving in London in the early morning of Thursday, Mikel Arteta opted to add him to the matchday squad to face Liverpool after picking a goalless draw in the first leg.

With Arsenal down by a goal thanks to Diogo Jota’s first half goal, Partey was thrown into the game by the 74th minute to replace Smith-Rowe.

However, the Ghanaian was booked on the 87th minute following a rush tackle on a Liverpool player before he was sent off three minutes later.

Jota added another goal in-between Partey’s first booking and his second to send Liverpool to Wembley.

Liverpool will now square it off with Chelsea in the final next month.

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